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The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit 

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List Rules Vote up the top countries to visit in Southeast Asia for beaches, sightseeing, shopping, and culture.

List of the best Southeast Asian countries to visit forvacation, as ranked by Asian culture professionals and world travelers. Some ofthe most underrated vacation spots in the world are in Southeast Asia, the areain the world that’s south of China and north of Australia. It’s oftenoverlooked by travelers who look for the best Asian travel destinations.However, Southeast Asian countries have just as much to explore and experienceas the more popular countries like Japan and China. This list is the answer tothe question, “What are the best Southeast Asian countries for tourists lookingfor the complete Asia experience?”

The countries on this list feature the best tourist destinationsin the world, including Bali’s volcanic locations, Singapore’s night safari,and the Grand Palace in Thailand. The food in each Southeast Asian country isunique and cannot be replicated back home, so you’re sure to be in for aspecial experience. There are white sand beaches, world-class shopping, lush landscapes, top Asian countries, and cultural activities that anybody can enjoy.

No matter what Asian experience you’re looking to have, thecountries in Southeast Asia have what you’re looking for in an affordable andsafe package. Plus, since these countries are not as popular as the moremainstream Asian destinations, you constantly beat the crowds.

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Philippines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Manila
2
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Jakarta
3
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Bangkok
4
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Hanoi
5
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Kuala Lumpur
6
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Singapore
7
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Phnom Penh
8
Laos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Vientiane
9
Myanmar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Naypyidaw
10
Brunei is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit
Bandar Seri Begawan
11
Timor-Leste is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit