Places To Visit In Southeast Asia

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Here are the top 78 destinations to visit in Southeast Asia

1. Khao Lak

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1 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Khao Lak is a string of villages which lie on the west coast of Thailand. Once a quiet and unknown land, these villages are fast becoming a hotspot for adventure sports and beach activities between both Thai locals and tourists alike.

2. Ba Be National Park

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2 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Located at a distance of 240 kilometres from the city of Hanoi, Ba Be National Park is a stunning national reserve blessed with rolling hills, tall limestone karsts and over 550 plant varieties. It is also populated by 353 types of butterflies, 65 types of mammals and the rare Vietnamese Salamander.

3. Bac Ha

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3 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Bac Ha is a village located in the Northwest of Vietnam and is a sleepy little town, the economy of which is centred around its Saturday and Sunday markets. The exchange, the colours, the local wares and an ever-bustling affair, these markets are usually visited on a day trip from the neighbouring S...

4. Koh Chang

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4 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Koh Chang is one of the most beautiful islands of Thailand with pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, great for snorkeling and diving. There are also some breath taking mountains and jungles where hiking is very popular. All in all, Koh Chang is an idyllic destination for a backpacke...

5. Bai Tu Long Bay

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5 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Bai Tu Long Bay in Northeastern Vietnam is an extension of Ha Long Bay - A UNESCO World Heritage site -  located at a mere 30 km from it. However, this small distance creates a vast difference in the experience that you can have here! The same limestone karsts, teal blue waters and languid crui...

6. Hoa Binh

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6 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Hoa Binh is the Capital City of the Hoa Binh province of Vietnam. Located but a short distance from Hanoi, this hidden gem offers spectacular natural beauty, coupled with a rich culture. The natural beauty, rich history, and unique culture have made Hoa Binh a tourist attraction.

7. Hua Hin

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7 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

The original beach resort of Thailand, Hua Hin is a renowned destination among both locals and tourists alike. Once known as the beach getaway for Thai royals because of their summer palaces, this seaside resort is growing into a fashionable getaway for visitors to escape the loud urban city life, e...

8. Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park

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8 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Phong Nha ke Bang National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its many cave systems, old karst mountains, thick green forests and scintillating underground rivers. There are many spectacular caves in the region including the largest cave on the planet. Spread in the region of 10,000 hec...

9. Lao Cai

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9 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Nestled in the midst of mountains and valleys, Lao Cai, an obscure yet well developed Vietnamese region offers you something out of the ordinary - rich Vietnamese culture sans the sultry tropical heat. Lao Cai offers you a picturesque scenery, adventure and a peek into the rich culture and history o...

10. Koh Lipe

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10 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Koh Lipe is one of the islands of the Tarutao Marine National Park. Initially, this island was predominatly settled by the Chao Ley, or the sea gypsies who live in small villages here. Tourism has increased in Koh Lipe since the 1990s, and hasn't seen a pause ever since. The vast reefs and gorgeous ...

11. Chiang Rai

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11 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Chiang Rai is a mountainous city in northern Thailand, near the borders of Laos and Myanmar. It has many ancient temples and tribal villages along the Mekong river. It has a plenitude of historical and cultural attractions and immerses a traveller in its pleasant collection of temples, art, music, a...

12. Ayutthaya

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12 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Ayutthaya, short for Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is a small city in Thailand containing archaeological sites like temples, monasteries, palaces, etc. It lies just 80 kilometres north of Bangkok and hence is an ideal destination for a day trip from Bangkok.

13. Petaling Jaya

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13 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Located close to the capital of Malaysia, Kualua Lumpur, Petaling Jaya is a little township which has developed into a city. Locals fondly call it 'PJ'. It is also supposed to be the rainiest area in all of Malaysia, having little to no dry seasons to speak of. Nonetheless, it makes for a lovely exp...

14. Haiphong

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14 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Haiphong is Vietnam's third largest city and a major port. Haiphong is an industrial city and you can feel it in the air as soon as you enter. However, Haiphong also offers you with hidden relaxation, tucked and hidden away in the industrial town. It has a number of beaches and markets in addition t...

15. Cebu City

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15 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Cebu City is also called as the Queen City of the South and is one of the fastest developing cities in Philippines. This city is second largest city of Philippines and over the years is rapidly attracting the tourists and hence is seeing a growth of 5 per cent annualy. It is known to contain numerou...

16. Mui Ne

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16 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

The picturesque beach resort town of Mui Ne is located at a four-hour train ride away from the city of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). Perfect for beach lovers, this town is dotted with quaint fishing villages and azure sea waters. Here, sand dunes come together with the sea, giving a unique experience to tra...

17. Koh Tao

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17 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Koh Tao is an island in the Chumphon Archipelago group of islands in the southeastern part of Thailand. It has some of the best and cheapest diving spots in the world. On one hand, it has a proud and vibrant local culture, and on the other, has a relaxing atmosphere and an exciting night life.

18. Da Lat

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18 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Da Lat is a refreshing hill station located in the southwestern highlands of Vietnam and is about 6 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. A far cry from the tropical heat of the south, Da Lat's crisp and cool weather attracts honeymooners, backpackers as well as luxury travellers.Surrounded by pine tree...

19. Makassar

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19 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

A bustling port, Makassar is the largest city in East Indonesia. Its cosmopolitan nature and urban attractions make it a must-visit city in Indonesia. It is relatively more modern, as a city, but also has traces of Dutch architecture in a few places, with Fort Rotterdam standing as one of the remain...

20. Koh Pha Ngan

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20 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Koh Pha Ngan is an island that is part of the Chumphon Archipelago, located between the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao. It being world famous for its full moon parties on Haad Rin, usually the rest of the time the island remains half empty. But Koh Pha Ngan is so much more than just parties. This ...

21. Surat Thani

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21 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Not a go-to destination in itself, Surat Thani provides a base point from which travellers meander across Thailand. Once the seat of the Srivijaya empire, Surat Thani today is an important trade and transport hub.

22. Railay

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22 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Accessible just by boat, this peninsula of limestone crags is a beautiful destination for a laid-back rest in the middle of your Thailand holiday. An absolute best for rock climbers, Railay is a one-of-a-kind spot for active diving, kayaking and rock climbing; as well as just relax at your resort.

23. Sangkhlaburi

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23 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Sangkhlaburi is a high altitude city at the ends of Thailand, just 25 kilometers from Burma border. It has the beautiful Vajiralongkorn Lake (Khao Laem) where most travellers take a boat ride, rest and enjoy the day. Most part of the city is covered by dense forests and limestone ranges. Sunken temp...

24. Nong Khai

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24 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Lying on the southern bank of Mekong river, Nong Khai is a lively town just 20 minutes from Vientiane, capital of Laos. The entire city is filled with images of the Naga, the giant serpant of Mekong. There are several waterfalls, riverside villages, forest temples, and many serene landscapes.

25. Phetchaburi

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25 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Dating back to the 8th century, this city is known to have the oldest settlements of Thailand. The city is situated on River Phet, and is home to some beautiful temples and the famous Royal Palace. Phetchaburi is more of a working agricultural city and not very popular as a tourist spot, however, th...

26. Lopburi

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26 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Lopburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, located around 150 kilometres from Bangkok city which takes around 2.5 hours. It is a city which houses historic ruins and artifacts which play a major role in Thailand's culture. It is famous for monkeys, architectural remains of Khmer empire, rock c...

27. Chanthaburi

3.8 /5

27 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

With a rich history and culture, a very relaxed vibe, scenic waterfalls and forests, hills and a riverside, and delicious fruits and seafood, Chanthaburi is an ideal destination for all kinds of people.

28. Krabi Town

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28 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Although it doesn't have any beaches of its own, Krabi Town is a charming choice for people who want to experience a very local Thai culture. Most tourists use this town majorly as a pass through to go to the nearby island towns, but Krabi in itself is very beautiful, especially in terms of its mark...

29. Koh Kood

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29 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Koh Kood, commonly spelt as Koh Kut, is one of the few islands in Thailand that is not overrun by tourists and is increasingly becoming popular among people looking for a peaceful getaway to beautiful islands. Housing a population of fewer than 2000 people, this island stands to be the sixth-largest...

30. Khao Yai National Park

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30 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Khao Yai National Park is Thailand's oldest and most visited national park established in 1962. It covers more than 2,100 square kilometers. The park boasts a lush green landscape, rugged mountains with thick forests, marvellous waterfalls, exotic species of birds and a...

31. Melaka

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31 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Melaka was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2008. It is a city that is culturally rich and also has a number of historical sites for visits. There is also a little river running through the city, providing it with a calm, peaceful aura.

32. Koh Samet

3.8 /5

32 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Pristine blue waters, colorful corals and with more than 16 white sand beaches, Koh Samet is a gorgeous T-shaped island 200 miles from Bangkok. It has become one of the most popular islands of Thailand with countless tourists and backpackers visiting.

33. Con Dao Islands

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33 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

A picturesque archipelago of 16 Islands, Con Dao lies off the southern coast of Vietnam. Out of the 16, Con Son is the largest and the only inhabited island. However, even the uninhabited islands are rich with stunning beaches. Emerging out of its past as prison islands for prisoners of war, the de...

34. Similan Islands

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34 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Similan is an archipelago of 9 small islands which has Malay roots. The Similan islands national park is a UNESCO World heritage site. These are one of Thailand's most stunning places with beautiful marine life underwater and also great birds in the air. There are splendidly pictursque white sand be...

35. Trang

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35 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Trang is a city in Southern Thailand known for its food and culture. It shares the same traditional heritage as the nearby cities of Krabi and Phuket. It is not crowded, but still a very lively city with many natural attractions surrounding it. Most people use Trang just as a transit destination to ...

36. Kanchanaburi

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36 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Kanchanaburi is a city situated at the confluence of river Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai. It's well known for its waterfalls and national parks. The most important attraction of this place is the "Death Railway" built during the World War II. All in all, Kanchanaburi is a treat for nature and history lovers...

37. Lai Chau

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37 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Nestled in the midst of sloping mountains and plateaus, Lai Chau is a quaint town with monumental government buildings. This town offers you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the mystic scenery of the Vietnamese countryside. In addition to that, you can learn about the locals, go trekking, backp...

38. Sukhothai

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38 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Sukhothai is home to approximately 190 ancient sites and temple ruins. It is known to mark the beginning of the Thai civilisation. Most of the monuments and ruins are restored at the Sukhothai Historical Park, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

39. Son La

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39 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Son La is a picturesque Vietnamese town hidden amidst towering mountains. The town has a dark past as it played house to one of the most brutal prisons in the world. Today, all that remains is the ruins and a tiny town with ghosts of its past deceptively hidden behind its natural rivers, trees and f...

40. Koh Samui

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40 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

The second-largest island of Thailand, Ko Samui is a gem of an island in the Koh Samui (or simply Samui) Archipelago which lies in the Gulf of Thailand. Once a hidden secret of only persevering travellers, the island has transformed into one of the most visited tourist destinations of Thailand. Coco...

41. Pai

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41 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Located between Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai, this beautiful little town of Pai is surrounded by mountains everywhere, and is a dream destination for a traveller. The alluring river Pai flows across this town which makes rafting a popular sport here. Besides that, trekking and hiking are other advent...

42. Nha Trang

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42 out of 78 Places To Visit in Southeast Asia

Home to some of the most beautiful bays in the world, Nha Trang on the coast of Southern Central Vietnam, is a popular beach resort city. While the fine powdery white crescent beach is a highlight of the shoreline, regular makeovers have produced parks, sculpture gardens, bright promenades and beach...

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