Talking about remote places, it’s no longer a secret that Southeast Asia is home to a number of regions whose names are still so foreign. This ignorance then makes this piece of territory bordering Australia interesting to touch in every inch.
Famous as a traveling destination for backpackers, you can find beautiful Southeast Asia, even (or even especially) in remote areas. From isolated islands in Cambodia, to bits of territory home to ethnic minorities in Myanmar, you can find it all.
Even though the panoramic views here are undeniably beautiful, you are believed to find charms that are not only pleasing to the eye. By stepping in every inch of it, you will find meaning and valuable lessons. The following is a list of places that are said to be the most remote in Southeast Asia.
1 Banteay Chhmar – Cambodia
The ancient temple site, built during the Angkorian period (802-1432), is located in Banteay Chhmar, in the Thma Puok district, Banteay Meanchey province, Southeast Asia about 65 km north of the city of Sisophon. It is about 110 kilometers from the Angkor World Heritage Site in Siem Reap.
For lovers of history and architecture, this ancient place is a must visit. One can easily take a bus or taxi from Sisophon to reach this place.
2 Koh Rong Island – Cambodia
One tip when visiting Cambodia is to go to one that not many tourists know about. Koh Rong Island is one of the hidden gems in Cambodia, Southeast Asia.
With lush green forests in the backdrop and wildlife roaming in their natural habitat, this is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to get away with someone or yourself.
3 Nusa Penida Island and Surroundings – Indonesia
Lembongan, Penida and Ceningan are the three islands that together form the Nusa Islands. Penida is one of four islands in Indonesia which hosts a marine biota called Manta Ray.
If you are a diving enthusiast, you can swim with these harmless creatures by contacting the local operators who organize these dives. Often called ‘hidden paradise’, these islands are sure to surprise you with their serene hidden lagoons and natural pools as you venture deeper.
People often say that Nusa resembles Bali, because it was more than 30 years ago. One can reach Nusa by ferry from Sanur, Bali and it barely takes around 30 minutes.
Nusa is the best place for a relaxing holiday because it has some beautiful luxury villas and resorts for you to relax. Some of the must-visit places here include Mahana Point (cliff jump) and the Blue Lagoon.
4 Cotton Island – Malaysia
If you want to meet one of the most interesting characters you will ever meet or will meet in your life and stay in one of the coolest places, The Captain’s Longhouse in Kapas is your place. The ‘captain’ will welcome you, treat you like a member of the family and send you back with fond memories. People seldom visit this place. If you want to relax for a few days with tranquility all around, make a beeline for Kapas.