6 Places to Visit Southeast Asia

The summers are well and truly here, and you may be desperately looking for the best holiday destinations, right? Well, you have come to the right place. Your search ends here. While a trip to Paris, Amsterdam, or Copenhagen may require a longer vacation, there are still many best places to visit in Southeast Asia you can enjoy even on a shorter trip. Don't let the idea of a limited timeframe deter you from discovering new places and having a memorable experience.   

Asia has a bunch of enthralling places that you can visit and have a wonderful time without burning a deep hole in your pockets. We have put together a list of some of the best Southeast Asian destinations that you can visit with your family for a memorable holiday experience.  

With any further ado, let’s get started.  

  •     Tokyo, Japan
  •     Singapore
  •     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  •     Hanoi, Vietnam
  •     Bali, Indonesia
  •     Bangkok, Thailand 

Tokyo – A Magical City

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a dreamy destination that seems to be out of this world! A fascinating summer destination in South East Asia, it is a megacity in every sense of the word. From dawn to dusk, the city is always on the go and buzzing with a myriad of activities.  

The flashing signboards, vibrant nightlife, delectable cuisine, magnificent temples, and the colourful street shops, majestic buildings, and of course, the brilliant technological innovations that you may have never seen or even imagined would make you fall in love with the city faster than a heartbeat. 

The city is also a massive open treasure chest for geeks and gadget lovers. Throughout your stay in the city, you can be sure to never have a single dull moment.  

Best places to visit in Tokyo

  • Yanaka
  • Nezu Shrine
  • Tsukishima Monja Stree
  • Yaoyi Kusama Museum
  • Hiroo
  • Shibuya

Singapore – The Perfect Holiday Spot 


Speaking of the best Southeast Asian destinations to visit in summer for a family holiday, the list cannot be complete without Singapore. The island-nation, Singapore is a dreamland. One of the busiest cities in the world and in the Asian continent, Singapore is a major business hub and a popular tourist destination.  

Touted to be one of the cleanest countries in the world, Singapore has a unique charm, and you cannot help but be in awe of it. The sprawling malls, recreational centres, parks, massive high rises, luxury hotels, and stunning man-made attractions make up the city’s landscape. 


The city has something to offer for everyone. From kids to adults and from luxury seekers to adventure enthusiasts, you would have plenty of things to do and places to see that will interest you and everyone in the family making this country one of the best places to visit in Southeast Asia. 

Best places to visit in Singapore

  • Gardens By the Bay
  • Singapore Zoo
  • S.E.A. Aquarium
  • National Orchid Garden
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Sentosa Island

Kuala Lumpur – An Asian Delight


Kuala Lumpur is a great summer destination in South East Asia, known for its rich culture, unique traditions, imposing buildings and of course, mouth-watering food. A melting pot of different cultures and entertainment, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is a popular tourist destination.  

Whether you are visiting the city with your significant other or family, there are several places to visit and things to do that will interest you and keep you entertained.  

It is a city that perfectly captures the spirit of Asia and give you a delightful tourist experience and you would surely want to come back for more.  

Best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

  • Batu Caves
  • Petronas Tower
  • Tugu Negara
  • Istana Budaya
  • Connaught Market
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building 

Hanoi – Land of Rich History

If you are looking for the best places to visit in Southeast Asia during summer, look no further than Hanoi, Vietnam. The city has an endless wealth of history, and is a surreal place replete with natural landscapes that seem other-worldly.  

Hanoi is highly rated among the best travel destinations in South east Asia for more than one reason. Apart from its history, the city has a plethora of stunning places for sightseeing that you can explore with your family. Ancient temples, colonial citadels, bizarre theatres, colourful streets, endless shopping arenas, and rolling hills that you can visit.  

Not to mention, Vietnamese cuisine and heritage mingled with the American influence gives you a unique cultural experience.  

Best places to visit in Hanoi 

  • Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Temple of Literature
  • Hoa Lo Prison
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
  • Dong Xuan Market

Bali – A Beach Paradise


Bali has always been a popular tourist destination among couples and honeymoon goers as it boasts an undeniable romantic vibe, accentuated by the balmy beaches and a scenic landscape. But it is also one of the best travel destinations in Southeast Asia for a family holiday, especially during May and June.  

Yes, it may be a little hot during the day, but it is also the best time of the year to visit Bali for some fun and adventure. During this time, many tourists from all over the world come here to indulge in scuba diving, surfing, mountain climbing, and more.  

The best thing about visiting Bali is that as Indians, you don’t need a visa, and there are many direct flights operating from different cities in India.  

Best places to visit in Bali

  • Tanah Lot Temple
  • Bali Safari and Marine Park
  • Ubud 
  • Monkey Forest
  • Nusa Dua

Bangkok – A Vibrant Asian City

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has a great reputation for being one of the most important cultural centres in the country. If you want to travel to Southeast Asia in Summer and just relax and have fun, Bangkok would be the ideal destination. The city is abuzz with plenty of activities all throughout the day, and at dawn, it becomes even more vibrant. The famed night culture of the city attracts many tourists from all over the world.  

Apart from its vibrant nightlife, Bangkok has many awesome places to see and explore that reflect the beautiful Thai culture and offer you a soul-stirring experience. Not to mention, each place has its own charm and tradition, and as you get to know more about it, you can be assured to have unmatched experiences.  

Finally, when you are in Bangkok, you cannot miss out on trying Thai cuisine. Thai food is popular worldwide, and you can try some of the best dishes in the capital city at its various restaurants. But for a more authentic experience, it is best to explore the local street stalls.  

Best places to visit in Bangkok

  • Wat Arun
  • Floating Markets
  • Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
  • Suan Pakkad Palace
  • Wat Pathum Wanaram
  • Wat Saket
  • Safari World 

There you have a list of some of the best tourist destinations in South East Asia that you can travel to for a wonderful summer holiday with your family. So, what are you waiting for? Choose a destination, get your booking done, and get set go!

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