There is no shortage of great places to visit in Asia. The culture, the food, the history and the music all contribute to something truly special about that part of the world. If your goal is to experience these things on a trip just for yourself, you are in for a holiday of a lifetime. Here are a few places well worth fitting into your Asian getaway.
Hong Kong is the home to this popular waterway. However, for many, the best time to experience it is on a cruise at night. You can experience all the wonders of the city as viewed from the comfort of a wooden, red-sailed Chinese junk.
For those who are a tad more adventurous, Kyrgyzstan offers some amazing views from high altitude. With the majority of this country sitting at about 1,000 meters, you can trek your way from city to city with or without a local guide.
In Malaysia sits the tiny town of Malacca. It has a history that dates back several centuries and it happens to be one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The community offers a Chinatown as well as several old buildings to tour along with incredible food venues.
The ancient Khmer kingdom of Angkor features a temple complex that is equally stunning as they are beautiful. The complex includes mountainside temples and ruined monasteries that are wrapped in jungle tree roots. You won’t be able to see all of this in just a day.
The Pamir Highway in Tajikistan is well worth a stroll. You’ll find fortresses, monastic caves, fire platforms and the aforementioned ancient petroglyphs. It also climbs to above 4,000 meters to give you views that will truly take your breath away.
The Hill Country
Located in northern Vietnam, trekking through the villages there will expose you to several different tribes. Your senses will get a workout thanks to the colourful traditional garb, traversing the steep, terraced paddy fields and the amazing markets along the way.
The Hustle And Bustle
Sometimes you have to travel halfway around the world to realize that your busy city is much like any other busy city on the planet. In Sri Lanka the city of Kandy is clogged with people, vehicles and much more. However, it is also a relaxing place to sit and watch everything go by.
Our expert travel consultants have been to Asia and have experienced all it has to offer. For more on their journeys, here are what some of them had to say: