Phanom Rung, a Khmer temple complex near Buriram, the capital of Thailand’s Buriram province. Photo: Shutterstock Phanom Rung, a Khmer temple complex near Buriram, the capital of Thailand’s Buriram province. Photo: Shutterstock
Phanom Rung, a Khmer temple complex near Buriram, the capital of Thailand’s Buriram province. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Bye bye, Bangkok and Bali: why it’s time to try somewhere new in Asia

  • Forget calling into the most obvious and often overcrowded ports, in favour of those that fly under the radar
  • Instead of the Thai capital, try Buriram, or swap Indonesia’s most inundated island for another of its more than 17,000 others

Phanom Rung, a Khmer temple complex near Buriram, the capital of Thailand’s Buriram province. Photo: Shutterstock Phanom Rung, a Khmer temple complex near Buriram, the capital of Thailand’s Buriram province. Photo: Shutterstock
Phanom Rung, a Khmer temple complex near Buriram, the capital of Thailand’s Buriram province. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.