The concept of ‘cool’ is a subjective one. One traveller’s cool may be another’s nightmare, which is why Southeast Asia is arguably one of the best places to travel: there’s something for everyone here. Famous for its chaotic cities, stunning beaches and legendary parties, Southeast Asia offers a plethora of experiences for eager travellers ready to explore the region's culinary, cultural and cosmopolitan draws. Here's our pick of the best places to visit.
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Keep your eyes peeled for the fishermen who paddle one-legged in acts of artful balance; observe enchanting floating pagodas and hovering gardens growing fruit and vegetables alongside stilted houses, with walkways made from weeds and bamboo providing a stable landing for the Intha families of the lake.
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