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The Balsam Hill Traveler: 5 Summer Destinations in Asia

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Asia is considered the most culturally diverse of all the seven continents. To travel across it is to catch a glimpse of a great kaleidoscope of people and places. These differences make Asia all the more exciting and compelling to explore. This summer, join Balsam Hill as we take a look at five of the top summer destinations in Asia you will definitely want to check out on your next vacation.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

For a place whose name literally means “Siam Defeated”, Siem Reap today is sprawling with life. Located near the Angkor region, this Cambodian city is also famously known as the gateway to the ancient Khmer ruins. Travel back in time as you walk in the once great halls of the Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat. These magnificent stone structures, long thought to be the counterparts of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, have stood witness to the ever-changing tides of Cambodian history. Watching the sunrise within these olden halls is also a good reason to stay a bit longer.

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Photo from Arian Zwegers via flickr. CC BY 2.0

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