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;


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


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


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;

8 responses

  1. Frank

    Fantastic photos! Seriously impressive. You should donate the bagan one to their tourist office!

    I once read a book where the photographer restricted himself to taking one photo a day. this is it. Keep up the good work. All the best frank, Jo and the boys

    March 1, 2014 at 4:23 am

  2. Cecil Johnstob

    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

    March 1, 2014 at 6:38 am

  3. Jane

    amazing pictures! truly breathtaking

    March 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

  4. Dad

    Great photos John, especially the ‘quiet roads’ of Siem Reap, Cambodia and Thai Nguyen, North Vietnam.

    March 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  5. Mum

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

    March 2, 2014 at 6:09 am

  6. James O'Connor

    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 .

    March 2, 2014 at 11:07 am

  7. Auntie Julie

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

    March 5, 2014 at 7:05 am

  8. Barbara and Brian

    Great pics John, enjoy the cricket, cheers, Barbara and Brian

    March 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm

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