Vietnam tops the world for low-cost travel in 2014

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With only $7 in hand, visitors can rent a room one night, enjoy delicious “phở” at a food store and have a glass of beer. According to Skyscanner, a travel magazine in Vietnam, Vietnam is listed as one of 10 cheapest destinations and the travel site also ranks Vietnam the first place. In addition to the low rent cost in cities, Vietnam also impresses foreign tourists by its natural and breathtaking landscape, friendliness of people and long established traditions and culture. In Vietnam, visitors can also enjoy the culinary art at reasonable prices. Vietnam mostly attracts foreigners by hidden and unexplored beauties of tourist attractions which should be further investigated to preserve and develop into famous travel spots

Mot Cot Pagoda, Vietnam tops the world for low-cost travel in 2014

Mot Cot Pagoda

Typical costs:

Accommodation: Hotels at $6 USD per night while private rooms average about $18 USD for a double room.

Food: You can have a bowl of pho or a rice dish for only $1 USD at street stalls and markets

Transportation: Bus travel is very cheap. With only a maximum of $15 USD, you can travel by the public bus around Ho Chi Minh city. The train is another option, and you need $26 USD to travel with 791 km long train journey from Da Nang to Ha Noi.

Cyclo in Viet Nam,  low-cost travel in 2014

Cyclo in Viet Nam

Activities: The tours around attractions which are mainly based on their natural beauty cost very little. For organized excursions such as touring Cu Chi Tunnel, you can expect to pay $5 USD. Ha Long Bay tours from Ha Noi start at $24 USD for a two day trip.

Money Saving Tips

Street food: The food tastes very good, really cheap and you can watch it being cooked in front of you. You’ll save money if you stick to local food like the street side pho, bread or bananas.

street food in Vietnam, low-cost travel in 2014

street food in Vietnam

Late night travel: When travelling long journeys, you can take the late night bus or train as this will save you the cost of a night’s accommodation

Take the tourist bus: It is even cheaper to take the tourist bus around the country rather than the local transportation due to the tourist price you can get at the bus station.

Bargain Hard: Try to bargain harder than normally as tourists are usually charged more than locals for everything from cyclos to street food.

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