The Best Places in Southeast Asia for Solo Travelers
It is common for solo travellers to head to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. There is so much to see and do, and it’s great value for money.
If you’re pondering whether or not to Book a Trip With China Private Tour Specialists, here are some tips for successful solo travel.
Travelling in Beijing
This is one awe-inspiring capital city with a number of UNESCO listed sites. Traditional attractions to visit include the immense royal palaces of Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City, along with the ancient empire of Mao Zedong. Of course, you must include a visit to the Great Wall during your trip.
The metro system in the city is vast and reliable. It’s also economical. Many travellers like to use it to get around. If you prefer, taxis are easy to find and also affordable.
Travelling in Hong Kong
Packed out dim sum eateries, atmospheric teahouses, bustling street markets and boats dotting the waterfront. Hong Kong teems with intrigue and energy 24/7.
It’s a city with an incredible mixture of both Eastern and Western influences thanks to its colonial heritage which only came to an end in 1997 when the city was handed back over to China.
The restaurants in the city satiate a vast array of culinary preferences, from freshly steamed dim sum and warm pineapple buns to wonton noodles and the most mouth-watering prawns. There’s something for everyone, too, and as a Solo Traveller, you’ll have a great time checking out the eateries.
Public transport in the city, the MTR, is fast and spotless, and it’s the perfect way to get around such a vast city. Just remember that drinking and eating are not allowed in trains or stations. Uber is also fully functional in the city, as are pre-paid cabs.
But, there’s so much more to Hong Kong than just the vibrant city. Some of the popular natural attractions include mountain ranges that are perfect for hiking, pristine woodlands, marine parks, stunning islands and mile upon mile of golden beaches.
If you are travelling solo, there are a number of meet-up opportunities in the city to suit all kinds of tastes and preferences.
Travelling in Shanghai
Shanghai is a simply gorgeous city that successfully blends a cosmopolitan feel with a rich history. Modern skyscrapers, cathedrals, art deco buildings, temples and the sheer charm of the Old Town come together to make this city a glittering wonder.
Eating is an utter delight in the city, thanks to the modern and varied restaurant scene and street foods.
The Shanghai Metro is the largest and fastest transit system in the world, and a very quick and easy way to get around the city.
Shanghai is a hot city, but there are plenty of swimming beaches. There are also several UNESCO sites worth exploring.
If you’re travelling alone, there are a number of meet-up opportunities in the city if you want to enjoy the company of others on an outing. If you are a woman alone, the city is generally considered a safe place to explore. Just remember to respect traditions and avoid common faux pas.