As per the report of the United Nations, Asia is the largest continent in the world with 48 countries. Each one of them is surpassing the other in terms of population. Every country in this Asian continent is beautiful in its own way. Some are surrounded by mountains while others are famous for beaches and lakes. Some of the countries are covered with forest and lush greenery, while in others, you will get deserted lands. Despite being the largest continent, there are some cheapest countries within Asia as you will not even recognize that you have spent anything. So if you are planning a vacation, then no need to go outside the continent. You will find many inexpensive locations in Asia to spend your vacation without piercing a hole in your pocket. So, let us know about some cheapest countries in Asia to spend vacations.
List of Cheapest Asian Country to Visit
1. Vietnam (Hanoi)
Vietnam is undoubtedly a beautiful country with a perfect blend of natural views and a bustling city crowd. Many places in Vietnam are on the list of globetrotters but they are unable to cover them considering the expenses. If Vietnam is on your list then you should know that your trip to Vietnam is not going to be as expensive as you thought. I would like to tell you that your visit to Vietnam would actually be the cheapest trip of your life.
Currency: 1 INR = 309.20800 Vietnamese Dong
Famous cities to visit in Vietnam: Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Sapa Countryside, Hanoi.
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2. Myanmar (Naypyidaw)
Myanmar, on the border of India, is the next cheapest country in Asia after Vietnam. Its former name is Burma, and it has many Buddhist temples and beaches. If you are fond of visiting temples, then you can put Myanmar on your travel wishlist. There are an array of Buddhist temples and pagodas where you will get ultimate serenity.
Currency: 1 Indian Rupee = 24.85 Burmese Kyat
Famous cities to visit in Myanmar: Shwedagon Pagoda, Mount Popa, Sule Pagoda, Bagan Golden Palace, Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Inle Floating Gardens, Kakku Pagodas.
3. Philippines (Manila and Boracay Island)
The Philippines, or we can also call it the country of the island. There are more than enough islands in this peninsular country. The exact count of the island in the Philippines would be 7640 if no new island was formed in the past few years. Also, there are so many underwater rivers and ride terraces in the Philippines that enhance the beauty of these places. In peak seasons, you will get an excess of greenery here, and at other times the barren rice terrace gives you the feel of rock mountains.
Currency: 1 Philippine Peso = 1.47 Indian Rupee
Famous cities to visit in Philippines: Banaue, Boracay, Bohol. Vigan, Cebu, Manila, Davao City, Banaue, Puerto Princesa.
4. Indonesia (Jakarta)
Indonesia is famous for the island city Bali. This is the top tourist destination for youngsters and one of the cheapest countries to visit in Asia. If you want to make your trip inexpensive yet memorable, then Indonesia is your ideal destination. You will get an array of scenic views in Indonesia to get lost in the lap of nature and feel the tranquility. Apart from the islands, so many monuments and skyscraper buildings are located in Jakarta. Hence the capital city is also known as the financial hub of Indonesia.
Currency: 1 Indonesian Rupiah = 0.0052 Indian Rupee
Famous cities to visit in Indonesia: Banjarmasin, Kota Ambon, Bukittinggi, Jayapura, Banda Aceh, Makassar, Bengkulu.
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5. Nepal (Kathmandu)
Surrounded by the enormous mountain range, Nepal is one of the favorite tourist destinations for hikers. Every mountain offers you to hike through it to witness the everlasting beauty of nature. Moreover, the view of the entire mountain range from the top of a particular mountain is genuinely breathtaking. We also list this place in our list as you can complete your trip to Nepal within budget.
Currency: 1 Nepalese Rupee = 0.63 Indian Rupee
Famous cities to visit in Nepal: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Boudhanath Stupa (Bodhnath), Chitwan National Park, Pokhara, Annapurna Region, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple).
6. India (Delhi)
India is a country with a plethora of monuments, gardens, and rivers. It also comes in the list of top 10 countries with the most significant number of world heritage sites. From old monuments to beautiful tombs, there are many places in India that remind you of ancient times. Moreover, the crafting and architecture dome of the walls of these monuments are no less than a miracle. They are so pleasing and perfect that they force us to doubt modern machinery.
Famous cities to visit in India: Agra, New Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Amritsar, Goa
7. Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
The stunning coastline view of Malaysia is already a treat to the eyes and the positive aspect of Malaysia is it is not that much expensive as people usually thought of. There is no need to spend all of your savings to visit Malaysia or the capital city Kuala Lumpur. You can easily cover all the famous tourist locations of Malaysia in nearly fifty thousand.
Currency: 1 Indian Rupee = 0.057 Malaysian Ringgit
Famous cities to visit in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Sipadan Island, Johor Bahru, Genting Highlands, Taman Negara National Park, Cameron Highlands, Pulau Pangkor, Malacca.
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8. Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
The low-lying plains of Cambodia would definitely not provide you a stunning view of mountains, but there are many places in the plains as well that force you to spend more time here. The colossal temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia are the favorite tourist destination in Asia and come among the world’s heritage sites.
Currency: 1 Indian Rupee = 55.34 Cambodian Riel
Famous cities to visit in Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville Beaches, Battambang, Koh Rong Samloem, Kampot, Ratanakiri, Prasat Preah Vihear.
9. Thailand (Bangkok)
Thailand is a famous destination for backpackers and tourists of every age group. Various places in Thailand will satisfy your soul only with the view. Whether we highlight the incredible beaches in Phuket or the limelight of the hustling city, Thailand never disappoints its visitors. Thailand is slightly more expensive than its neighboring country Malaysia but believes me; it will not affect your vacation. You will get everything organized in Thailand at very reasonable prices. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the beautiful view of beaches in Phuket.
Currency: 1 Thai Baht = 2.21 Indian Rupee
Famous cities to visit in Thailand: Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phang Nga, Similan Islands Marine National Park, Phuket, Trang, Railay Beach, Ayutthaya.
10. China (Beijing)
Of Course, the great wall of china is among the seven wonders of the world and absolutely a worth watching place in china. The excellent architecture of the great wall of china was constructed by the Chu State in the 7th Century BC. Apart from this, there are so many rivers, George, and temples in china that make this place ideal for vacation. Moreover, it is also known among the visitors for its food, as the Chinese have the art of cooking anything and every living being that is available in this universe.
Currency: 1 Chinese Yuan Renminbi – 11.43 Indian Rupee
Famous cities in China: Beijing, Historic Xi’an, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, and Chengdu.
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11. Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar )
Located in between china and Russia, Mongolia is one of the cheapest countries in Asia to plan a vacation. We are not counting this as a tourist place for nomadic tribes and singing sands, but more places in Mongolia introduce you to true nature. There are so many Buddhist temples and shrines where you will get a delightful view of natural landscapes. Moreover, The currency rate of Mongolia is also cheaper than India that makes this an ideal case for Indians to plan a trip.
Currency: 1 Indian Rupee = 38.51 Mongolian Tughrik
Famous cities to visit in Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar, Karakorum, Orkhon Valley, Kharkhorin-Erdenezuu, Khustai National Park, Tsagaan suwarga.
12. Japan (Tokyo)
Japan might come last in our list because it is slightly more expensive than other countries mentioned in the list, but there is no doubt that it has so much for serenity lovers. You have to raise your budget bars to explore the famous locations in Japan and lodging an average hotel there. However, you can quickly reduce your expenses by planning wisely and by pre-booking your flight tickets.
Currency: 1 Indian Rupee = 1.49 Japanese Yen
Famous cities to visit in Japan: Kyoto, Nara, Fukuoka, Mount Fuji, Izu Peninsula, Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima.
I hope that the above list of the cheapest Asian countries to visit will help you plan a budget-friendly vacation. Moreover, you can save more money on flight tickets and hotel bookings by choosing the visiting dates wisely. Hence we recommend you to go through the article to know about the Currency status of the country and check where you will get the maximum location to explore. Additionally, if you love mountains, then you can head to Nepal, Bhutan, or India. At the same time, beach lovers can visit Bangkok or Thailand. Apart from this, there are various countries in Asia covered with desert.