Modern Bangkok, historical Hanoi and tourism-boom town Siem Reap — home to the world-famous Angkor Wat temples — are some of Southeast Asia‘s best drawcards, and see thousands of visitors every year.
But the region still has plenty of places that stay well off the tourist radar. These five underrated Southeast Asian towns and cities will get you beyond the obvious.
A walking trail created to increase tourism in a rarely visited part of Nepal was in its infancy when the massive earthquake struck two years ago today. It remains open but the brave communities en route are desperate for more visitors and investment