Unlock Asia’s Budget-Friendly Charms At 2024’s Top Summer Destinations

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Asia's Budget-Friendly 2024 Summer Destinations: This Malaysian City Made It To The List
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Summer is approaching swiftly, bringing along the excitement of planning a memorable vacation in 2024! Before you begin your selection process, delve into the budget-friendly destinations of Asia for summer 2024, where you can travel without exceeding your limit.

Agoda, the popular online travel agency, surveyed to determine the most budget-friendly destination in Asia for 2024 by comparing the average room rates across top destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. This exclusive list features Udon Thani from Thailand as the top-ranked destination, followed by Surabaya in Indonesia, Hue in Vietnam, and Kuching in Malaysia. These cities offer affordability and unique experiences within their respective countries, with Bangalore standing out as India’s most budget-friendly destination.

Discover the most budget-friendly summer destinations in Asia 2024

Udon Thani, Thailand – (RM 132)

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Ranked first in Asia, Udon Thani offers affordability without compromising on cultural and natural richness. Explore archaeological wonders such as Kham Chanot, the Red Lotus Sea, and Phu Phra Bat Historical Park.

Surabaya, Indonesia – RM 185

Located on Java island in Indonesia, Surabaya blends the traditional and the modern along the coast. Discover the myth of Sura and Baya as you navigate the bustling streets of the port city through its Javanese, Chinese, and Arab influences. Explore the nightlife, local cuisine and culture at Pasar Atum and Townsquare Surabaya.

Hue, Vietnam – RM 204

Former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, Hue is steeped in history, making it a fascinating destination in Vietnam. Explore the UNSECO-enlisted Hue Citadel and the tombs of past emperors. Also famous for its cuisine, the Dong Ba Market is the centre for relishing world-class Vietnamese dishes like Banh Khoai and Banh Beo.

Kuching, Malaysia – RM 232

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The capital of Sarawak, Kuching offers breathtaking nature on Borneo island and showcases Malaysia’s diverse culture. Witness the lush greenery, stunning landscapes and pristine waters of Bako National Park, Kubah National Park, Kuching Waterfront and Semenggoh Wildlife Centre.

Iloilo, Philippines – RM 237

Designated as UNESCO’s first “Creative City of Gastronomy” in the Philippines, Iloilo offers a blend of history, culture, delicious cuisine, and nature in one destination.

Bangalore, India – RM 261

Dubbed the “Silicon Valley of India“, Bangalore is also the most affordable destination in the country. You can witness India’s past, present, and future through its monuments, bustling streets, and innovative spaces like Bengaluru Palace, Cubbon Park, Commercial Street, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

Explore India’s most budget-friendly destination with our ultimate Bangalore travel guide.

Narita, Japan – RM 337

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Beyond being a gateway to Tokyo, thanks to the Narita International Airport, Narita offers cultural gems like Naritasan Temple, Katori Shrine, Sawara Town and Boso no Mura, providing a glimpse into Japanese heritage.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan – RM 479

The port city on the tip of Taiwan, Kaohsiung is a major trading centre and metropolis. Catch a glimpse of Taiwanese city life through Liouhe Tourist Night Market, Ruifeng Night Market, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung Music Center and Great Harbor Bridge.

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Priyaja Bakshi

Priyaja Bakshi

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Priyaja took her love for reading to the next level by majoring in English and minoring in Journalism at Lady Shri Ram College For Women (DU). She is extremely curious about the world and wishes to visit all the countries once in her life. She identifies as a foodie and loves to spend her free time exploring different cuisine and curating new dishes. As a former Food Writer at NDTV, she can help you find the best places to eat in Delhi!

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