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Quiz: How well do you really know South-East Asia?

Do you know the region of South-East Asia as well as you think you do? Up to date on your flags, capitals and general knowledge? Pit your wits with our tricky, yet still fun, quiz...

Quiz: South East Asia (Shutterstock)

Many Wanderlust readers will have visited at least one country in South-East Asia. Maybe you've spent time backpacking around Thailand, snorkelling in the Philippines, cycling Vietnam's National Highway, or exploring Cambodia’s most fascinating temple complex.

But how well do you really know the region and its fun facts, geography and statistics? Could you identify their flags and landmarks with just one clue? Put your knowledge to the test and find out. Good luck, or should we say โชคดี!

1. Which of the below is not a river in South-East Asia?

Irrawaddy

Mekong

Chao Phraya

Pearl

2. Only one South-East Asian country has never been colonised. Which is it?

Laos

Myanmar

Thailand

Philippines

3. Cambodia's official flag features what building?

Angkor Thom

Wat Phnom

Angkor Wat

The National Palace

4. Indonesia is often named as the world's biggest archipelago. How many islands does it have?

1,638

5,002

12,324

17,508

5. Which countries share a border with Myanmar (Burma)?

China, Thailand, Bangladesh, Laos

China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam

China, Cambodia, Singapore, Brunei

India, Cambodia, Java, China

6. Can you tell which country this flag belongs to?

Singapore

Malaysia

Brunei

Philippines

7. In which capital city would you find the Petronas Twin Towers?

Singapore

Jakarta

Kuala Lumpur

Bangkok

8. In which capital city would you find the Amphawa Floating Market?

Vientiane

Hanoi

Jakarta

Bangkok

9. What is the national airline of Indonesia?

Garuda Indonesia

Air Indonesia

Jakarta Air

Bintang Airlines

10. Which road in Bangkok, immortalised in the book The Beach, is known as ‘backpacker central’?

Phetkasem

Phahonyothin

Sukhumvit

Khao San

11. Which of these beers was first produced in the Philippines?

San Miguel

Chang

Tiger

Bintang

12. If I am eating a plate of gado-gado, where am I most likely to be?

Singapore

Laos

Kuala Lumpur

Indonesia

13. Can you identify which country this is?

Laos

Thailand

Philippines

Vietnam

14. Do you know the capital of Myanmar (Burma)?

Bagan

Yangon

Naypyidaw

Mandalay

15. If somebody greets you with “sawasdee”, where are you most likely to be?

Malaysia

Laos

Thailand

Indonesia

16. Can you identify this ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist temple?

Borobudur

Angkor Wat

Prambanan

Wat Rong Khun

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