For most travelers, the international holiday is synonymous with Europe! Well just hold on, possibly they have not explored the treasure trove of attractions- incredible Asia. Bestowed with sheer natural beauty, a heady mix of innumerable attractions, whimsical destinations, and history weaved with enchanting stories and enriching culture that you would not find anywhere else in the world, Asia is a land of different hues. There are endless places to be explored in Asia; here are some fascinating ones to choose from. Take your pick!
Lake Toba, Indonesia
A natural wonder in the true sense of the world, Lake Toba is famous for being half lake and half volcano. Hemmed in by charming surroundings, the lake is a perfect place to enjoy quality time with your loved ones. You can either sit back and get rejuvenated, simply hire a bike or a car and drive along the lake, or indulge in some water sports.
Aptly bestowed with the title of “Best capital city” in the world, Vientiane looks like a fairytale land with its unsurpassed beauty. Its French colonial architecture, Buddhist temples, streets flanked with trees, innumerable old-fashioned bakeries and cafes, amazing restaurants with great Parisian chefs, French palaces, and a breathtaking sunset over the beach leave you with immense contentment. Noodle stall is found in great numbers in the city. Deserving special mention, the French mansions here transport you to a different world altogether.
Occupying a prized place on the world map because of its pristine powder snow, Hokkaido is a huge island in Japan. It boasts of natural hot springs, volcanoes, ski resorts, national parks, lakes, geothermal springs, and Mt. Yotei which resembles Mt Fuji. You can also gorge on lip-smacking seafood here. Throughout the year it has some other charm to offer.
Hoi An, Vietnam
The prettiest town in Vietnam, Hoi An is a big hit among travelers who come here from far and wide. Its grace, charm, atmosphere, rich heritage along the riverside, good food, and serenity will win your heart for sure. The more you explore it, the more enchanted you would be left.
Fun and excitement galore in Shanghai, the city where it seems as if the entire population of the city is determined to have a ball! Its Shanghai Tower (the world’s second tallest building), the Bund (a famous waterfront promenade flanked with colonial-era buildings), neon-lit skyscrapers, brilliant art deco buildings, and first Disney resort in China make it a must-visit place.
Yangon (Rangoon), Burma
It’s a great pleasure spending some days exploring the more than 2500 years old culture at Yangon. It is a perfect place for history buffs as well as nature lovers as it beckons them to explore its lovely lakes, beautiful parks, lush greenery, and peaceful ambiance. It is popularly known as the “Garden City of the East”.
A feather in the cap of India, Meghalaya is a place where you will surely lose yourself in the delight of its attractions. Famous as the “Abode of clouds”, it is home to Cherrapunjee which receives the highest rainfall on the earth. Its cascading waterfalls, long caves, bridges made from the living roots of forest trees, adventure sports like hiking, rafting, caving, climbing, and much more.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A potpourri of cultures and traditions, Kuala Lumpur leaves its visitors mesmerized without fail. It is home to some of the most awe-inspiring buildings in the world. It sparkles like a jewel. Enjoy its nightlife, delightful sights, lip-smacking dishes, amazing people, and new-world charm blended with sophistication.
Jeonju is famous as Korea’s best-preserved traditional village dotted with wooden villas with nicely upturned roofs encompassing amazing museums, teahouses, etc. It is a perfect blend of urban and rural charms. This place never fails to leave your mouth watering with its culinary delights. UNESCO bestowed it with the title of “City of Gastronomy” in 2012.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
This world Heritage Site in Cambodia is a breathtaking combination of ancient heritage and a massive system of artificial canals, reservoirs, and dikes. Opt for a balloon ride and enjoy mesmerizing aerial views of the town.
Take a break from your busy life and explore the treasures of Asia!