Hoi An | Vietnam
Known for its lantern-lit streets and riverside buildings, Hoi An Old Town is located on Vietnam’s central coast. The historic district remains relatively untouched thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage designation, and cars are banned. However, most guesthouses in the area offer free rental bicycles, which you can use to wind through the beautiful streets and alleyways.
Chiang Mai | Thailand
Known as "Rose of the North" of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a bustling town full of culture, food and outdoor activities. In the Lanna language, Chiang Mai means "New City". The city offers the classic features that attract visitors: friendly locals, great food, and affordable prices. With the usual amount of frugality, you get more bang for the travel buck in Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand in general than in Bangkok or the islands.
Singapore, a city-state, lies at the south end of the Malay Peninsula just 137 km (85 miles) above the equator. Chinese are the predominant ethnic group, at 75 percent of the population. Travelers will hear residents speaking a variety of languages: Mandarin, English, Malay and Tamil. Singapore is a former British colony, with its top sights including the graceful Raffles Hotel, gardens and nature trails, the Buddha Tooth Relic Museum, and the city zoo.
Penang | Malaysia
Penang has long been known globally as one of the most popular tourist destinations ever. From mouth-watering street food and hawker fare to iconic locations such as the Kek Lok Si Temple and the hip and trendy street murals in Georgetown, the city is more or less the poster boy of Malaysian tourism. Steeped in history and adorned with modern skyscrapers, Penang is a cultural cauldron of tradition and modernity. Definitely a world-class holiday destination and a must-visit for any self-respecting traveler in Malaysia.
Bali | Indonesia
Home to places like Kuta, Ubud, and more, Bali has always been a popular place to visit in Southeast Asia. Irrespective of what time of the year it is, this place continues to look like a tropical paradise, offering utmost luxury and comfort to its travelers in the lap of nature. So, if you ever plan on having a blissful beach vacation, head to this place.
Bagan | Myanmar
History, culture, and architecture lovers will be in their element in Myanmar’s Bagan. The landscapes are studded with ancient temples for as far as the eye can see. Take a world-famous hot air balloon ride or enjoy a lazy trip along the Irrawaddy River for a different view of the area.
Sihanoukville | Cambodia
Calling all beach bums, Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s popular beach destination that attracts a lot of tourists all-year-round who come here to relax and unwind. Get working on that perfect tan while relaxing at the beach after a tiring day of sightseeing. You could also indulge in snorkeling and other water sport adventures.
Palawan | Philippines
Palawan is an island province in the Philippines that stretches from Mindoro to Borneo between the South China and Sulu seas. Puerto Princesa, which is close to large karst formations with an underground river, is the provincial capital. Coron Reefs on Busuanga Island is one of the best diving spots in the world, drawing divers who want to explore Japanese shipwrecks from World War II. Another popular destination is El Nido, a town sandwiched between towering limestone karst cliffs and the beautiful Bacuit Bay.
Luang Prabang | Laos
Luang Prabang lies at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers in northcentral Laos. The former royal capital is famous for its Buddhist temples and monasteries, with monks walking through the city collecting alms in the morning. The old town is popular with tourists who want to shop, visit temples or soak in the atmosphere. There are several waterfalls nearby, as well as the famous Pak Ou Caves.