Top places for traveling on a budget in Asia

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Asia is often considered a budget-friendly travel destination due to its lower cost of living compared to Western countries. The affordability, diverse cultures, and unique experiences make it an attractive option for budget-conscious travelers.

The selected Asian cities - Hanoi, Pokhara, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Chiang Mai, Yogyakarta, and Manila - are considered budget-friendly travel destinations due to their affordable accommodation, food, and transportation costs. These places also offer a variety of tourist attractions that are either free or reasonably priced.


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Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and rich culture. Despite its status as a capital city, Hanoi is surprisingly affordable.

Accommodations in Hanoi range from as low as $10 per night for a basic hostel room to around $50 for a decent hotel room. Eating out is also quite cheap, with street food meals costing around $1-2 and a meal at a mid-range restaurant costing about $5-10. Transportation within the city is also inexpensive with bus fares as low as $0.30 and taxi fares averaging around $0.50 per kilometer.

Visitors to Hanoi should not miss the Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

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