One of the most rewarding opportunities a visitor can have in Southeast Asia is to visit a local temple and talk with a Buddhist monk. Friendly, open and welling with insights, many monks can speak English, and are more than happy to converse with you about the different aspects of their faith, lifestyle and their chosen path.
Bangkok is Southeast Asia’s friendliest and most accessible jewel. It shines with golden temples, colorful markets, and nightlife that would make New Orleans blush. There are plenty of iconic, don’t-miss sites: Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw, the colorful floating market, and the chaotic bustle of Chinatown.