Travelers to Southeast Asia can enjoy culture, tropical weather, and ancient history all in one.
South Asia countries are cheaper to visit and offer tourists so many luxury options for food and fun. Are you planning a Southeast Asia vacation and need some recommendations for where to go?
Keep reading below for tips on planning your vacation and four amazing places you should consider visiting.
Planning Your Southeast Asia Vacation
Southeast Asia is comprised of eleven unique countries.
If this is your first trip to the region, there are some things you need to research.
Check visa requirements before departing (they are always changing) and talk to your doctor about getting vaccinations. Travel insurance is also a good idea because you may get sick or injured.
Guidebooks can be helpful in not missing anything important.
Ko Phi Phi: A Day at the Beach
Have you seen the 2000 film “The Beach,” starring Leonardo Dicaprio? If yes, chances are you’ve already seen Ko Phi Phi in Thailand.
Ko Phi Phi is a small bay with crystal clear water, surrounded by limestone cliffs and a beach of white sand.
It’s one of the most famous beaches in Southeast Asia. Two decades of tourism damaged the local ecology, but it’s bounced back and is more beautiful than ever.
Visit Thailand’s Largest Botanical Gardens
Besides stunning beaches, Thailand is also home to the largest botanical gardens: Nong Nooch Tropical Garden. The gardens are worth visiting if you’re looking for things to do in Southeast Asia.
These award-winning gardens stretch across 600-acres in three sections: Beautiful Garden, Animals Kingdom, and Plants.
Nong Nooch also incorporates different themes in the garden—Stonehenge, French, or Italian, for example—and guests can enjoy cultural shows, sightseeing, and delicious food.
Explore Buddhist Temples in Cambodia
Angkor Wat is a destination for travelers who enjoy studying history and culture.
Originally built in the 12th century, the temple complex is over 400 acres. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and one of Cambodia’s most important cultural destinations.
The temple was first dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, but was later transitioned into a Buddhist temple. About half a million people visit it every year.
A Night of Singapore Hustle and Bustle
Is city life more up your alley? One of the best places to visit in Southeast Asia is Singapore.
Whether you’re looking for luxury amenities or natural features, Singapore has travel options for adults and children.
Check out the gorgeous Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanical Gardens. Or spend a day at the Singapore Zoo, Universal Studios Singapore, or take a ride on the Singapore Flyer.
While you’re at it, grab lunch and soak in the culture of Little India before a day of shopping.
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