Top destinations in South East Asia that are similar to Europe

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Some beautiful destinations in South East Asia that share some similarities to Europe.

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1. Kundasang, Sabah (Malaysia)

Surrounded by green hills, Kundasang is a small town 6 km from Kinabalu Park, in Sabah state, east coast of Malaysia. Located at 2,000 meters above sea level, at night temperatures at Kundasang can be as low as 13 degrees Celsius, especially in July and August. The amazing natural landscape and pleasant, sweet atmosphere… It should not be too difficult to understand when this town is called New Zealand of Malaysia.

2. Cameron Highlands, Pahang (Malaysia)

Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular destinations for Malaysians. With cool weather throughout the year, the Cameron Highlands has plenty of green farms and green hills. This place is a great place for you to relax and relax in nature, pick strawberries and enjoy the tea while watching the scenery.

3. Bukit Tinggi, Pahang (Malaysia)

Located in Bentong, Pahang, Bukit Tinggi is less commonly known by its proximity to other popular landmarks such as the Cameron Highlands and the Genting Highlands, featuring the French-style resort and the Japanese. With picturesque scenery here, Bukit Tinggi is well suited for relaxing with romantic strolls. Not cool as Europe, but with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, it is enough to avoid the heat of the city in crowded cities.

4. Tagaytay City (Philippines)

Tagaytay City (Philippines) @ Panoramio

The city of Tagaytay is not far from the capital Manila, but the temperature here is ideal, with an annual average of 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. This place not only attracts many tourists but also are the favorite destinations of the locals themselves. Tagaytay has attractive natural landscapes such as Taal Lake or Taal Volcano for exciting recreational activities such as zip-line (cable) passes through the forest. Tagaytay is a place not to be missed if you like cool air.

5. Sagada Province (Philippines)

Sagada is located in the Cordillera Mountains, with an annual average temperature of about 20 ° C. The Sugada is a combination of indigenous culture (terraced fields), majestic nature (karst system of the Sumaguing cave) and long-lasting traditions (the “hanging coffins” hanging on the cliffs outside the city). Coming to Sagada, you are experiencing a challenging journey.

6. Baguio City (Philippines)

Everyone knows that Manila is the capital of the Philippines, but few know that Baguio is known as the summer capital of the Philippines, because of the daily temperature fluctuates between 18-22 degrees Celsius. Baguio is the city of art, where the annual Baguio Art Festival is held, with architectural and solid artworks. In addition, this place also owns natural wonders like Mt. Cabuyao. February is the best time to get here when Baguio hosts the Panagbenga Festival, a huge flower festival.

7. Cipanas (Indonesia)

Panas mean hot but the average temperature here is not high at all, averaging about 25 degrees. Known as Kota Bunga (flower town), Cipanas is a favorite destination for flower lovers, It is also famous for hot springs. Once a colonial city, Cipanas carries a very European identity between streams of steam. Here you will like to visit Europe in the warm spring.

8. Rinjani Mountain, Lombok Island (Indonesia)

Mount Rinjani National Park @ Rinjaninationalpark.com

Lombok Island is known for its pristine blue beaches. However, the most famous here is Mount Rinjani, the second highest volcano in Indonesia. It takes up to 2 days to climb to the top of the mountain, with a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius at night. Certainly, this is a very difficult but eye-catching view from the top of the mountain to admire the majestic scenery around you will find this experience very worthwhile. If you do not want to go hiking, you can take a stroll to visit the waterfalls and the villages of the locals, to get more tired but still have all the experiences that will surely make you happy.

9. Chiang Rai (Thailand)

Speaking of Thailand, people will probably think of places like Phuket, hardly anyone would think of the cooler climate of Thailand. Chiang Rai, although less well known, has a pleasant climate with temperatures around 24 degrees Celsius, from December through February. To this peaceful town you have to reach Phu Chi Fah Cliff, from here you can watch the sunrise is impressive. On clear days, you can also watch the Mekong and northern Laos. Chiang Rai also has Singha Park with beautiful landscapes and fun activities.

10. Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Like Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai also has beautiful weather, from November to February. Around this time, the natural scenery of this place is beautiful and impressive. Early in January is the time when the cherry blossom in the Doi Inthanon National Park blooming, The cherry flowers here are beautiful, and do not inferior to the ones in Japan.  If you want to experience the real cold, climb to the top of Mount Don Inthanon, where the temperature can be below 0 degrees Celsius.

Hope you enjoy your stay in South East Asia!

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