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The Best Places to Visit and Affordable Beaches in Southeast Asia

The Best Places to Visit and Affordable Beaches in Southeast Asia

From the abundance of backpacking opportunities to the diverse food scene to the educational opportunities presented by the history of the region…

Southeast Asia offers a million and one reasons why travelers of all sorts should add this to their bucket list.

But, let’s face it – wanderlust does not always come accompanied with an excess of funds. And, traveling through Southeast Asia is not a cheap venture.

However, travelling comes with advantages that you just won’t want to miss:

From experiencing another culture to seeing new sites to indulging in a brand-new cuisine.

The experience provided by Southeast Asia is exhilarating, diverse, and scholastic.

So, if you are looking to experience all that Southeast Asia has to offer, check out some of the best places to visit and some of the most affordable beaches in the area:

Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia


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Once you decide that Southeast Asia is the region you would like to conquer, you will likely find yourself overwhelmed with the variety of choices presented to you…

You could choose to go anywhere from Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam and more.

But, there are a few that you just won’t want to miss:

1. Bali, Indonesia


This area has a reputation of being the quintessential tropical paradise and it does not disappoint…

The surrounding waters are known for exponentially diverse marine life and an abundance of coral reef. Meanwhile, the lush rice terraces provide a backdrop that looks as if it was pulled straight from a picture.

The deeply spiritual Hindu culture and the colorful backdrop come together for a mystical experience.

2. Angkor, Cambodia


If you are more of a history buff or are just looking to experience an area rich in archeological sites, you won’t want to miss Angkor.

This area contains some of the most important cultural remains in the world, including the Bayon temple, Angkor Wat temple, and Ta Prohm, a Buddhist temple ruin entwined with towering trees.

3. Bagan, Myanmar


Home to the largest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas, Bagan is the ideal location for anyone interested in the religious aspects that Southeast Asia has to offer.

Bagan was once described as the “gilded city” by Marco Polo and was home to around 13,000 Buddhist temples in its 11th-century time period.

The beautiful temples create the ideal backdrop for one of the most beautiful sunsets.

4. Bangkok, Thailand


As the capital of Thailand, you can find around eight million people in the city and have the opportunity to truly engulf yourself in their culture.

Take a look around some of the city’s famous floating markets where you can buy tropical fruits and vegetables and even some Thai made snacks from a floating kitchen.

In addition to the cultural aspects that Bangkok has to offer, travelers can also enjoy shopping in their spare time.


5. Singapore, Malaysia


Singapore is located just right above the equator and offers travelers a diverse experience

The predominant ethnic group is Chinese; however, travelers can expect to hear residents speaking a variety of languages: Tamil, Mandarin, Malay, and English.

The former British colony hosts some of the top sights including gardens, nature trails, the city zoo, and the Raffles Hotel.

Most Affordable Beaches in Southeast Asia


Or, if you are looking for the ideal beach getaway, Southeast Asia has plenty to offer in that region as well…

With several world-famous beaches, the region offers plentiful opportunities for relaxation at some of their most affordable beaches:

1. Rai Leh, Thailand


Arguably one of the finest beaches in Southeast Asia, Rai Leh is a beach paradise. The picturesque backdrop is created by the white sandy beaches and the astonishing rock formations surrounding the area.

2. Nha Trang, Vietnam


Surrounding by hills for as far as the eye can see, Nha Trang offers travelers a beautiful beach and a stunning sunset to end the day. This incredible destination also offers some of the best scuba diving in the country, making it the ideal spot for a memorable getaway.

3. Phu Quoc, Vietnam


Featuring absolutely picture-perfect white sand beaches and surrounded by a dense jungle, Phu Quoc is one of the best beaches in Vietnam.

The view looks like it is straight from a magazine and the delicious Vietnamese street food nearby is sure to fill your ravenous stomach.

4. Tioman Island, Malaysia


Tioman Island is the ideal spot for a leisurely vacation…

Travelers can spend their time watching the tropical fish swim through the clear waters, and search for butterflies, lizards, and deer that call the island home.

5. Boracay, Philippines


The laid-back atmosphere of Boracay is what draws most travelers in…

But, the white sand beaches and clear waters only make this island even more appealing. Travelers can enjoy water sports such as kiteboarding and windsurfing, or connect with nature via a horseback ride.

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Rather you are looking to spend your days relaxing on the beach, photographing the ancient temples, or walking through the local markets Southeast Asia has something to offer you.

From the picturesque backdrops to the stunning sunsets, no matter which area you choose to visit, you won’t be disappointed.

Are you thinking about going to Southeast Asia sometime soon? Let us know in the comments where you plan to visit!


This article was written by one of our contributing writers.

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