Top 10 Things to do in Southeast Asia in 2019

Southeast Asia is an area with a tropical climate. It consists of 11 countries divided into two groups. The land group includes Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and western Malaysia while island group comprises Indonesia, eastern Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, East Timor, Brunei.

If you are fond of trips and want to conquer beautiful landscapes in Southeast Asia, you can refer to the ten most attractive locations below for your awesome Southeast Asia tours. We will introduce some safe places and activities which still bring new and exciting experiences.

1. Otres Beach (Cambodia)

Otres Beach is in the south of Ochheuteal Beach. It is very similar to Ochheuteal Beach - with semicircular white sands - but less popular and much less developed than Ochheuteal. And it doesn’t stop there; Otres Beach is less crowded than other beaches which makes you easy to access. This is the reason why the Otres beach will be an ideal destination if you prefer quiet places.  In Otres Beach, you can spend all day exploring its coast and visiting nearby areas such as Sihanoukville, Koh Rong, Kampot, and Kep. 

things to do in southeast asiaOtres Beach is a paradise to relax in Cambodia

2. Siem Reap (Cambodia)

If you have the opportunity to visit Cambodia, you definitely cannot ignore Siem Reap. Thanks to the complex of Angkor Wat temples, Siem Reap is becoming more and more crowded with foreigners, tourists. If you are passionate about religion and want to learn about Cambodia's history and culture, this is surely a not-to-be-missed destination during Cambodia tours

crazy things to do in southeast asiaAngkor Wat in Cambodia at dusk 

3. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park (Vietnam)

The UNESCO organization certified that Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park was a World Natural Heritage Site in 2003. It is a vast and significant global geological museum, with complex geographic structure and various kinds of rocks. Hence, explore Phong Nha Ke Bang is surely one of the most adventurous things to do in Southeast Asia

Here’s the thing, when visiting Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, you can explore more than 300 large and small caves such as Tien Son cave, Phong Nha cave, Thien Duong cave or Son Doong Cave - the largest cave in the world. If you are an adventurous person who desires to discover the beauty of nature, this is a suitable place. 

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Son Doong - The Largest Cave on Earth

4. Pulau Perhentian (Malaysia)

Do you like water sport? If yes, I guess you will like Pulau Perhentian. Why? The answer is below.

Pulau Perhentian is a popular diving destination. Various tourists come to Pulau Perhentian because of its charming beauty. You can swim, snorkel, dive to see the coral reef, as well as discover the ocean of Malaysia. With clear and blue water, Perhentian Pulau welcomes you to visit, not only for diving but also for watching the majestic beauty of the ocean.

coolest things to do in southeast asiaPulau Perhentian - the Heaven on Earth in Malaysia

5. Don Det (Laos)

Don Det Island is one of the most suitable places for you in case you like a peaceful nature coupled with various outdoor activities including cycling around the islands, tubing, spotting for one of the rarest mammals in Asia - the Irrawaddy Dolphin. Besides, you will not feel lonely because here you will find bars and restaurants along the Mekong, go there and meet new friends. 

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A Riverside bar in Don Det

6. Gili Trawangan (Indonesia)

This small island has various beautiful beaches to offer. And it doesn't stop there; Gili Trawangan is an excellent destination for relaxation and entertainment, in which you can trekking in Java or climbing Rinjani in Lombok, snorkeling and scuba diving to discover Indonesia marine life.

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Diving in the pure and fresh water in Gili Trawangan

7. Boracay (Philippines)

Boracay is a popular destination for tourists because the beaches are picturesque, clean, and Filipinos are very friendly. Boracay is also one of the favorite places of the locals. Whether you like to picnic, swim, dance or shop, you can do everything in Boracay

top things to do in southeast asiaBoracay in Philipines

8. Pai (Thailand)

Pai is a small town which is located in the north of Thailand, far away 135 kilometers from Chiang Mai. Surrounded by the mountain, Pai green valley runs along the beautiful small Pai river. But wait, there’s more; coming to Pai, you can immerse yourself in romantic and idyllic scenery and forget the time. Pai is an ideal place for daydreaming girls who want to have relaxing moments after a hard-working day.

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The tranquil scenery in Pai

9. Lonely Beach Koh Chang (Thailand)

“Lonely Beach” is no longer “lonely” as its name suggests because many visitors are coming here. From Bangkok, you can easily access Koh Chang and Lonely Beach in Koh Chang.

Let’s jump right in, when you come here, you will love this place at first sight at Koh Chang because there is a comfortable atmosphere with a white sand beach and hospitable locals.

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Lonely Beach Koh Chang (Thailand)

If you want a trip to a quiet place in Thailand islands at a reasonable cost, I think you ought to choose Koh Chang as your destination.

10. Tonsai Beach (Thailand)

If you're a fan of climbing mountain or hiking, you'll find those who share the same passion in Tonsai, Thailand, which is easy to travel from Krabi or Ao Nang to Tonsai. Even if you're not into mountain climbing, spend the day at one of the cafes on the beach, it's a favorite activity of travelers from all over the world. 

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Cooling off in Tonsai is surely one of the most amazing things to do in Southeast Asia


If you have an upcoming trip to Southeast Asia, thinks these places are ideal for you to consider. It is also an opportunity for you to learn about different cultures, people and ways of life. Note down and ready for your trip!

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