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The Cheapest places to travel from Hong Kong

Sarah Richard
Sarah Richard – World Wanderer

Living in Hong Kong is SO much fun; sometimes TOO much fun! We all need to escape now and then (ok, all the time) but our bank balance doesn’t seem to agree. So here we are searching for the cheapest place to travel to from Hong Kong. Lucky you found us!


Oh, and head’s up; the cheapest day to book flights is on a Tuesday and the cheapest day to actually fly is a Wednesday! Thanks Skyscanner!




Literally just a hop skip and jump away – you can be in Hanoi in just over an hour. Home of good (and super cheap) street food and some of the best coffee this side of the Pacific. If you don’t fancy flying right into another city head to Ho Chi Min or get a transfer to Halong Bay for some serious beach action!

Return flights with JetStar to Hanoi start from HK$881



Boracay, The Philippines

Who hasn’t dreamed of going to the Philippines? Those white sandy beaches with huts that float over the water? Lucky for us it’s on our doorstep and we don’t have to take a million hour flight with layovers to reach it. Popular destinations include paradise-island Boracay, whale shark hide-out Palawan and picture-perfect Cebu. The cheapest flights go into Manila. But no, just no – head to those beaches.

Return flights with Cebu Pacific to Cebu start at HK$1,197



Lijiang, China

Don’t write it off straight away –the Yunnan province is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever seen. Honestly. Yeah, ok you could get the train to Shenzhen for peanuts, but set your sight further afield. Lijiang boasts snow-caped mountains, cute towns and some impressive history. With Easter around the corner for those lucky enough to sport a multi-entry permit to China, the cheapest way to fly somewhere in the region is to leave from…Shenzhen! China doesn’t have the holiday so you don’t have to worry about the “Easter Tax”.

Return flights with China Eastern to Lijiang start at $1,714


Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan

Go to Taipei, go, go, go! Not to knock HK, but Taipei is a frigging awesome city! (and it’s 300 years old, so you know, it’s all historic) There’s tea fields, hot springs, river parks, and colonial towns backed by a mountainous national park to include just a few. Take hand-luggage only, book a chic hotel, and have the ultimate city break!

Return flight with Hong Kong airlines to Taipei start at HK$851


Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Siem Reap is mostly known for housing the famous temple Angkor Wat – one of the most photographed temples in the world. Tourist flock for sunrise or set to get the perfect picture. Other than Angkor Wat there is plenty more to see including Angkor Wat Putt which is a 14-hole miniature golf course anchored by nine strikingly accurate scale models of Angkor’s major temples. You’ve got cheap food, cheap beer and world famous ruins, what more do you need?

Return flights with Vietnam airlines to Siem Reap start at HK$791

Sarah Richard

Sarah Richard is a 26 year old professional world wanderer. 4 years ago she left the UK and everything that offered her security and routine in exchange for a constant life of excitement and adventure. And she is still living it now. Through out working as a Dive Master, freelance writer,running her blog ( and working along the way she now leads a life as a full time digital nomad. So follow her in her travels, in which ever country in the world she choses, and learn how you can do it too.


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