5 Amazing Places For An Asian Vacation In 2014
Burma or Myanmar is a culturally rich country with amazing landscapes of mountains, beaches and valleys dotted with fascinating ancient religious structures. For decades, it remained unexplored but with the lifting of the travel ban, it is now accessible to the world. It offers an excellent array of unspoilt natural and manmade features that range from glittering golden stupas to bountiful rice fields and from enigmatic ruined temples to breathtaking mountain paths. The major highlights of a luxury trip to Burma include the temples in Bagan, Ayeyarwaddy River, trekking in Hsipaw and leg rowing in the tranquil Inle Lake.
It is hard to ignore China; it is more than a country whose civilization has recycled itself over the years with fewer disturbances from the outside world. Its fascinating ancient culture is undergoing the fastest creative and commercial developments not common in any other part of the world, with skyscrapers fast dominating the skyline. The dizzying modernization and the ancient continuity of villages and paddy fields create such astounding contrasts that endlessly fascinate visitors across the globe. Its landscape is another area of interest all together dotted with misty hills, paddy fields, epic vistas of the ancient Silk Road and the majestic Tibet Mountains.
India is not merely a country but a continent stretching from the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas to the lush tropical scenery of Kerala. Its expansive borders encompass an unrivalled range of landscapes, cultures, people and even wildlife. In its bustling cities, contrasts of every kind exist, ancient buildings stand amidst modern architecture and castes and outcastes roam the chaotic streets. Temples and mosques most build before even the iconic Taj Mahal still adorn the country and shouldn’t be missed on an Indian tour. It is a compelling destination with something for everyone whether in search of beaches, cities, animals or adventure, its experiences last a lifetime.
Sri Lanka is a teardrop shaped island located just above the equator amid the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean. It is the finest island of its size in the world with an extraordinary variety of attractions within its modest boundaries. It boasts of lush green vegetation, incredible golden sandy beaches, rare endemic bird species and home to extensive populations of elephants and leopards. Aside from its natural beauty, Sri Lanka has an interesting of manmade attractions in form of ruined ancient cities and great religious monuments that litter the northern plains. It is an island that can claim to have it all and never fails to amaze.
Philippines are an island nation located in the Southeast Asia on the Pacific Ring of fire and consist of over 7000 islands. It may not be the most popular beach holiday destination but dazzling beaches, year round sun and fantastic diving opportunities. However, there is more to these islands than snorkeling and sunbathing; beyond the coastline, the islands feature tribal villages, paddy fields, jungle-smothered peaks and ruined Spanish churches. It is the largest producer of tropical fruits and the place with the longest snake the Reticulated Python.