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If you’re not already planning a trip to Asia, now’s the time to start. Why? Quite simply because Asia is one of the most beautiful, varied continents on the planet and everyone should travel there at least once in their life. Not only that, but the continent, which is home to popular destinations like Japan, Bali and Thailand is also home to some of the most amazing, awe-inspiring landscapes, attractions and things to do too.
Now that you’re on board with a trip to Asia, here are some of the things you must see and do on the continent before you shuffle off this mortal coil:
Visit the Tiger’s Nest Temple in Bhutan
The Tiger’s Nest Temple is the most sacred refuge in the country and one of the most amazingly soothing places on the planet too! High up in the mountains, this traditional temple is beautiful in its own right, but its beauty is almost blown clean away by the stunning views of Bhutan it offers. When you’re up there breathing clean mountain air, taking in the calming Buddhist atmosphere, the world will fall away, and you’ll just be. It’s an experience you’ll never forget and one that you’ll never want to end, too!
Walk Along the Great Wall of China
This isn’t exactly a unique idea – I’m sure it’s on many people’s bucket lists – but the Great Wall of China is…well, really great! It’s amazing to think that the huge structure was erected, or at least the foundations were, as far back as 771! It makes the mind boggle, but when you visit, your mind will be blown by the wall and the surrounding views!
Spend Some Time Shopping at the Marina Bay in Singapore
If you’re a shopaholic, house for rent in Singapore that’s in or as near to Marina Bay as possible, and you’ll have the time of your life browsing the districts many interesting, and often unique shops. You’ll also get to taste some of the finest food from the region, and you’ll be able to visit great attractions like the Sands SkyPark too. You’ll love it!
Eat Green Tea Ice Cream at Daehan Dawon in South Korea
Daehan Dawon is home to an extensive green tea plantation in the heart of South Korea. If you’re the outdoorsy type and you love green tea, then walking through its rolling hills will fill your heart with glee, especially when you stop for some of the most amazing green tea ice cream you’ll ever have at the end.
Join the Rainbow Family Village in Taiwan
This small Taiwanese village is notable mostly because it is covered in bright, bold colors that just make you feel happy to be alive. As you meander through the narrow streets of this tiny village, you’ll never stop smiling, snapping selfies or stopping to visit with the very friendly locals who are always happy to see that their colorful little paradise has made someone happy.
Be Blown Over by Bamboo in Japan
If you love trees, then you simply must take the time to visit the Sagano Bamboo Forests in Japan where you’ll be totally immersed in trees. As soon as you set foot into the magical bamboo grove, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a fairytale world where you wouldn’t be surprised to see all manner of mythical creatures. The Japanese have a tradition known as forest-bathing, which they believe helps to heal body and mind, and after spending time here, you’ll know that they’re right!
Take in the Majesty of the Taj Mahal in India
Obviously, if we’re talking Asian landmarks, they don’t get much more impressive than the Taj Mahal in India, This UNESCO World Heritage Site has wowed everyone from Princess Diana to Tom Cruise, and it’s not difficult to see why! This colossal white tribute to love is carved from white marble and adorned with the finest of jewels, proving that you can’t really put a price on love!
Enjoy All George Town in Malaysia has to Offer
George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the capital city of Penang. It is a fantastic place to spend some time when you want to get away from it all, not only because Penang is an island, but because it’s capital is home to some of the finest food, and interesting sites, like the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the Little India district, around. The locals are really laid back too!
Have a Ball in Bali
Bali, which if you didn’t know, is located in Indonesia, is the home to beautiful beaches and even more beautiful sunsets. It is the place to go if you want to chill out, surf, meet fellow travelers from all over the world and try out an extreme sport or two. It’s one of those destinations that you just must visit at least once in your life!
Have a Cool Time at Yolyn Am in Mongolia
Yolyn Am is basically a vast, deep ice field that is located right in the middle of a Mongolian desert! Due to the fact that it’s a big chunk of ice, and because it is located in a huge valley, it is a place that stays pretty cold no matter what the time of year and that makes it one of those places that you just have to check out for yourself.
See the Himalayas in All Their Majesty
The Himalayas are truly a sight to behold, and they are a sight that you must see at least once in your lifetime. The best way, we think, to do this, is by taking your own chartered jet or helicopter over them. That way, you can see them in all their glory! Of course, if you’re up for more of a challenge, you could attempt a climb, with a helpful local Sherpa or two to aid you! One thing’s for sure, succeed or fail, it’ll be a trip that’ll never leave you.
Revel in Nature at the Bokeo Nature Reserve in Laos
If you’re a nature lover and you want to see exotic animals in their natural habitat, then you simply must visit the Bokeo Nature Reserve, which was set up as a place to protect the black-crested gibbon in what is one of their last remaining areas of natural habitat. It’s also a great place to hike thanks to its thick forest.
Enjoy the Nightlife in Bangkok
Bangkok in Thailand is one of those places that you must visit if you’re a party person. It’s one of those cities that, like New York, never sleep. There are lots of ‘interesting’ entertainments to find at any time of the night or day, as well as bustling markets and divine street food to explore, but beware; the place is always bustling with lots of people from all walks of life – you can’t expect to have much alone time there!
Check Out Buddhist Caves Temples in Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Whether you have a passing interest in Buddhism or not, I can guarantee that you will be blown away by the some 80 Buddhist caves that date back as far as the first century B.C. that can be explored in Dambulla. You’ll have to climb 15 minutes to see them, but once you’re confronted with the beautiful temples carved into the granite hills and the white lotus flowers left as an offering, you’ll know that it was all worth it.
So, there you have it, lots of great places to explore and sights to see in Asia. Add them to your bucket list, and your life will be all the richer for it guaranteed!