Top 20 Travel And Vacation Destinations In Asia

Cheryl Brite September 7th 2016 Travel
You’ve been dreaming of traveling to Asia on a vacation for years now, and you’ve finally saved enough money to go. How exciting! There are so many incredible places to discover. How will you ever make a decision? Research is a good place to start off your adventure. Look to these 20 places to have the time of your life in Asia.
1. Hong Kong
It used to be a British colony, and it’s a city that really stands apart from Britain and China. If adventure, mountain climbing, skyscrapers, and theme parks are what you hold dear to your heart, then you may never want to leave this lively, massive city. The lights of Hong Kong are vibrant and each building lures you into curiosity. The streets are so busy with seas of people you could lose yourself in. Sounds amazing, right? Well book your trip to Hong Kong today and find out.
In Hong Kong you can observe the amazing skyline of this great landmark. You can also take the Star Ferry to sail around the city by water and when night comes, you can see the beautiful lights of the buildings. Victoria Peak is another great way to view the city of Hong Kong because you're high up on its observation deck. See the beautiful Big Buddha that will make you feel small and in awe at the same time by its size and detail. After a long day of site seeing, taste the cuisine of China at the Tin Lung Heen where the classy environment and the delicious food will keep you satisfied long after you leave. The Langham, Hong Kong Hotel is possibly the most beautiful and opulent place you will ever stay at during your time in Hong Kong.
2. Maldives
Resorts and Bungalows live upon the waters of Maldives. The colorful reefs are apart of the underwater world that you can simply not miss. The exotic fish are so vibrant and amazing that you'll never want to leave the water. There are 1,190 islands you can enjoy, but there’s just one thing you must know. It’s no easy journey to this place, which is what makes Maldives so alluring. Book your trip today and start your journey to Maldives.
In Maldives you can rest your head on your beach chair as you enjoy the views of Alimatha Island. At Maldive Victory you'll have the time of your life on a jet ski, surfing the waves, and diving to see sponges and hidden chambers where who knows what amazing things you will discover. After some time in the water, you can relax at Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives where the quite and peaceful atmosphere will lull you to sleep as you get a message. If you're looking for some history, the National Museum will draw you in because of its different Quorans that were found in the sea as well as the history of males. When you're hungry, you can taste fresh and delicious seafood at Muraka Restaurant. Over 100 hotels float or are near the water that you can choose from like the Kandolhu Island where you can experience island life and rest comfortably in your hotel room.
3. Beijing, China
This isn’t the most populous city, but it’s home to the most iconic sites like the Forbidden City. Spring and Fall are the best seasons to visit Beijing so plan accordingly. The Forbidden City is quite an amazing site for tourists, who just love to take pictures with this beautiful piece of architecture. Its presence is powerful, and it will inspire any artist to believe anything is possible. If you want to see more, you'll have to book your trip to Beijing today. There's just so much to see!
In Beijing you can see the Summer Palace where its mere beauty has to be a dream because of its lush gardens. The Temple of Heaven is your next stop in Beijing where the design itself is heavenly and holds a lot of history. The Palace Museum can be explored when a tour guide goes through the history of Beijing as you marvel not only at the history but the impressive ancient architecture of the museum. Enjoy the theatre at Chaoyang Theatre where the acrobats perform amazing stunts that will keep you entertained until the show is over. When hunger is calling your name, the Garden At Lama Temple is a great place to taste the cuisine of Beijing as well as their delicious noodles. Rest comfortably at Red Wall Garden Hotel where nature and light come together to make you feel at peace.
4. Tokyo, Japan
It’s a busy, bustling city where there’s no time to stop as you walk with the flow of traffic. Naturally, it’s an expensive place to be but if you’re up for the challenge, there are museums, temples, skyscrapers, and fresh sushi to experience. The fashion will blow your mind because of its unique nature and individuality. Hotels may be pricy but if you determined to travel here, then you’ll do what it takes to get to Tokyo. There's a lot to do in Tokyo, so what are you waiting for? Book your trip today!
In Tokyo you can visit the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden where the liveliness of nature will make you wonder how they maintain it so well. You can also find some history at Edo-Tokyo Museum and see an impressive collection of 20th century Tokyo images and objects and many more exhibits. See the art of Tokyo at Nezu Museum to find 17th-18th century detailed samurai "dandy" pieces, swords, scabbards, and so much more. At night you can see the Tokyo Tower stand out amongst the buildings in the background because it's all lit up with lights. For fresh and delicious sushi you can make your way over to Sushitomi where you can indulge your taste buds in Japanese cuisine. Relax in the modern and luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo when you're exciting day in the city has exhausted you.
5. Singapore
The taste of Asia is alive in the city of Singapore. You’ll be lucky to experience how good the food is. They don’t call Singapore the Mecca of cuisine for nothing. It’s a culture of diverse people that make this city so unique. Because Singapore is so diverse, this diversity has influenced the way the city’s skyline was formed. Book your trip to Singapore today!
In Singapore you can enjoy the water and sit out on the sands of Sentosa. You can go to Singapore Zoo, go on a night safari, and see the exotic birds of Singapore at Jurong Bird Park and Botanical Gardens. Walk the parks of The Garden City and City in a Garden where great pride is taken with the upkeep of these stunning, natural environments. To satisfy your shopping urges go to Orchard Road where there is a high concentration of shopping malls. Once you've worked up an appetite, the Food Republic food court is the perfect place to taste the fast food cuisine of Singapore like BreadTalk, Mr. Bean, and so much more. If you're splurging on your vacation as well as your hotel, The Raffles Hotel is where you want to stay to experience luxury and comfort at its best.
6. Bali, Indonesia
Bali’s ancient temples beaches, and hotels are enough sites to attract any tourist. Adventure and nature are combined to make Bali the ideal vacation destination for any traveler. Honeymooners will also enjoy the breathtaking sites of Bali. Once you’ve experienced a taste of Bali, affordable prices for a hotel is the best thing to happen to your tired feet. Book your trip today! You won't be sorry you came to Bali.
In Bali you can experience the thrill of water rides at Waterbom Bali with friends and family. Hike the trails of Mayong Village and see the beautiful views of Bali by foot. Sekumpul Waterfalls is another attraction you should explore because of how amazing water and nature work together. Experience live entertainment at Bali Theatre where the performers draw you in with mind blowing dances. For Indonesian cuisine Fair Warung Bale is the perfect spot to receive not only great service but spectacular flavors of food. When the day is done, Viceroy Bali is an island like hotel where you will feel like you're in paradise.
7. Seoul, South Korea
It’s a busy city where you have to watch out for bikers and cars, which whiz past you in a hurry. While this experience can be particularly scary, the skyscrapers that seem to be being built 24/7 will amaze you. The city is always trying to better itself by renovating hotels, historical sites, and parks. It’s a beautiful; forwarding thinking city, and you’d be lucky to see what direction they’re moving towards. So book your trip to Seoul today! You'll have a good time.
In Seoul you can go to The War Memorial of Korea and learn all about Korea's history. Ride Seoul Metro to get where you want to go in a cheap, clean, and pleasant environment. Hike the beautiful views of Seoul at Bukhansan National Park where you can take a hiking tour and learn about the national park. For great shopping visit Myeongdong: Hyper Shopping were you'll get the latest styles of Seoul and a whole new wardrobe. The Gusto Taco is a great place to experience Mexican as well as Korean cuisine. If you love luxury and somewhere to rest your head at night, Lotte Hotel World is a match made in heaven.
8. Kyoto, Japan
This city is a cultural hub. Kyoto’s historical shrines and temples are what you’ve been waiting to see ever since you booked your trip to Japan. Once you’ve seen the cherry blossoms, you’ll never want to see any other flower. It’s art, education, and culture has thrived tremendously. Kyoto’s past is what you’ll experience in Japan. Book your trip to Japan. Kyoto is waiting.
In Kyoto you can see the Fushimi Inari Shrine that holds a lot of historical and religious importance and the beauty of the shrine is so exquisite. The Zenrinji-Temple, Eikan-do is a beautiful landmark in Kyoto where the changing of the leaves is something you have to see to believe. To see the animals of Kyoto you should visit Monkey Park Iwatayama where you can interact with the monkeys in a smart and safe way. The Nijo Castle is truly a site to see because of the detail oriented architecture and craftsmanship. When you're feeling famished, Otsuka is a great restaurant to experience Japanese cuisine and the best quality steak in Japan. At the end of the day you can rest comfortably at Hiiragiya where the atmosphere is peaceful and modern.
9. Bangkok, Thailand
The architecture alone will lure you to Bangkok. It’s unique and modern patterns represent the past as well as the present. If you’re into Thai cuisines and nonstop nightlife, Thailand is the place for you to be. Shopping is a must in every place you go, but Bangkok makes handmade jewelry that you’ll want to buy and never take off your body. Plan your trip today! Come to Thailand and enjoy your stay.
In Thailand you can see the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and it is the most amazing thing you will ever see in Bangkok. Ride the BTS Skytrain to get where you want to go efficiently and avoid the traffic on the road. The Temple of Dawn looks like an ancient and beautiful stairway to heaven that you must climb to see the views of Thailand. For your shopping needs go to Terminal 21 where its modern and unique environment will entertain your eyes while you shop until you drop. Taste Thai cuisine at Rock Restaurant and Bar where the soup is fresh and delectable to the taste buds. The Siam is where you want to stay during your time in Thailand because of the beauty of its luxurious garden like environment.
10. Phuket, Thailand
It’s a destination that rivals most places in Asia. With green, lush hills and cerulean beaches Phuket is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hotels will accommodate backpackers and luxury seekers alike with affordable prices. Don’t miss an opportunity to dive into the waters of Thailand. Don't wait another minute! Book your trip today and you'll be on your way to Phuket.
In Phuket you can go to the Soi Dog Foundation to see people get stray dogs back on their feet and make a difference in their lives. You can also get a great workout at Unit 27 Total Conditioning & CrossFit Gym. Stop by the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery where the Mojitos are to die for and the rum is so delicious you might just get drunk off it. The Phuket Trickeye Museum is a must see during your trip with your family where you can be a part of the art on the walls. When hunger is calling your name, The Corner Restaurant is the perfect place to have German, International, and Thai food all in one place. To rest your weary head, the Trisara Phuket hotel is the perfect place to view the water and sleep for the night.
11. New Delhi, India
The architecture of this building is mind blowing. The roof looks like a blossoming flower. You can see the landscape is clean and precise in its grooming. The cows sometimes wander the streets of New Delhi but don’t be alarmed. It’s a natural occurrence in India. This city is a calm and chaotic place where you can visit the India Gate, a monument that represents all that have died in the First World War, and the third Afghan war.
In New Delhi you can see the exotic historical site of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib where you can take pictures with friends and family. See the beautiful Lodi Gardens where you can walk around the area and see that nature is alive and well in this quite and peaceful paradise. The Bahai Lotus Temple is truly something on the outside and the inside is where you'll find peace and beauty all around you. The Gandhi Smriti is another must see attraction where the outdoor is art is truly unique and inspiring. To taste Indian cuisine you must go to Baluchi where the inside isn't the only thing to marvel over because food is lively and incredible to the taste buds. To rest your satisfied stomach The Leela Palace New Delhi is the epitome of luxury and comfort.
12. Malaysia
A busy city of diversity and religion is what Malaysia represents. The city is not only diverse in its people, but the architecture represents this theme from luxurious to simple in design. To escape the city life you must travel to Langkawi Island where you’ll hear a love story of a woman whose jealousy placed a curse on the island for seven generations. Whatever you do, don’t get Mahsuri mad. The curse is not the only interesting thing about this island, but you can experience the beauty of Paddy Fields landscape by renting a car and taking a relaxing ride around the island. Sounds perfect, right? Well book your trip to Malaysia and find out.
In Malaysia you can see the rainforest in all its beautiful glory with draw dropping flowers, the wild and exotic animals, and the huge trees that you can't help but gawk at. Dive in the waters of Peninsular Malaysia where you'll see sharks, whales, and immense coral reefs. Shop in Malaysia's outdoor markets from electronics to arts and crafts, who knows what amazing things you'll purchase? Go spelunking in Gunung Mulu National Park where the limestone cave has the largest passageways as well as chambers. Experience the Malaysian cuisine of fruits, spices, and seafood dishes from restaurants with five stars to hawker's booths where they take their food seriously. You have to splurge while you're on vacation and your hotel is no exception as you book your reservations for the Pangkor Laut Resort where the luxury of your hotel room goes great with the sea view.
13. Siem Reap, Cambodia
The ruins and temples of Angkor Wat are truly amazing sites to see in how the architecture so detailed. When the sun hits this site, it’s an event that is profound to residents and tourists alike. The next stop is the Cambodian Culture Village to learn about the history you’ve never known about Siem Reap. The Angkor Night Market is another place you should visit because you’ll learn all about bargaining as you shop for what speaks to you. Book your trip today! Siem Reap is now within your reach.
In Siem Reap you can see the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom where you'll feel like you took a step back in time. For entertainment you can watch the Phare, The Cambodian Circus perform amazing moves on stage. Hike the national park of Angkor Archaeological Park where you'll see this amazing white tree and its roots along with ancient temples. Go on 4WD, ATV, & Off Road Tours to experience the action of Siem Reap as well as the historical and religious sites. When you're feeling hungry, Cambodian cuisine is available to satisfy your taste buds at Damnak Lounge Fine Dinning but they also offer Southwestern, European, and Asian food. During your stay in Siem Reap, you can rest for the night at The Privilege Floor at Borei Angkor where the warm and welcoming environment is luxurious and just what you need.
14. Mt. Everest, Nepal
What a majestic mountain? Only experienced climbers should climb the mountain. Make sure you’re psychically and mentally prepared to climb the cold rock. Never climb alone and once you make it to the top, you’ll see an incredible view that you won’t believe you’re seeing. Make your way to Mt Everest today! Your adrenaline rush will thank you.
Before you climb the mountain, you have to gear up with all your supplies. Bring water for hydration, canned food for your hunger, and a warm and heavy jacket to protect yourself from the elements as well as quality boots for the rough terrain. Also, you must pack a tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, first aid kit, climbing gear, and whatever else you think you'll need to enjoy your trip. It might not be the most luxurious place to lie your head but the only thing that matters to you is the mountain. If you're not planning to climb the mountain, you can ski and snowboard your way down the slopes. You'll have the time of your life in the snow of Nepal.
15. The Dead Sea
Bordered by Jordan to the east and Palestine and Israel to the west, the Dead Sea has been transformed into a hot, tourist attraction. It’s health benefits, ancient history, beautiful landscapes, and warm weather makes this destination spot ideal for everyone. The sea has more salt than ocean so try to avoid opening your mouth underwater. The waters are known to be good for your health because of its mineral rich waters. Spa and sport lovers will find just what they need in The Dead Sea. What are you waiting for?Come to the Dead Sea today!
At the Dead Sea you can have a great healing experience in their waters because of the salt and minerals. It also nourishes your skin with the black mud. See the Dead Sea by bike or Jeep as well as by camel. The Judean Desert is another attraction where tourists have been coming for years. Taste the cuisine of Israel at Aroma Cafe where the food is healthy and the service is quick but efficient. From hotels to hostels and guest houses you'll find just what you need to rest during your vacation.
16. The Great Wall of China
A wondrous site to behold is not enough to describe how amazing this wall really is to the eyes. It stretches over 13,170 miles to many different types of land from east to west China. How long do you think you could walk until your feet give out? It doesn’t matter how far you walk but take a rest every once in a while any enjoy the many views that the Great Wall of China has to offer. Make your way to the wall today. The walk may be long, but the views never get old.
At the Great Wall of China you can take tons of pictures with friends and family. It stretches along deserts, grasslands, mountains, and plateaus. Its history goes back 2,000 years, and you can see that by all the ruins. You can even tour the Great Wall if you're interested in learning about its history. The tour guides are very entertaining, and you'll meet knew people. You'll have so much fun that you'll have to come back to this famous attraction on your next vacation.
17. The Taj Mahal
Did you know the Taj Mahal was originally built to house the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife? It continues today to be a marvel to tourists. This incredible piece of Mughal architecture combines the influences of India, Persia, and Islam. It stands as a symbol of India’s history, and the building even appears to change color depending on the sun or moonlight that hits the surface. Talk about incredible. So book your vacation and be amazed.
The Taj Mahal represents Mughal art and is one of the most popular attractions in the world. This beautifully, detailed structure was built in 22 years from 1631 to 1653. 20,000 workers and 32 crore rupees were responsible for making The Taj Mahal what it is today. It was also built in the architecture of Islam. This landmark has attracted artists from all over the world to capture it in their works. As you stand there looking at The Taj Mahal, you realize how meaningful this place is to its people and to you.
18. Chiang Mai, Thailand
It’s a popular place for tourists to visit. The 300 Buddhist Wats will impress travelers. Chiang Mai still maintains the past with their temples still standing, but Thailand has become more modern to lure in tourists. This White Temple is a site you can’t pass up because of its history and intrinsic architecture. Pools, parks, markets, and nightlife partying will keep you coming back to Chiang Mai. So book your trip to Thailand today!
In Chiang Mai you can experience the architectural detail of the Wat Chedi Luang, climb the steps, and see the views of Thailand from another perspective. Hike the national park of Doi Inthanon where you can also lookout at the mountains and natural views of Chiang Mai. The Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum is unlike any museum you've ever seen because of how alive all the art looks, like it could come to life and be a part of your world. The Wat Phra Singh is a religious site where you can feel at peace and when you visit the temple on a special Budah day, you can reflect on your life. When your taste buds are craving food, DK David's Kitchen at 909 is the best restaurant to taste not only Thai food but French and Fusion as well. The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai hotel is the perfect place to experience luxury and rest in its calming and peaceful hotel rooms.
19. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The rain and the moped filled streets combined don’t sound appealing, but there are positive things about Ho Chi Minh City that you must consider. Mekong Delta is a trip you should take in the daytime. In the evening a dinner cruise along the Saigon is a way to relax and enjoy the views of Vietnam. To walk off your meal visit the War Remnants Museum to learn more about history of Ho Chi Minh City, even if it’s a complicated history. Sounds intriguing, right? Well book your trip today and discover Ho Chi Minh City for yourself.
In Ho Chi Minh City you can see the War Remnants Museum where the history of Vietnam is everywhere you look with powerful pictures and heartbreaking stories of war. The Cu Chi Tunnels is landmark where history was made when the Americans were defeated during the war. If you're into opera, the Saigon Opera House is where you want to be because the performances are stunning and the inside of the building is just amazing to look at. Walk around the park of Tao Dan Park where you can watch your children play on the jungle gym and enjoy a picnic lunch under one of the trees. When dinner rolls around, you want to experience Vietnamese cuisine at Cyclo Resto where the service is great and the food is out of this world. Relax at the Villa Song Saigon where you'll feel comfortable and well looked after by the welcoming staff.
20. Hanoi, Vietnam
This city has done a good job of preserving the sites of the past and making sure the modern parts of Hanoi grow well right beside the past. The past has not been forgotten as you can see when you visit the Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the Hoa Lo Prison. You can take a taxi and explore the city’s parks, boulevards, temples, and pagodas or you can walk the through the streets of the Old Quarter. There's a lot to see, so what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Hanoi today! You'll be glad you came.
At Hanoi you can visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where its unique looking structure just beckons you inside to learn about the history of Vietnam. Another museum that may catch your interest is the Vietnamese Women's Museum where you'll learn all about what women went through and how their struggle and courage made them strong. The Temple of Literature & National University is where you can educate yourself through books about Vietnam. Enjoy the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater where the performances will entertain you to the very end. Taste the cuisine of Vietnam at The Essence Restaurant where international, fusion, and diner food join vietnamese food in a perfect place for your taste buds to be. Rest up for the days ahead at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel where its simplicity and beauty make it a heavenly place to spend your time.

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