Asia is the largest continent by both size and population—a diverse, multi-cultural melting pot of some of the oldest civilizations on Earth. There’s so much to see and do in Asia, it’s hard to narrow it down to a shortlist—it could take you months to truly explore just one country.

For those on a tighter schedule or budget, the secret to discovering the best places to travel in Asia is to see a bit of everything—from the skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the majestic slopes of Mount Fuji and the architectural marvel of places like Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Be it the most beautiful beaches or the most unusual hills, the best places to visit in Southeast Asia have got it all. They are spellbinding, surreal & absolutely sensuous when it comes to satiating your desire for an impeccable holiday. And what makes them more special is the fact that most of these places can easily be explored in just a week. So, you don’t have to convince your boss or family too much because you’ll be back from these paradises before they know!

Regardless of what you truly want to experience in your travels through Asia, there’s surely a spot somewhere to fill that need.