Asia is the largest of the five continents, covering about a third of the Earth. For this reason, and also because it contains 45 options for Asian destinations with different cultures, it is not surprising that it hosts tourist destinations for all tastes.
In this article we decided to address those that are not to be missed and that should be on the list of any traveler who wishes to pass through the continent. Check them out below and have a nice trip!
Tiger’s Nest (Bhutan)
Also known as Taktsang Monastery or Paro Taktsang, the place is known worldwide for both its beauty and its religious importance: it is one of the main temples in Bhutan, an essentially Buddhist country. The monastery was built in 1692 and is located at an altitude of 3,200 meters. The place was chosen, according to national legend, because it was where Guru Rinpoche went – riding a flying tiger – to meditate before spreading religious practice across the country. Currently, it takes about 2.5 hours of walking to get there. However, every minute is worth it due to the landscape, full of greenery, waterfalls, old buildings and a lot of positive energy.
Halong Bay (Vietnam)
Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is formed with so many natural beauties – many of them practically untouched by man – that it entered the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The tourist spot is formed by three thousand islands that are distributed by emerald green waters. Scouring the island is sure to bring great surprises for any tourist who can visit caves, go canoeing and bike rides through rice paddies and local communities. Halong Bay is a must visit for anyone who is going to do tourism in Indochina.
Raja Ampat Islands (Indonesia)
In recent years, Indonesia has become one of the Asian destinations most sought after by Westerners. In addition to the impulse generated by the film “Eat Pray Love”, starring Julia Roberts, the country is fundamentally paradisiacal, with beautiful beaches, festive people and exotic cuisine. Our tip, however, is to put the Raja Ampat Islands in your itinerary, a place, without exaggerating, wonderful. There are about 1,500 small islands that surround the four smaller Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. In the place, the crystalline waters are mixed with the exuberant rock formations providing a beautiful and comfortably conducive environment to relax or dive, since it is considered one of the best diving spots in the world.
Chiang Dao (Thailand)
Much is heard about Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand and all its tourist attractions. However, it is the place chosen by expatriates and the middle class of the city for rest that has been attracting the eyes of the most attentive tourists: Chiang Dao. The region is a huge forest, full of terminal waters and limestone cliffs. But the highlight is even the 100 caves that extend through the mountains of the place. Among them, the tourist can enter alone in five and find rocky straits and even statues of Buddha.
Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar)
The number of tourists has been rising in the Mergui Archipelago, but not much. The set of 800 islands, of varying sizes, still has semi-explored white sand beaches and, therefore, is still considered one of the most exotic places in the world. Travelers who are excited to visit the archipelago will certainly not be disappointed, but they must be willing to travel between the islands. When passing by, be sure to include a view of the moken, a nomadic population known as sea gypsies in the itinerary.
These are some of the Asian destinations that deserve to be on the list of any lover of nature and beautiful scenery. Now we want to know your opinion: which one would you like to meet first? Leave your comment below!