“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” –Lao Tzu
If you’re an individual with a taste for adventure, Asia definitely has something in store for you. From lush greenery, powdery sand beaches and sprawling, busy cities with a lively nightlife, there’s a little something for everyone, regardless of what your taste in adventure is. Food enthusiasts won’t find themselves out of place either, as Asia plays host to some of the most delicious oriental cuisines that are sure to take your taste buds on a culinary ride. Asia definitely has that allure of inviting travelers to traverse their lands and immerse themselves in its rich culture and history. So, if Asia is your next stop, then you shouldn’t miss out on visiting these countries.
If you have a penchant for visiting ancient temples and indulging in a bit of history, then Bali is the perfect place for you. Beach enthusiasts flock to this place as well, as it boasts an array of beaches with sandy shores in close proximity to luxury hotels—a perfect destination for honeymooners looking to get away from city life.
For travelers who love to bask in the sun and enjoy a holiday by the sea, the Maldives offers lavish resorts and over-the-water bungalows that open to a view of the sea. Beach bums and newlyweds alike will find something to enjoy in this collection of 1,190 islands. Though a bit hard to reach, arriving in paradise is definitely worth the trip.
3.) HONG KONG
This massive city has come a long way since its early days as a British colony. It’s also the ideal place for individuals who would need a little and easy introduction to China. Though vastly different from both the UK and China, this city is reminiscent of both, with its lively excursions, arrays of mountains to climb, theme parks to explore, street food to satisfy appetites, and skyscrapers to admire.
Vietnam’s capital deserves a visit by anyone desiring a tour of Asia. Hanoi has aged gracefully and has preserved its monuments and ancient colonial architecture. Lakes, parks, leafy boulevards and multitudes of temples and pagodas are examples of the wonderful places you can visit and easily reach by taxi.
Never is there a city livelier than Bangkok. With floating markets, golden palaces a bustling nightlife and a skyline juxtaposed by majestic, porcelain-laid spires and highrises, the city is indeed a host to a multitude of diverse activities and individuals as well. Explore the city, shop at Siam Square, then unwind in the European-style gardens of Dusit. Pay a visit to their various temples and conclude your stay by enjoying a serving of mango sticky rice at a food stall.
If you’re looking for a place that is fast-paced, then Tokyo is the ideal spot for you. There’s no dilly-dallying, and you may have a hard time trying to keep up with everything and everyone. However, should you decide to persevere, you’ll be sure to enjoy museums, temples, great sushi and towering skyscrapers.
If you want a slice of what a Southeast Asian experience is truly like, a visit to Singapore is in order. It has been widely known as a culinary mecca of the region and offers a diverse array of Singaporean food travelers can enjoy. Additionally, the mind-blowing landscape of the city’s skyline is worth the stop as you can definitely see the city come to life.
A visit to South Korea’s capital of Seoul should definitely be one of your stops on your Asian tour. One of the most technically advanced cities in the world has truly developed exponentially over the years. Skyscrapers are constantly being built, while historical sites and urban parks are preserved to augment its overall universal appeal.
For those who desire a rich immersion in Chinese history and culture, then China’s capital, Beijing, is definitely the place to be. An imperative stop on any itinerary, significant cultural sites, such as the nearby Great Wall of China and the famed Forbidden City, are sure to satify any traveler and tick off items on a bucket list along the way.
If you’re looking for untouched and pristine beaches, and a lush place teeming with wildlife, Palawan is an ideal place to visit. This Philippine destination is popular among locals and foreigners, as it’s well known for its premier resorts and white-sand beaches—making this a top spot for newlyweds as well.
Author Bio: Abbeygail is a freelance writer and blogger for Hizon’s. It is a top catering company in Manila that caters to any type of events. She also loves to explore different places here in the Philippines.