Aside from money, another thing that holds back anyone from traveling is the required visa. There’s no doubt that processing a visa takes time and instead of pushing through, people are left a little aggravated with the extra paperwork.
Nevertheless, anyone can now indulge in the beauty of Asia anytime without worrying about the visa processing as we listed 10 Southeast Asian countries that Filipinos can travel to without a visa.
Timor-Leste or East Timor is a Portuguese-speaking Southeast Asian country compromising the eastern half of Timor Island. It is one of the two predominantly Christian countries in Southeast Asia, us being the other.
This island nation is filled with hardly-touched ‘best-in-the-world’ reefs to dive, dugongs to spot, and mountains to climb. It has very rich and dark history that you can get insight into in the capital city’s many museums. Filipinos can now trailblaze their way through this amazing country for 30 days visa-free.
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"The mountains saved us", Josh Trindade, an activist during East Timor's 24 year resistance against Suharto's Indonesia, told me. For the resistance, the mountains provided vital sanctuary. But they also pose an enormous challenge for development in this fledgling nation, with many communities still largely inaccessible due to the harsh terrain and inadequate infrastructure that span Timor Leste.
Thailand is known in Southeast Asia for its numerous and historical temples such as Wat Arun, Wat Tham Sua, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple or Wat Phra Kaew.
If you’re looking for tropical beaches to dip in, the country is famous for Pattaya, Phi Phi Island and Ko Nang Yuan to name a few. Now, Filipinos can enjoy the rich culture of Thailand for 30 days visa-free.
People who love to take wildlife adventures must experience Indonesia. It is a shelter to elephants, tigers, orangutans and even Komodo dragons.
Moreover, Indonesia is a proud home to different ethnic groups that speak different languages. And one of the most sought-after events in the country includes its traditional puppetry called Wayang. Filipinos can visit Indonesia for 30 days without a visa.
Indonesia recently proved itself as one of the most appealing destinations in the world. The archipelago recently won the GRAND PRIX award at the XIII International Tourism Film Festival in Bulgaria from 6-8 April 2017 for its promotional video named Wonderful Indonesia: The Journey to a Wonderful World. Want to know why? Then come and visit Indonesia and experience yourself why this is one of the world’s top destinations. #WonderfulIndonesia Indonesia berhasil membuktikan diri sebagai salah satu negara tujuan pariwisata paling menarik di dunia. Video promo dengan judul Wonderful Indonesia: The Journey to a Wonderful World berhasil meraih penghargaan tertinggi GRAND PRIX award di ajang XIII International Tourism Film Festival yang berlangsung di Bulgaria tanggal 6-8 April 2017. #PesonaIndonesia Photo Credit @lupajalan
Celebrate National Park Week in Indonesia by experiencing one of the most thrilling and exciting adventures of your life. Our park pick for today? The Komodo National Park located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Aside from being the last home to the amazing prehistoric Komodo Dragon, this park also holds an array of flora and fauna, breathtaking panorama, treasured underwater biota, the uniquely cute pink beach and much much more. Don’t miss out on one of the best adventures of your life and come visit the park. #WonderfulIndonesia Photo Credit : @robmulally #nationalparkweek
Enjoy the crystal clear shallow waters and the pearly soft white sandy beaches surrounding Nusa Dua which makes it a perfect place to have fun for all members of the family or for conference delegates to relax, go swimming and return completely reinvigorated and re-inspired. Nusa Dua is an ideal place for King Salman Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and his entire entourage of 1,500 people to have the most memorable holiday on magical Bali. #WonderfulIndonesia Nikmati keindahan air pantai yang jernih serta pasir putih yang lembut menyentuh jari-jari kakimu di sekitar pantai di Nusa Dua. Lokasi ini cocok untuk menghabiskan waktu liburan bersama keluarga atau sebagai tempat bersantai para delegasi konferensi atau pebisnis. Nusa Dua merupakan tempat yang cocok bagi Raja Salman dari Saudi Arabia dan seluruh rombongannya yang berjumlah 1500 orang untuk menikmati liburan yang tak terlupakan selama di Bali. #PesonaIndonesia #PesonaKingSalman 1st Photo by Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Singapore may be a small country, but it is tagged as one of the richest in Asia. Buildings flourish everywhere in the dazzling city which makes it a country with fast-phased living.
However, Singapore is still a go-to place for every Filipino because of its famous Universal Studios, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and of course, the Merlion. Now, Filipinos can book a trip to the country without a visa for a maximum of 30 days.
Mountainous terrain and lots of Buddha monasteries are things that come into one’s mind when Laos becomes the center of the conversation. Tourists will surely fall in love with the view of its various waterfalls and the famous Mekong river that spreads into five countries in Asia.
Moreover, tourists who want to buy goodies or souvenirs can go to its market called Talat Sao. Filipinos can experience Laos for 30 days without a visa.
Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country with probably the most colorful history. Located in Hanoi, one of its city, is the huge marble mausoleum of their iconic leader during Communist era, is Ho Chi Minh.
Aside from these, tourism in the country continues to grow because of its different beaches and Buddhist pagodas as well as museums which attract tourists worldwide. Filipinos are free to go in Vietnam without a visa for 21 days.
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Tourists have been going to Cambodia to witness the beauty of its historical stone temple Angkor Wat. Aside from this, the country is known to have an amazing landscape, different museums and the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to top the overall Cambodia trip.
Filipinos can discover different hidden attractions in Cambodia without a visa for 21 days.
What makes Malaysia unique from other Asian countries is its rich cultural influence from Malay, Indian, Chinese and European roots. Its beaches and rain-forests never fail to stun tourists.
But one of its most popular landmarks, Malaysia is the home of the iconic 451-meter skyscraper Petronas Twin Towers. Filipinos can tour and explore Malaysia for 14 days without the need of a visa.
There’s no doubt that people are hustling to visit Myanmar or formerly known as Burma because it is very rich in cultural heritage as it serves as a domain of more than 100 ethnic groups.
Tourists will surely have fun in Yangon because of its busy markets, parks and the well-known Shwedagon Pagoda. Filipinos can enjoy more of what Myanmar has to offer openhandedly for 14 days visa-free.
When talking about palaces and mosques, Brunei has lots to boast. It’s the very reason tourists visit it in person as it is famous for massive palaces such as Istana Nurul Iman, where the ruling Sultan of the country is living.
Also, tourists can experience thrilling adventures while witnessing the biodiverse rainforest of Ulu Temburong National Park. Brunei still has more surprisingly beautiful places and scrumptious delicacies which Filipinos can experience without a visa for 2 weeks.
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