Beautiful Destinations in Asia That Don’t Require Visa

Don’t you wish you could easily enter a beautiful country without the hassle of applying for a visa? You actually can because Filipinos are entitled to visit some of the most spectacular, historical and attractive places even without a visa.

South Korea Visa for Filipino Travelers
South Korea Visa for Filipino Travelers

Some these places from Asia can be visited by Filipinos for a number of days. Here are some of those places.


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South Korea

For a limited number of months (until April 2018 only, to be exact), you can go to this place where beautiful and flawless people reside. You can enter only through Yang Yang International Airport which is located in Gangwon province about 158 kilometers from Seoul. This promotion is to encourage tourism and to promote the Winter Olympics Game in February 2018 in Pyeongchang.

Places to Visit in South Korea:

National Hangeul Museum

National Hangeul Museum - Beautiful Destinations That Don’t Require Visa for Filipino Travelers
National Hangeul Museum – Beautiful Destinations That Don’t Require Visa for Filipino Travelers

This modern-designed museum was opened in 2014 which shows all the information of Hangeul; Korea’s alphabet. Visitors are educated from the creation to the development of Hangeul. The three parts of the museum are Hangeul Exhibition Hall, Children’s Museum (complete with toys and activities for them) and Hangeul Learning Center.

Location: Address: 139, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Walk Straight to about 430m. from Ichon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang Line), Exit 2.
Contact no.: +82-2-2124-6200.
Operating hours: Sun-Fri from 10:00am-6:00pm
Sat- open until 9:00pm
Except New Year’s Day and the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s
Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

*Free admission at Hangeul Learning Center and Hanguel Exhibition Hall.

Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong

Gyeongju Yangdong Village
Gyeongju Yangdong Village

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that came about between 14th to 15th centuries in Gyeongsangbuk-do. These two villages continue their tradition where the two existing villages that have descents whose family members carry the same surname as that of their mutual ancestors. They have a colourful village especially during autumn when the surrounding trees are lovely hues of orange and yellow.

Location: Gyeongju-si Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Cambodia

Cambodia is a neighboring country to Thailand, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Social Republic of Viet Nam. It’s a country with rich culture which expands to art, architecture, dance and many others. Cambodia is a symbol of colorful festivities and costumes. Thearavada Buddhism is their national religion which makes about 95% of their population.

Places to Visit in Cambodia:

Ratanakiri

A road in rural Ratanakiri
A road in rural Ratanakiri By Lukas BergstromRoad, CC BY 2.0, Link

Ratanakiri is a province of Cambodia; it’s a fertile land with brownish to almost red soil in some parts and lush greeneries with bodies of water.

What to do: Swimming at Yeak Loan Lake, Hike to Ceal Rumplan ( stone field ), Veun Sai district and Sre San river stop at Kachoun village and visit Tumpoun village, Kavet minority Chinese village, Ban Phang village and other old villages. There are plenty more to do in this province including a visit to Ou’Seanlair Waterwall and gem mines and digging wells.

How to get there: Going there is not possible by plane however you can travel by car from Phnom Penh which is about 636 km away then head to Steung Treng through a boat ride which will then bring you to Ratanakiri.

Angkor Archaeological Park

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

This park is home to archeological proofs of the Khmer Empire from the 9th century to 15th century. Part of this complex is Angkor Wat which is very popular amongst tourist. If you like to have a date with the past, then you need to drop by this place. There are guided tours you can hire if you want to learn more about this ancient place.

Operating hours: Angkor Wat- daily from 5am-6pm
Kbal Spean- daily from 5am-3pm
Banteav Srev- daily from 5am-5pm
How to get there: The most common way to go to Cambodia is to fly to Siem Reap which is the country’s capital.

Thailand

Thailand is a country that characterizes vibrance, smile and exotic beauty. It has a tropical climate and a friendly environment that you’ll love. The beaches are great and the night life is something you must experience.

Places to Visit in Thailand:

Pha Mon Highland Agricultural Extension Centre

Tulips Farm
Tulips Farm

Tulips, lilies and red salvia; these are some of the beautiful flowers that you can see thriving at this farm. Take time to admire how lively they are while enjoying the cool breeze during cooler season.

Location: 448/16 Singhakhlai Road, Amphoe Mueang Rai, Chiang Rai
Operating hours: Daily from 8:30-4:30
Contact no.: +66 5371 7433, +66 5374 4674-5
For advance reservation, call: +66 5391 8555

How to get there: Take Highway 1020 from Chiang Rai to Amhpoe Toeng – Amphoe Chiang Kham then turn left at Phu Sang Witthayakhom School and pass by Namtok Phu Sang National Park and Ban Huak which is a village on Lao-Thai border.

Thai Dessert Museum

Thai Dessert Museum
Thai Dessert Museum

This museum is an interesting concept since they exhibit detailed information of Thailand’s food during Sukhothai, Ayuddhaya and Rattanakosin era. They even have role playing for interested participants where they can sit on boat models and act like they are selling at the floating market.

Location: Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Province
Operating hours: Fri, Sat and Sun from 10am-7pm
Contact no.: 034-750350-1, 088-8658661

How to get there: Take Highway No. 325 from the centre of Samut Songkhram then drive to the T-Junction and turn left to Amphawa. Head straight then turn left to Pang Somboon Road and drive to the end until you find Anek Prasong Bldg. located at the Sub District of Amphawa along the Mae Klong River.

There are flights available daily from Manila to Bangkok, Thailand.

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