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10 Beautiful Treks In South East Asia

You know about the temples, the parties and the beaches - but have you considered the treks & trails? Read the original article on Skyscanner.

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Gunung Rinjani National Park, Indonesia

This is home to Mt Rinjani, the tallest mountain in Indonesia at 3,726 metres. Locals say that the mountain does not require a conqueror; just a lover of nature (no physical exertion required then?).

Baunaue Rice Terraces, Philippines

This is the stuff of nature documentaries. Either that, or a good contrasted Insta.

The Baunaue Rice Terraces were carved into the hillsides by ancestors of the rural communities 2,000 years ago, and you can still explore them now.

Luang Prabang, Laos

You’re able to cycle, kayak and hike in the scenic surrounds of the Mekong River. Treks through Khmu villages offer an interesting insight into the agricultural life of this region.

Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

Look I won't lie to you, this mountain is 4,095m tall and sunrise treks begin at around 2am. So, you might hate your tour guide by the end of it, and your feet might look a little mutated, but damn that view is worth it.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

The hill tribe treks in Chiang Mai might be the most well known item on this list, and for good reason. The building featured above is a Pagoda. It's a rather funny looking, but beautiful, temple.

Cao Bằng, Vietnam

This is one of the first places Vietnamese people inhabited, possibly for it’s natural abundance in farming land. Nowadays, people visit this watery wonderland to hike through the mountains and paddle through the springs, rivers, and the infamous Cao Bằng Waterfall.

Mulu National Park, Borneo

Cheeky Borneo got on this list twice, just because it's that beautiful. The Mulu National Park is home to the largest underground cave, the pinnacles look like they're from another planet, and you can rent cute chalets here, too.

Ratanakiri, Cambodia

Here, you can sleep under a canopy of leaves in the gibbon-infested rainforests and spend your days trekking though the Cambodian jungle. Once again, just look out for the monkeys & bugs.

Penang National Park, Malaysia

The Penang National Park sits on the North Eastern tip of Malaysia, and it’s bursting with wildlife, beaches and rainforests. Oh, and monkeys. Lots of monkeys. There is a Monkey Beach.