Asia is the largest continent in the world. With so many countries belonging to the region, this is one of the many places to go to if you plan to go a budget travel. Compared to other parts of the world, the cost of transportation in Asia has gotten cheaper. Here now are 5 destinations in Asia you can go to if you want to make the most out of your dollars.
1. Xián, China
The biggest attraction in the Chinese city of Xian is the Terra-Cotta Army. A museum found outside the heart of the city will give you a background of these 8,000 statues and the 1974 excavation that led to their discovery after 2,000 years. Explore the city’s ancient walls which stands almost 40 feet tall or take a leisurely bike ride around the 600-year old structure.
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
This Asian destination used to be the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Located in the northern mountains of Thailand, Chiang Mai is home to hundreds of beautiful Buddhist temples. Three of them are worth mentioning namely WatPhra Singh, Chiang Mai’s most revered site; WatChediLuang, one of the largest surviving temples dating back to the ancient times; WatPhra That DoiSuthep is found on the mountain of DoiSuthep, giving you a view of the city. You can go shopping for souvenirs around its public market.
3. Hoi An, Vietnam
This 15th century fishing port offers both historical sites and pristine white sand beaches. This Asian destination was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the many attractions in Hoi An is the Japanese Covered Bridge, which was built in the 16th century. Strolling across the bridge is free but there is a minimal fee for visiting the museum found on the north side.
4. Taipei. Taiwan
Money named Taipei as one of the top three Best in Travel International destinations in 2016. While it is dominated by skyscrapers, there is a piece of history amid its contemporary buildings and lively markets. Head on to the 89th floor of the Taipei 101 Tower to have a glimpse of the city. The National Palace Museum, home to one of the largest collections of Chinese art in the world, is found in this Asian destination.
5. Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap offers various attractions set in a lush jungle setting. From there, you can visit the nearby Angkor Temples, which covers an area of 250 miles. The most popular of these attractions is the Angkor Wat. After visiting these temples, you can try out some street foods at the Old Market.
Traveling on a budget in Asia will never be a problem with these destinations. As usual, you need to do some research when going to these attractions.
Robert Janitzek offers tips and guides when traveling to Asia. Check out his website at www.robertjanitzektravels.com.