When most people think of going on vacation the first destinations in mind are Europe, Africa, Australia and either North or South America. Asia might not be the first place you can think of when you are going for a holiday but am about to change your mind.
Asia is home to beautiful places in the world. There is a wide range of destinations that represent diversified sides and cultures that are both ancient and modern. In this article, we are going to look at some of the most amazing places that you should tour in the continent.
1. Imperial Palace, Tokyo
As you might know Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. One thing you should know about it is that it is the most populated city in the world and home to the imperial palace. The town has a wide range of tourist destinations that I’m pretty sure you can get to enjoy.
One of the destination sites that you should ensure that you visit is the imperial palace. It is home to the imperial family, and it is located on the former site of Edo castle. It was built in 1457, and over the centuries it has become an essential aspect in the development of Japan.
The grounds where the castle is located has become one of the most valued properties in Japan. The villa includes art galleries, historical ruins, and gardens which are full of cherry blossoms.
If you are planning to make a trip to the imperial palace, then you should organize a tour with one of the local tour guides. You might be in luck because you might even end up meeting the emperor himself.
2. Tiger’s Nest Temple, Bhutan.
The Tiger’s Nest Temple which is also known as the Takstang is a circuit monastery which is built 3000 feet above the Paro valley. This is the go-to place while you are in Bhutan because even the busiest visitors find a way to make it with this legendary place.
The Tiger’s Nest was built in 1690 where Guru Rinpoche first meditated. Legend has it that he was the first Guru to be carried on the back of a tigress to the monastery. Currently, the Tigers Nest consists of four temples with residential accommodation for the monks.
You can still visit the monastery because it still functions. However, due to the distance and the location of the monastery, the only way to get to it is through hiking. Therefore if you are scared of heights then maybe you should think twice about visiting the place.
3. Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cambodia boasts of one of the most significant Christian monuments in the world. The Angkor Wat is made up of more than 400 acres of towers and temples. It is a beautiful place if you are planning to visit a religious monument.
Apart from the Angok Wat monument, there are various destinations which you can visit such as temples, the Old Market and the Cultural Village. You can also get to explore the countries ways and traditions.
4. Bokeo Nature Reserve, Laos.
The Bokeo Nature Reserve is located in the province of Laos. The reserve was created so that it could protect the black gibbons in the forest. However, if you are looking for a way to experience the beauty of the wood you can join in the fantastic Gibbon experience. One thing you should keep in mind is the great distance which you have to trek to reach the forest.
5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The capital of Malaysia boasts of some of the best places which you can visit. Kuala Lumpur is a unique place because there is a wide variety of the of sights and sounds. The best touristic towns include Chinatown, Buta Caves, The Central Market, and the Petronas Twin Towers. Moreover, the towns feature both modern and traditional buildings.
6. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
The Ha Long Bay is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. The best part about this place is how the people live. They are about three thousand islands in the region, but only 1600 people live in floated villages. Ha, Long Bay gives you a unique water experience when you visit the place.
7. Danxia Landform, China
If you are in China ensure that you visit the Danxia Landforms. They are unique landscapes in the country which are formed out of Red Sandstone. In 2010 the Danxia Landform was added to the World Heritage list.
8. Rainbow Family Village, Taiwan
When you hear of the term rainbow, you think of colors. The rainbow family village has a unique story behind it. It all began when an old man named Huang Yung-Fu also nicknamed as Grandpa Rainbow Village decided to make his town more colorful. Once you visit this place, the colors are bound to move your heart.
9. Taj Mahal, India.
There is no way that this list could end without mentioning the taj mahal. It is the pride and joy of the Muslim community in India. The place was built by an emperor in 1648 to commemorate his wife. Until today the site is one of the most visited in the world. If by any chance you find yourself in India then ensure that you visit the taj mahal.
10. Great Wall of China, China
One thing you do not know about the high wall of China is that it was first built as a defense wall. It is the longest wall and the earth standing at 3945 miles. Although some parts of the wall have been damaged the site is still a tourist attraction in Beijing.