From beautiful beaches to surreal mountains, cultural diversity to historical significance, the South-eastern part of Asia has it all.
And the best part? It will neither burn a hole in your pocket, nor will it suck a lot of your time.
So, if you are on saving mode but sill crave an authentic experience, here are five best places to visit in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam: The abode of spectacular natural beauty
Boasting of spectacular natural beauty, amazing ancient architecture, vibrant culture, this once war-torn country today makes for one of the most fulfilling travel destinations around the world.
During your time in Vietnam, visit the spellbinding rocky mountains of Ha Long Bay, take a boat cruise along the Mekong river, and explore the caves of Phong Nha.
Best time to go? September-November and March-April.
Singapore: The perfect representation of modern-day Asia
Although a little high on the monetary part of it, Singapore is a charming little amalgamation of wildly varied cultures, communities, and people.
Some of the best places to visit in the country are the Sentosa Island, Singapore Zoo, Botanic Garden, Marina Bay Sands, Tiger Balm Garden, Night Market, among others.
Best time to head there is February to May.
Indonesia: Think temples, volcanoes, and water sports!
Everyone, at some point in their lives, has gushed about those Insta-perfect pictures of the amazing Bali island in Indonesia.
In a week-long tour of the country, one can go temple-visiting, plan a trip to the majestic volcanoes, try water sports, or simply enjoy sightseeing.
Bali, Derawan Island, Toba, and Jakarta count as must-visit places.
Best time period to go is April-October.
Thailand: From natural-wonder to shopping to food- it's all there!
Since it offers so much (for so less), Thailand is one of the most visited countries on the planet.
Obviously, Phuket and Bangkok are must-visit places. A short stay should also include shopping at local places, visits to floating markets, and elephant rides.
Also, do not miss out on those Buddhist temples and their delicious street food.
Best time to visit? November to April.
Sri Lanka: The neighboring Lanka disappoints none
Be it backpackers, beach lovers, adventure sports junkies, Lanka disappoints none.
When in Sri Lanka, take heritage walks, visit the world-famous temples, go on plantation tours, and wildlife exploration.
The cities of Colombo and Kandy are not to be missed.
Best time period to go? December to March and May to September.
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Other top options
In addition to these marvelous destinations, other options you can contemplate to see in this part of the world include Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia, Laos, Brunei, Myanmar. This is all the motivation from us- go and start packing your bags already!