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6 Best Places to Travel in Southeast Asia

Indonesia is incredible -with its ancient culture, warm hospitality, exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops

Asia is as diverse as it is beautiful. Learn from our guest author about her best places to travel in Southeast Asia, from Indonesia to Cambodia, and my favorite Southeast Asia destination: Thailand. Then start planning your next soul vacation today.

Southeast Asia offers diverse attractions, food and cultural activities including experiencing Cambodian dancers.

Southeast Asia offers diverse attractions, food and cultural activities including experiencing Cambodian dancers. Photo: Pixabay

6 Best Places to Travel in Southeast Asia

Many people dream of traveling the world but aren’t sure exactly where to go. People throw out the word “travel” like it entails doing one specific thing. Traveling is an exceptional way to grow, expand, and experience more of what this earth has to offer. Before you start planning to travel, though, you have to know where you’re going and what to do once you get there!

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We’re going to talk about the best places to travel in Southeast Asia, hopefully inspiring you to fit the region into your next big trip. We’ll cover everything from booking a hotel room to specifics about particular regions.

The nice thing about booking hotel in Southeast Asia is generally affordable. If you don’t want to stay in an extremely lavish hotel, you open yourself up to a host of other options that are comfortable, cool, and typically generate great conversation with interesting people. This is true about booking hotel rooms across Southeast Asia.

However, before you find lodging, you’re going to have to decide where you’re traveling to in Southeast Asia.

1. Indonesia

Indonesia is incredible -with its ancient culture, warm hospitality, exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops

Indonesia is incredible -with its ancient culture, warm hospitality, exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops. Photo by Pixabay

A world-traveler favorite in Indonesia is Bali. People gravitate here to enjoy the marvelous cultural and marine diversity, rice terraces that lace roaming hills and a host of exciting activities to take part in. Bali is 1 of 5 destinations to improve your health and wellbeing.

Bali also offers you the closest access to Australia from the Indonesian islands. If you plan to bounce around a little bit, the island is an excellent place to land before you head up to other Southeast Asian countries, New Zealand, or Australia.

2. Laos

One of the best places to travel in Southeast Asia is Laos, a country known for mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements, and Buddhist monasteries.

One of the best places to travel in Southeast Asia is Laos, a country known for mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements, and Buddhist monasteries. Photo: Pixabay

Laos is a country home to stunning temples, rivers, and unrivaled natural beauty. People are friendly, tourism is relatively light there, and you’ll be able to experience most of what the country has to offer if you have a reliable means of transportation.

Participate in kayaking, air-ballooning, and bungee jumping against the backdrop of the country’s natural wonders.

3. Singapore

Singapore's magnificent Supertrees will dazzle visitors with the music and lights, entertaining daily during the Garden Rhapsody light and sound shows.

Singapore’s magnificent Supertrees will dazzle visitors with the music and lights, entertaining daily during the Garden Rhapsody light and sound shows. Photo: Pixabay

Singapore is one of the most technologically advanced metropolises in Southeast Asia. If you’re a person who likes liveliness, excitement, and a powerful nightlife, you might want to make a stop to Singapore.

It’s not all spectacles and clubs (although these are amazing!). Singapore is also home to a rich cultural history and beautiful natural scenery.

4. Vietnam

Worth the trip - cave of surprises, Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Worth the trip – the cave of surprises, Halong Bay, Vietnam. Photo Credit: Chloe / GoGo Budget Travel

Vietnam is something like a vision come to life. The landscapes, ancient architecture, cultural history, and food are all so perfect and dreamy that they’re hard to believe.

We highly recommend considering a stop in Vietnam before you visit the next country on our list!

Read more: Budget Travel Guide to Vietnam

5. Cambodia

Locatedin Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Photo: Pixabay

Cambodia, much like our other Southeast Asian countries, offers a wide variety of things to experience. Many people enjoy trying freshly caught marine life sold by fishermen almost immediately after being caught.

The country is laced with rice paddies, gorgeous coastline, water buffalo, and pepper plantations.

6. Thailand

Our crazy guide demonstrated upside down zip lining at Jungle Flight, near Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Our crazy guide demonstrated upside down zip lining at Jungle Flight, near Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Although my first and only visit to Thailand was over 10 years ago, known as the Land of Smiles, the country still has a hold of me. So many personal experiences, meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and food, and quite simply a beautiful country.

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Thinking of Traveling to Southeast Asia?

Taking a trip overseas is one of the most enriching experiences a person can have. You can use what you learned in this guide to the best places to travel in Southeast Asia to help you book your dream vacation!

However, whether you’re booking hotel rooms or deciding where to go, though, you may need some help. Explore our site for more information on travel, lodging, and things to see!

From Cambodia to Thailand, these are 6 best places to travel in Southeast Asia. #southeastasiatravel #southeastasia #travelbucketlist