Best Budget Travel Destinations In Asia

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So you're looking to get the best bang for your buck on the biggest continent? We've created a list of some of our favourite budget destinations in Asia below. Whether you're on a shoestring budget, a two week YOLO budget or just looking for a great holiday without spending a lot, these cities will give you the perfect mix of experience and affordability.

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Hanoi, Vietnam

In general, most places in Vietnam are quite affordable catering to the "backpacker budget." Hanoi is no exception. Offering a more traditional atmosphere than Saigon in the south, Hanoi is filled with interesting, small streets and delicious food.

There is plenty of beautiful French inspired architecture and transportation to wonderful Halong Bay and Sapa. Keep an eye out for the plastic chair cafes and the 25 cent (19p) bia hoi (fresh beer). If you're feeling brave you could even try your luck with a traditional tobacco pipe; Thuoc Lao which is often offered free of charge with a beer purchase. Four star hotels start at about $30 (£24) per night and full meals at restaurants cost as little as $3 (£2.30).

Top tip: US dollars are widely accepted throughout Vietnam if you struggle to get your hands on the local currency, Vietnamese Dong

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

About 20 minutes in a tuk tuk from the gates of Angkor Wat is the town of Siem Reap. It's the famous home to some of the world's cheapest hostel beds, but this historic town offers accommodation for any budget.

Enjoy the inexpensive night life scene on the infamous Pub Street and make sure to sample as much Khmer cuisine as possible. Four star hotels will set you back about £20 per night. A budget dinner will cost between £3 to £5 and a three day pass to explore the temples of Angkor Wat costs £30.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Everyone who heads to Thailand should spend time in Bangkok and the islands in the south. If you're looking to maximise your budget, head north to Chiang Mai. Explore the ancient temples, get in touch with the artist community in town, take advantage of the natural beauty and enjoy the less crowded atmosphere. If you are staying for more than a few days we recommend checking out the hippy haven Pai, located around 4 hours north of Chiang Mai by bus.

If you're looking to spend your time at a four star hotel, prices start at about £20 per night. Food is inexpensive, with budget dinners costing less than £4.

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Pokhara, Nepal

Nepal is home to some of the most stunning hiking opportunities in the world and Pokhara is a fantastic place to start. Whether you're looking to splurge on a paragliding experience, or pinch a few pennies and enjoy some trekking on your own, Pokhara has exactly what any nature lover is looking for.

Four star hotels are a bit more expensive, with prices starting at approximately £40 per night, but meals will only set you back a few dollars, and basic necessities are incredibly inexpensive as well.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

If you're in the mood for monkeys, and the road less traveled, spend some time in Colombo. Sri Lanka is in a convenient location, whether you're coming from Europe, India, or the Southeast Asian peninsula.

There are plenty of affordable tours, national parks and fantastic markets. There are western style four star hotels available start at £28 per day. A budget dinner will set you back between £3 to £6.

Best Budget Travel Destinations In Asia

Best Budget Travel Destinations In Asia