Best Places in Southeast Asia To Go Camping At Night

Young or old people alike are always awed by the view of the night sky. In Southeast Asia, there are several camping destinations that gives you a spectacular view of the night sky while bonding with your family. Here are 5 Asian destinations to camp out under the stars.

Phnom Kulen

Phnom Kulen is one of Cambodia’s national parks. In English, it is translated as the Mountain of Lychees. It is well known for its beautiful waterfalls as well as the Valley of a Thousand Lingas. This is a great place to spend the night in with its ancient ruins and the forest. The sound of gushing water from the waterfalls will put you to sleep.

Mount Rinjani

How about camping near an active volcano? Located in Lombok, Indonesia, Mount Rinjani is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. In this Asian destination, you can get a glimpse of its calderas and amazing geological formations. With sparks flying all around the place, camping out here is worth experiencing.

Doi Chiang Dao

One of the best destinations Northern Thailand has to offer, Doi Chiang Dao is an interesting spot to go camping in. Located in Pha Daeng National Park, this place is famous for its limestone massif. It is also a famous birdwatching destination with the Humes Pheasant and the Giant Nuthatch frequently seen in this area. This is the perfect place for gazing at the stars. Make sure to secure a permit to be able to camp in this Asian destination.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is located at the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, a 800-km stretch of spectacular landscapes. Just 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the best reason to camp in Mount Brono is to view the sunrise.

Mount Batur

Camping is not the only reason to visit Mount Batur. Located in Bali, Indonesia, this destination is an active volcano between two calderas and surrounded by a forest, villages, and Danau Batur, a beautiful lake. Camping here gives you an opportunity to enjoy nature at its finest.

El Nido

Located in Palawan, Philippines, El Nido is one of the most beautiful archipelagos and ecosystems in this Asian destination. With 50 beaches and five kinds of forests, El Nido is truly an excellent camping spot. It is home to a bevy of wildlife. Aside from the animal sounds, the waves will put you to sleep and wake up to a breathtaking sunrise.

Southeast Asia is home to a bevy of camping destinations under the night sky.

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