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10 raging holiday destinations of Asia you must visit this year

February 3, 2018 8:02 AM |

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2018 is here, and we are sure you're already planning your holiday getaway for this year. While you’re at it, make sure you choose the best locales to spend your holiday at. Instead of going too far away, make Asia, the world's largest continent your go to destination.

Asia has way too many amazing attractions for visitors and right from interesting historical treasures, diversity of wildlife, to a varied variety of cuisines, natural landscapes and the friendliest locals, the continent has it all. An Asian holiday is guaranteed to be among the most memorable holiday of your life. Clearly there's no shortage of things to do and see, so here are 10 best must-visit Asian destinations.


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India- India is a country with varied cultures, so, you will always have something new to discover at every turn of your journey in India. Here are a few adventures you will get to see in various parts of India including angling in Himachal Pradesh, camping in Rishikesh, dinghy sailing in Goa, elephant ride in Bandhavgarh, jeep safari in Ranthambore, scuba-diving in Andaman and Nicobar, staying afloat in Alappuzha backwaters, sunbathing on Cherai beach and much more.


Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is an island nation located south of India along the Indian ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rain-forests and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. The best things to do in Sri Lanka including Climb Sigiriya, have a hot cup of tea in Nurweya Eliya, walking with elephants, discovering Arugam bay, spotting leopard in Yala, relishing the delicious seafood and discovering the untouched islands.



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Japan is a sovereign island nation in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean. Royal palaces, dense cities, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples are among the few things that define Japan. You could visit Kyoto’s ancient sites overnight in a temple, gallery hop on "art island", ski Niseko, experience traditional accommodation, soak in a natural hot spring, explore Tokyo’s old east side, hike the northern alps, tour Hiroshima’s peace memorial park and museum, or simply sample the "b-grade gourmet. When it comes to Japan, there’s always room for more!



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Singapore- Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in southeast Asia. It is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Singapore is one of the most loved destinations across the globe. You could spend your Singaporean holiday by visiting Marina bay, Clarke quay, Universal Studios Gardens by the Bay, Raffles Hotel, Chinatown, orchard road, Sentosa, and enjoying the Singapore night safari.



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Vietnam is a southeast Asian country located near the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. The best things you get to do in Vietnam are - cruising and kayaking in Halong Bay, cruising in Mekong Delta, feast on their delicacies like Pho, snake, and scorpion glide through the cu chi tunnel network enjoying the musical extravaganza at Saigon opera house, enjoying the sizzling nightlife of Ho Chi Minh city, shopping for the best of silk materials in Hội An, and hiking & cycling at Mai Chau. Thus, you can relax, refresh, rejuvenate, repeat.



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Tajikistan, a country in central Asia, is known for rugged mountains which is popular for hiking and climbing. You can hike and more which includes marveling at Zorkul lake, driving on the Pamir highway, staying in Kyrgyz yurt, discovering the natural beauty of Rangkul, checking out ancient cave art , taking in the Wakhan valley, hiking to the largest glacier in the world, exploring the Panj valley, swimming in the Tajik river, and trekking the Fann mountains. You can soak in the Tajikistani life and we are sure you would not want to come back.



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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia, with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. You can snorkel in the clearest of waters at Bai Sha wan, Kenting, soak in the wild hot springs at Wu Lai, Zorb your way down a hill in Kenting, trek through the breathtaking Maolin forestry, scuba dive alongside hammerhead sharks on green island, spend a night or two with Taiwanese aboriginals, rent a scooter and breeze through the streets of Taiwan. When all that is done you could stargaze the night away at Nan Tou


 South Korea

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South Korea is a historical country in east Asia which has has been divided into two states: North Korea and South Korea. While North Korea does not offer much, here are a few interesting things you get to do in South Korea including visiting the GyeongbukGung palace, Bukchon Hanok village, Jogyesa Buddhist temple, Suwon’s Hwaseong fortress, war memorial and museum, Seoul tower, Myeongdong shopping and many more.



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 Laos is a southeast Asian country traversed by the Mekong river and known for mountainous terrain, french colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. Among many the most unusual and exciting things to do in Laos are - exploring the temples, gawking at the views from viewpoint Nong khiaw/ban sop Houn, eating & shopping at the Luang Prabang night market, venturing through the underground river caves, experiencing the alms giving ceremony of the monks ,swimming in the refreshing waterfalls, monkeying around at the gibbon experience, hiking up mount Phousi, cycle, hike, and kayaking through Luang Prabang with tiger trail travel, an dtubing in Vang Vieng.



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Borneo is the third-largest island in the world. Beaches, Biodiverse Rainforest, home to wildlife including orangutans and clouded leopards are some of the attractions in Borneo. –You can see rare orangutans at the Sepilok orangutan rehabilitation center, proboscis monkeys at the labuk bay proboscis monkey sanctuary, stretch your legs in Kinabalu national park, snorkel and relax on Manukan island, go caving in Mulu national park, bird-watch as you cruise along the Kinabatangan river, explore Kota Kinabalu. 

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