Five Bucket List Destinations in Asia
Asia, with its rich culture and diversity, has plenty to offer when it comes to holidaying. If you wish to venture beyond the neighbouring countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, there are other fabulous places to visit in Asia. Here are the five best places to visit in Asia.
South Korea Tour
Most people are likely to travel to Seoul as their priority destination. There, you can shop at Dongdaemun, one of the largest shopping districts in the capital city, or explore the ancient Gyeongbock Palace, N Seoul Tower and Grevin Wax Museum. Beyond Seoul, you can visit Gyeongju, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Seokguram Grotto, and Cheomseongdae Observatory, or Busan if you enjoy seaports and beaches. Jeju Island, well-known for its Yongduam dragonhead rock, Seongsan Sunrise Peak and Play K-pop Museum, is another favourite place for travellers to visit.
Japan will always be on our bucket list of places to visit in Asia because there are simply too many things to experience in the country. If you only have a few days to spare, we recommend that you travel to Tokyo as there is already so much to see and do within the capital city. It is home to the Imperial Palace, Nijubashi Bridge, Edo Castle, Sensō-ji Temple, the Meiji Shrine and Ginza, the definitive place for your Tokyo shopping trip. One of its newest additions, the Tokyo Skytree, which was opened in 2012, has quickly become popular among tourists. The country's tallest structure offers a magnificent panoramic view from its observation deck.
For a start, you can travel to Hanoi to have a taste of Vietnam. This ancient city with its wealth of history has proudly preserved much of the Vietnamese culture. In Hanoi, well-known tourist destinations include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Quan Thanh Temple (a Taoist temple dating from the Ly Dynasty), Tran Quoc Pagoda, Temple of Literature (Vietnam's first university built more than 1,000 years ago), Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Just outside the city, you can drive to Halong Bay, which is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and picturesque sceneries.
Our two recommended destinations in China is Harbin and Shanghai. You'll want to travel to Harbin to experience a true winter wonderland. If you are a ski enthusiast, the Yabuli Skiing Center and Jihua Ski Resort are your playgrounds. To admire the stunning ice sculptures, be sure to visit the Ice and Snow World, Sun Island Scenic Spot and the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Alternatively, you can travel to Shanghai for its glorious food and splendid shopping varieties.
One of the best-hidden treasure troves in Asia is Bhutan, the Kingdom of Happiness. Nam Ho offers various Bhutan tour packages, which includes attractions such as Sabah Bhutan Center, Tashichhoedzong, Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha point), Dochula pass, Punakha Dzong and Folk Heritage Museum for a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese life.
Strike these destinations off your bucket list now!