Asia is a continent known for its rich and diverse cultures, warm people, and delectable cuisines. If you are planning on an Asian vacation, here are some destinations that you may want to consider, each one promising to leave a lasting impression in your mind.
A visit to Beijing would not be complete without seeing and climbing up the Great Wall of China, an imposing structure that is considered as one of the world’s great wonders. Likewise, the Forbidden City, Summer Place, and Temple of Heaven are amazing destinations that offer more than just their poetic-sounding names. After all, Beijing is a city where you can find great architecture. Another great place to visit and relax when in Beijing is the Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan).
Everyone loves Chinese food, and there is no better way to enjoy your favorite dishes than to actually have them in Shanghai. The people of Shanghai are known for their boundless energy that is sure to infect visitors. The city offers great spots for a great night out including trendy clubs and bars where you can drink and dance the night away. Shanghai is also not wanting in tourist destinations. The Garden of Contentment (Yu Yuan Garden, Bund (Wai Tan), and Shanghai Maglev are must-see attractions of the city.
At only 4.5 miles long, there are a lot of longer and bigger beaches that you can find in Asia, but perhaps not too many that are more spectacular and picturesque. This Pride of the Philippines is among the “happiest” places in the country. It is popular to tourists worldwide because of its stretch of beautiful beaches. The Puka Shell or Yapak beach is famous for the white beautiful shells that abound on its shores. For honeymooners, The Balighai Beach offers the perfect romantic setting. The White Beach, on the other hand, offers an amazing view of the sunset. Summer is the season when Boracay is most lively. There are all sorts of fun activities like street dancing, partying, drinking, and boat riding.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai has a rich historical heritage; but aside from the historic sites, it also offers other attractions and activities. For one, feeding and bathing an elephant in any of the numerous elephant camps provide a one of a kind experience. Visitors are also encouraged to try their delectable street food. In fact, some visitors have discovered that the city is a great place for taking cooking lessons. Must-visit parks in Chiang Mai include That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra, Elephant Nature Park, and Wat Chedi Luang.
According to visitors, a trip to Goa can pose some problems simply because you will have a difficult time deciding on which among its many beautiful beaches to go to. Seeing dolphins right on the offshore is common in some of the beaches. There are fine white sand beaches that provide a relaxing atmosphere, especially if you are in solitude. The Sinquerim beach offers a unique experience after midnight as you can enjoy the bright moonlight. Other highly recommended places to visit include the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Agonda Beach, and Old Goa.