There are countless reasons for wanting to go on solo trips. Many enjoy the thrill of solo exploration, while others like the chance to take in new cultures – and cuisines – on their own. Maybe you just want to “find yourself” and learn a little more about what brings you peace. For the majority of people, however, the reason behind their choice to travel alone is a lack of willingness to wait for others.
Whatever the reason for doing so, there are many benefits to travelling solo, and Asian destinations are among the most popular areas to experience it. So, before booking your flights and hotels, and sorting out your visas and travel documents, here are some of the best Asian destinations you should consider for your next adventure. Solo trips can be truely amazing!
Vietnam is one of the most popular destinations for solo travellers. If it’s your first trip to Vietnam, you should consider visiting the beautiful cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Hoi An, and if you happen to be in Hoi An during Every Tet (Vietnamese New Year), you should definitely partake in the Lantern Festival. This unique celebration lasts seven days and turns the skies into a kaleidoscope of colour that you will never be able to forget.
During your trip, you could also take a boat trip through the gorgeous Halong Bay, one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. And if hiking is your thing, Cat Ba Island has gorgeous scenic routes to explore.
Thailand is probably South East Asia’s most popular holiday destination and it is not difficult to see why. With its sparkling temples, tropical beaches, and gorgeous food this land would undoubtedly steal anyone’s heart.
Starting from the capital, Bangkok, there are temples and stunning landscapes just waiting to be explored all over this beautiful country. However, you could also have a whole holiday in Bangkok alone, exploring the rooftop bars, its hidden museums, canals, and street art.
Think about going island hopping too, and try diving and snorkelling in some of the more popular spots, such as Ko Lanta and the Phi Phi Islands.
Surrounded by the South China Sea, Malaysia is spread over two landmasses. The mountainous Peninsula of Malaysia borders southern Thailand, while East Malaysia is located on the island of Borneo.
In both parts, you will find a wonderful mixture of culture, cuisine, landscape, languages, architecture, and incredible biodiversity. This country has a long history, shaped by the presence of different cultures that influenced its traditions, languages and food.
Until you experience it, you will never truly understand the charm of Cambodia. A magnificent country that is home to vast jungles, rarely-seen wildlife, and stunningly breathtaking islands. You will also encounter beautiful ancient temples, peaceful elephant sanctuaries and a wide array of culinary treats.