Best Holiday Destinations in Asia

Some iconic destinations in Asia are ones that every traveler must visit at least once in their lifetime. Here are 10 of the best holiday destinations in Asia!

Best Holiday Destinations in Asia

Bali, Indonesia

This Indonesian paradise is a postcard come to life. Soak up the sun, go diving or just enjoy the tropical beauty of the island. The town of Ubud is known for its arts and culture. Head there for a traditional art workshop, a yoga class or a traditional dance performance. 

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is a great melange of shopping, nightlife and sightseeing. Visit the majestic gardens of Dusit, shop at Siam Square or take in the architectural splendor of the Thai temples.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam’s capital Hanoi is the perfect example of a historic city that has stood the test of time. Head around the city in a taxi to explore the majestic colonial architecture, the 600 odd temples and pagodas and the lovely boulevards and lakes Hanoi has to offer.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Experiencing the sunrise in Siem Reap is life-changing. The temples and ruins of Angkor Wat and the 12th century royal city of Angkor Thom are two of the major reasons to visit Siem Reap.

New Delhi, India

Chaos and calm combine effortlessly in India’s capital city New Delhi. Crowded markets and streets and quaint architectural structures are scattered across this densely populated gem of a city. The city offers tourists a chance to visit many historical sites including India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Jantar Mantar.

Phuket, Thailand

The largest island in Thailand is a regular haunt for beach bums and serious deep sea divers. Watersports are a popular attraction for visiting tourists. 

Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal’s capital is adorned with ancient temples, shrines and fascinating villages. Shopping for local art- paper prints and carpets are Kathmandu’s speciality. If trekking is your thing, head on to Thamel District. 

Jaipur, India

The city nicknamed “The Pink City” is adorned with architectural marvels; City Palace, Hawa Mahal and the Forts of Jaigarh and Amber. Camel leather slippers are a popular souvenir for those visiting Jaipur. 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City sports beautiful French colonial architecture and boulevards. The must-visit destinations include the War Remnants Museum, the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the frenetic Ben Thanh Market. 

Beijing, China

The story of Beijing goes back more than 3000 years. Explore both ancient and modern history in this marvelous capital city. A sighting of the Great Wall, the longest manmade structure in the world, is an absolute must. 

Singapore, Singapore

Singapore is a truly modern, global city whose cityscape looks like it was created straight from a science fiction movie. Sample some interesting street food, visit the Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay to see some botanical brilliance or visit the SkyPark Observation Deck on the 57th story to get a panoramic view of the city at night.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is a truly cosmopolitan city which boasts of a rich colonial heritage. Mount Lavinia and the Talangama Wetland are popular spots to relax and get away from the bustling city. 

Tokyo, Japan

Temples by day and karaoke bars by night, Tokyo has something for everyone. Whilst you may be tempted by the sushi and udon noodles, there’s much more to this lively capital city. Take a walk down the Sumida River under the beautiful cherry blossoms, catch the early morning fish auction at Toyosu Market or visit the splendid Imperial Palace East Gardens. 

Asia offers many other popular tourist destinations including Goa (India), Kyoto (Japan), Shanghai (China), Bophut (Thailand), Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Hong Kong (China).

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