Asia is endowed with diverse cultures and scenic places. From the stunning countryside, eye-catching landmarks, beautifully sprawling cities, and numerous delicacies that are bound to appeal to you. What makes it even more interesting is the low visiting costs that ensure value for money. Asia is fast becoming the ultimate tourist destination for many travelers and fun seekers. While there exist many similarities between some of the Asian destinations, each region tends to be unique in its own way. Due to the numerous locations, it may sometimes be confusing for a first time visitor to determine the areas to priorities. Here are top 5 Asian destinations for 2019.
Komodo Island in Indonesia
The Island is home to about 5000 Komodo dragons. In 1980, it was given the designation of a national park as well as a world heritage site to aid in the protection of the reptiles living on the island that are considered rare. Komodo Island offers exquisite views as well as great hiking opportunities. You can consider taking a day trip to the Padar Island and take a hike to Padar Lookout for perfect views of the whole national park. Other exciting activities that you can pertake of while on the island include diving and snorkeling catching a glimpse of at least 250 coral species off the cost.
Busan South Korea
Busan is the second largest city in South Korea. For most tourists to the area, the most interesting places to visit are the Buddhist temples which are located in deep within the mountains in the region. The most visited temple is the Beomeosa Temple established in 678 AD and is always full of tourists and worshippers. If you’re a lover of arts, you can check out several museums and historical buildings in the area. There are also great sceneries on the Dongnaek island. If birds are your thing, then you'll be impressed to learn that you can go for bird watching at the Nakdong river estuary. Korea trains have eased transport through many of the areas in the region.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The city is located in the southern part of Vietnam. There are scenic aging apartments housing vintage cloth stores, innovative breweries, coffee shops, and eclectic venues. The city has other attractions that have driven many tourists to the region. They include street food scene and accommodation that cater for all standards, the War Remnants Museum detailing the city's recent history, and great flight connections. The city appears to become more and more attractive with the passage of time – you can rest assured that this Ho Chi Minh City is not going out of style any time soon.
The things you can do to have a good time in Uzbekistan are almost unlimited, from pre-historic sites to numerous cultural attractions. One of the primary features here is the architectural heritage that the country prides itself in being the most impressive in central Asia. They include medieval Islamic architecture – mosques, madrasahs, minarets, fortresses, mausoleums, palaces, etc. – and ancient Buddhist and Zoroastrian temples and ruins of the historical settlements. Many in the past who wished to visit the region had a hard time due to the restrictive policies following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The good thing is that change is finally beckoning. The country recently eased travel requirements to the region while at the same time introducing new flight paths, and improving the country’s infrastructure.
Banana Reef, Maldives
What is the first picture that comes into your mind when you hear someone mention the Maldives? It must be a picture of beautiful thatched-roof huts on stilts overlooking crystal clear bluish-greenish waters with abundant marine life. It has the best spot for scuba diving in the whole archipelago. If you are looking for an excellent honeymoon destination, then this is the place to visit.
Krasnoyarsk is a city in Russia located on River Yenisei’s banks. It is surrounded by picturesque mountains to its northern and southern sides. It boasts of a mild city climate. Mount Karaulnaya offers a great view of the area. Visitors can enjoy a visit to the national park in the area as well as hiking and mountain climbing. The city is one of the stops along the Trans-Siberian railroad, which has eased access leading to a high number of visitors.