5 Best International Destinations to Travel From Vietnam

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We all love working in Vietnam, and travelling around the country is a must! Vietnam offers a huge variety of destinations, cultural experiences and cuisines. Ranging from hiking in Da Lat to spending time in Ha Long Bay, there is something for everyone in Vietnam.

This, however, shouldn’t stop you from crossing the borders occasionally. Outside of Vietnam you can find amazing places to visit. Completely different cultural experiences await, along with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. For those that feel adventurous, read on…

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Our Top 5 Destinations

We have selected our favorite destinations in South East Asia. There are thousands of other locations to visit in the vast area, so don’t restrict yourself to these few. Travelling South East Asia by plane doesn’t cost too much either.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

A world heritage site and a must see for anyone that comes to South East Asia. Angkor Wat is a collection of different sites and temples that you can explore on foot or by tuk-tuk. Most visitors will spend 3 days here, since the area is vast. 

For those that want to visit, book a hotel or hostel in Siem Reap, the city next to Angkor Wat. You can find some lively bars there too. Flight tickets are around $150 for a return flight.

Bali, Indonesia

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Arguably one of the nicest islands in Indonesia is Bali. A tourist attraction from the rich and famous to backpackers on a gap year. Bali offers beautiful sights such as Ubud and Pura Besakih. Though most are going to Bali to spend time on the beach. 

For those that are looking from some beach time, visit Kuta Beach. This place is a very busy and great place to hang out, eat, drink and party. For those that look for a little bit more quiet, visit Sunar beach. Return tickets will set you back roughly $200.

Bangkok, Thailand

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The place that everyone that travels South East Asia has been, so do you? Bangkok is the SEA experience, from amazing Thai food to pagodas that are beyond compare. For those that haven’t been, don’t miss the Royal Palace and Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha.

For those that want to have a few memorable nights on the town, start at Khoa San road. This backpacker’s street can live up to anyone’s expectation of a wild night in Asia! Just don’t lose your wallet or phone. Tickets are around $70, so that shouldn’t stop you from going.

Boracay, Philippines

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Another amazing island destination is Boracay in the Philippines. You can find beautiful beaches at Yapak and White Beach. You can find some affordable hostels just outside of the resort strip and bars are plenty around here too.

Boracay offers many activities, such as snorkeling, diving, free-diving and kite-surfing. For those that have a few days here, go island-hopping and explore beautiful quiet beaches on some of the smaller islands. Flying will cost you a little less than $400, but it’s well worth it!

Luang Prabang, Laos

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A little less known than most of our other picks, Luang Prabang is an ideal place to chill in the jungle. The city isn’t very large but has a beautiful center with many bars and restaurants based on its old French colonial heritage.

A must do is visiting the waterfalls that can be found just outside the town. In the evening most bars close down around 10. However, for those that want to have another drink the bowling alley stays open till late. A return ticket is around $250.


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