From vast, islands, sprawling cities to ancient temples, Asia is one of the top travel spots in the world. With low visiting costs and an expanding tourism infrastructure, Asia has become a hot-spot destination for travelers from all over the world. Here are some of the best places to travel in Asia in no particular order.
If you’re looking for a city that perfectly merges the old and the new, Seoul should be at the top of your list. The capital of South Korea is a smooth blend of contradictions by having both the modern streets and towering skyscrapers and ancient temples, shrines, and villages.
Seoul’s shopping districts stretch for miles and miles, with hot nightclubs in between. Besides, if you want to discover the country’s history, old Seoul is just a few paces away. You could spend hours touring the city’s five large palaces to see some more traditional wooden homes.
- HONG KONG
Hong Kong was a British colony up until 1997 when it was returned to China. It is not quite China and not quite British, that make the city blends both cultures to create a hub that is eastern but with roots deeply influenced by the west. Hong Kong has both sprawling, vibrant metropolis, and sandy beaches with plenty of fresh air. There are also some great museums, and plenty of bustling street markets to wander.
If there is a word that describing Tokyo the best, it must be “animated”. Japan’s capital is constantly buzzing with movement – feet clacking down sidewalks, cars zooming along streets, subway trains humming below ground, ships cruising in and out. Visitors may hardly keep up with its bright lights, loud signs, and crowded streets. But travelers should enjoy Tokyo’s energy and unrivaled shopping scene, not to mention the world’s best sushi. On the other hand, one of the greatest things about staying in Tokyo is that many of the best sightseeing hotspots are free and cheap. Besides, the museums and historical sites in Tokyo are world-class.
The city of Singapore, perhaps best known for its cleanliness, is the perfect place to take a relaxing holiday. The city maintains a remarkable balance of green space and skyscrapers, which has brought to this former British colony something special.
With clean streets and a dedication to preserving its traditions and connections to the world (like Chinatown, Little India, and some distinctly British-Colonial style architecture), Singapore is perfect for the trendy, culture-loving traveler. In addition, remember to spend your time exploring the city’s green spaces, like the Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The city also has some great shopping centers, especially on Orchard Road.
Miles from civilization in the Indian Ocean, this far destination is made up of about 1,200 islands with unparalleled white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, beautiful coral reefs, and spectacular sunsets dipping into the horizon. The beauty of Maldives is something you can’t quite understand until you’re there yourself.
The Maldives is popular with both honeymooners, travelers seeking relaxation and adventurers who want to explore the depths of the sea. However, getting to and staying in this tropical paradise requires a big budget.