Cheapest Vacation Spots In Asia

By | July 8, 2024

Cheapest Vacation Spots In Asia – Finding cheap places to travel in Asia – without compromising on the quality of your trip – has become the dream of many backpackers.

Besides, what’s not to love about Asia? I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a continent that has it all: fascinating history, amazing food, warm and welcoming people, amazing scenery and great weather. The countries you’ll visit are diverse, diverse in culture, and have a beauty that would make even the most hardened traveler cry.

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And if you can see and see Asia on a budget that won’t break the bank, that’s even better, right?

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I’ll help you find your budget-friendly destination in Asia, with the help of top bloggers who live, breathe, and love all corners of the continent.

As any traveler worth their salt will tell you, Asia is one of the best places in the world to travel on a budget.

Think of the type of travel associated with Asia, and you might picture backpackers, long-haul travelers, and the occasional hippy who look like they’ve been chilling since 1967.

Think of travelers heading to Europe like Paris, Vienna or Stockholm, and you’ll probably think of family groups, couples on weekend breaks, and short-term travelers.

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Your thoughts are bringing the pictures because they are correct. Long-term budget travel is possible in Europe – even in expensive destinations like the Amalfi coast – but most budget travelers go to Asia every time.

You don’t have to be a long-term traveler, and you don’t have to be a fifty-year-old beach-dwelling hippy (although I won’t judge you if you are!), cost of living, friendly exchanges, cheap domestic travel, and the cheapest hostel or guest house, Asia is your best choice for budget travel!

I’ve asked some amazing bloggers to share their experiences in Asia – the best budget destinations, the cheapest countries, the best things to do that cost less (or free!), and the average cost of a day, including accommodation.

And remember this: when you are looking for cheap places to travel abroad, remember that you can take several places on this list at the same time. No need to limit yourself to just one!

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For example, Kuala Lumpur is one of the cheapest places in Asia to fly to, and is the hub of many regional airports. So not only can you explore KL and the rest of Malaysia, you can also take cheap flights to other destinations in Asia. Start in Kuala Lumpur, continue to Bali, Vietnam, Sri Lanka… the possibilities are endless.

Home to many backpackers, and a must-see on your Thailand itinerary, the beautiful city of Chiang Mai is one of the cheapest (and best) places to travel in Asia.

A budget traveller’s dream, the city has plenty of culture, cuisine and, of course, attractions to explore! Indulge in street food or eat delicious food at one of the city’s famous night markets. Not your usual Southeast Asian market, Chiang Mai’s night markets are famous throughout the region for their mix of delicious food, as well as the trinkets, souvenirs and handmade clothes and crafts on offer. Best of the bunch is the Sunday Walking Street Market, which is closed to the public every Sunday before turning into a hive of activity.

Love the culture? Go temple hopping on beautiful islands such as Wat Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang. That last one is special because every day the temple has ‘visiting groups of monks’ where you can come and talk freely with the monks; a special event. Wash it all down with a cup of coffee (which Chiang Mai is known for) from local operators like Akha Amma Coffee House or go international (but vegetarian) at Good Souls.

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Want to add an adventure to your Chiang Mai trip? One of the best things to do is take a short hike to the ‘Sticky Falls’. Bua Tong Waterfall is about 90 minutes outside of the city and is a waterfall where mineral deposits have been collected to make it ‘sticky’. You’ll be able to walk (yes, up!) the falls with a rope in hand.

Regardless of what you want to do, Chiang Mai is a place worth visiting with affordable prices. You can easily survive on 1000 THB (about $30) per day, especially if you choose a luxury accommodation like Bed Hostel, or one of the cheap hostels scattered around the city.

The Perhentian Islands are a group of islands located in the northeastern part of the country. It is divided by two main islands: Perhentian Kecil (small island) and Perhentian Besar (big island).

For budget travelers, Perhentian Kecil is the best option. It offers a variety of accommodation, from campsites to hostels and lodges. A safe overnight budget is around RM60.

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There are several things you can do in Perhentian Kecil for free. You can follow a jungle trail to spot wildlife, hike to the mountains surrounding the island, or take out your snorkel and mask and explore on your own. The island has amazing house reefs where you can see fish, sea turtles, and even manta rays.

If you want to see the best scenery, there are boat trips that will take you to nearby islands and diving spots where you can see more of the island’s wildlife, including turtles and sharks. Boat trips only cost RM30-60 per person.

The Perhentian Islands are also known for diving. You can get a cheap PADI certificate! There are dorms that offer a reasonable package that includes accommodation and dives.

For food, there are cheap restaurants and bars and nearby fishing villages with food stalls. You don’t need to spend more than RM5-15 for good food!

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The average budget for a day in the Perhentian Islands (including cruises) is around RM140-150 ($33-35) if you are traveling alone.

Many foreign visitors to Taiwan looking to experience the island’s city life head to Taipei, or perhaps Kaohsiung. Taiwan’s central city of Taichung is often overlooked, yet it has so much to offer! Your money will go further here than in Taipei, too. In fact, all of Taichung’s attractions are free.

The most famous is the Rainbow Village, a beautiful paradise for Instagrammers with an inspiring story behind it. For free street art, visit the Painted Animation Lane. And if you are an intrepid explorer of the town, climb the stairs to the top of the abandoned Qianyue Palace, which has been taken over by a group of artists. Some visitors have reported that they charge a NT$ 100 fee at Qianyue, but I was never asked for money when I visited (although I left a voluntary donation).

In addition to these beautiful urban areas, even the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts has free entrance. As is the Taichung Cultural Heritage Park, which hosts temporary exhibitions inside an old Japanese distillery. When it comes to food, the cheapest options are at Taichung’s wonderful markets. Taichung Second Market is a day market with good food for lunch, including vegetable stalls. And for dinner, the Feng Chia night market is probably the most famous night market in all of Taiwan.

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If you visit Taichung on a weekday instead of a weekend, you should be able to find a double room at the Chance Hotel which is great for less than $25 per night. And although the city does not have a metro line, public buses are free to ride up to 10 kilometers. Although most of the sights are within walking distance of each other, except for Rainbow Village. All in all, you can see all that Taichung has to offer on a daily budget of $25 per person.

Vietnam is a beautiful country, one of the cheapest destinations in Asia, and one that has a variety of places to enjoy. Of all the beautiful places you can visit in the country, Hoi An is my favorite, and I think it should be part of everyone’s trip to Vietnam!

Home to Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An gives you a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of the local people. You can explore the old town on foot and marvel at the beautiful colors, architecture, and beautiful temples you can find there. Also, the whole place looks very impressive at night, when the whole street is lit up with lanterns – you will find people from all over the world freely placing lanterns in the sky.

Besides the famous old town, Hoi An also has beautiful beaches such as An Bang Beach, Cua Dai Beach, etc. There is also a Japanese Covered Bridge,

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