The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia On A Budget

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The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this great region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap-year travellers and those who simply want more bang for their buck will find in-depth information catering to their needs, with in-depth, area-by-area comprehensive listings covering the whole Southeast Asia.

The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia On A Budget on a budget covers: Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong & Macau, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Practical information for budget-conscious explorations of Southeast Asia, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Hanoi to city breaks in big-hitting tourist areas, like Kampong Ayer.


Packed with essential pre-departure information including all relevant country entry requirements, how to get around, health guidance, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes around different regions, which help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. Whether you have a week, 10 days or more, our suggested itineraries will help you make the most of your trip in Southeast Asia within your time frame.


Combined with in-depth descriptions of all the key sights and painstakingly researched recommendations for the best hostels, hotels, campsites, cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs in The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and many more - The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget reveals the continent in all its glory, without breaking the bank.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for motorbike tours, sea-kayaking, swimming, surfing, hiking or wildlife watching.


Written by our expert authors with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, this budget guide to Southeast Asia will help you make the most of your trip to Southeast Asia.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Hạ Long Bay and the spectacular Gunung Agung.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Bali, Myanmar and many more locations in Southeast Asia without needing to go online.


Rough Guides' rundown of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Hong Kong's best sights and top experiences will help you make the most of your trip to Southeast Asia even if time is short.


Each country chapter provides a fascinating overview of the place's history, plus there is a handy language section for each tongue spoken.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241279229
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 10/4/2017
Pages: 960
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.4 out of 5, 17 global ratings

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Some great tips

Reviewed on June 10, 2020
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Used this book to travel through Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand. Brilliant sightseeing tips, great travel advice (Including example pricing and travel maps). Can’t wait to travel again and use this.

Amazon Customer

So very useful

Reviewed on March 08, 2020
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As always lots of useful information. Sadly trip delayed given my advancing age and virus!

Amazon Customer

Fantastic guide.

Reviewed on February 10, 2019
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Really useful and helpful guide. Even though loads of countries are packed into it, there is still loads of information about all of them. I used it a lot on my travels and would recommend.

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