Feel your wanderlust tingling but you’re broke? Fret not, we’re back with another round of the irresistible SALE-ABRATION! This time, we’re offering BIGGER and BETTER deals, as you could save up to RM350 on hotel stays, attractions and tours tickets, and airport transfer when you book flights on our platform. Psst… skip the queue and use the Traveloka App for convenience!
With plenty of choices to fly, stay and play, we’re sure you’ll love our SALE-ABRATION deals more than you thought you would. But first, let’s pick a destination of your choice. We’ve gathered some of the best cities for budget-travelers to visit in 2019 for you to plan your next escapade!
The capital of China has over five thousand years of history, and of one of the world’s greatest civilizations, that is. Today, China’s status as a global powerhouse has a different take — think most populous nation with hunger for luxury retail, cutting-edge know-how in technology, and an increasing openness for international cuisine, arts and culture. It’s all happening right in Beijing, and at the same time, this megacity is a treasure trove of the country’s rich cultural past. You could spend days just admiring the grandiosity of The Forbidden City, and climb parts of the Great Wall of China for a workout like no other.
In a country that greets one another with “Chī le ma? (have you eaten?)”, you know you won’t go hungry when in Beijing. Whether you’re slurping down a bowl of noodles, savoring beef pancakes or succulent, juicy Peking roast duck, Beijing’s list of food to try is endless, and is the city to be if you want to sample food from all over China. Sounds like the perfect destination for the adventurous, right? We agree 😉
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Kandy and Ella may be the buzzwords among travelers to Sri Lanka these days, but we think you should give Colombo a chance. This understated city boasts a rich colonial heritage and influences of a melting pot of cultures. This seaside city has an eclectic mix of upscale hotels and swanky office blocks, and nestled among them are beautiful red-tiled colonial-era landmarks. Discover Colombo’s multi-ethnic legacy with churches, mosques and temples, all at the same street!
Shopaholics, Colombo is your paradise. The bustling Pettah Bazaar will have all your senses ignited with fragrant spices, colorful textiles made of high quality silk and cotton, all ready for your picking. Bring them home as souvenirs for your friends and family (or hoard them all for yourself!). Home of the famed Ceylon tea, a visit to Colombo is not complete without drinking a cup of tea. Visit the Ceylon Tea Supermarket, where you can learn about its tea production and a chance for a free tea tasting tour.
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To say Delhi is a chaotic city is an understatement. But what an adventure this city would bring! Not only is Delhi the capital of modern India, it was also the capital city of at least seven previous civilizations, and each of them has contributed to the city’s landscape with several lofty monuments. Bet you didn’t know that it’s the only city in the world with not one but THREE UNESCO World Heritage sites within its boundaries.
Apart from the rich history and iconic sites, Delhi has the best markets in India, selling a huge array of items and handicrafts. Head over to the Main Bazaar of Paharganj to find real bargains. Shankar Market is where you should go for top-notch quality fabric of any kind.
From the best street food to fine dining restaurants, Delhi has it all. If you want to experience authentic Mughlai cuisine with typical north Indian street food, Old Delhi is a must-visit. For the best fine dining restaurants in the city, Pandara Road is your answer.
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If you’ve been wanting to visit Vietnam but haven’t made the move yet, Hanoi is the best place to start! This leafy, French-colonial city is most famous for food (think hearty noodle soup with a generous serving of herbs, and chargrilled meat on the side), its maze of colonial heritage landmarks in Old Quarter, and a beautiful lake to calm oneself down after from the adrenaline rush of crossing a busy street. The best part? You don’t even need a car to get around the city as most iconic landmarks are best explored on foot.
If you have more time, we recommend getting away to the outskirts of the city where you’ll find rolling mountains, traditional villages, and a day trip to Ha Long Bay, a natural wonder of limestone islands sitting majestically on the emerald sea.
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Once the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh has not lost all its former splendor to war, and still exudes charm with French-style colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards. The city is slowly taking its place among the hip capitals in Southeast Asia, with a thriving café culture, its bustling bars and a world-class food scene. Be sure to try Cambodian breakfast staple num banh chok, or rice noodles with a fish-based curry gravy made from kaffir lime, lemongrass and turmeric root.
To learn about Cambodia’s rich history in the arts, visit the majestic Royal Palace for its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gliding. Another must-visit is the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, formerly a school, and was the Khmer Rouge’s largest torture center in the country. Although it is not likely to be a pleasant experience, the visit serves a grim reminder to the devastating effects of war. Tip: Hire a guide, who could be a child or survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime, to walk you through the museum.
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Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, is the point of entry if you’d like to hike the iconic Mount Bromo. The active volcano, a four-hour drive from the city, is a sight to behold, especially during sunrise on a clear, sunny day.
If you’re not into hiking (don’t worry, we won’t judge!), you can enjoy eating your way around the city. Located on the northeastern shore of Java island, restaurants serving fresh seafood are aplenty all year round. Most of the Indonesian food that Malaysians are familiar with come from Surabaya, so be sure to try iga penyet (chargrilled ribs), and soto ayam (chicken broth with spices and herbs) before you leave!
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Since it eased entry to foreigners in 2012, throngs of travelers have flocked to Yangon for its landscape that has remained free from internationalization over the years. The city is now more tourist-friendly with the mushrooming of new restaurants, bars and hotels, but the laid back vibe of the city is still pretty much intact.
There are plenty of pagodas around Yangon, but if you only have time for one pagoda visit, make sure to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda. Take a stroll around the pagoda at dusk and see the golden stupa’s soft glow against the evening sky. The golden spectacle is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world at over 2,500 years old, and is said to contain various relics from the Buddha, including strands of his hair!
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So, have you decided? If you want to enjoy the best travel deals for this year’s getaway, be sure to enjoy all the savings you can get with SALE-ABRATION on Traveloka. Save more on your holiday bookings so you’ll have more $$$ to splurge on delicious food and some shopping too!