Asia has always been a great choice for gap year students and adventurers. It is mainly due to the modest lifestyle and the backpacker culture. Places like Hanoi and Bangkok are places where the value of dollar seems to stretch. If you are looking forward to going to Asia, then here are the cheapest places to have a great holiday.
1. Pokhara, Nepal
You will find hotels of various ranges here; from budget to mind-range and premium hotels. There are lots of outdoor activities available so that you can make your plan. The town has lots of treks to make your stay an adventurous one. You can paddle to the middle of Phewa Lake, visit the Davi’s Fall and view sunrise from Sarangkot hilltop.You can buy quality street foods for pennies. A good dinner will cost you only US$4!
2. Vientiane, Laos
It is a sleepy riverside town. It is not only the political center of Laos but also a beautiful place to visit on vacation. You can walk around the capital or hire a bike to get to the other end of the city. You only need a few dollars to wander around the city, have a nice meal and a few beers down by the river.
3. Sapa, Vietnam
You can get the world’s cheapest beer in Sapa. It is known as ‘hoi bia.’ But you need some effort to order it in the Vietnamese language. You can rent a motorbike for around US$5 and explore the city. You will view the best scenery of the country here. The Silver Waterfall is worth seeing. You will find the markets or nearby villages fascinating. The entry visa to enter Vietnam is cheaper during the winter season.
4. Bagan, Myanmar
You will find lots of temples, stupas, and pagodas. You can rent a bike to explore the landscape full of temples. You can see the sunrise in a hot air balloon for just US$ 300. You can see around the city by horse-drawn cart. The food and drinks are very cheap here.
5. Sihanoukville, Cambodia
You can lie down on the beach the whole day and eat delicious street food. It will feel like paradise. You can go to islands by boat for less than $US20. You will find various kinds of boats. You can learn how to windsurf.
If you are looking for a holiday without breaking your bank, then choose one of these amazing destinations in Asia. You will carry a lifetime memory with you when you come back.