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Top 7 Best Party Cities in Southeast Asia

Yes, Southeast Asia is considered to be full of romance, but while this is undoubtedly true, it is also full of epic parties. From small beach towns like Patong to big metropolitan cities like Ho Chi Minh City, destinations in this list have something in common, and it is the lively atmosphere of people who, at least for a brief moment, want to enjoy life and not care for other things. Since prices are often affordable, people are friendly, and there is no shortage of everything from sophisticated nightclubs, to extravagant parties, to stylish bars, it is no wonder that Southeast Asia is one of the best party destinations in the world.

The places listed here comprise some of the region's most renowned party cities where you can be sure never to be bored. If you would like to find more cities where you can party till you drop, widen your search for different regions, or maybe add some other criteria, you can try our search tool, which will rate and order cities according to the requirements you picked.

1. Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the best places in the world for partying. But it is not only the nightlife for which the city is renowned. Famous markets and delicious food for affordable prices make Bangkok a perfect destination for everybody who wants to explore something new. No shortage of stunning Buddhist temples, modern skyscrapers and shopping possibilities are all a welcoming bonus.

2. Patong

When talking about the perfect tropical destination with beautiful sandy beaches where you can lie down and enjoy breath-taking sceneries and great whether Patong is always somewhere on the top of the list. The most popular destination in Phuket Island is renowned, however, not only for its three-kilometre long beach, but also for numerous human-made and natural attractions, wonderful spas, famous Simon Cabaret Shows, or lively nightlife. And, of course, if you are a fan of martial art, be sure to have a look at some of the best Muay Thai fights since there is not only one, but rather two fighting stadiums in Patong.

3. Pattaya

You surely heard a lot about Pattaya, but its “bad reputation” is often exaggerated. First, we have to make one thing clear. Pattaya indeed is one of the best party cities in the world, with hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting Pattaya yearly just for its renowned party life. So be sure that it is worth visiting it if you like to party hard. However, besides this, Pattaya has still a lot to offer. Ancient-style wooden temples, floating markets, The Elephant Village, great shopping possibilities, delicious street food, and even plenty of attraction for children since Pattaya is building its reputation as a family-friendly city. It is no wonder that Pattaya is among the most visited Thai destinations.

4. Ho Chi Minh City

Great spas, rich history, fascinating river life, vibrant nightlife, stunning Mekong delta, or about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) long underground tunnels. All of this is inherently connected with Ho Chi Minh City, but it is by no means everything. The city is, for example, also family-friendly with many attractions for kids meaning that little ones will never be bored here.

5. Ko Phi Phi

The beach! But not just any beach. We have in mind the one from the famous Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie "The Beach." The island indeed became a little bit overcrowded after surging popularity, but it is still worth it. Ko Phi Phi is an island that lives and is famous for its parties, plenty of adventurous activities, great food, friendly locals, unforgettable sceneries, and of course, gorgeous beaches.

6. Singapore

The island city-state in Southeast Asia is the chosen annual destination for millions of tourists. The superb restaurants, famous zoo, cultural diversity and modern architecture are just some of many reasons why visiting Singapore comes with no regrets.

7. Manila

The capital of the Philippines has pumping nightlife, great shopping possibilities, the oldest Chinatown in the world, and yet not so renowned cuisine, but undoubtedly delicious. You definitely must take an exciting Jeepney ride, which is an integral part of Manila, while you still have a chance. And by the way, locals are so friendly and helpful that you will love them!