Images of South East Asia


I’ve neglected this blog so far in 2014. A combination of work, misguided priorities, and the fact I’ve been slightly daunted by the task of describing a one month tour of South East Asia through words, which will almost certainly not do it justice.

So, for now I’ve decided that I’ll let images tell the story. I took many, but here are 15 of my favourites and a selection which I hope do the places most justice. I chose five photos from Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

For a more comprehensive album of photos from the trip please follow this link;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/106865437@N03/sets/72157641803829505/


Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar


Floating village community, Inle Lake

Inle Lake, Myanmar


Roadside tea shop, Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar


Sunrise and hot air balloon rides over Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar


Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar


Cambodia

A quiet village road, just outside of Siem Reap

Siem Reap, Cambodia


Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Angkor Wat, Cambodia


One of the many faces of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Angkor Wat, Cambodia


Village home, Siem Reap

Siem Reap, Cambodia


Choeung Ek Genocide Memorial Site, Phnom Penh

(This is the main memorial to mark the genocide that took place in Cambodia during the late 1970s. It is also a burial site for thousands of Cambodians who were victims of Pol Pot’s brutal Khymer Rouge regime, executed here at just one of the many sites across the country, which became known as the ‘Killing Fields’.)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Da Lat hills, in the southern highlands.

Da Lat, Vietnam


Village road outside Thai Nguyen, northern Vietnam

Thai Nguyen, Vietnam


Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam


The northern hills of Tam Dao

Tam Dao, Vietnam


It was an incredibly diverse and eye-opening trip. Once again South Asia completely failed to disappoint, and armed with a camera I feel like I saw so much in such a short space of time.

Here is a larger set of photos from the trip;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/106865437@N03/sets/72157641803829505/


All photos © John Stanlake

8 thoughts on “Images of South East Asia

  1. A great selection of fantastic photographs, such contrasts of poverty and opulence. You have certainly been having a great travel experience over these past few years. Best Regards, cj

  2. Amazing and meaningful photos John. I particularly like the sunrise and hot air balloon over Bagan. Keep them coming. xx

  3. Lovely photos John . The one of the Shwedagon pagoda brought back memories of seeing it gleaming in the early morning sunlight after Rangoon had been retaken from the Japanese the previous night .

  4. Brilliant photos John South East Asia is a magic part of our world. We remember our time there.uncle Robbie and Auntie Julie.x

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