Everyone wants to know the best places to visit, but not everyone has unlimited funds to move about the globe. So naturally, when planning travel most people want to get the most bang for their buck. The best place to do that on the planet is Southeast Asia.
The weather is tropical, the booze is dirt cheap and the scenery is stunning. Pair that with thousands of young backpackers with a laid back frame of mind looking to get drunk on beaches and you have a party haven on your hands. Southeast Asia is one of the best places to visit because it is set up to party hard and with just a little bit of cash, you can buy pretty much….anything. Anything.
Come to the land of delicious food, cheap booze and an international crowd looking to mingle. Here are just a few of the top places to party when you visit Southeast Asia, getting there might not be cheap, but once you get there even those with the most meager of budgets will be able to live it up and party like Lindsay Lohann, or whichever celebutante is in the news.
Full Moon Party, Thailand
Known around the world, Thailand’s famous Full-moon Party is a must-have experience for travelers looking for an unforgettable party. These events can be found all over Thailand but the most renowned is located on Koh Phangan island in the south of the country. Happening only once or twice a month during the full moon, people come from around the world to experience this epic party. Bikini clad party-goers will adorn themselves in glow-in-the-dark body paint, bohemian head dresses and an aura of energy as they dance and drink in the sand. Fire dancers mesmerize the crowd, house music pulsates in the background and people can be found lying on the shore, swimming in the moonlit sea or just passed out on a nearby hammock. Just be careful as drugs are a very punishable offense in Thailand.
Castaway Island, Vietnam
This backpackers company not only owns the best party hostel in Hanoi, but it also owns the best party island. Located in the famous, Ha Long Bay, this small privately owned beach, Castaway Island is a party getaway for travelers. You will be picked up from the hostel and taken by bus and boat to Castaway Island. Your boat will be met by the echo of thumping bass, sunbathing partiers and people still at the bar from the night before. The only rules on the island revolve around drinking and the bar will stay open as long as there are still people up buying drinks from it. You will be served three meals a day, entertained by rambunctious parties on the beaches and encouraged to go skinny dipping when the sun goes down. There are water sports available during the day if you are not too hung over to enjoy them.
Vang Vieng, Laos
Most partying travelers will be able to tell you tales of their wild times in Vang Vieng. It is a small town that pretty much revolves around drinking Beer Lao and floating down the river in a tube. The tubing beer crawl is a must-do! You start at the top of the river with a few beers, hop in your tube and float down to the next bar that is located along the coast. The combinations of water, slippery rocks and beer has been known to be fatal so just make sure to take care of yourself.
Now that you know a few of the best places to visit in asia, it’s time to start booking that trip!