So you’re thinking about going backpacking? There are so many wonderful destinations to explore around the world, whether you want to go completely off the beaten track or see some major cities in a whole new way. While countries like Thailand and Cambodia in South East Asia have long lured backpackers from across the globe, there are a few up-and-coming destinations too that are well worth visiting to immerse yourself in different cultures and perhaps find some dreamy tropical beaches along the way…
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is one of South East Asia’s lesser frequented backpacker destinations, but will only get more and more popular once word spreads about the unspoiled beaches, rich culture and amazing experiences on offer. Unawatuna is a favourite with many backpackers, thanks to the laid back atmosphere and array of comfortable beachside hostels and resorts.
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
With the Himalayas providing a jaw-dropping backdrop, Nepal is a wonderful place for backpackers. Head to the Kathmandu Valley, where you’ll find the highest density of world heritage sites in the world, with some 130 monuments waiting to be explored.