Hey, budget travelers! Here are a list of free activities you can do when you travel in Southeast Asia.
Traveling to another country can cost a lot of money- flights, hotel rooms, food, and other expenses. Planning and seeing the cost can sometimes fade your wanderlust so to get you inspired, here are the best tourist attractions you can experience for free when you travel in Southeast Asia.
- Appreciate the Philippine culture at the National museum
Location: Manila, Philippines
Know and appreciate the history and culture of the Philippines through the National museum. It houses the most important ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological and visual artistry of the Philippines from the prehistoric period to the modern times.
- Join a walking tour in Cebu City
Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Take a trip in the Queen City of the South, Cebu, located at the central part of the Visayas Island. Itinerary for walking tour is a must for all tourists of Cebu, the city have several historical sites to include in your list. On the off chance that you are remaining for a couple of days in the city, make sure to look at their occasions and talks that advance the neighborhood’s history.
- Enjoy the beauty of nature at the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Location: Langkawi Island, Malaysia
This is considered as Langkawi Island’s most wonderful natural attraction. Its name means Seven Wells Waterfalls, referring to a series of seven connected natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Mount Mat Cincang. The beauty of the flora existing here gives the place a magical look.
- Visit the Penang National Park
Location: Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
A great day trip while visiting Pulau Pinang is to travel out to the Penang National Park (Taman Negara), located on the north-west corner of the island in Teluk Bahang. The park is easily accessed from George Town or Batu Ferringhi by public transport. Even though Penang National Park is the smallest national park in the world, the area is home to an extraordinarily wide spectrum of tropical plants, animals, and geographical features!
- Do sightseeing at the Malacca River
Location: Malacca, Malaysia
One extra charm of historic Malacca is the lovely Malacca River that meanders its way through the heart of the historic district. Walkways line both sides of the river for several km, making it a relaxing place to stroll especially in the morning hour and evening. Along the riverside you’ll come across potted plants and gardens, benches, several public toilets, a few eating spots, a section of brightly painted cafes and bars which open in evenings. From the sidewalk, you can see small river boats carry tourists up and down the river and the fee is less than $10!
Interact with the locals in Jodipan Village
Location: Malang, Indonesia
This village is also known as the Colorful Village. There a lot of interesting activities here aside from its many instagrammable locations. You can also interact directly with the people who live in Jodipan Village, the hospitality of the local residents will give you wonderful memories for your trip.
Get splashed by Water Blow Nusa Dua in Bali
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Nusa Dua Waterblow is located within Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) area, going here will only take 30 minutes travel time from Ngurah Rai Airport. Large waves and large coral reefs are a major attraction in this location. The best time to visit is at sunrise to see the waves swell into the air with the Indian Ocean in the background along with the majestic view of sunrise.
- Get up close with the Komodo Dragons
Location: Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia
Relieve the Jurassic experience at the Komodo National Park. It is situated in the core of the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The park is made out of three primary islands (Rinca, Komodo, and Padar) and several little ones. These volcanic islands are inhabited by a populace of around 5,700 gigantic reptiles!
Read rare book finds at the Neilson Hays Library
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
This library is a cultural hub and popular destination in Silom that helps tourists and locals unplug from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Go here for a different view of the city and read unique book finds from their wide collection.
- Wander through Gardens by the Bay
Location: Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore
Gardens by the Bay is an amazing vacation destination in Singapore. It’s like being in a whole new universe when you enter. Entrance to this beautiful park is free and getting a glimpse of the giant SuperTree Grove is simply a Singapore-must. Come at night and enjoy a spectacular sight as the trees light up during the Garden Rhapsody lights show.
Enjoy the amazing view at Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Boardwalk
Location: Bayfront avenue, Singapore
Singapore’s Marina Bay area is a beauty of nature. The boardwalk gives locals and tourists an up-close view of the bay and is an excellent site for a number of fun and cost-free activities along the bay.
Lounge in Victoria Peak Gardens
Location: The Peak, Hong Kong
When visiting Hong Kong, it is a must to travel up to Victoria Peak or just The Peak. It is an oasis in the concrete jungle of Hong Kong with picturesque views you can’t find anywhere else in the city.
Now, you can definitely visit any Southeast Asian destination on a budget! When you do, let ZEN Rooms take care of your accommodation!