Exploring Asia: 5 Places to Visit on Your Travels
The resort island nation should definitely be on your itinerary of places to visit in Asia. The Maldives offers clean beaches, stunning views, as well as some of the most exclusive accommodation. It plays host to some of the world’s best overwater bungalows. Luxury villas such as the Soneva Gili (world’s largest water villa), Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, and others charge between $3,000 to $10,000 per night to enjoy the facilities. Just to add to its luxury scene, there are plans to build a floating golf course here too.
For more budget friendly experiences, there are 5 and 4 star hotels on the 99 resort islands all across the pacific.
Before you say that Russia isn’t in Asia, check again! Moscow is actually in Asia, making Russia technically an Asian territory. Russia’s size has a large part of it in Asia, but most of its population live in the European side.
That aside, a holiday in Russia should be on your list: whether you are looking at it from Asia or Eastern Europe. The rich cultural heritage, the relics of kingdoms and churches hundreds of years old, as well as beautiful rural scenes that are undervalued. For a beautiful and wholesome experience, try taking the train tour. You can slowly drink in the sights of the countryside while in a luxurious cabin as you stop along the major cities.
The home of Mt. Everest waits to be explored. Explore the cities of the Kathmandu Valley: Patan, Bhaktapur, and the capital Kathmandu. Explore this fabled valley created by the valiance of Saint Manjushree. In it you will find temples, marketplaces filled with trinkets and exotic goods, as well as royal palaces built by the skillful craftsmen of Newar.
For the adventure tourist, Nepal is famous for its trek routes which highlight the Himalayas countryside, as well as offering spectacular views of Mt. Everest. Explore the well preserved wildlife, go kayaking in the rivers, and dine like a local.
There is so much to choose from when it comes to India. It is the land of fervent religion, feverish festivals, vivid colors, and vibrant cuisine. You can choose to take the tourist route through the Golden Triangle, visiting Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Better still, you can defy this and make your own itinerary. Stay in one of the many hotels in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu and home to the Tamil movie industry, also known as Kollywood. Enjoy Kerala’s peaceful backwaters, or laze in Goa’s beaches before going wild in Bangalore’s sleek club scene.
For the recently opened up country, tourism is now a blessing that is much needed. For the tourist, this is a gem worth exploring before it becomes a tourist trap. Myanmar’s unique political climate has worked to preserve its culture, sights, and wildlife. As a result, when visiting the country, you will be treated to Asia’s most authentic cultural experience.
People still live simple, traditional lives, and modernity is yet to sully its beautiful wildlife. So go and explore Myanmar’s beauty before the rest of the world catches on.
This is a guest post from Tom at Cambodia Holidays.