The most attractive tourist destinations in Southeast Asia in 2020
For those who want to travel abroad but hesitate to apply for a visa, Southeast Asia will be the ideal choice. Countries in Southeast Asia are considered as neighbors to Vietnam, so culture, cuisine and people are not too different. In this article, Focus Asia Travel will share the most attractive tourist destinations in Southeast Asia in 2020.
Singapore – Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is the cultural and entertainment center of Singapore. Marina Bay Sands Skypark is designed as a yacht located on three skyscrapers. The top of that yacht is a suitable place to enjoy the panoramic view of Marina Bay at night.
Visitors can buy tickets at 23 SGD for adults and 12 SGD for children. It only takes less than 10 seconds to the 56th floor of the building by the elevator.
If you are lucky enough to stay in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel for even one night, you will be fondly bathed in the swimming pool of the yacht body and enjoy soaking in the water, holding your hands on the glass and watching the scenery below.
- Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands
In the evening, you can stroll in Garden by the Bay with giant “super trees” that shines at night. Around Marina Bay, there are many attractive spots such as: ArtSciences Museum, Esplanade Theater, Singapore Flyer giant wheel, Marina Bay Sands Casino, etc.
Thailand – Chiang Mai
The most famous tourist attraction in Thailand is not Bangkok. Chiang Mai is not as vibrant as the capital Bangkok but it is the ideal destination to immerse yourself in nature and learn about the unique local culture.
Chiang Mai is a wonderland of culture and nature, with a diversity of ethnic nuances, a series of attractive destinations, and the friendliness, hospitality of the people here.
Although the site is densely populated, it looks like a resting town instead of a bustling capital.
The most ideal time to travel to Chiang Mai is the last months of the years, especially in November. At that time, this place will be hold the famous sky lantern festival. Coming to Chiang Mai, visitors should also try the cuisines here: Khao Soi with crisp curry fried noodles.
Malaysia – Penang
Penang is one of the most loved places in Malaysia, offering a rich culinary scene, interesting historical sites, vibrant arts, etc.
This Pearl of the Orient has an abundance of cultural attractions, natural landscapes, exciting activities and dining spots to make your summer trip greater.
Here you will experience sitting on Trishaws, walking through floating Chinese restaurants, blue smoke meandering around ornately decorated temples, iridescent gold-embroidered Sari robes.
Visitors can take check-in pictures next to the murals, stroll on the smooth white sand, enjoy delicious Asian delicacies or try your courage on The Gravityz challenge and walk in the air at Rainbow SkyWalk.
Indonesia – Bali
Bali, the beautiful tropical island of Indonesia, has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. Bali attracts visitors by its beautiful seascape, cultural rich land with many festivals and beautiful temples located on the sea.
Bali, a romantic little island of Indonesia. The south of this island is clear blue beaches, the north is rolling hills and mountains coinciding with the fresh air. The center of Bali is its terraced fields, large and small waterfalls. It also has an old town bearing the mark of Hindu culture.
The ideal time to travel to Bali is from April to October. At that time, the weather is dry and cool which is suitable for sightseeing, hiking, swimming and outdoor activities.
Myanmar – Bagan
Not only famous for being the land of the most unique temples and pagodas in Southeast Asia, Bagan also has a mysterious and sacred color with countless interesting surprises.
Bagan city is one of the most beautiful sunrise spots in the world. The sun in Bagan has a legendary beauty when it rises atop ancient towers and white mist. On the flat plain, thousands of ancient pagodas are hidden under the brilliant dawn, making visitors overwhelmed.
Visitors are welcomed at an ancient temple to enjoy panoramic views of the ancient capital from a hot air balloon, roam the trails by horse cart or enjoy unique local cuisine.
The hot air balloon enables you to enjoy every beautiful view in both the old Bagan and the new Bagan.
Philippines – El Nido
Palawan is a large island in the Philippines surrounded by hundreds of islands which is large and small. The most prominent at the end of the island is El Nido which is considered as the most beautiful waters in Palawan. An extremely rich ecosystem, colorful pristine coral reefs and pure green saltwater waters will make you forget your tiredness.
Most of the tourists coming here are attracted to the fresh and pristine natural scenery that has never had human footprints.
Visitors can snorkel under clear blue water, explore the vast ocean with colorful coral reefs and rich marine ecosystems. Visitors to El Nido often buy day tours to go scuba diving, cave exploration, local culture and rich cuisine.
Vietnam – Hoi An
Hoi An used to be the top 1 most wonderful city voted by the famous tourist site Travel & Leisure. Today, the old town still retains the typical architectural works of a commercial port such as: Cau Pagoda, the old house, the handicraft workshop and the Chinese assembly halls.
It is famous for its rich cuisine, the hospitable people, a natural scenery and the peace of an old town.