Cheapest Cities in Asia
to Visit in 2012
Cheapest cities in Asia
Have you ever wanted to visit Asia, but were worried about the expensive price tag that would come along with it? No worries; in this article you'll learn about some of the cheapest cities in Asia that will leave you entertained, while at the same time not breaking the bank. Traveling is something that everyone wishes they could do more often and with a little bit of research and creativity, traveling to Asia will be a reality instead of a dream.
1. Hanoi, Vietnam
This big city is a major tourist attraction with tons of different sights and things to do. You can either hire a local taxi to take you around the major sights or you can join an organised tour. This has huge benefits as you’ll get to see the most popular places such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where Uncle Ho rests peacefully and the Fine Arts Museum. However, if you are staying centrally then you could choose to stroll the streets, taking in Hoan Kiem Lake and the French Colonial Architecture. However you choose to explore, don’t miss the Temple of Literature which is bursting with old manuscripts etched in stone that many people from all over the planet come to enjoy.
2. Goa, India
The region of Geo is a perennial budget holiday destination that tourists just seem to flock to from all over the world. The cheap local economy will appeal to all and will allow you to experience the local culture and facilities without any financial worries. The beaches in Goa are the main draw and people hang out here all day, eating local curry and breads, taking a swim or taking a boat out on the water. Watch the sun go down with a local beer in your hand and check out the Goa Carnival as well. It's a three day celebration with rides, games, food, and culture. What more could you ask for?
3. Kuta, Bali
The Kuta area has seen a recent growth of tourism, probably thanks to the huge success of the movie Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts which was filmed in this area. The rich local architecture mixed with the culture of the area really says a lot about this Asian community as a whole. One of the best places to go if you have children is the Waterbom water park, which has slides, pools and other toys for everyone to enjoy!
4. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
If you’re looking for an authentic, yet budget-proof Southeast Asian destination then consider the city of Phnom Penh. There is plenty of rich Cambodian culture and tons of history. There are a great assortment of hotels and those that sit alongside the river have windows and balconies that overlook the water for a beautiful view. Most travellers want to visit Royal Palace, built in 1866 by King Norodom just on the edge of the Mekong River; a remarkable and breath-taking landmark.
5. Hoi An, Vietnam
If you've never been to Vietnam, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever heard of this small quaint town. Yes it is on the main tourist trail for those on organised Vietnam holidays
, but don’t let that put you off! Hoi An is a tiny little town that is dedicated mostly to fishing and it was in fact a major international port back in the sixteenth century.
Today the town is more famous for its quaint streets which are free of cars and motorbikes, old merchants houses and intriguing small local shops, selling everything from local art, handicrafts and clothing. The food is also great here with a good selection of cafes and restaurants. The accommodation tends to be small and informal in the town center, although there are larger hotels and spa resorts just outside Hoi An.