There are so many reasons to go to Southeast Asia, from the incredible food to the stunning views and fascinating culture, but you know I’m all about the party life, so here are is a rundown of the best nightlight to discover when exploring Southeast Asia.
The Full Moon Party, Thailand
As 1 Cover explains, Haad Rin is the main town on the island of Koh Pha-Ngan which is where the full moon party takes place. This is one of the most popular parties in the world, and it really is something special. Watch the whole beach come alive with revellers to celebrate the full moon with drinks, dancing and making new friends during the longest party you are likely to ever attend (if you’re hardcore like me!).
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As the capital city of Malaysia, it’s no surprise that Kuala Lumpur is the place to be when it comes to nightlife. My favourite area is Bukit Bintang where you are likely to find a whole host of bars and clubs that suit the type of night you are looking for. Scope out one of the many sky bars too to get an amazing view of an incredible city – plus a drink or two, too!
What’s better than a party? A party on the beach! The island of Boracay boasts over 4km of beach lined with bars, cheap drinks, and some amazing DJs ready to encourage revelers to lose their inhibitions and party the night away.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vietnam really comes alive at night, but Ho Chi Minh City is certainly one to visit! Head to the Chill Sky Bar to for drinks with a view, or to see some live music, head to Acoustic Bar in District 3 for some pop-rock covers. If you want a bit more of a chilled night, head to ‘Beer Street’ AKA Bui Vien for a casual drink – at least to start with!
There is something for everyone in the party scene of Kuta in Bali. Kick off the night watching the sunset with a few beers, before heading to a club. There are plenty of dance and electro clubs if that is your style, for a classier night head to a jazz or blues club, or if you head is still sore from your antics the night before, a more chilled out acoustic bar might be a good choice.
Vang Vieng, Laos
Known as the party capital of Laos, things have calmed down a little bit in recent years after some tragic backpacker deaths, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still amazing. Aside from the usual partying you can go tubing in Vang Vieng which is essentially a bar crawl but one where you float between bars, drink in hand instead of having to walk – amazing!
It’s no wonder that Southeast Asia is so popular with young backpackers and party people alike. Everywhere you go there is a unique atmosphere and something incredible to do to make it a night to remember – or forget.