How about taking a vacation to some amazing destinations across the world on a budget? Sounds interesting right. However, to travel on a budget you need to do some good amount of research and planning. You should also know some quick tips about travelling to the Best and Affordable Places in the world. Read on as travellerspeaks inspires the traveler in you to visit some fascinating destinations on a budget.
The attractive Thailand
Thailand tops the chart for affordable international destinations that fits the budget of one and all. You can indulge in its mountains, food, beaches, and a lot more. Thailand has a good option for accommodation for both solo travelers and a group. It is famous for its street food and a good budget meal. You can visit cities like Bangkok, Pattaya and coral islands to explore the culture of Thailand. Most cities will be home to Ancient Buddha temples, floating market, and so on. Take the “tut-tut ride”, for an interesting experience and try Thailand’s famous Papaya Salad “Som Tam”. Not to mention the street shopping around Victoria’s monument in Bangkok.
The striking Singapore
Singapore is a country with a colorful and vibrant culture. It is a modern country offering great bargains. Singapore has decent hotels for budget travelers. You can satisfy your taste buds by indulging yourself on the Famous Local Foods in Singapore at the Chinatown food center, Maxwell food center or any hawker center for a very minimal amount. Singapore is known for its cruises, national museum of Singapore, underwater world, dolphin lagoon are a must visit destinations. Singapore is beautifully light up at night. You can explore the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel and Singapore flyer view.
The peaceful Vietnam
You will find timeless charm, and an essence of another Asian culture in Vietnam. If you are travelling on a budget it offers hostels and dormitory rooms. For popular budget meals go to places like Cha Ca Street and Nguyen Truong and have their traditional food which is the Nem Raan or Cha Gio (Fried Spring rolls) and Cha Ca (Grilled minced fish). Apart from indulging in island tours, local market tours and wildlife tours take a short Yacht or boat cruise. You must also visit Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city.
The dreamlike SriLanka
If you are looking for a place home away from home, then, Sri Lanka is the best destination. With city hostel and dormitory style accommodations it is the best backpacking destination. You must try Sri Lankan foods in local markets if you want to save money on food. Some of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka include Kandy, Colombo and Nuwara Eliya. As for shopping you must go to Odel, Majestic city etc. if you want to travel cheap use public transport such as buses and train.
The alluring Nepal
As travellerspeaks, Nepal is an ideal holiday destination for all types of traveler, with its lofty peaks and picturesque landscapes. You will find affordable hostels and food in places like Kathmandu. Take a stroll across local markets to shop for some exquisite Nepalese handicrafts and trinkets. Visit places like Pokhara, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot.
The lovely Bhutan
Bhutan is a scenic country offering pristine untouched natural wonders. Visit places like Punakha, Haa Valley, Paro, Thimphu and explore temples, monasteries, Folk Heritage Museum and Takin Zoo. You will enjoy its scenic beauty either by foot or by road. Decent guest house accommodation is easily available at budget prices.
The captivating Indonesia
Every travelers list must include a visit Indonesia for its encouraging natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. You will find a choice of hostels in Jakarta on low budget. Enjouy your meals at food stalls. Make sure you visit Bali, Java, Jakarta, and Sumatra. Indulge yourself in the spa treatments and go in for some water sports, and volcano tours to explore the scenic island country.
The Magical Malaysia
Malaysia is the perfect picturesque destination for its turquoise waters, stunning beaches and pleasant climate. You can easily find budget friendly guesthouses or dormitory rooms in Kuala Lumpur. Take a tour Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary and dine along Singapore River. Visit the Petronas Towers and take a night tour to Chinatown Trishaw, Pangkor, Redang Island and others places are must visit in Malaysia. For authentic food visit places like Nasi Kandar Pelita, Taman Paramount Night market, etc.
The spellbinding Hong Kong
Perched on the shore of South China Sea, Hong Kong, former British colony offers plenty of bargains despite being famous for its glitz lifestyle. If you are looking for an electrifying holiday experience, this is the place for you. Food is generally expensive here; however you can save money while eating market food, noodles, and dumplings. Visit the Lantau Island, Stanley Market, the famous Dragon’s Back Trail and Hong Kong Museum of Art. For shopaholics, the Temple Street Night Market and HK’s Kitschy-cool street are the top shopping favorites.
The Majestic Myanmar
Myanmar with its scenic beauty will leave you spell bound. It has hostels and dormitory set up accommodation and is said to embrace multi ethnicity and culture. Eating out in Myanmar is generally cost effective. Explore Bagan’s thousands of temple and take boat trips to Inle Lake for a satisfying experience.
The Kaleidoscopic Kenya
Kenya is known for its exorbitant African wildlife and safaris. If you book a safari here, food and accommodation are likely to be included. Masai Mara, the main wildlife reserve for safaris must be on your top priority list if you are a wildlife person and the most common food to try here is the Githeri, Chapati, and Kuku Paka. You can take a tour to explore the capital city of Nairobi as well.
The mysterious Egypt
Egypt is a place which can offer a vacation for a lifetime. The main attraction here is the Pyramids at Giza while other tourist cities include Aswan, the Red Sea, Alexandria and Sinai.You can get awesome dormitory hostels at a very low cost and food here is reasonably priced.
The alluring Turkey
When you think of Turkey, it is Istanbul you must visit as it is the highest ranked tourist spots in the world. The accommodation cost is very low here. You can savor the local Turkish delicacies to save money on food.
The optimistic Qatar
Qatar, the stunning beauty of the Persian Gulf, is one of the most prismatic tourist destinations amongst the Arab countries. You must visit this place in December and January, the ideal months to explore the gulf area with pleasant and chilly evenings. Enjoy the beaches, dune bashing and camel rides and do visit the Khor Al Adaid Natural Reserves and Zubarah Fort.
The incredible United Arab Emirates
The most precious tourist jewel Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates is another stunning beauty. While it is not so cheap you will get accommodation that is affordable. When you do your research here on food you will find plenty of budget-friendly options. Places to visit here include the Dubai Marina night, Dubai Mall for shopping, Burj Khalifa, and lots more.
The charismatic Cambodia
Cambodia will leave you wanting for more with its panoramic and rustic beauty, and rich cultural heritage. It is an ideal accommodation for backpackers as it is a cheap travel destination with food even cheaper. Take a trip to the most popular beaches in Cambodia and visit Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Kampot.
The charismatic China
China boasts of being the 3rd highest visited country in the world. Visit places like, Beijing’s Great Wall, Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai’s Bund etc. by train to save money. Indulge yourself into the local delicacies.
The stunning Taiwan
The stunning beauty of Taiwan will keep you mesmerized through diverse landscapes of artistic buildings, shimmering skyscrapers, luxury resorts, high-rising mountains, and gorgeous Chinese temples. Night markets here offer a variety of mouth-watering local eats on a budget. Include a trip to Taipei in your itinerary and use the high-speed rail for your long distance travel.
The exquisite Lebanon
Lebanon is one of the most ancient countries in the world representing rich history and diversity in culture. To save money it is best to stay in a hostel and eat street food at Babar and indulge yourself into parcels of keshek, a mini pizza. Don’t miss out on your visit to world heritage sites and cities like Tripoli, Deir el Qamar and so on.
The fabulous Sultanate of Oman
Oman with Muscat at its capital is famous for being the second best city in the world. You can locate cheap staying options on the Muttrah Corniche. Shawarma, rotisserie chicken, rice and kebabs are a must have food options. Spend time on the Capital Yacht club and visit Western Hajar and Misfat Al abreyeen as well.