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Planning a short international trip? These South East Asian locations are your best bet

Looking for a unique vacation destination? Give a skip to European cities and instead check out these popular South East Asian locations.

travel Updated: Jul 26, 2017 10:28 IST
Asian News International, New Delhi
Travel,South East Asia,Thailand
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in Bali, Indonesia.(Shutterstock)

Looking for a unique vacation destination? If the idea of going to cliched places like Europe, USA and Dubai does not appeal to you, maybe it is time that you look at the other side of the globe. You need a trip that stands apart and offers a whole new experience, a trip which will resonate with all your senses and not cost a fortune. And if you are not fond of flying, opt for a road trip instead.

South East Asia has become one of the popular destinations attracting a huge number of tourists of late. Goomo, a travel-tech company, has listed the top four destinations in South East Asia that offer a healthy dose of nature’s beauty, adventure, culture and ancient history who want to go on a short international holiday:

Wat Arun temple in Bangkok, Thailand. (Shutterstock)

* Thailand: Thailand is a country that you can visit even on long weekends with a small budget. It is a beautiful country that offers a rainbow spectrum of spectacular holiday sights from blue lagoons and pink sunsets to orange-robed monks. Three-wheeled colourful TukTuks, taxis, buses and long-tailed boats transport visitors. Diving, snorkeling, wind surfing and sailing are just a few active options available. A variety of local foods, beautiful movie-like beaches, forested hills, mountains and cliffs are waiting for you to explore.

* Bali: Bali, the top choice for honeymooners and surfers has miles of excellent beaches and volcanic landscapes. Most of the action culminates at its self-indulgent Kuta Beach situated in South Bali. Travellers who are in search of more than surf or a hangover mostly opt for Ubud, the peaceful cultural centre of Bali. Some even choose to climb a volcano in the verdant Kintamani region. The magical place is now one of the top destinations in Asia.

Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Mosque in Malaysia. (Shutterstock)

* Malaysia: Malaysia cleaved in half by the South China Sea is a beautiful country which hosts beauties of both the world. While the peninsula flaunts bustling cities, beautiful colonial architecture, green tea plantations and adventurous islands, Malaysian Borneo hosts wild jungles of orangutans, marvelous granite peaks and mysterious remote tribes, along with some pretty spectacular diving.

Merlion statue fountain in Singapore. (Shutterstock)

* Singapore: Singapore, a bustling metropolis, is one of the cleanest and safest cities of the world. The best places to visit in Singapore are Thian Hock Keng temple, Merlion, Universal studio, night safari and numerous shopping points and beaches.

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First Published: Jul 26, 2017 10:27 IST