Traveling is the best way to refresh the body and the soul. It can be a great getaway experience from the din and bustle of the monotonous city life. If you are someone who loves to travel and experience foreign culture and their way of life, you know that traveling can be an expensive deal. But here we are, with 10 places that people can visit on a budget after the pandemic is over!!
Thailand is the most loved tourist destination for budget-friendly people. It offers an experience with friendly people and diverse activities to indulge in. These experiences range from clubbing, diving into turquoise watered beaches, hogging cheap street food, the chaotic markets where you can find anything that you like, the night skyline, the authentic spas to relax your senses, and last but not the least the polite people of Thailand. Some of the few places that one must visit are Bangkok for its city parties, Pattaya for its nightlife, Chiang Rai for mountain trekking, Koh Samui and Krabi for the ethereal beaches.
Let yourself be blown away by the pretty beaches, quaint places, historical monuments, hill stations, bustling cities, and mouth-watering seafood. Colombo and Negombo are the best choices to live the city life. If cold weather, tea plantations, and waterfalls attract you, then Nuwara Eliya and Kandy are the places to visit. Located in the Indian Ocean, it has the best shorelines and seafood to hog.
Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom located on the eastern Himalayas. The nation offers snow-covered hills surrounded by steamy clouds. This country is known to have the highest Gross National Happiness, thus assuring its prime objective to keep the people happy. The capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu, is a place where there is an abundance of peace with no traffic lights. Bhutan is a beautiful embodiment of the delightful world of monasteries, the Himalayan mountains, unpolluted air, dumplings to pork dishes, and prayer flags fluttering in the air.
Nepal is popularly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. The country experiences violent large thunderstorms erupting through the valleys from the Himalayas. This one on the list is probably going to cost you the least while providing you with the best experience of the lofty Himalayan peaks and lush green mountains. Nepal is the best place to cruise around. Trekking in the mountains of Nepal is a must. The four highest peaks of the world namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu are the glorious highlights of the country apart from serene Buddhist monasteries.
Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia and you will stumble upon numerous things in this gem of a country in a budget-friendly way. It harbors the largest cave of Asia, Halong Bay, islands, forests, religious places and more. The Marble Mountains and green paddy farms mingle together to convince you to visit this place at least once. Known as the paradise of street food which includes traditional rice noodle soup, rice crepes and beef noodles, you can’t miss the floating markets which are joyful. Kayaking is an enjoyable and a very common mode of transport in Vietnam.
Laos is a forested and mountainous country full of sloping hills, pine trees, countless waterfalls, extant hills tribes, colonial architecture, and skyline-silver lakes. One will meet extremely welcoming people and plenty of idyllic landscapes which are mostly located on the outskirts of the country. Biking around villages filled with green forests, trekking on mountains with lush greenery, and exploring the riddled caves are all the activities that will keep you wildly entertained without spending a penny. Renting a bicycle for the entire day, you can cycle around the hills or the side streets. Having a meal by the rivers and swimming near the waterfalls of Laos will refresh your mind.
The Philippines is the land of emerald rice fields, gypsies, graffiti walls, fuming volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, and the frizzy water buffaloes. For a beach-bum, the Philippines has 7000 tropical islands that will leave you speechless. The Maroon slick of sand on every ocean with mega islands and hidden lagoons are a gem. There the divers, sun worshippers, and adventurous travelers can pitch a tent and spend nights on the coastline in Palawan. The place is a heaven for kayakers, Boracay, and kiteboarding. Mountain-biking and canyoneering are also popular sports.
Malaysia is a boon for people in the equatorial region of the globe. The tropical rainforest climate hovers on the land throughout the year. If you are someone looking for mountain ranges, forested hills and coastal plains, Malaysia is your place to go. The tropical country is estimated to contain 20% of the world’s number of species. Malaysia is home to the largest flower in the world. With exotic dishes that blend Indian, Thai, and Malay flavors, Malaysian food unfurls its multi-ethnic culture. One of the gazetted festivities of Malaysia is Thaipusam with vibrant, exhilarating, and joyous celebrations.
Singapore offers an unbelievable amount of creativity, culture, and cuisines. It is the perfect combination of tall intricate buildings, scenic islands, and narrow streets which make it a fascinating country of Asia. Called ‘The Lion City’, it remains in touch with the old heritage that also finds a place in the decorated temples. Singapore provides a variety of cuisines ranging from chicken rice, chili crab and fish head curry to oyster omelets and pork ribs. One will find various hawkers centers which are like a permanent food festival where food is cheap, quality is extremely high, and hygienic.
Cambodia is an empire of temples. Angkor Wat, the largest religious building along with Siem Reap is one of the main attractions of the country. Cambodia combines a variety of experiences like beautiful riverfronts of Phnom Penh, beaches of Sihanoukville, colonial towns of Battambang, endless rice fields of Mondulkiri, and lush green parks. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is regal and amazing to watch. Koh Rong Samleoum – an island in the coastal town of Sihanoukville; and Kampot for a swimming break near the river are mandatory to visit.