Solo Travel To South Asia: Top 5 Must-visit-destinations In The Region
Planning to travel solo to South Asia? Here are the top five places that you must include in your travel itinerary that will help you have a fun 'me time'
There is no dearth of places to travel in South Asia as there are many countries with a rich history to explore. In fact, there are some places in South Asia where you can easily travel alone. With ease and friendly locals, it has become possible for most of the travellers to travel solo. Here are the top 5 places which are must-visit and safest even to travel alone.
Siargao is a surfer town and whenever a place attracts people for a sport or shared interest. It tends to bring in a lot of solo travellers. Even if you’re not into surfing, there are plenty of activities in Siargao from Sugba Lagoon to the rock pools and the joy of just getting on a motorbike and going for a ride.
Hanoi is no stranger to busy streets and even though many of them are scattered with non-stop motorbikes, there’s still a vibrant scene here for solo travellers. Head to the Old Quarter for outdoor seating, backstreets and 50c beer. If there’s any hostel group in Vietnam that is the best at bringing people together, it’s non-other than Vietnam Backpacker Hostels. There are two in Hanoi to choose from. The Original, smaller and more personable or Downtown, eccentric and exciting. Either way, you’ll definitely meet fellow solo wanderers for life here.
Gili Air, Indonesia
Gili Trawangan is the most popular and has a well-deserved reputation as a party island, but its neighbour Gili Air gives you a bit more room to breathe. It has a more chilled out vibe while still being social. This small island also has gorgeous beaches and vibrant under-water life. Though more of a tourist island that doesn’t offer much local interaction, it’s a nice stop to relax and have some fun between trekking in Java or climbing Rinjani in Lombok.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Pretty much everyone travelling through Cambodia makes Angkor Wat a major part of their itinerary. Thanks to the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temple complex, it’s a bustling town with expats, tourists, and locals.
Luang Prabang, Laos
It’s incredibly easy to meet people in Luang Prabang, Laos. Even if you have your own private bungalow, which is common, the bars and restaurants are a prime place for meeting others. It’s one of few places in Laos where you can stay out past 11 if you head to the bowling alley, and it’s got a wealth of cool things to do like taking a sunset cruise down the Mekong River, or heading to the aquamarine blue waterfalls just outside of town. The mix of French and Laotian cultures lends itself to interesting architecture and food, too.