The simple evocation of Asia makes us dream. Vietnam, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Philippines, Laos, Thailand… Asia offers some of the most beautiful countries in the world. Travelling in Asia will make you live unforgettable moments, a unique experience that will mark you. India and its Taj Mahal, Japan and the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Indonesia and its paradise islands, Thailand and its countless Buddhist temples, China and its Great Wall… discover the main countries of Asia! Here are for you 11 destinations in Asia.
1- The Philippines
Lack of inspiration for your next trips to Asia? Why not opt for the Philippines and discover its many attractions? Indeed, the Philippine archipelago has everything to please and can boast of being one of the most popular destinations in Asia today. Its heavenly beaches, its warm and welcoming population will seduce you for sure. For example, start your visit by discovering the capital city of Manila. It’s a region that you’ll love, brimming with life and museums, an unforgettable discovery. Beach lovers should take a tour of Boracay, which is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, if not the world. Lush nature, beach, idleness, cultural discovery, luxury hotels… the archipelago of the Philippines is the perfect destination for a dream vacation.
India is one of Asia’s leading destinations. Mythical country, India will assure you a total change of scenery! Its tourist sites, its museums, its cultural wealth, its temples, its parks, its palaces… make India a great tourist destination. During your next stay in India, don’t miss the country’s must-see attractions: the Taj Mahal, Palace of the Winds, Agra Fort, Bannerghatta National Park, the Golden Temple…
You can also discover India in other ways:
With the crossing of India by bike: Moreh (Myanmar border), Imphal, Shillong, Cherrapunji, Nongstein, Dhuburi, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Karkavitta (Nepal border)
During a trekking in Ladakh in Northern India
Discover the climbing sites Hampi and Badami
Japan is an archipelago consisting of four main islands and more than 3,000 islets. It is an extraordinary destination that will not leave you indifferent. Discover the Land of the Rising Sun differently on your next trip to Asia. Discover its most beautiful cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido, Hiroshima… During your trip, you won’t have time to get bored with the many tourist attractions of the country. Are you tempted by adventure? You can entrust your stay to Japanese specialists such as Marcovasco for example or other online agencies that will suit you. Fauna and flora, temples, traditions, sites and monuments, refined gastronomy… Japan promises you beautiful new adventures.
Maybe you will want to discover Japan and Hokkaido Island by ski touring.
Are you looking for a change of scenery? China is the perfect destination for your next vacation in Asia. The Pearl of Asia offers not only sumptuous landscapes, but also a culture and civilization dating back several millennia. Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Luoyang, Qufu… you will have a wide choice of exceptional destinations. China is a huge nation that really deserves a visit.
China offers a thousand faces and beautiful outdoor experiences:
Crossing China by bike: Xinjiang: Irkeshtam to Kashgar, Turpan / Gansu: Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Lanzhou, Hezuo / Sichuan: Chengdu, Emeishan, Leshan, G318 road (Kangding, Litang) / Yunnan: Shangri la, Tiger Gorge, Lijiang, Shaxi, Dali, Kunming, Hekou
Trek around Mount Gongga in China
Expedition to Mustagh Ata 7546m peak in China
Thailand is unquestionably one of the most beautiful destinations in Asia with its many tourist attractions. Its cultural richness and its smiling and friendly people… rarely leave you indifferent. Who has never dreamed of one day shopping in Bangkok? To relax on the beach of Koh Lanta? To taste the famous Thai cuisine? Thailand is a very diverse destination that will delight more than one.
Let yourself be seduced by Jordan! A country of colours and scents, Jordan is a must in Asia. The country reflects all the magic of the East and attracts more and more travellers from all over the world in search of peace, serenity and a change of scenery. Without a doubt, you will be amazed by this unique destination, a true crossroads of civilizations. Explore the country’s most beautiful cities and allow yourself to be carried away by the fascinating history of each one of them.
Jordan is also a travel destination for climbers:
Travel and climb in the land of the Bedouins in Jordan.
Climbing Trip in Jordan to Wadi Rum
Vietnam, also known as “the Asian dragon” is an exceptional destination in Asia and has a unique and rich civilization. And that’s not all, its sublime landscapes, its spectacular natural sites, its rice terraces, its museums… it’s hard not to appreciate this unique destination. Here are a few must-sees not to be missed during your stay: Nha Trang, Along Bay, Hoi An, Hanoi Perfume Pagoda, Phu Quoc Island…
If you like temples, you will have the opportunity to discover the one of Cao Dai in Tay Nimh, the cradle of the Caodaïst religion.
Other ideas to discover Vietnam:
by bike as told in this travel story A corner of Vietnam by bike.
Excursion in Vietnam from North to South from Hanoi to Long Xuyen
Cambodia is world famous for its Angkor ruins. It would be unthinkable to travel to Cambodia without at least visiting one of its exceptional temples. Why go to Cambodia?
the best reasons to go there are: its beautiful breathtaking landscapes, its magnificent coasts, the richness of its fauna and flora, its cultural wealth… as well as its charming cities such as Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Battamang…
Maybe you will have time to discover Cambodia by bike.
Discover the largest archipelago in the world, “Indonesia”! Nearly 17,500 heavenly islands over 5,120 kilometres between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, Indonesia is an Asian destination not to be missed under any circumstances. It should be noted that the country is home to Borobodur. For your information, it is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Discover the main islands of the archipelago: Bali, Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Lombok…
A very charming and fascinating country, Malaysia abounds in priceless treasures to be discovered without delay. Once there, you will quickly notice that the places of worship are highly respected. During this trip, don’t miss the visit of the capital “Kuala Lumpur”. The city conceals many tourist curiosities such as the Hindu site of Batu Caves. Also don’t miss the limestone cave with its 272 steps. Inside the cave, you will find monkeys, chickens, cats, the famous big golden statue of Murugan… It would be a shame not to taste the gastronomic specialties of the country such as Nasi padang (rice steamed, served with fish or meat…) or Rendang (beef curry).
Whether you love nature, sports, outdoor adventure or culture, whether you are with friends, family or lovers, you can have an unforgettable time in Nepal. Nepal is world famous and has a wealth of natural resources that cannot be ignored. For nature lovers, the Chitwan nature reserves are waiting for you, as well as Kathmandu, Pashupatinath, Swayambunath, Durbar Square, Bodnath. Nepal is also an ideal destination for trekking. In two weeks, you can admire its majestic mountains, its stunning landscapes and make a tour to the Annapurna base camp or the Everest base camp.
Here are some ideas for trekking in Nepal
- Trekking from Langtang Valley to Gosaikung Lakes in Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trek in Nepal around the highest mountains of Manaslu
- Trek in Tibet Nepal version: from Kathmandu to Jomoson-Pokhara
- Expedition to Dhaulagiri, in the footsteps of Maurice Herzog in Nepal
Discover its different neighbourhoods, its culture and its people. Enjoy your stay with Nepalese culinary culture. Beware, this country is very endearing.