Ideal first time destinations for your first solo adventure in Asia

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Travelling alone is akin to a journey of self discovery. Many people who like to travel, vouch for the fact that solo travel is the best way to experience the world without interference of tastes and choices of a travelling partner. It is the perfect way to try something new, once the concern of the countries you intend to visit have been sorted out.
Here are four ideal places which can be highly rewarding for a first time solo traveller with regard to safety and bona fide and affordable single accommodation.

Laos

Laos
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This is one country where you can afford to live in your own private bungalow, like many others do. Laos, particularly, Don Det where the bars and restaurants erected on the wooden decks above the Mekong river, allow for a great place to interact with the locals. You can simply grab a bike and explore the surrounding nature as you drive down the countryside.

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam is one such country which is ranked among the top ten in Asia. Safety apart, the country is lush and beautiful from the mountains in the North right down to the tropical island of Phu Quoc. Nha Trang with the sandy white beaches and the amazing food stalls of Ho Chi Minh city are a paradise for solo travellers. Vietnam contains everything for an amazing solo experience, right from Hanoi to cozy and colonial city of Hoi An. The famous Halong bay is just a few hours away from the city centre.

 

Cambodia

Cambodia
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Home to the world famous Angkor Wat archaeological park, Cambodia is a must see place for a new solo visitor. The Khmer people are traditionally very warm and friendly, making a visit to Siem Reap an ideal solo destination. Life here is simple and laid back and the Pub street is an ideal place to chill the night out.

 

Thailand

Thailand
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This is without doubt the most visited country by solo travellers, first time or even otherwise. From satisfying your gastronomic cravings on Khao San street to practicing your shopping skills in the markets of Bangkok, this place is a solo traveler’s mecca. Apart from the experience, this is one place where you are likely to bump into many first time solo visitors.

With rising number of cheap and affordable ways to travel, more and more empowered solo travellers are now gearing up to conquer the world. Being the largest continent in the world, Asia offers ample opportunities for new solo travellers.

Author: Jyotsna Ramani

Jyotsna is a passionate globetrotter who loves to explore offbeat locales and inspires others to do the same. Traveling solo, enjoying new adventures, trying local cuisines are all part of her escapades. Follow in her footsteps as she takes on the world – one country at a time.

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