Every year, Asia welcomes millions of tourists to its beautiful destination cities across the continent. With so many popular travel locations, tourists visiting countries in Asia must compete with each other for lodging, attractions and sheer breathing room. This tends to increase during the hotter months of the year. But there is a trick to bypassing tons of fellow tourists, and still being able to experience the beauty and wonder of Asia: visit during September. Much traveling has decreased during the fall months, making it a great time to visit with less tourists and cheaper rates. Though September may be rainy season in Asia, there are several countries that have great weather during the fall. Check out these 7 best cities and countries to visit in Asia in September.
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
You can expect pretty hot weather during September in this Malaysian city, with mostly clear skies. There is a wonderful selection of cuisine in Kuala Lumpur, likely due to the diverse culture it boasts. This city is modern and beautiful for a fraction of the cost of other comparable Asian cities.
- Malé, Maldives
Even though this city is still sees rain during September, Malé travelers can expect a beautiful payoff. The Maldives typical receive a few afternoon showers for a half hour, followed by gorgeous sunsets daily. The Maldives are the water villa capital of the world, with pretty reasonable rates to spend your vacation in paradise.
- Delhi/New Delhi, India
By mid-September, Delhi, India has started to dry up from its rainy months, making this month a perfect time to visit. This city is packed to the brim with exciting attractions, such as the iconic Taj Mahal.
- Nha Trang, Vietnam
Although this city may still have a few scattered showers, Nha Trang is definitely drying out by mid-September. It is known as one of the cheapest beach cities in all of Asia, with rates as low as $20 per couple for 3-star hotels. There aren’t many attractions in this city, but the coastal views, beautiful sand and cheap rates are enough to make this destination worth the trip.
A city-state off the coast of south Malaysia, the island of Singapore is hot and humid year around, and may still experience a bit of rain in September. But fear not, because Singapore is well-prepared and designed to shelter its tourists from rain and humidity. The highlight and cheapest attraction of Singapore is the cuisine, which is overwhelmingly delicious and surprisingly inexpensive.
- Seoul, South Korea
You may still experience a few showers, but Seoul is a wonderful destination for late September. This vast city is a popular place for tourists, and is full of wonderful views and attractions. Visitors to Seoul can expect to see a beautiful clash of modern architecture and ancient Buddhist temples.
- Beijing, China
Beijing dries up pretty nicely in September, after hot and stormy summers. This city is reasonably priced, and can be enjoyed on a pretty tight budget. There are several great attractions to be seen here, including many culturally significant sites: National Museum of China, Tiananmen Square, and ancient imperial palaces.