5 Must Visit Southeast Asia Destinations

There are so many stunning beaches, historic temples, naturally beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities, tropical islands and much more it can be a minefield deciding which destination to choose in southeast Asia. 

We have selected 5 incredible destinations in southeast Asia you must visit, whether you do it in one go or pick 1 and build a holiday around that you are sure to find these locations amazing.


  1.  Angkor, Cambodia

The stunning Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia is not to be missed by travellers in Southeast Asia.  This enormous temple is the biggest religious monument in the world, originally built as a Hindu temple but eventually transformed into a Buddhist temple.  It really must be seen to be believed.  Angkor International airport in Siem Reap is the most suitable arrival airport for travellers to Angkor Wat, get in touch with us on 020 8554 886 to find out more about low cost flights to Angkor from the UK as well as the best hotels in the region.

Angkor Wat Temple
Did you know: 50% of tourists to Cambodia visit Angkor Wat


  1.  Bali

Bali is the most popular island of the more than 17,000 that make up the huge island country of Indonesia.  If you want a Far East paradise, Bali should be on your shortlist.  The stunning beaches and coral reefs are a massive attraction of the island but the rice paddies, tropical forests, volcanic mountains and temples all add to the attraction of this island paradise.  Travel to Bali between April and December for great weather, where you go depends on whether you are looking for a lively location, a yoga retreat or something in between.  Head to Kuta in the south for party time.  We have business class flights to Bali from as little as £1500, incredible Bali holiday offers and if you would like to find out more, take a look at our Bali holiday guide.

Bali is one of over 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia


  1.  Halong Bay, Vietnam

The incredible Halong Bay in Vietnam is famous and if you haven’t heard of it you will definitely have seen it on a Southeast Asia holiday brochure or in a film or TV programme.  Kong, Skull Island, Pan, James Bond, Tomorrow Never Dies, Indochine and Life all have scenes shot in Halong Bay – which when you see it makes perfect sense – it is an incredibly beautiful part of the world.  The thousands of limestone islands that make up the bay are striking and are of all different shapes and sizes – a cruise (or more than 1) is an absolute must when you visit Halong Bay.  Flights from London to Hanoi operate a few times a week and flying here is the best before making the 180km journey to Halong Bay, get in touch with us on 020 8554 886 to find out more about low cost flights to Vietnam from the UK as well as the best accommodation choices in Halong Bay and Hanoi.

Halong Bay in Vietnam
Did You Know: Halong Bay means ‘Descending Dragon Bay’. The dragons dropped jewels into the ocean to create the islands.


  1.  Phuket

Phuket is another tropical island paradise popular with international visitors who are drawn by some of Thailand’s most iconic and popular beaches.  There are lots of luxury seafront resorts to choose from in Phuket, great diving, scuba diving and water sports, idyllic rainforests to escape to and much more.  In the warm waters of the Andaman Sea and Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is one of the most popular destinations in southeast Asia, so book early if you are planning a trip to ensure the best value flights and the accommodation you want is available.   We have outstanding value economy flights from £450, business class flights to Phuket from £1250 and first class from £2600.  Look at our Phuket holiday guide for more information about this great destination.

Did You Know: 70% of Phuket is covered by mountains.


  1.  Bangkok

Bangkok is often the starting point for travellers to southeast Asia, young travellers on gap year breaks head here before exploring other places in the region.  But Bangkok is an incredible place and should not be overlooked as a go to destination in southeast Asia.  The Grand Palace and Wat Arun are popular tourist sites, whilst the famous Khao San Road is the place to go for restaurants, bars and clubs.  The street markets in Bangkok are part of the culture and the place to pick up a bargain with the Chatuchak Weekend Market the best of them all.  We have flights to Bangkok from £690 and can help you get the best prices on accommodation in the city.  Read our Bangkok holiday guide to find out more.

Grand Palace in Bangkok
Did You Know: Bangkok is one of many cities referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ due to the canals that run through the city (water taxis are a great way of getting around Bangkok).


The Savvy Flyer are experts in putting together luxury holiday itineraries and can help you visit more places in southeast Asia at a fraction of the cost of other travel agents.  Using our innovative travel technology, we can save you £££’s when putting together a holiday or multi centre holiday in southeast Asia. 

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