A vacation can be more than just seeing new places. It can also be a way for you to learn more about a different culture, have life-changing experiences, meet new people, try unique and authentic cuisines, and even get to know yourself better.
However, planning a vacation can burn a hole in your pocket. But, there are many destinations that you can go to without spending a fortune.
Here is a list of the top 10 budget-friendly destinations for 2022:
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Brazil is one of the most exciting and vibrant places that you can visit.
You can spend your vacation relaxing near some of the most famous beaches in the country, such as Copacabana Beach and the white sand Ipanema Beach. Some other spots to visit here are Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Ibirapuera Park, etc.
When it comes to cost, Brazil might not be the cheapest destination to choose, but a vacation here certainly costs less than many other countries. There is no other country where you can have such a fun-filled experience without burning a hole in your pocket.
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Nepal is a South Asian country sandwiched between China and India.
It is the perfect spot for nature and enthusiasts, as well as people looking for a peaceful vacation in the mountains. During your stay here, you can go trekking and camping in the mountains of the Himalayan range, or visit the many monasteries.
Some places to visit on your vacation to Nepal are the Mount Everest base camp, the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Boudha Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple, and Chitwan National Park.
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Turkey is the home to some of the world’s most gorgeous architectural works.
Some places that you must visit in Turkey are Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Suleymaniye Mosque. Additionally, there are wonders that you cannot find anywhere other than Turkey.
For example, the Bosphorus in Istanbul is a bridge that connects Europe to Asia. Moreover, the Grand Bazaar is the world’s first and oldest mall. It is the largest closed market in the world with over 40,000 shops.
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Are you looking for a budget-friendly vacation spot where you can relax all day at the beach and get to explore a new culture? Thailand is the right choice for you.
Apart from spending time at some of the best beaches on the islands in Thailand, there are many unique and impressive temples that you can visit.
Some famous spots in Thailand are The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Railay Beach, and more.
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Cambodia is the ideal destination for people who love to explore different cultures.
There are an endless number of temples and architectural wonders in Cambodia. Some of the most famous places to visit are Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Temple, Bayon Temple, Royal Palace, and more.
Although Cambodia is known for its temples and cuisine, there are numerous beaches where you can spend your time unwinding and rejuvenating.
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Romania is one of the most fascinating places that you can visit.
This country is the birthplace of the Dracula and Transylvania legend. This is because there are many impressive medieval castles throughout the country. Some of the most famous ones include Bran Castle, Peleș Castle, Corvins' Castle, etc.
Some more places to visit while you’re in Romania are Salina Turda, Romanian Athenaeum, Palace of Parliament, and The Black Church.
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A trip to Indonesia is like being transported to another world. here you will find gorgeous temples that are integrated into the natural landscape.
The best thing about Indonesia is that it's really easy to find mosques anywhere you are in the country! Since Indonesia is a combination of islands, you can also relax by the beach whenever you want.
Some other places to visit during your trip are Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Sanur, Gili Islands, Borobudur Temple, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, among others.
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Although Mexico is a popular tourist destination and no longer budget-friendly, most of its territory is unexplored.
Many spots more diverse and interesting than popular tourist destinations are relatively cheaper to travel to. This includes Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Zona Arqueológica de Monte Albán, and Zona Arqueológica de Monte Albán in Oaxaca.
Whichever part of Mexico you choose to travel to, you will find many interesting landmarks and authentic food from their cuisine. Additionally, you are guaranteed to find locals who will make you feel welcome at your chosen destination.
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Morocco is an extremely underrated travel destination.
There are many impressive mosques, complexes, local markets as well as natural landscapes to explore in Morocco. Some of the most famous tourist spots to go to are Jardin Majorelle, Hassan II Mosque, Bahia Palace, Ouzoud Falls, and more.
Here, you will find breathtaking architecture and intricate details depicting the rich cultural history of Morocco. Moreover, you can find almost every geographical feature in Morocco - the desert, caves, waterfalls, mountains, and the sea.
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Vietnam is one of the most unique travel destinations in the world. There are very few countries in the world which offer a range of activities more exciting than Vietnam.
Some things that you can do on your vacation here include visiting war museums, waterfalls, caves, forbidden cities, cathedrals, opera houses, national parks, temples.
What makes it even better is that you can do all of these activities and explore this beautiful country without having to spend too much from your pocket.
If you felt like holidays are only supposed to be expensive, you might have been a little wrong there! With these budget-friendly destinations, you can definitely have the time of your life in 2022.
On our HalalTrip blog, you can also read more about various such exciting budget-friendly destinations.