Planning a trip to Asia shows your interest in diversity and culture. Covering a large area from east to west, Asia offers some of the most varied locations for tourists with different interests.
From the grand Mount Everest to the stunning beaches and from the snowy Siberian fields to the lowest point of the continent, the Dead Sea, there is so much to see in Asia that a single or even two trips aren’t enough. You need to plan your trip either to a single country or combine a couple of countries to get the most of your Asian trip.
Here are some of the best places and cities to visit in Asia, especially the South
If you believe there is heaven on earth then probably it is at Bali. The Indonesian island is a great place for tourists that love the water, the greenery and the tranquility. The sandy shores and turquoise waters with pagodas along them is a sight that does not disappoints. You will be amazed at how much the island has to offer. Bali is not just about beaches and water as it also has a historic connect with several temples, active volcano and some late night revelry.
One of the best places in Thailand, Phuket is a tourist’s paradise. With stunning beaches, white sandy shores and a ton of activities to pursue, Phuket is the ideal destination for beach lovers, honeymooners and for tourists. There are plenty of options to stay in Phuket, some very affordable, some luxurious and others very pricy.
The Taiwanese capital is a great place to visit for tourists that love Asian cuisine. From some very stunning sights to amazing street food, Taipei is a great place to visit. Here you can include the National Palace Museum and the Taipei 101 Skyscraper in your must-visit list. Other interesting places include parks and shopping centers.
The capital of South Korea, Seoul is a great place for those that love to visit a complete city. Buzzing with fast moving cars and bikes, new skyscrapers and newly renovated hotels, Seoul is a great tourist destination. There are many urban parks and historical sites that are worth visiting in this capital city.
Thought to be a desert city, Dubai is far beyond that. Several manmade structures including the world’s largest garden, dolphinarium, Ferrari World, zoo and museum and so many other attractions, Dubai is a must visit place in Asia. The Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeriah are other places worth visiting.
A visit to Asia without visiting the land of One of the Wonders of the World is always incomplete. You must surely include Agra in your Asian travel itinerary to make the travel complete. The Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort are some of the destinations that you cannot miss when on a trip to Asia. In fact you can even plan a trip specifically to India as it is a vast country with astonishing beaches, historical sites and amazing destinations.
A trip to India without visiting the capital city will surely be incomplete. From the grandeur of the Red Fort to the Jama Masjid mosque and from the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk to the stunning government buildings, Delhi has so many things to offer to tourists. With good connectivity to major towns and cities of India, Delhi is must-visit place in Asia.
A traveler’s paradise Singapore has much to offer to its tourists. From an impressive skyline to some of the most stunning theme parks, Singapore is also a culinary mecca. You can shop to your heart’s content and find some great deals here. The diverse population of the city has brought in a flavorful culture. You can experience some of the best neighborhoods and places to see in Singapore.
Visiting the Vietnamese capital should be on your travel itinerary if you plan a trip to South East Asia. The capital city offers much to the tourists by way of stunning temples, ancient architecture, several museums and other attractions. You can visit the city during the winter months when the temperature is good and comfortable.
One of the most vibrant cities of Asia, Bangkok has so much to offer that people love to come here again and again. The bustling night life, flavorful Thai cuisine, delectable street food, modern malls and some amazing shopping hubs, Bangkok offers so much.
The Japanese town of Kyoto is a delight for the ancient architecture lovers. The city has some of the most amazing architectural structures belonging to contemporary Japan. Away from the bustling towns like Tokyo, Kyoto is a serene and peaceful destination. It is a great hub for education, art and culture.
You can visit Beijing to make a visit to the Great Wall of China. However, your trip to China would be incomplete without visiting Shanghai. A fast moving metropolis, Shanghai offers an impressive skyline, many religious sites and several shopping malls besides other attractions.
13. Siem Reap
Angkor Vat is one of the reasons why you must visit this South East Asian city. The architecture of the temple is simply amazing and you are sure to be dazed by what you will see here.
14. Hong Kong
A former colony of the British, Hong Kong has so much to offer by way of theme parks, skyscrapers, mountains, lively excursions and so many other things. It is like a gateway to China but has an identity of its own.
Further on the list of must-visit places is Osaka. With a vibrant night life, bustling ports, theme parks, old Buddhist temple dating to A.D. 593, flavorful street food and some other attractions, Osaka is a tourist’s delight.
The financial capital of India, Mumbai offers some stunning beaches, historical sites, monuments, museums, parks, the film industry and the great Gateway of India.
17. Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon as it was formerly known, Ho Chi Minh City is known for its street food, French colonial architecture and the Vietnam War.
Sarah is a senior content curator in HolidayFactors.com, a leading holiday portal in Dubai, UAE