10 Visa-Free destinations you won’t want to miss out on!

One of the most hassle parts of traveling is having to give extra time and consideration to acquiring a Visa. Aside from all the documents you have to gather, there’s the anxiety of getting denied (no matter how unlikely that is). You know that you could always opt for a Visa-free destination, but sometimes your selection just feels so limited — It’s not, though. 

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You might be frequenting the same options again and again — Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia — but there are so many that you may not have ever considered. Here are 10 Visa-free destinations which are relatively easy to travel to from the Philippines:

10. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap is best known for being home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex. A UNESCO world heritage center, 7th wonder of the world, and Tomb Raider location, these structures are definitely something you have to see in person at least once in your life.

After getting your fill of culture and adventure, take a shopping trip at the Siem Reap Old Market. All the bargains will have your arms weighed down at the end of the day! But before retiring, make sure to stop by Pub Street to get a glimpse of the nightlife.

(Read: A Quick Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia)

9. Laos

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Being one of the only landlocked destinations in the region, a trip to Laos can easily span several cities. It’s much easier to go around different locales to maximize sightseeing, especially since Laos is considered a naturally beautiful country. From the Vieng Xai Cave City to the Great Stupa then to the Bolaven Plateau waterfalls and of course the Mekong river, Laos is in no shortage of breathtaking sights. 

(Related: 8 Great Things To Do in Luang Prabang, Laos: A Journey for the Broken Hearted)

8. Maldives

Do I really need to say anything about the Maldives? Just looking at photo shows you that this is the ultimate seaside destination for any beach baby. The waters of Maldives are considered some of the clearest in the world, and their sand the finest. There are different activities you can try like surfing, riding a submarine, or going fishing but even just relaxing on the beach would make the trip worth it.

(TRAVEL: Here’s How You Can Go On A Luxurious Trip To Maldives On A Budget!)

7. Taipei, Taiwan

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You’ll want to visit Taiwan quick because Filipinos’ Visa-free access to this country will end in July. Hopefully, they end up extending beyond that. The bustling night markets and delicious food at every corner ensures Taipei is a city you’ll want to keep coming back to. Its intricate temples, historical centers, and cultural monuments are truly a sight to behold. Plus, you can go to nearby Jiufeng, which people liken to the spirit town of Spirited Away. 

(Read: 10 Must-Visit Taiwan Destinations Aside from Taipei 101)

6. Sri Lanka (South Coast)

Travelers may be more familiar with Sri Lanka’s bigger cities or even Tea Country, but a different kind of destination is their beach towns on the south coast. These locales are said to be a hidden gem, with a different kind of life breathed into them. For one thing, it’s one of the rare parts of Sri Lanka that actually has a vibrant nightlife.

You can start by checking out Galle, a town that is home to Galle Fort which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This town is highly reflective of Sri Lanka’s Dutch and Portuguese influences. Continue on to Mirissa, a picturesque and serene coastline. Or if active and fun is more your type, Unawatuna Beach would be a better fit.

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