Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex was popularised by Frenchman Henri Mouhot in the mid 19th Century.

It was subsequently rediscovered by package tourists in 1999. The only way to escape their bus-laden hordes is to exert oneself into climbing more than ten steps up a temple or ten metres off the beaten path.

Laos’ ancient town of Luang Prabang is a world heritage site, combining ancient temples, aqua waterfalls and hidden caves – all unspoilt except perhaps for the sight of fat waddling Westerners bathing in saggy grey underwear.