When you are traveling around Thailand for long and want to change the scenery, you have plenty of options to choose from as traveling around Southeast Asia is easy and there are many interesting and unique places to visit in all these countries.
Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia, located to the east and northeast of Thailand. Cambodia is attracting increasing numbers of visitors as they are rediscovering magnificent temples and picturesque beaches of the country. Tourist destinations such as Angkor are developing fast but traveling beyond the beaten path here is still not easy.
Thailand shares borders with Laos to the north and northeast. This mountainous and landlocked country is one of the poorest in Southeast Asia and was forgotten by tourists for a long time but nowadays the tourism in Laos grows significantly. The country attracts visitors with its laid-back lifestyle and beautiful landscapes formed by the Mekong River and surrounding mountains.
Myanmar, or Burma, is a country lying to the west of Thailand on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast. There are many attractions such as temples, pagodas and historical sites in Myanmar. Most of the Burmese people are really friendly and do their best to make a fast growing number of tourists feel welcome in their country.
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, located on a peninsula of the Asian mainland south of Thailand. Malaysia is still developing country but at the same time it’s one of the richer countries in Southeast Asia. Malaysia offers a good mix of the modern world comfort and reasonable prices for tourists.
Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia which is one of the world's most prosperous countries. Singapore, also known as “Garden City”, is a modern city with influence of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures felt all around it. The city offers a delicious food, good shopping and a tropical climate, making it one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.
Vietnam is a long, thin country in Southeast Asia. Its neighboring countries Laos and Cambodia are neighbors of Thailand, putting all these countries on the list of a round trip around Southeast Asia. Vietnam wasn’t known as a tourist destination for a long time, but in recent years it’s getting much more popular with travelers.
Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia, which is the biggest archipelago in the world with 18,330 islands, about one third of them inhabited. With the population of more than 260 million, Indonesia is the biggest Islamic country in the world which is rapidly developing. For tourists Indonesia offers a wide cultural diversity, wonderful nature of tropical islands and all this for really reasonable prices.
Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia, located in the western part of Pacific Ocean. The country is an archipelago consisting of more than 7,000 islands. The Philippines offers rich biodiversity to country’s visitors as there are many wonderful islands, beaches, diving spots, mountains and rainforests for tourists of any taste.
Maldives is a tropical country in the Indian Ocean. The country isn't located in Southeast Asia but it can easily be reached from Thailand. Maldives consists of more than 1,000 coral islands forming 26 ring-shaped atolls. Maldives is a perfect holiday destination known for its white sand beaches, blue lagoons and extensive coral reefs.
National Costumes of Southeast Asian Countries
National costumes show the difference of all Southeast Asian nations and their cultures. National costumes of all the countries in Southeast Asia can be found here: National Costumes of Southeast Asian Countries.