As part of this trend, holidays to Asia are becoming more and more popular. The Asian subcontinent has a wide variety of destinations and activities to attract would-be travellers, but with so many different places to go, it can be hard narrowing down where exactly you wish to travel to. Here is a list of five of the best places in Asia that you cannot afford to miss out on.
1. Bali, Indonesia
Bali has been a popular destination for a host of different holidaymakers for years, and in 2017, it is still a tourist hotspot. Whether you want a thrill-seeking adventure holiday, or you simply wish to relax on picturesque white beaches, Bali is the place for you. With its world renowned beaches, jungles teeming with wildlife, and top quality spas, Bali has something for everyone.
2. Siem Reap, Cambodia
In contrast to Bali’s natural beauty, Siem Reap is a fast growing urban hub in south-east Asia that has plenty to offer for holidaymakers. City lovers will have no shortage of locations to explore in Siem Reap, and for those more interested in sightseeing, there are a myriad of ancient temples to keep you occupied. Siem Reap boasts one of the wonders of the world in the Angkor Watt, a captivating ancient temple that is a must-see for any holidaymaker.
3. Phuket, Thailand
If awe-inspiring landscapes are what you’re after, look no further than Phuket. With its beautiful blue lagoons and towering mountains, Phuket is perfect for those wishing a relaxing beach holiday, and for those after adventure and exploration. Holidaymakers can take in a wide variety of water sports, world-class beaches, and unique lagoons, truly making Phuket a place that has to be seen to be believed.
4. Hoi An, Vietnam
The historic city of Hoi An is the perfect destination for any history buff. A towering monument to the historic power of south-east Asian coastal trading cities, travellers can spend days crawling through the streets of Hoi An to discover all it has to offer. Another bonus for any would-be traveller is that on the 14th day of each month, the city turns off its electric lights, and instead uses traditional brightly-coloured lanterns.
5. Kathmandu, Nepal
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu attracts all types of tourist. A fascinating mix of tradition and modernity, Kathmandu has all the amenities of a western metropolis, interspersed with ancient temples, breath-taking pagodas, and quaint little villages. Kathmandu promises more than a usual city break, with many trekking opportunities in the surrounding area, particularly the Monkey Temple, the oldest shrine in the vicinity. Kathmandu is unmissable for anyone visiting the Asian subcontinent.
Asia has a wide variety of locations and activities to offer, so if you are unsure of where to go on your next holiday, start your journey today by checking the availability of Southend parking spots.