Although technically, Southeast Asia is only composed of 11 countries (Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, and East Timor), there are almost a total of 30,000 wonderful islands in Southeast Asia which a traveller can reach through 35 important international gateways in this region. We are citing these airports for you so you can have more idea on how these airports look like and what are the tourist spots you can visit near these airports once the COVID lockdown is lifted. Unfortunately, wikipedia only gives you the list of airports. It does not show you recent pictures about the airport nor advice places you can visit after landing in that airport. We merged sources we got from wikipedia, instagram and tripadvisor making this blog unique. This will be a digital tour and I hope you enjoy the content we worked on for almost a day’s shift. We cannot travel physically right now due to the COVID pandemic but we can definitely travel digitally!
Here are our list of 35 Important International Airports in Southeast Asia:
1.) Brunei International Airport
Located in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Places you can visit are Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Istana Nurul Iman, Jerudong Park Playground, and Ulu Temburong National Park.
2.) Pakse International Airport
Located in Pakse, Laos. Places you can visit are Bolaven Plateau Highlands, Wat Phu, Wat Luang, and Si Phan Don.
3.) Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport
Located in Dili, East Timor. It was named after East Timor’s President and national hero. Places you can visit here are Tais Market, East Timorese Museum, Cristo Rei Statue, and Largo de Lecidere.
4.) Wattay International Airport
Located in Vientiane, Laos. Places to visit are Pha That Luang, Patuxay Monument, Sisaket Temple, and Buddha Park.
5.) Mandalay International Airport
Located soth of Mandalay in Tada-U, Myanmar. Places to visit are Mandalay hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mahamuni Buddha Temple, and Mandalay Palace. Read our blog here.
6.) Luang Prabang International Airport
Located in Luang Prabang, Laos. Places to visit are Phousi Hill, Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace, and Wat May Souvannapoumaram.
7.) Yangon International Airport
Located in Yangon, Myanmar. Places to visit are Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Chauk Htat Kyi Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake.
8.) Nay Pyi Taw Airport
Located in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Places to visit are Uppatasanti Pagoda, Gems Museum, National Herbal Park.
9.) Phnom Penh International Airport
Located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Places to visit are the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, Preah Vihear Keo Morakot. Read our blog here.
10.) Ngurah Rai International Airport
Located in Bali, Indonesia. Places to visit are Uluwatu Temple, Seminyak Beaches, Sanur, and Mount Batur.
11.) Siem Riep International Airport
Located in Siem Riep, Cambodia. Places to visit are Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Thom and other temples. Read our blog here.
12.) Soekarno Hatta International Airport
Located in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was named after the first president of Indonesia. Places to visit are the National Monument, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, and Dunia Fantasi.
13.) Adisutjipto International Airport
Located in Java, Indonesia. Places you can visit are the Borobodur temple, Mount Bromo, Prambanan Temple and Mount Merapi.
14.) Noi Bai International Airport
It is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Places to visit are the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, and Thang Long Imperial Citadel. Read our blog here.
15.) Phuket International Airport
Located in Phuket, Thailand. Places to visit are Old Phuket Town, Sunday Walking Street Market, Krabi and Thalang Road.
16.) Don Mueang International Airport
Located in Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand. Places to visit are Parco Rommani Thung Si Kan, Wat Phut, Phra Arramluang Temple. Read our blog here.
17.) Hang Nadim International Airport
Located in Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia. It was named after a Malay warrior Laksamana, Hang Nadim. Places to visit are Penyengat Island, Trikora Beach, TBS Group and Batam Center Port.
18.) Da Nang International Airport
Located in Danang, Vietnam. Places to visit are The Marble Mountains, My Son Temple, Dragon Bridge, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.
19.) Sihanoukville International Airport
Located in Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia. Places to visit are Otres Beach, Ochheutal Beach, Lazy Beach and Bamboo Island.
20.) Chiang Mai International Airport
Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Places to visit are Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh and Doi Suthep.
21.) Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Located in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan, Thailand. Places to visit are Wat King Kaew, King Rama IX Park, Wat Lan Boon. Read our blog here.
22.) Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Places to visit are Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Mount Kinabalu, Manukan Island, Tanjung Aru.
23.) Penang International Airport
Located in Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia. Places to visit are Georgetown, Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi, Penang National Park.
24.) Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport
Located in Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia. It was named after one of the Indonesia Kings (16th Ruler of the Sultanate of Gowa) who was also considered as a national hero. Places to visit are Manado, Makassar, Tomohon, and Gorontalo.
25.) Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport
Located in Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia. Places to visit are Derawan Islands, Kemala Beach, Kebun Sayur Market, Samama Island and Maratua Island.
26.) Kualanamu International Airport
Located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Places to visit are Lake Toba, Medan, Samosir, Bukit Lawang.
27.) Juanda International Airport
Located in Sidoarjo Regency, East Java, Indonesia. It was named after the last Prime Minister of Indonesia, Djuanda Kartawidjaja, who had suggested development of this airport. Places to visit are Surabaya, Malang, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Banyuwanggi.
28.) Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Places to visit are Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, Menara Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang.
29.) Changi International Airport
Located in Changi, Singapore. Places to visit are Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa, Merlion, and Universal Studios Singapore.
30.) Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Located in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Places to visit are Cu Chi Tunnel, Ben Thanh Market, Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. Read our blog here.
31.) Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Located in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines. Places you can visit are Mactan Resorts, Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu, Fort San Pedro, and Temple of Leah. Read our Cebu blog here.
32.) Ninoy Aquino International Airport
It is situated in Metro Manila. The airport is named after Senator Ninoy Aquino who was assassinated at the airport. Tourist spots you can visit in Metro Manila are Rizal Park, SM Mall of Asia, Resorts World, Intramuros, and the National Museum of the Philippines. Read our blog here.
33.) Kalibo International Airport
Located in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. Places to visit are Boracay, Bakhawan Eco Park, and Museo It Akean. Read our blog here.
34.) Bohol- Pangalao International Airport
Located in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines. Places to visit are Chocolate Hills, Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, Alona Beach, and Panglao Island. Read our blog here.
35.) Puerto Princesa International Airport
Located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It was ranked by cntraveler as the most beautiful island in the world. Places to visit are Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Ugong Rock Adventures. Read our blog here.
There are a number of other international airports located in Southeast Asia which are serving minimal number of international flights/ routes. We haven’t included those yet. The 35 airports on the list are a good start to start your adventure in Southeast Asia. Please let us know any suggestions that you may have for this lovely blog. Please also follow us on IG: travellingpeoplesdotcom, Facebook: Travellingpeoples, and Youtube: Nathanael Nunag. We aim to provide games monthly to our followers/ subscribers giving them a chance to win free plane tickets, tours, accommodations, and other travel products. Keep safe everyone! Next blog would be airports in Northeast Asia.