The U.S. magazine ‘Travel + Leisure’ is a veritable source for good advice for travelers, so it came as no surprise that Bangkok and Chiang Mai were in their top 15 list of best cities to visit in the world for 2016. Chiang Mai took second place, while Bangkok took 14th. The funny thing is, last year Bangkok took 6th place and Chiang Mai didn’t even make the list.
The top cities mentioned weren’t the obvious contenders like New York, Paris or Moscow. The first place winner was Charleston, South Carolina, a place a lot of people probably haven’t even heard of. Cities in South East Asia are definitely on the rise. Luang Prabang in Laos took fifth place and Siem Reap just beat Bangkok by one spot, at 13.
According to ‘Travel + Leisure’, cities in South East Asia are definitely becoming a lot more popular due to affordable accommodation, delectable dining, historic sites, warm locals, and exciting cultures. They stated that there has never been a better time to visit Asia.
Below is the top 15 list of cities to visit across the globe, for 2016: