Plan Your Trip to Southeast Asia
By Michael Aquino, About.com Guide
Before You Go
Got your passport ready? Your visas? Got the right vaccinations for your trip? Prepared for the cultural quirks of the country you're visiting? Before you pack your swimsuit or camera, make sure you get your pre-trip information straight. Read up on the customs of the region, the ideal baggage, and other important traveler tips to get you through your trip.
The entry requirements for each Southeast Asian country are quite different - what's permitted in one country might be prohibited in another. Read the details now and spare yourself major trouble later.
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Travel in Southeast Asia can be as risky as it is rewarding. Here are a few precautions and tips you should keep in mind before you book your flight to the region. Better safe than sorry!
Mind Your Manners
People in Southeast Asia have different cultural sensibilities from Westerners. Before making your way into the region, be mindful of how you behave: act respectfully and avoid offensive behavior by reading up on the tips presented below.
Weather and Climate
Southeast Asia encompasses a dozen countries over thousands of miles, so the weather will be radically different from place to place. Click on the links below to find out what the climate will be like in your destination, and what you should wear when you fly in.
Find Suitable Accommodation
Find out where you can spend the night at your Southeast Asian destination. We’ve included accommodations to suit every budget and taste.