Hello everyone. Now that spring is almost approaching, it’s considered to be one of the best times to travel around the world. The weather is not too hot nor too cold, so it’s the perfect time to visit other locations. Here is a list of 6 that would be nice to visit in Asia.
Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia. It has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries and boasts the world’s busiest port. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region. Some of their top sights include Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Flyer (165m-tall public observation wheel), Night Safari (z00), Gardens by the Bay (modern public gardens), and Bird Park (Wildlife preserve for bird diversity). Singapore is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for a lot of reasons. One of which is the less stringent entry requirements.
2. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns. The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats. Some of their top sights include Tanah Lot (island temple with water views), Seminyak (city with beaches & shopping), Uluwatu Temple (ancient Hindu temple with ocean vistas), Sanur (laid-back beaches), Ubud Monkey Forest (temple complex with many monkeys), and Mount Batur (mountain and volcano).
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks. Some of their top sights include Burj Khalifa (160-story skyscraper & observation deck), Burj Al Arab (luxe hotel with posh suites & dining), Dubai Creek, Palm Islands, Wild Wadi Water Park (outdoor water park with rides & slides), and Palm Jumeirah (marinas, parachuting, and aquariums).
4. Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It’s famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district. Some of their top sights include Kinkaku-ji (iconic, serene, gold-colored temple), Fushimi Inari-taisha (Shinto shrine with famed gates), Ginkaku-ji (enduring Zen temple with scenic gardens), Nijō Castle (historic wooden castle with lush gardens), and Arashiyama (site with monkeys & a bamboo forest).
5. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees. Some of their top sights include Gyeongbokgung (historic palace with tours & a museum), Myeong-dong (shopping & fashion center), Changdeokgung (Joseon dynasty palace & gardens), N Seoul Tower
(tower with city views & a restaurant), Cheonggyecheon (river), Namsan (mountain and park), and creative cafes such as a Dog Cafe, Hello Kitty Cafe, etc.
As always, I hope everyone found this post helpful when it comes to travelling in Asia. Safe travels, everyone!