We at Expat Guide Asia are always keen to encourage expats to consider various places in Asia for their next home. The various regions of Asia vary so widely — from China on one side of the experience to India on the the far other end — there is a real variety in the culture, look, feel, and food of each country. Popular expat spots include Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, and handful of other hot-spots, but if you’re new to the region and thinking of moving to Asia, you really should travel around first. As we said, the feel and culture are wildly different as you hop over a border, and for that reason you’re really going to want to spend some months getting a feel for different spots before you settle on just one. We rather like these top destinations in Asia by this month’s guest author; the following post is:
by Kat March.
Asia is not only the largest continent in the world. It also has the most admirable natural treasures and the richest and most diverse culture in the world. From its mystical temples and landmarks of antiquity, soothing beaches and enchanting landscapes to the astonishing skyscrapers and infrastructure of modernity, Asia is definitely a place to go in anyone’s bucket list.
Here is a glimpse of the top travel destinations in Asia.
1. Jerusalem, Israel.
Asia is the origin of the world’s biggest religions. Jerusalem is the holy land for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Notable places to visit included Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, the Dome of the Rock and the Cenacle.
2. Beijing, China.
The second biggest economy in the world, China is also a contender as the oldest civilization in the world. This capital is host to the most momentous cultural sites namely, the Great Wall of China, the only man made structure visible from space and the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of China’s ancient dynasties.
3. Angra, India.
India is one of the most diversely exotic cultures in the world. Angra is the host to the glamorous civilization of the Mughal Empire, which is once as progressive as the Roman Empire. Notable places included the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
4. Palawan, Philippines.
The Philippines is a heavenly paradise on earth that is rich in exquisite natural beauties and the most hospitable people in the world. Palawan is the home to the famed underground river, a new seven wonder of the world; the Tubbataha reef which boasts of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world; and numerous pristine tropical beaches.
5. Tokyo, Japan.
The home of the samurai, anime, and the most high tech in the world, Japan is the reflection of the futuristic modern consumer society. Tokyo is the center of all high tech.
6. Phuket, Thailand.
Thailand is a country that has never been colonized and infected by western culture. The purity of its preserved culture and traditions makes the country an absolute wonder. Phuket boasts of many sandy beaches and immaculate waters like Surin Beach, Bangtao and the Westin Siray Bay.
7. Mount Everest, Nepal.
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world which will literally take visitors on the topmost of the world.
8. Dubai, UAE.
Dubai is the gateway of tourists to the furtive and conservative world of Arabs through which one can enjoy leisure travel and activities while simultaneously learning the Arabian culture and enjoying Middle Eastern topography.
9. Bali, Indonesia.
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago comprised of over 17,000 islands, thus the most number of primeval coastlines and beaches. Bali is one of its most visited resorts, which is also rich with other tourist spots such as Ubud, Kuta and Sanur.
10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Travel in Asia entails a visit to Malaysia. Apart from its beautiful beaches, it has many other must-see places such as the Mulu Caves, the largest cave chamber in the world and the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world.
Kat March is an avid traveler, who loves the outdoor and is always trying out new adventure and sport wherever she goes; visiting the different islands of the Philippines is her way to unwind and take time away from her busy life.
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