A fire dancer performs at an event near Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2021.
A drone image shows cherry blossom trees lining a road in the Khun Wang Royal Agriculture Project in northern Thailand, January 2022.
A man welcomes pet parrots onto his open arms in Sanam Luang Park in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2016.
Pagodas are seen on rocks at Ngwe Saung beach, Myanmar, March 2016.
A woman lights a floating lantern during the Loy Krathong festival at an event in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2021.
Dragon dancers perform during a street festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 2018.
A biker beats the heat with an early morning ride in a park in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2019.
A woman walks down a path at sunset in Hakha, Myanmar, November 2015.
A woman picks tea in traditional clothing and a mask (due to Covid-19 regulations) at Araksa Tea Garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 2022. Araksa Tea Garden is a USDA certified, hand harvested tea plantation.
A boy laughs while playing a game with his friends in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 2013.
A woman operates a boat carrying passengers across a small river in Hinthada, Myanmar, November 2015.
People cool off in the ocean at Galle Face Green beach in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 2018.
A truck driver warms himself by a fire after his truck broke down on a remote road on the way to Hakha, Myanmar, November 2015. Miles from the nearest town, he had to wait several hours for help to arrive.
Fisherman demonstrate traditional Intha methods of fishing on Isle Lake, Myanmar, April 2016. This method is no longer practiced as a viable means of income, and is primarily used as a tourist attraction.
Chinese opera performers put on a play in Bangkok, Thailand, May 2018.
An early-morning view from a long tail boat heading out to Inle Lake in Myanmar, April 2016.
Ranaldo, a young elephant, peeks out from underneath his mother as she eats vegetation in the jungle in Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 2020.
Novice Buddhist nuns assist each other in shaving their heads at the temple where reside in Yangon, Myanmar, December 2015.
Krathongs (floating lanterns) sit in a bunch on a pool of water during a Loy Krathong event in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2021.
Majestic clouds over the mountains in Chin State, Myanmar, November 2015.
A craftsman holds a piece of shell he is using to make jewelry and trinkets in Yangon, Myanmar, February 2016.
Women race across tracks to catch their train at a station in Yangon, Myanmar, February 2016.
Boys jump into the Yangon river from an abandoned ferry in Yangon, Myanmar, May 2016.
A woman takes a long tail boat across the Chao Praya river in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2019.
Vendors at a market in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2019.
Tourists visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2019.
A boatman navigates his long tail boat through a narrow canal outside of Inle, Myanmar, February 2017.
A general view of Bangkok, Thailand, May 2019.
A boy sits on his bike on a bridge at sunrise outside of Inle, Myanmar, February 2017.
Tourists take a picture with cherry blossoms at Khun Wang Royal Agricultural Project in northern Thailand, January 2022.
A passenger boat on the Yangon river approaches Botataung jetty in Yangon, Myanmar, February 2016.
Children play on the streets of Hakha, Myanmar, November 2015.
A stilted home on the banks of the Chao Praya river in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2019.
Novice monks engage in lessons at a small monastery in Inle, Myanmar, February 2017.
People windsurf on a lake in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2019.
A farmer plows his fields in Hinthada, Myanmar, November 2015.
A father plays with his children in the ocean at sunset near to Railay, Thailand, November 2016.
Travel images should bring the viewer to faraway places and inspire them to venture off the beaten path while maintaining respect for the communities and people who so generously share their lives with travelers. These images are vignettes of the beauty, mystery and delight that can be found throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.