When you are traveling around Thailand long enough and want a change of scenery, you have plenty of options to choose from as traveling around Southeast Asia is easy and the region offers many interesting unique places to visit.
Thailand shares borders with Laos to the north and northeast. This mountainous and landlocked country is one of the poorest in Southeast Asia and was forgotten by tourists for a long time but nowadays the tourism in Laos grows significantly. The country attracts visitors with its laid-back lifestyle and beautiful landscapes formed by the Mekong River and surrounding mountains. Even if it’s a poor country, prices here are not that low and can be several times that of Thailand.
Myanmar, or Burma, is a country lying to the west of Thailand on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast. There are many attractions such as temples, pagodas and historical sites in Myanmar. Most of the Burmese people are really friendly and do their best to make a fast growing number of tourists feel welcome in their country.
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, located on a peninsula of the Asian mainland south of Thailand. Another part of the country is located on the island of Borneo. Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and bulk of its population are located in more economically developed Peninsular Malaysia.
Malaysia is still developing country but at the same time it’s one of the richer countries in Southeast Asia. Malaysia offers a good mix of the modern world comfort and reasonable prices for tourists.
Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia, located to the east and northeast of Thailand. Once it was a mighty Khmer Empire but lost its power since the fall of Angkor in 1431. In the 19th century Cambodia was colonized by the French and got independence only in 1953. Later the country fell into civil war and suffered brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge. In 1993 Cambodia got back elected government and started to open itself to the world again.
Cambodia is attracting increasing numbers of visitors as they are rediscovering magnificent temples and picturesque beaches of the country. Tourist destinations are developing fast but traveling beyond the beaten path here is still not easy.