Traveling Alone in Asian Cities

Traveling Alone solo through Asia Cities can be an enriching experience

Traveling Alone in Asian Cities

Traveling Alone solo through Asia Cities can be an enriching experience, yet also be safe. Here are a few tips that will make sure your adventure goes as smoothly as possible.

Cambodia offers something for every traveler – be it sunrise at Angkor Wat or exploring its rose-hued Banteay Srey temple – making it one of the most affordable and welcoming countries for backpackers.

Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand’s largest city can be easily reached via flight or overnight train from Bangkok, making it an attractive travel destination for solo female travellers and boasting an active local expat community.

Discover the Old City, with its canal-encircled Old City with temples standing among crumbling walls, or take a walk along its lively Night Bazaar with shops selling clothes, jewellery and souvenirs.

Join Chai Lai Sisters on an authentic hill-tribe trek or spend a day at Elephant Nature Park, where you can walk among rescued elephants (and help bathe them!). For an immersive cultural experience, go on one of their treks!

Foodies will love Chiang Mai as one of the premier places for authentic Thai cuisine. Be sure to sample street food at the Sunday Walking Street Market as well. And for added comforts from home, there are Western-style grocery stores and malls easily available here.


Vientiane, Laos’ capital city, exudes an idyllic ambience that stands out among Traveling Alone in Asian cities. Visitors can relax while watching the sun go down over the river while sipping on beer while taking in its beauty, or explore any one of its numerous temples.

An easy place to navigate, Vietnam offers numerous affordable guesthouses, hostels and restaurants that allow visitors to see its highlights within one or two days of staying put.

The city still reflects the French past – this can be seen particularly clearly in its architecture; buildings combine South East Asian shophouse style (with small balconies and awnings) with decorated French windows that stretch from floor to ceiling. A landmark structure here is Pha That Luang, an immense golden stupa.


Pattaya may be best known for its nightlife, but there’s much more to this vibrant beach resort than meets the eye. Take in a show at Alcazar Cabaret or explore Walking Street – or head down family-friendly Sanctuary of Truth dedicated to philosophical truths that stands as an impressive testament to architectural skill!

Pattaya offers shopping enthusiasts an enjoyable shopping experience, from classy malls and floating markets offering Thai textiles and wooden gift items, to serene spots like Big Buddha temple for taking in its stunning waterfront.


Phuket is one of the finest islands in the Gulf of Thailand for a solo traveler to explore, offering everything from relaxing beach vacations to bustling city escapes.

Island life also boasts bustling markets offering a range of goods for sale. Be sure to visit Ratchaburi’s Railway Market and Ratchaburi Floating Market to browse their many stalls.

Thailand’s beaches are one of its main draws, famed for their crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Be wary that there can be strong currents and undertows when swimming; please adhere to red flag warnings when swimming. Spend a relaxing day relaxing on Patong Beach, or head further afield to Khao Lak for more remote beach experiences. Plus you’ll learn to make classic Thai cocktails with a behind-the-scenes tour of a distillery!


Bali is an idyllic destination for solo travellers, offering stunning beaches, rice terraces, cultural immersion and yoga retreats. Additionally, Denpasar in its capital city combines Dutch colonial architecture with temples for an infusion of culture. Make sure to visit the Bali Museum or watch a Kecak fire dance performance to experience local history firsthand!

Canggu and Ubud boast vibrant expat and digital nomad communities that make it easy for solo travellers to connect. The best time for exploring is between April and September during the dry season; then weather conditions are ideal for beach explorations, island hopping and enjoying beach days on Lombok and Flores islands; Grab and GoJek provide transport; for day tours book Flash Pack as this includes internal transportation costs!

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