Asia is definitely bucket list goals. The old continent is rich in history, culture, diversity and oriental mystique.
There’s no wonder that it can offer tonnes of fun and enriching experiences.
From the majestic natural wonders and almost unbelievable man-made edifices, Asia’s diverse, fun and exciting experiences have definitely stolen the hearts of many. Some even want to set camp here.
We have compiled the top 7 experiences that’ll make you consider packing your bags to live in Asia.
1. The One of a Kind, Eccentric Entertainment of Japan and Its Mountain Trips
Many people view Japan as a strict, Confucian country.
However when it comes to entertainment nothing could be further from the truth. From their sumo wrestlers down to their fascination with cabaret shows complete with Godzillas, strange music, and dancing girls, prepare for an experience that will change your view of Japan – probably even of life altogether.
If you’re not into the wacky stuff consider a day trip to see Japan’s tallest mountain the spectacular nearly-symmetrical snow-covered volcanic cone that is Mt. Fuji.
2. The Spectacular Island Life in Singapore (And the Reduced Tax Rates)
Singapore is a beautiful island nation known for its lush green spaces scattered across the country. As a result of this, it has been nicknamed the ‘Garden City’.
The country also has impressive fauna and flora to display. Book a night safari tour and enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the same time. It’s truly an unforgettable experience.
The country is also a favourite retirement option for many expatriates because of its reduced individual tax rate.
Famous entrepreneurs who have moved here include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin whose net worth is estimated at around $4.2 billion.
Apart from the obvious monetary reasons to move to Singapore, there’s plenty to see and do on the island.
The list is non-exhaustive:
- visiting the Universal Studios,
- riding a trishaw to get to Singapore’s Chinatown, or better yet,
- taking a round-island tour that will allow you an opportunity to see the Kranji War Memorial, Gardens by the Bay, and even Changi Prison.
3. The Marvelous Diversity of India and the Chance to Swim with Elephants
India isn’t just one of the most populous countries on the continent, but it’s also a country rich with culture, history, and traditions. From the majestic Taj Mahal down to a swim with an elephant, India has much to offer you.
If you have time to spare, it’s definitely worth your while to organise a trip to see what is known as the Golden Triangle.
A Golden Triangle tour will take you around Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. You’ll experience the wonder of shopping in Indian street markets, see Temples and tropical wildlife up close.
If you’re up to trying some local delicacies, India has plenty of food to try. Sweet and sour, spicy and mild, there are curries, rice, side dishes and more to tickle your fancy.
4. The Majestic Man-Made Wonder of the World in China
China has one of the world’s oldest and longest Man-made wonders of the world in the Great Wall of China.
The Wall, which stretches more than 9,000 kilometres, was built more than 2,000 years ago. Today, it’s still standing strong and is a testament to Chinese civilization and how China has evolved over the centuries.
From tracing the Silk Road to booking a tour to see the Terracotta Warriors discovered in 1974, there is plenty to see in China.
If you’re more of an animal lover, why not head over to one of China’s preservation zoos and see the giant lovable pandas?
5. The South Korean Hallyu Wave, Its Delicious Food, and the Incredible Royal Palace
South Korea is the world’s 13th strongest economy. After the Korean War (1950-1953), the country received considerable investments and developed so fast it shocked many.
Today the country is a manufacturing giant giving us the familiar brands Samsung, LG and even cars like Hyundai, Kia, and SsangYong.
Also, apart from these considerable achievements, the country has also become a leader in the entertainment sector and has unleashed star after star in a phenomenon. It has now been nicknamed Korea’s Hallyu Wave.
Moreover, Korean dramas are among some of the watched shows the world over and have opened the door to much interest in South Korea’s customs and norms.
Take a historical tour of South Korea and find out how the country has managed to rise above all it suffered at the start of the last century.
Moreover, experience its tasty food from kimbap and egg rolls to kimchi and spicy rice cakes.
For a fun outing, book a Korean palace and market tour around the capital city Seoul. See the famous Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palaces and revel in the ancient beauty and mystic of the culture.
6. Hong Kong’s Lush Forests, the Shopping Experience in Shenzhen, and the Wonders of Macau
Hong Kong is one of Asia’s leading hot spots. It’s a force to be reckoned with in the region, an economic hub, complete with towering skyscrapers.
However, despite its modern look, the island has beautiful lush forests and exquisite beaches to explore.
Fishing villages abound, and there’s plenty of history and culture to discover. If you’re short on time, the best way to see and experience the most is to book yourself a tour of the island.
Moreover, cap your day with an evening cruise along the Hong Kong Harbor and sip a martini as you unwind and relax after a day well spent.
Don’t forget to make time to visit the former European settlement of Macau. It’s well worth taking a diversion.
If you’re more interested in shopping, then Shenzhen is the place to go.
7. Extreme Rest and Relaxation, and Everything Bali Has to Offer
Finally, no trip would be complete without some rest and relaxation, and there is one particular island that comes to mind in Asia – Bali.
Bali is the ideal destination when you want nothing but rest. Its talcum-white beach sands and crystalline blue waters are famous the world over.
But there’s more.
Visit the Mengwi Temple and Bali’s Monkey Forest. A guided tour will open your mind up to the traditions and cultures of the people and give you an insight into the way the people live.
Also, Island Temple complete with water views, is definitely a must-see sight, and so is Mount Batur. It’s great for hiking and enjoying the lakeside view.
For animal lovers, Bali Safari and Marine Park won’t disappoint. Furthermore, for a lazy afternoon stroll, consider visiting the Pasifika Museum, or the Neka Art Musem.
What are your amazing experiences in Asia?
These amazing experiences aren’t all that Asia has to offer as there are much more waiting to be enjoyed!
Furthermore, Asia, East to West, has so many things to do, taste, and experience. It would take more than a few vacation days to fully appreciate and visit all the amazing places.
Are you ready to pack your bags and start your Asian adventure?
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