Asia has long held a fascination and inspired awe. If you have finally decided to give into your longing for Asian magic, you are going to find it difficult to choose from among countless great destinations. Between Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, India, the Great Chinese Wall, Dubai, and beyond, Asia is simply packed with well-worth-visiting places and natural beauty and eclectic culture at its best.
Island hopping in Thailand is one of the best ways to spend a few views. You can enjoy tranquility and stunning beauty at the little known tiny islands of KohLipe or Koh Lanta or immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of well-developed Phuket and KohSamui. You get pretty much everything from white sand, blue water, incredible diving, calm and peace to vibrant nightlife and great shopping. You don’t even need to pick an island. Simply hop from one to the other, have tranquility one day and vibrant nightlife the next.
The good news is, it’s not even going to cost you a fortune and is certainly a lot less expensive than an exotic holiday to Hawaii.
Divided up into two states, Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo is simply a natural paradise. You will stumble upon genuine indigenous cultures, rainforests, and endangered orangutans and when you’ve had your share of paradise nature, you can head to Kota Kinabalu, the main city in Sabah, and do some great shopping and dining while soaking up the vibrancy of an Asian city.
The Philippines are a medley of bustling cities, stunning beaches, lush-green rice fields, smouldering volcanoes and stunning landscapes and, really and truly, you could spend an entire year there and still not be done. It’s hard to choose the most beautiful Philippine places, simply because there are so many.
You may wish to honeymoon on the stunning island of Cebu or be blown away by the unusually soft and stunning Chocolate Hills in the province of Bohol. If it’s teeming city-life you are after, Manila offers all that and more.
Japan’s most northern island provides an abundance of mountains, alpine villages and stunning, often snow-covered peaks. You can explore on foot, bike or motorbike and be blown away by the natural beauty and the silence and tranquility only little-discovered landscapes can provide. Hokkaido is now easily accessible by bullet train and will certainly become world-famous soon because of its proximity to Sapporo, where the Asian Winter Games will be hosted this year.
Apart from stunning mountain scenery, the food is delicious and fresh and the people always warm and welcoming.
Places to Stay in Asia
When you are looking for vacation rentals in Asia, bear in mind that prices and offerings vary greatly from country to country. Because of possible language barriers, you are probably better off booking online before you travel. Your money is likely to stretch farthest in Nepal and India. Beyond that, you can get pretty much anything from budget hotels at $2 a night to extortionately priced five star luxury in Dubai.
Regardless of your ultimate choice of Asian destination, it will make for a trip of a lifetime.