Top 5 Asian Destinations
As Asia continues to develop faster than any other continent, tourists are starting to flock in mass to some of its top attractions, tall, sprawling cities, lit up with capital and luxury as well as beach destinations, accentuated by crystal clear waters and stunning sights. For those considering a trip to Asia, here are the top five destinations:
Japan is an extraordinary nation and its capital city emphasises that at every turn, ranging from the ancient temples across the city to the modern architecture, spiralling up into the sky. It’s a bustling metropolis, one that rivals all the greatest cities in the west and, though it’s quite pricey, the opportunity for a bit of retail therapy will suit everyone, allowing tourists to sample some of the weird and wonderful products on sale. It’s fast-paced and hectic but holds a unique culture for everyone.(image by Jo Cheng).
Like Tokyo, Beijing integrates the traditional with the remarkably modern, celebrating its rich, vast history as well as its rapid development. Tourist hot-spots include the wondrous Forbidden City and the world-renowned Tiananmen Square, both worth-visiting for a priceless photo opportunity. For those interested in their UNESCO World Heritage Sites, remnants of the Great Wall of China can also be viewed within the city though many may wish to traverse elsewhere within this urban sprawl, seeking shopping opportunities and sampling the excellent food.
Singapore is an independent capital state and country, a beautiful landscape of science and architecture. It’s a futuristic city, from the Botanic Gardens to the SkyPark Observation Deck and it combines its high-rise skyline with a quaint touch of green as well. It’s expensive but the culture is nicely expansive, taking in cuisine from India, China and the west and the official language is English. Essentially, Singapore offers the very best of Asia so top up the annual holiday insurance and invest in a memorable experience.
Known as a humid, hot and crowded city, as well as the destination for The Hangover group, Bangkok has much to offer the average tourist. Search around a bit and you’ll come across floating markets, golden temples and excellent shopping opportunities at Siam Square. Temples include the WatArun and the Wat Pho, a celebration of the country’s primary religion. The city is split into a number of districts, each offering something a little different, adding to the unique personality of the city.(image by Doug Wheller).
Finally, we escape the bustling cities and head to a beach destination full of beauty and atmosphere. Its scenic passes, full of peaks and volcanoes, are well-worth a visit, ideal for hiking opportunities as well as honeymoons and surfers. It’s definitely the busiest island in Indonesia, but it’s a well-deserved reputation with its clean stretches of beach and welcoming atmosphere. Its primary popularity lies in the fact that it suits those looking for serene relaxation as well as a bit of adventure.
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