SouthEastAsia
 

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.