Solo travelling is definitely different from travelling with your family or friends in a large group. The foremost concern is, of course, personal safety and somewhere that you can travel on a budget since you can’t split the bill.
Travelling by yourself has many benefits, including better mobility and a chance to make friends with the locals and fellow travelers. Here are some of the best places in South East Asia that solo travelers should definitely check out:
Boracay is known for its white beaches that have crystal clear waters and sand so fine it floats in the wind. Apart from various water sports, you can also enjoy shopping at the local markets.
Bali stands out as a destination island that is rich in culture and artwork. Here you’ll be able to witness a unique form of Hinduism not practiced anywhere else. Watch traditional plays and dances, and visit intricately carved temples for that unforgettable vacation.
Koh Chang, Thailand
If you want to avoid crowded beaches and busy touristy resorts, then this is the option for you. It’s a lesser known beach getaway in Thailand that few tourists know of, so you can have a peaceful and quiet holiday.
Vietnamese destinations like Hoi An are dream destinations for solo travelers due to the abundance of comfortable yet cheap lodgings. Apart from that, there are tons of easily assessable and delicious street food like Banh mi, a traditional Vietnamese sandwich.
Apart from the relatively untouched beauty of its beaches, Langkawi is also famed for its interesting folklore. Visit the grave of Mahsuri, an innocent woman accused of adultery as well as Pulau Dayang Bunting, a small island off the main one that is said to be the final resting place of a pregnant palace maiden.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex that is one of the oldest structures in the region. The area surrounding the massive temple is full of affordable places to stay, as well as many shops selling local products.
Luang Prabang, Laos
Experience historic Laos in Luang Prabang where there are ancient temples dating back hundreds of years. Every morning at dawn you’ll be able to witness a parade of monks out to collect alms from the locals. You can also pay a visit to some of the stunning waterfalls in the area, which also good for trekking and biking.
Palawan’s bluer than blue lagoons are the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the splendor of nature. There are several marine parks where you can experience seeing coral reefs and dolphins.
To experience the true rustic lifestyles or rural Thais, one must be willing to go off the beaten track. Located outside Chiang Mai, Pai is a place where you can blend seamlessly into village life and pay a visit to the awe-inspiring local waterfalls.
Visit this island city if you want a taste of a modern and fast paced metropolitan. Getting around the island is easy and cheap with its extremely reliable MRT trains. Pay a visit to nearby Sentosa island for some fun theme park entertainment.