This week we have some wonderful Southeast Asia pictures and videos of conservation and wildlife, beautiful islands and beaches, stunning architecture and, finally, the reopening of Phuket to vaccinated foreign tourists.
Main picture locals just outside of Siem Reap in Cambodia.
There are very few Mekong dolphins but World Wildlife Foundation have spotted at least 5 calves recently that raise hopes that numbers may increase.
Camera traps are vital in spotting rare and endangered species.
An incredible video of the Hanuman temple at the Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur.
There are so many facets to a visit to much of Southeast Asia, from beautiful beaches, incredible temples, fascinating culture and wonderful architecture, old and new.
Borders to foreign tourists closed throughout Southeast Asia in March 2020.
Finally on 1st July they, partially, reopened in one part of Thailand. The Phuket Sandbox will see fully vaccinated travellers from low and medium-risk countries able to visit the island without the need to quarantine.
Thailand has plans to open the rest of the country in the coming months.
Here are some posts recording and celebrating the return of tourists to Phuket earlier this week.
Surat Thani, including Koh Samui, is scheduled to be the next area in Thailand to reopen to tourists later this month.
I’m not quite sure where Railway beach is in Thailand. Wherever it is it looks amazing, very much like Railay Beach in Krabi province.
Krabi, including Railay, is scheduled to reopen in August.
Relax, make sure your sound is on and enjoy.
There is so much to do in Southeast Asia apart from hitting the beaches, temples and bars. On your next visit engage in some activities which will not only expand your own knowledge and experience but also give back to the local community.
Here is one person enjoying traditional Vietnamese cooking in Ho Chi Minh City.
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