Discover Southeast Asia

Destination Guide

The Best Of Southeast Asia

With vibrant green jungles and rice paddy fields that glimmer as the sun sets, even the landscapes of Southeast Asia have a sense of opulence. What better way to enjoy such sights than from a train’s open-air observation car, a crisp cocktail in hand? With its great spirit of adventure and unrivalled views of Southeast Asia’s glorious terrain, the Eastern & Oriental Express offers a completely unique way to experience the fabled destinations below.

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Bangkok is a vibrant, modern metropolis that must be seen to be believed. As intoxicating as it is diverse, the city is a melting pot of historical contrasts and visual delights. Marvel at the neoclassical Hualamphong Station as you begin your train journey with a glorious fanfare.

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No visit to this west Thailand town is complete without seeing the River Kwai Bridge. Bask in the history of this storied spot at the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. Nearby, allow a moment of thoughtful reflection at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (known locally as the Don-Rak War Cemetery).

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Bustling Singapore is full of awe-inspiring sights, from 160-foot tree structures at Gardens by the Bay to The Flower Dome, the world’s largest greenhouse. Visit Thian Hock Keng, Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple, or stroll though the National Orchid Garden. Don’t miss a glimpse of the iconic Raffles Hotel, the birthplace of the delicious Singapore Sling cocktail.

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Unearth the beauty of the Malaysian countryside at this tiny rural village. Our guides will lead you to a century-old wooden home to meet with the residents, as well as a charming spice garden. Don’t leave without tasting delicious local delicacies at one of the traditional coffee shops.

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The royal town of Perak, Kuala Kangsar is home to the magnificent, golden-domed Ubudiah Mosque. Marvel at the city’s picturesque paddy fields and nearby lush mountains. Or meander over to peaceful Chenderoh Lake for a moment of introspection in quiet privacy.

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With shining skyscrapers, including the iconic Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur is a modern and awe-inspiring city. Nature lovers will find plenty to love too, with a 91-hectare verdant botanical garden. The Islamic Arts Museum, Batu Caves and Menara KL Tower are other not-to-be-missed highlights.

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This idyllic fishing village is the perfect spot for a relaxing break in Thailand. Flanked by a stunning national park, nature lovers can embark on hikes, while sanctuary seekers can enjoy the powder-soft beaches.

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