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When is the Best Time to Visit Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asia is the favorite vacation destination for many tourists around the globe. Most of these tourists have been in one of the region’s countries. Meanwhile, others are new to Southeast Asia who wish to explore islands around Thailand, Singapore, Bali, and more. A lot of tourists are charmed by the majestic beauty and serenity of Southeast Asia. It is not surprising that many of them keep on coming back to one of its countries. 

Take note that Southeast Asia is one of the five regions of Asia, located South of China, East of India, and North of Australia. This region consists of eleven countries, wherein each possesses a unique personality. But the reason why many Western travelers pick this region is the number of islands of each country in the region.

Now, deciding when to visit Southeast Asia depends on which country you choose. To give you an idea of when is the best time to visit the region, below is a list of popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia

Indonesia is famous for its stunning beaches and gorgeous landscapes. One example of Indonesia’s popular beach destination is Bali and the Gili Islands.

Also, the beautiful culture of Indonesia is seen in every corner of the country. It is one of the best picks if you want to immerse yourself with Southeast Asian culture and relax.

Indonesia is a vast country with 17,000 islands. These islands experience varied climates throughout the year. If you want to visit Bali and Lombok, the best time to go there is between mid-April and during the end of October, wherein the season is dry. Rainfall occurs in the country from November to March.

Thailand

Thailand is another popular vacation spot for Western travelers. People who are usually interested in Thailand are those who enjoy going to the beach and exploring various landscapes. Thailand also has a vibrant culture. The country is popular for its Lantern Festival (Yi Peng), Food Festival (Lopburi Monkey Banquet), and many more.

The best time to visit Thailand is during the dry season (March to May) when you can experience their beaches. However, the temperature during the dry season in Thailand can go up to 40 degrees Celsius. If you are not fond of the heat, visit the country when humidity levels are at their lowest, which is in November and February.

Malaysia

Similar to Indonesia, Malaysia’s geographical shape and location cause its islands to experience different seasons.

Ideally, the best time to visit the country is between December and February. The perfect places to tour during this time are Penang and Langkawi, which are located on the west side of the country. But if you experience the Eastern coast of Malaysia, where you can find Perhentians and Tioman Island, the best time to go there is between June and August. Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur experiences a tropical climate with bursts of rain showers throughout the year. Kuala Lumpur is driest in July.

Additional Thoughts

Remember that the key to disaster-free vacation is planning ahead of time. Make sure to prepare an itinerary before going to any Southeast Asian country. And, do plenty of research about the country, so you’ll get an idea of what to expect.

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