Asia is a land of wonder and magic. If you have plans to visit the region, make sure you leave yourself enough time to experience the tropical wonder of places like Vietnam or Laos, or the pristine, picturesque beaches of Thailand. Plan your trip to the paradise of Asia and you’ll find yourself wishing you would never leave.
So, you’re going to Asia on business, the time you’re going is set, and it’s time to decide where you want to go during the “down time”. When the work is done and you need a little holiday, Asia offers a multitude of fantastic options. When making your selection, there really are certain places that will offer you the unique traveling experience you deserve, and you will be sure to leave this dreamy reality with a pocketful of memories.
The Land of Smiles is one of the most popular destinations in the world. The tiny, remote islands off the coast offer respite from the insanity of the world outside their humble shores. Basking in the sun, relaxing on the sand a few feet from the front door of your bamboo bungalow will provide you with ample reason never to go home again.
It’s hard to describe the majesty and splendor of a country home to both India Gate and the Taj Mahal. The serenity of the miles and miles of beaches along the coast of the Indian Ocean, and the sights and sounds of and exotic land will intoxicate you, and thrill your senses.
When you get to Nepal, your adventure begins immediately. No matter if you’re trekking ancient pathways through forests, or gazing in wonder at the vibrant colors and diversity of the wildlife, Nepal offers a unique perspective into the Asian culture. Also, be sure to take a plane ride over the Himalayas. It’s a must!
With lush, rich forests full of vegetation that seems to swallow you whole, Indonesia is the perfect destination for those who are intent on being surrounded by the beauty of nature. Visit the shore and experience pure amazement as you snorkel and dive through mirror-clear water that’s as warm as a blanket on a cold day.
Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
If you’ve ever watched a television show or movie where they showcase a tropical jungle in all its majesty, they have undoubtedly based it on the natural splendor of the foliage, vegetation, and wildlife of the jungles of these three countries. The coasts offer a blend of paradise and raw nature, and to experience these three countries is to know the wonder that is Asia.
You’ve done all the beaches; you’ve explored exotic jungles; now you want civilization. What to do? One word: Singapore. With style to spare, this more metropolitan country offers the brilliance of Asian city life. Mixed with an ancient culture that will make even the staunchest of stick-in-the-muds realize, as they shop the wondrous markets and eat the fine cuisine, that they’re actually having a great time.
Taiwan? When did Taiwan become a tourist destination, you ask? Since before they started producing your AA batteries made there. Believe it! Taiwan is a center for both city life, and the idyllic surroundings of the country. The real beauty of the country is both the hospitality of the people, and the rich, ancient culture of Taiwan. Explore the Shihlin Night Market, or the Chaing Kai-shek Memorial. Whatever you do, don’t deny yourself the pleasant memories you’ll have by making this one of the hubs of your Asian adventure.
A vacation here will give you everything. The decidedly unique culture of Japan will give you a unique perspective on Asian life. What do you do first? Maybe you could get lost in the bustle of downtown Tokyo or Yokohama, taking in the shops and self-catered apartments. Or visit the mystical Japanese countryside and see what people talk about when they mention ancient Oriental culture. The pristine countryside and exotic temples have made more than one poet be at a loss for words.
These are just a few of the recommended stops for you Asian trip. Try to visit more than one place on your journey. The countries that make up the continent are to diverse and unique to limited to only one. Make a list of everything you want to do on your vacation. You want to snorkel, shop, and go to the beach. Well, Asia can give you all that and more. Whatever you have in mind for your adventure, the countries above, and all of Asia, offer the opportunity to leave your workaday world behind, and escape into paradise.