The region of Southeast Asia is a massive collection of diverse but splendid states which have been squeezed together between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Famous for its pristine beaches, easy air connectivity, reasonable travel budget, and tasty cuisine, the region has been a favorite tourist spot among travelers for a long time now. While the list of awesome Southeast Asia travel destinations is quite vast, we have narrowed it down to a few spectacular destinations you could consider first. Here is our list of the best Southeast Asia vacation spots you can enjoy this holiday.
- Phuket, Thailand
With a stunning combination of glorious beaches, lush green rainforests, scenic mountains, and a plethora of luxurious resorts, hotels, spas and nightclubs, how can Phuket not be number one on the list! A tourist’s delight, the tradition and culture of Phuket are as mesmerizing as its innumerable tourist attractions. Not to mention the ever-friendly lovely locals! Chances of you getting lost in this incredible place are less with such helpful locals around to guide you in the right direction.
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Perhaps the most significant historical and archeological site in the world, Angkor Wat is a stunning place to visit. Explore the cultural and structural remains dating as far back as the 9th century belonging to the Khmer Empire. Angkor Wat is also among the largest religious sites spreading over approximately 162 hectares. This is not just a great Southeast Asia destination for history buffs, but those looking to have a peaceful vacation can visit as well. A walk amongst the quiet, serene temple complex is enough to rejuvenate weary souls.
- Boracay, Philippines
Especially one for water enthusiasts, Boracay might seem like an offbeat destination but for lovers of beaches, this place is a paradise. Situated about 300 plus km from Manila, Boracay boasts of some of the most beautiful beaches ever found in Southeast Asia. Swim, surf, or stroll along the stunning beach, the choice is absolutely yours! Add to this the delectable local cuisine (especially seafood), and the place is just irresistible. The place is most popular among couples looking for a quiet, romantic holiday.
- Hanoi, Vietnam
Vibrant streets and a colorful way of life, Vietnam offers you all this and much more! Hanoi, the capital of this incredible Southeast Asian region, is one of the best places you can visit in this part of the world. Expect to be hit with an incredible culture shock as you walk on busy streets, explore the magnificent temples and pagodas, and gorge on delicious street food. An early morning visit to the stunning Hoan Kiem Lake is a must. You will see scores of dedicated locals practicing Tai Chi on its pristine shores as the sun makes its way up. The sight is breathtaking, to say the least.
Singapore is the remarkable island city-state which offers you more than you could possibly imagine. The Universal Studios at Sentosa offer you an experience you will remember for a lifetime with thrilling rides, exciting night safaris, and numerous colorful stalls. Add to this clean streets, friendly locals and a wide range of lip-smacking food, what more could anyone possibly want! The nightlife in Singapore is also among the best in the Southeast Asia region. This is why you will find many youngsters heading to Singapore to holiday with a bunch of friends.
This small but fabulously rich oil-state is one of the most stunning Southeast Asian places to visit. An incredibly clean place, Brunei offers you the chance to vacation in one of the neatest places in the region. Its top attractions include vast and luxurious shopping centers, magnificent monuments, and remarkable religious sites. Although, needless to mention, you need to maintain certain decorum while in Brunei in order to enjoy a hassle-free vacation. With plenty of green cover and magnificent high-rises as well, you will find an amazing blend of modern and natural scapes in Brunei.
Myanmar, or Burma, is an incredible Southeast Asian spot especially for tourists looking to delve into the historical and spiritual aspects of the place. Temples and pagodas galore, Myanmar offers an incredible peek into the insightful Buddhist way of living. But that’s not all Myanmar has to offer. There are plenty of beautiful beaches and not to mention incredibly delicious local cuisine to keep tourists busy during their stay. Availability of cheap flights, stunning natural landscapes, tropical climate and cheap transportation within the region has added to the lure of Myanmar.
Author Bio: Laxman is enthusiastic about traveling and then writing down his travel experiences to narrate them to people. He spends most of his time in the lap of mother Earth and also likes to listen to the stories of unknown people. His articles are sometimes inspired from strangers while others are very much his own tales to tell.