Since past decade Asia has become very popular among tourists with its pristine natural places and large open spaces which have almost vanished in the western world. Beautiful beaches, mountains, no dearth of wildlife, name it and it will be in Asia. So here’s a list of best tourist destinations which includes Bangkok, ,Manila, Hong Kong, Penang, Singapore, Seoul, Goa and many more.
Popular Tourist Destinations In Asia
Manila, the capital of Philippines Is one of the world’s most densely populated cities. A complete metropolis, there are a large number of places to visit in manila. Baywalk along manila bay is a great place to watch the beautiful sun go down.
Manila also has one of the world’s biggest china towns where you can find many exotic goods and Chinese cuisine. Full of beautiful parks and museums like Risal Park and Paco Park, you can roam around all day in the city.
Seoul, the capital of South Korea is a world class city with a great history behind it. For history lovers it promises to be grand treat as there are no less than 5 palaces in Seoul most popular of which are gyeongbok-gung and changdeok-gung. There are also some great hiking opportunities in Seoul on bukhansan and gwanaksan.
There are also 4 amusement parks which include Lotte Park which is one of the world s largest indoor amusement parks and everland, the Korean version of Disneyland. There are also a number of parks, museums and temples in Seoul as well many malls for shopping enthusiasts. Seoul also offers many eateries even when you are on a tight budget.
Hong Kong is a huge city with lots of places to travel. The city gets its name form from the main Hong Kong Island and has developed into a completely urban city. There are many outlying islands south of Hong Kong which house many idyllic beaches and Disneyland which is in Lantau Island.
The Hong Kong island itself is a shopper’s paradise which great skyline and large number of malls and street markets. The south side is a very up market area with large houses and beautiful beaches like repulse bay.
Singapore is one of the most prosperous island nations in the world with a medley of Chinese, Indian and malay cultures. With almost 50% of its geographical area covered with greenery there are almost 50 parks and 4 natural reserves. There are beautiful beaches at sentosa and southern islands and enjoy the delicious seafood including a famous chilli and black pepper crab.
Most of the shopping malls are around orchard road and the best skyline around Singapore River. You can also experience almost any kind of sport in Singapore although it might be costly because of sheer population. Accommodation is costly in Singapore and is usually seen as luxury destination.
Goa is the smallest state in India and is very popular for its beaches. Every year almost 2 million visitors flock to Goa to enjoy this place which still has a lot of influence from the Portuguese culture. Arjuna beach, arambol, palolem beaches are most popular ones in Goa.
You can enjoy uninterrupted 70 km of goan coastline lazing around on the beaches. There are also a few museums in Goa like goa state museum and bom Jesus basilica and naval aviation museum. Then there is bondla wildlife sanctuary, fort aguada, old goa, ponda taluka and many more places to see in goa.
Penang is an island state off the northwestern coast of Malaysia. It is a very famous tourist spot know for its rich culture and some great food. Georgetown, the capital of Penang is a UNESCO world heritage site with lot of old 19th century architecture. There is also south Asia’s largest Buddhist temple in Penang by the name of kek lok si, the temple of supreme bliss.
For a beautiful view of Georgetown and Penang Bridge you can consider going to the Penang hill. Other places worth seeing in Penang include fort Cornwallis, war museum, snake temple, butterfly farm and Penang Bird Park. Also don’t miss the famous Chinese bakeries in Penang.
Shanghai is the largest and the most developed city in china. There are lots of art deco buildings in shanghai. Yuyuan gardens give you a feel of yesteryear classical Chinese architecture. There are also old buildings of the bund and French concession along the fuxing and Hunan roads.
Then there are two of the world’s largest buildings in oriental pearl tower and shanghai world financial centre. You can also visit the shanghai museum, jade Buddha temple, jing’an temple and longhua temple. There are also lots of water sports on offer at shanghai city beach.
It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia with its temples, canals, palaces and a vibrant nightlife. With a very tropical climate it has one of the best plantations and orchids in Asia. There are hundreds of temples in Bangkok out of which grand palace, wat pho and wat arun make the top 3.
Keeping with the way of temples, there are also lots of museums in Bangkok which can your whole day to visit. Then there is siam ocean world which has the largest aquarium in south east Asia and queen saovabha institute snakes farm. You can also enjoy great Thai cuisine at various eateries in the city and there are also world class cinema halls for entertainment.
Apart from these places there are still a large number of great tourist destinations across Asia. China attracts the third maximum number of tourists in world every year. The Forbidden City in Beijing is another great place to see along with the Great Wall of China.
Then there is Disneyland in Tokyo and yokohoma sea paradise which are highly enjoyable places in Japan. Some great centuries old architecture in Delhi also makes it a must visit place. With lots of unexplored beaches and places the world is slowly definitely travelling eastwards.The exotic locations in and around Asia is making tourists all over take a close look and expore the places.