A Traveller’s Tale: The Best Destinations in Asia I’ve Seen Thus far

A Traveller’s Tale: The Best Destinations in Asia I’ve Seen Thus far


I have been fortunate to visit many destinations in Asia, and what sticks out? Here are the best cities in Asia I’ve seen so far.

I have always loved travelling, but my love for Asia, the continent, has been a recent discovery. Often, I feel right at home when travelling the mighty continent of Asia. Who can blame me? While I haven’t been to every destination in Asia, some of the countries I have seen include East Asia and South-East Asia, and Nepal in Central Asia. What I have seen has left me wanting to come back to see more destinations in Asia.

The culture, the food, the history and eye-catching tourist attractions in Asia are the primary reason I keep coming back for more. A few of the destinations in Asia I mention here are personal favourites. A few are common destinations where tourism booms, and others are more unheralded.

Asia travel has something for everyone, whether you are looking to explore the great outdoors, immerse yourself in new cultures or take in awe-inspiring sights.

Therefore, from a personal point of view, let’s discuss several destinations in Asia which I have cherished the most in my travels.


Kyoto City

Beautiful Kyoto City in Japan is one of my favourite destinations in Asia.


A Traveller’s Tale: The Best Destinations in Asia I’ve Seen Thus far

While I am sure I have a number one destination on the continent, this list of destinations in Asia is in no particular order. So let’s get into it.


Kyoto in Japan

Kyoto in Japan is a traveller’s dream come true. It is a city that can perfectly blend the old with the new. As you walk through the streets of Kyoto, you will be able to see traditional temples and shrines juxtaposed against sleek and modern skyscrapers.

What I love about Kyoto is that it has something for everyone. Suppose you are looking to enjoy a shopping experience in Kyoto. In that case, you can find high-end stores selling designer brands and local shops selling traditional Japanese goods.

The food in Kyoto is also incredible. You will be spoilt for choice in Kyoto, from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants. I would highly recommend trying the local cuisine in Kyoto as it is truly a delightful experience.

Then we need to discuss the tourist attractions in Kyoto. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto, and it is easy to see why. The shrine is covered in thousands of torii gates, making for a breathtaking sight. If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you can take a day trip to Arashiyama.

Let’s not forget about the Temples and Shrines in Kyoto, a history lesson within a modern city, with its spectacular sights and splendid designs. Notable temples you must check out are the Kinkaku-Ji temple, Kiyomizu-Dera and Heian Shrine, and a few famous attractions in Kyoto.

Nijo castle should also be on your list of places to see in Kyoto. It is one of the most famous castles in Japan, enriched in tradition as you wander the gardens and enter inside the castle and learn about hundreds of years of history.


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Kyoto temple guide

Don’t forget to visit Kodaiji in Kyoto.


Muju-Gun in South Korea

Muju-Guns is a beautiful county with stunning mountain scenery located in the North Jeolla Province of South Korea.

Muju county is well known for its stunning landscapes and tourist attractions. The Deogyusan National Park and Muju Resort gather many enthusiasts skiers to the Region in the winter months, especially travellers from Seoul who enjoy a weekend escape to the snow.

Deogyusan National Park is a must-visit when you are in Muju-Gun. It offers stunning hiking trails with incredible views of the mountains. The Muju Resort is also a great place to visit, especially if you want to enjoy some winter sports.

The food in Muju-Gun is also worth mentioning. It offers a variety of dishes that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. Try the local specialty, usually home-cooked by locals who will dazzle you with famous Korean cuisines.

If you’re looking for one of the most picturesque destinations in Asia, you don’t need to look any further than Muju-Gun, South Korea.


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Muju is spectacular in the white snow and ice.


Kuching in Malaysia

Kuching is undoubtedly one of my favourite cities in Malaysia, and another smaller city mentioned later in the article.

In the Sarawak state of Borneo, Malaysia, Kuching is a lovely city that has a unique fascination with cats. The name came from the Malay word for cat, “kucing”. You will find many stray cats roaming the streets of Kuching, and there is even a cat museum in the city.

Kuching is also rich in history. You can learn about the city’s past at the Sarawak Museum, one of the oldest museums in Borneo, which gives in-depth details of its history.

Suppose you are looking for a few attractions to visit in Kuching. In that case, you need to check out the Kuching Cat Museum, Fort Margherita, Kuching Cultural Village and the Bako National Park.

The hotspot for tourists happens along the Sarawak River at the Kuching Waterfront in the evenings. Often there is plenty of entertainment, river cruises and food stalls to sit down and enjoy beautiful food under the night sky.


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The action heats up along the Waterfront when the sun begins to come down.


Vientiane In Laos

What can I say about Vientiane? For one, my favourite part of the city is that it lacks the chaos of other Southeast Asian Cities, making your Vientiane Capital and generally peaceful experience.

Vientiane also has a lot of French colonial architecture, resulting from when Laos was once part of the French Indochina.

The city is also home to many Buddhist temples, including That Luang and Wat Si Saket, two of Vientiane’s most popular tourist attractions.

You’ll love Vientiane for its laid-back nature. You can enjoy a coffee in many cafes, relax with a reasonably-priced massage, and stroll the quiet streets to your next attraction. There is also a good nightlife scene with many bars and nightclubs to enjoy, especially a few rooftop bars that overlook the Mekong.

Some of the best places to eat in Vientiane are at the Night Market, where you can find a variety of food stalls selling everything from Lao BBQ to French crepes. Not to mention a great shopping experience finding various goods at a fair price. 

Shopping in Vientiane is also a great experience, as one would expect in Southeast Asia. You can find many markets and shops selling everything from handicrafts to souvenirs. Also, you’ll find a few modern-day shopping Malls, with the best being the Vientiane Center Lao and Talat Sao Shopping mall, the latter directly down the main road and looking towards the Patuxay Monument. 

Overall, Vientiane is a great city to relax in and enjoy the slow pace of life while still being able to experience some of the best that Laos has to offer.


Golden Palace

Golden Palace, Vientiane, Laos


Nagarkot in Nepal

Another gorgeous mountain scenery; however, you are looking into the mighty Himalayan Mountains this time.

Nagarkot is a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, where you can stay in mountain view hotels and chill. Usually, tourists who come to Nagarkot have generally concluded a multi-day hike in the area and wish to kick their feet up with a beer, heating and local Nepalese cuisine.

Things to do in Nagarkot include visiting the Nagarkot Fort, which was built in the 17th century and used as a military outpost. Nowadays, it’s one of the best places to watch the sunset over the Himalayas. You can enjoy stunning views of Mt. Everest on a clear day from here too, but you need to be lucky. I wasn’t on my visit, yet the views remained incredible.

During my time in Nagarkot, the accommodation I stayed in was The Hotel Himalayan Villa, a beautiful mountain view hotel that I can highly recommend for the hotel’s facilities. The staff are lovely, and the food was some of the best I had in Nepal. The Hotel Himalayan Villa also had an outdoor deck that looked directly at the mountains. 

Overall, Nagarkot is a great place to relax for a few days, enjoy the mountain scenery and get away from it.


hotels in Nagarkot Nepal

I cherish the mountain views in Nagarkot, Nepal.


Singapore City in Singapore

What can I say about Singapore? It has everything a tourist desires and a whole lot more. The only catch is that it comes at a price.

Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in Asia. However, it is worth every penny. From the moment you arrive at Singapore Changi Airport, which has been voted the best airport globally, you know you are somewhere special and a wonderful holiday experience awaits.

In Singapore, attractions include visiting the world-famous Marina Bay Sands, an iconic hotel with a rooftop infinity pool that offers stunning views of the city skyline.

You can also visit Orchard Road, a shopping haven for luxury brands and more affordable stores. Here you can find anything from designer clothes to electronics and souvenirs.

The Gardens by the Bay is also a must-see, a vast nature park featuring gardens, walking trails, and two massive conservatories, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest.

Suppose you’re looking for something more cultural. In that case, Chinatown and Little India are great places to visit where you can learn about the history and culture of these communities in Singapore.

The city is spotless, with no piece of rubbish on the ground anywhere. You’ll appreciate the cleanliness of the Country, especially while walking the Marina and along the gorgeous city river of Singapore River, which in turn leads to Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay.

The other must-see destination in Singapore is Sentosa Island, a resort island with beaches, hotels, theme parks, etc.

Overall, Singapore is a fantastic city that has something for everyone. It’s safe, clean and incredibly efficient. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Singapore.


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streets of Singapore

Another glorious evening in Singapore.


Koh Samui in Thailand

Koh Samui is the love island of Thailand in every way. I spent over a week on my tenth wedding anniversary with my darling wife.

Koh Samui is an idyllic island paradise with white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and palm trees. It’s the perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Things to do on Koh Samui include visiting the Big Buddha Temple, one of the most famous temples in Thailand and exploring the picturesque Ang Thong Marine National Park and a trip to another famous temple, Wat Plae Laim.

Another unique attraction that will cause a giggle is the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks, Hin Ta Hin Yai. The coastal attraction is two large rocks that have been eroded over time to resemble male and female genitalia.

Of course, you can’t come to Koh Samui without spending some time at the beach, and there are plenty of beaches to choose from on the Island. Famous beaches include Chaweng Beach, the busiest and most developed beach on the island. Lamai Beach is a bit more laid-back and quieter than Chaweng, Bophut Beach, with its Fisherman’s Village full of boutique shops, restaurants, and Maenam Beach.

Koh Samui is a beautiful island that has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax or explore or enjoy romance, you’ll have a fantastic time in paradise.


Angthong Marine Park

The magnificent views of Angthong Marine National Park near Koh Samui in Thailand.


Dalat in Vietnam

Dalat is a welcome sight when you visit this vibrant city in South Central Vietnam, surrounded by beautiful natural and gorgeous waterfalls. It is undoubtedly my favourite city in Vietnam.

Dalat is well-known for its beautiful flowers, so it’s no surprise that one of the best things to do here is to visit the Dalat Flower Gardens.

The gardens are stunning, with a wide variety of different flowers and plants. You can also buy some souvenir flower seeds to take home with you.

Other popular tourist attractions in Dalat include the Crazy House, a unique building that Vietnamese architect Nguyen Xuan Phat designed. The house is full of odd shapes and angles and is worth visiting.

If you’re looking for something more active, you can go hiking or biking in the nearby countryside. Dalat is also home to several lakes and waterfalls, including Elephant Waterfalls, Paradise Lake and Datanla Falls.

Dalat is a city that will surprise and delight you. With its beautiful flowers, unique architecture, and stunning natural scenery, it’s worth visiting when travelling to the vibrancy of Vietnam.


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Dalat in Vietnam is one of my favourite destinations in Asia.


Seoul in South Korea

Seoul may be my number city globally, just edging Kyoto. Still, there are sentimental reasons attached for South Korea being my favourite country, and that’s because it is where my wife is from, so we visit Seoul often.

Seoul is a bustling metropolis with a population of over ten million people. But, despite its size, it’s an immaculate and safe city.

The food in Seoul is excellent, and you can find pretty much anything you’re looking for when seeking delicious Korean food. From street food to fine dining, there’s something for everyone. And, of course, you can’t forget to divulge in a little Korena BBQ or bulgogi.

Some of the best things to do in Seoul include visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, a truly magnificent palace with buildings and gardens. It’s the largest and most beautiful palace in all of Korea. You can also visit Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Seoul N Tower is another must-see; it’s a beautiful tower with an observatory deck that offers stunning views.

And, finally, you can’t come to Seoul without going shopping. The city is full of markets and malls selling everything from clothes to electronics. You can find pretty much anything you’re looking for in Seoul.

Famous shopping strips in Seoul include Myeongdong, Lotte Outlets, Namdaemun Market, and Dongdaemun Market.

If you’re travelling to Seoul with kids, as I have done on numerous occasions, a few theme parks are a must-visit. Lotte World is a vast indoor and outdoor theme park with rides, an ice rink, a folk museum, etc. Seoul Land is another great option. It’s smaller than Lotte World but still has plenty of rides and attractions.

Seoul is an incredible city that has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to shop, eat, or explore, you’ll have a great time in Seoul.

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The crowds gather at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.


Miri in Malaysia

I loved Miri. I loved Borneo.

Miri is a great place to start your exploration of Borneo, as it’s the gateway to some of the most incredible national parks in Malaysia. The National Parks in Miri include Niah National Park, Loagan Bunut National Park, and Lambir Hills National Park.

Miri is also home to the world’s oldest rainforest, Gunung Mulu National Park. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s easy to see why.

Miri is a small city, but it’s full of character. The food is fantastic, and many things to see and do. Some things to do in Miri include visiting the Miri City Fan, walking through the Tua Pek Kong temple, or going on a jungle safari.

Coco Cabana is a great place to visit in Miri. It’s right on the beach and has its infinity pool. The breakfast buffet is also incredible.

There are plenty of flights from Miri to other cities in Malaysia, so you can easily explore more of this amazing Country. I know I’ll be back a second time.


Canada Hill Miri

The views of Miri City from the vantage point of Canada Hill.


The Conclusion of my favourite Destinations in Asia

These are just some reasons I love Asia and keep going back for more to visit these fabulous destinations in Asia. To think of some of the places in Asia I left out, like Bali, Hong Kong Macau and Shenzhen. Yet there is more to see and more to write about in this great continent, and that’s what I’ll continue to do. 

What are some of your favourite places in Asia? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy travels!




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Where to go for short trip in Asia When Seeking Spontaneous Getaways?

Where to go for short trip in Asia When Seeking Spontaneous Getaways?

Where to go for a short trip in Asia?

The options are plentiful in this vast continent full of incredible quick getaway destinations, and it makes the final choice for your short trip in Asia rather difficult.

A decision for your short vacation in Asia can depend on varying circumstances. For example, the location your jet setting from, the budget you have in mind and the number of days afforded for the short getaway.

It only has you asking the big questions, where do you intend to go for your Asia getaway?

In this article, are a few short trip recommendations for you to consider when you visit Asia and have a quick getaway trip.


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Where to go for short trip in Asia for a Short Getaway

Where to go for a short trip to Asia for a Short Getaway includes a romantic couples getaway.


Where to go for short trip in Asia

How did I go about selecting the ideal places for where to go for short trip in Asia?

The only travel destinations in Asia included on this list are places I have visited personally, and I feel would make an ideal getaway.

Therefore, apologies to those fantastic places in Asia that have currently missed the list. Over time, specific destinations which I see fit will be included to the list.

The tourist destinations in Asia selected for this article have a range of purposes for tourist.

It might be a full-fledged city, which is typically ideal to visit for a short getaway in Asia.

Alternatively, you could seek the ideal short break within a long holiday away from a chaotic city. Or you wish to visit an isolated place in Asia for a long weekend away.

Whatever the reasons, there is never a bad excuse to go and visit the top destinations in Asia.


Khao Lak Diaries

Look!!! it’s James Bond Island. FOund on your short trip in Asia.




The Vegas of Asia is the ultimate short trip recommendation when looking to have a fulfilling getaway in a lively destination.

During the day, you could have a tour of Macau and visit heritage sites, the vibrant city streets and a range of attractions including the Ruins of St Paul, Venetian Macau and the Fisherman’s Wharf.

In the night, the glitz and colours come out, as the casinos take centre stage.

Although it’s not only about gambling at the roulette table, there are many fine restaurants, bars and live entertainment to keep your dazzled in the evening.

Accommodation choices are a premium for your short getaway in Macau. It’s a little on the expensive side, but it’s the ideal time to splurge and have a couple of nights in a luxury hotel. Find great rates at Booking.com!

A side note: If you’re having a more extended vacation in nearby Hong Kong, take a short trip to Macau by ferry to enhance your holiday experience.

Best attractions in Macau:

  • Ruins of St Paul
  • Venetian Macau
  • Fisherman’s’ Wharf


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Macau guide

Walk the crowded streets of Macau for a weekend away in Asia.



Ubud in Bali

When culture is on your mind, along with the surrounding nature of rice terraces, jungles and waterfalls, Ubud fits the bill perfectly.

The familiar Bali destination is around 90-minutes inland from Kuta, and it’s an ideal place to go for a quick getaway in Southeast Asia.

Ubud offers a refreshing change of pace from other areas in Bali with a vibrant township of shopping, massage parlours, cafes and restaurants.

For accommodation choices, budgets vary, from the basic hotel rooms in the town centre, health retreats for the mind and body or spending your Asia getaway in a luxury resort. Find a hotel room in Ubud with Booking.com!

Best attractions in Ubud:

  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
  • Ubud Palace
  • Ubud Art Market


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cultural activities in Ubud

Get up close to the monkeys in Ubud.



Nagarkot in Nepal

Nagarkot in Nepal may not seem like the ideal choice for a weekend away in Asia. Although if you’re seeking the best views of the Himalayan Mountains, it’ll be an Asia trip to remember.

If you’re holidaying in the chaotic scenes of Kathmandu City, Nagarkot is only a 90-minute trip from the city centre and the home to one of the best sunrises in the world.

With a peaceful getaway promised in the Nagarkot Village, a laid-back atmosphere awaits with sightseeing, hiking, yoga and mountain biking the best things to do.

It’s the perfect short trip for two days when you want to wander through a low-key village and wake up early the next morning to view a sensational sunrise over the Himalayan mountains. Find a hotel in Nagarkot with incredible views on Booking.com!

Best things to do in Nagarkot:

  • Visit Changunarayan Temple
  • Hiking the Nagarkot Nature Trail
  • Sightseeing on the Viewpoint Tower


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Chisapani Nagarkot trek

The beautiful scenery and even better lunch near Nagarkot.



Koh Samui in Thailand

For the ideal short getaways for couples, the Thailand Island of Koh Samui needs to have your attention.

Depending on where you’re departing from, Koh Samui is not the most accessible destination, but it promises to be one of the best places to visit in Southeast Asia.

Think about it for a moment. Samui has an abundance of gorgeous beaches, day trips to smaller islands and vibrant nightlife of clubs and bars.

When it comes to finding Koh Samui Resorts, the choices are plenty, and you don’t necessarily have to pay top dollar.

On the island, there are well-priced hotels and resorts to enjoy beautiful views of the coast and a holiday in paradise. You can find all kinds of hotel rates at Booking.com!

Best attractions in Koh Samui:

  • Wat Plai Laem
  • Ang Thong Marine National Park
  • Chaweng Beach


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Kayaking Angthong

Kayaking Angthong, in and out of caves.



Dalat in Vietnam

When you are having a holiday in Vietnam, a short trip to Dalat is the tonic you need when wanting to visit a picturesque part of the country.

Situated in the Central Highlands of Southern Vietnam, Dalat is known for its greener pastures, stunning waterfalls, and beautiful gardens. It is, after all, the garden capital of Vietnam.

While the chaos still exists in the city centre with bikes moving about in all direction. It’s out of Dalat, where you spend a lot of your day, as you visit beautiful attractions on your day trips.

The accommodation prices are a bargain when looking for a cosy hotel to stay for your short trip to Vietnam. There are many cheap places to stay in Dalat from as low as $10 a night, with a private room, bathroom and breakfast included. Find a bargain in Dalat with Booking.com!

Best things to do in Dalat

  • Elephant Waterfalls
  • Crazy House
  • Linh Phuoc Pagoda


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Da Lat, Vietnam

Elephant Waterfalls in Da Lat, Vietnam.



Busan in South Korea

A modern city of South Korea, Busan is one of the best places to go in Asia with an abundance of shopping malls, seafood markets, fun attractions and beautiful beaches.

You’ll enjoy getting around Busan by bus or rail to visit the cities best attractions, of Shinsegae Shetum City, Jagalchi Market and Haedong Yonggungsa Buddhist Temple.

In the hot summer days, Haeundae Beach is the place to go for a swim in the calm ocean and relaxation on the beach. It’s also a popular hotspot with a vibrant nightlife, street shopping and fantastic restaurants.

You don’t need to look too hard for accommodation, many budget hotels, hostels and guesthouses are available in Busan at a modest price. You find hotel rates for your weekend getaways with Booking.com!

Best things to do in Busan:

  • Busan Tower
  • Haedong Yonggungsa
  • Gamcheon Cultural Village


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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple at Busan, South Korea.



When it comes to the best places to go in Asia for a short getaway, Singapore tops the lot.

Not only is it an accessible place to reach due to its excellent transit airport. Singapore is a fantastic place to visit with several things to see and do in the Southeast Asian Island.

During your short stay, you can keep costs down staying near the city centre and exploring the marvellous tourist destinations available.

When keeping to the city limits, you can explore incredible vibrant places such places as Chinatown, Bugis St and Little India.

When the sun begins to come down, the excitement hits fever pitch with the best attractions to visit in Singapore.

At Marina Bay, you can capture the crowds and the excitement of Marina Sands, Gardens by the Bay and the Merlion.

From the Bay, take a stroll along Singapore River to the glamour of Clarke Quay to enjoy riverside dining at some fancy restaurants.

Accommodation in Singapore is not cheap, but you can still try your hand in finding great rates at Booking.com!

Best things to do in Singapore:

  • Visit the Gardens by the Bay
  • Sentosa Island
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens


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Sunset over Singapore

The views of magnificent Singapore.



Hong Kong

Another city destination and another popular transit area, Hong Kong is convenient for a quick getaway in Asia.

Hong Kong attracts travellers from all around the world with its mega theme parks in the name of Disneyland and Ocean Park.

However, places like Tsim Sha Tsui is a famous city attraction known for its shopping, entertainment, market stalls and restaurants.

You can head on over to Hong Kong Island, where Victoria Peak located, and the home of the best views over the harbour.

Furthermore, Hong Kong Island has a popular foreshore with plenty of colour, and at night, the Symphony of Lights show dazzles the crowd.

Hong Kong is not cheap in any way imaginable, but it’s a tourist destination with the lot. If you’re seeking a convenient short trip in Asia, Hong Kong will suffice for a quick getaway.

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Best things to do in Hong Kong:

  • Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island
  • Disneyland
  • Cheng Chau Island


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The Symphony of Lights show.


Kyoto in Japan

If you’re spending a few days in Kyoto of Japan, you’ll want to make the most of this magnificent cultural city.

There is so much to see and do in this fantastic destination, that you’ll want your quick trip to turn into a long journey.

A hectic trip in Kyoto is a sure thing because popular attractions are a premium in terms of Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama and Kinkaku-Ji Temple.

Those attractions are only the beginning of it too, as you can read from my four-day itinerary in Kyoto article.

You have cultural places like Gion, Heian Shrine, Nijo Castle and other traditional sights of Kyoto City to visit during your stay.

If a short getaway in Asia is what you seek, you better have your skates on, because, in Kyoto, you’ll be moving around quite a lot.

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Best things to do in Kyoto:

  • The Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kiyo-Mizuedera


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The streets of Kyoto City

The streets of Kyoto City.



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11 of the Best Holiday Destinations in Asia for family Travel

11 of the Best Holiday Destinations in Asia for family Travel

Are you heading to Asia for an epic family getaway? Check out 11 of the best holiday destinations in Asia for a family travel getaway to remember.


Creating a lifetime of memories is more accessible when families go on fantastic holidays together. Any parent will tell you that travelling with kids is no easy feat with much organisation and preparation before and during the family trip.

Asia steps up to the plate as one of the best destinations for family-friendly holidays. There’s an endless opportunity for fun in this vast, diverse continent that will undoubtedly create one of the best family holidays in Asia.

Whether your family is into relaxing by the beach, an adventure outdoors, learning about rich cultures, or all of the above, Asia has the whole package to suit any family.

Therefore, Asia isn’t only for couples heading off on romantic getaways; there are tons of fantastic places in the region that will set the backdrop to your most memorable family vacation to date – that is, until your next family vacation in Asia of course!

Let’s get your holiday off to the perfect start so we can best prepare you for fantastic family holidays on a remarkable continent, with a list of the best holiday destinations in Asia for family travel. Get ready to pack your bags!


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10 of the Best Holiday Destinations in Asia for family Travel.


11 of the Best Holiday Destinations in Asia For Family Travel

Are you heading to Asia for an epic family getaway? Check out 11 of the best holiday destinations in Asia for a family travel getaway to remember.


1. Singapore

No “family-friendly holiday” destination list would ever be complete without mentioning Singapore. Known for being a safe destination with streets that is easy to navigate, Singapore is the perfect destination for the best children’s holidays abroad.

A few of the fantastic attractions that both kids and adults will love in Singapore include Sentosa Island (with Universal Studios), the MegaZip Adventure Park, Gardens by the Bay, the SEA Aquarium, and the Adventure Cove Waterpark, to only ramble off a few of the quality attractions.

You can get in touch with a bit of culture in the multi-cultural city and explore Little India, the Arab Quarter and Chinatown with your kids in tow. Food-wise, Singapore has dozens of great dining options that will cater to even the pickiest little eater. There are plenty of places in the city where you can find an affordable sit-down meal, with Satay by the Bay offering a vibrant, vibrant, and rich dining experience the whole family can enjoy.


Three of the best family attractions in Singapore

✅ Jurong Bird Park

✅ Singapore’s Night Safari 

✅ Universal Studios


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Best Holiday Destinations in Asia for family

Singapore fulfils every family holiday needs and is the perfect family vacation Asia.



2. Hong Kong

It’s one of Asia’s best family holiday destinations with delicious street food, easy to navigate neighbourhoods, efficient public transportation, plenty of theme parks, towering skyscrapers, vibrant cultures, and hiking for older kids. Hong Kong has so much to offer for good family vacations.

In Hong Kong, you can go as fancy or as simple as you’d like in Hong Kong and there is a plethora of elegant dining options and cheap eats, making it one of the best family destinations in Asia.

Hong Kong is also home to a massive Disneyland, which would probably be the first thing you’d like to tick off your list for the kids. Then there’s Ocean Park, the Peak, Big Buddha, and the fun cable car rides for impressive Hong Kong views, quickly making it one of the best family holiday destinations.

Each Sunday, there’s a fun lion and dragon dance and kung fu performances at Kowloon Park; these fill the air with pulsating energy. If you’ve got a little more time, you could even pair your trip to Hong Kong with a side visit to China or even Macau.

You can check for remarkable hotel rates in Hong Kong on Booking.com.


Three of the best family attractions in Hong Kong

✅ Hong Kong Disneyland

✅ Ocean Park

✅ Big Buddha


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Hong Kong Island

Admiring the views on Hong Kong Island.


3. Bali in Indonesia

When you go to a destination where everything is affordable and children are cared for, it’s hard to find why you shouldn’t check out Bali for your following Asia family holidays, especially when seeking cheap family holidays.

If you’d like to relax for a bit of adult time only, finding a suitable and licensed Balinese nanny to lend a hand during your trip is easy and affordable.

Meanwhile, the kids will be thrilled with the wildlife and nature-oriented activities with fantastic attractions such as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Elephant Safari Park, Bali Bird Park, and the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple.

On the island of Bali, there are more beaches than you can shake a stick at, and villa rentals with a private swimming pool and butler service are cheaper than anywhere else in Asia. How incredible are the best holiday destinations in Asia for family travel!

You can find magnificent hotel rates in Bali at Booking.com!


Three of the best family attractions in Bali

✅ Waterbom Park

✅ Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

✅ Bali Bird Park



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Bali is a traveller’s dream vacation for those looking for paradise and one of the cheapest Asian country to visit.



4. Taipei in Taiwan

The best holiday destinations in Asia include excellent historical and cultural sites, a diverse range of food, beautiful nature, packed streets, and efficient transportation; such choices make Taipei in Taiwan a superb choice for any budget family holidays.

A few essential points of interest to visit with the family include the Longshan Temple, the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Zoo, and the hot springs of Beitou. However, a great way to go from attraction to attraction is with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Go on hikes up Elephant Mountain to burn off a few calories while taking in the stunning views. Bring your appetite to the Shilin Night Marke when the sun goes down, filled with dozens of vendors selling delicious street food.

Younger children will have a ball at the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park and the Leofoo Village Theme Park. Another point of interest for the kids is learning to make bubble tea at Taichung’s Chun Shui Tang Tea House.

Taipei is the very place responsible for starting the bubble tea craze, so that is an instant tick of approval in Asia for kids!

Look for Taipei on Booking.com for great hotel deals.


Three of the best family attractions in Taipei

✅ Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

✅ Leofoo Village Theme Park

✅ Taipei Zoo



5. Thailand

The Land of Smiles promises a vacation filled with adventure for all ages, and it’s no surprise why Thailand is a hot tourist destination in Asia, especially for an epic family getaway.

The entire country is filled with diverse landscapes; there are lush jungles and mountains in Chiang Mai, stunning beaches in the south, and grand temples and shopping in Bangkok. The locals love kids too, and you can rest assured that kids are well-received pretty much everywhere you go in the country.

Bangkok is equipped with nursing rooms in several high-end malls if you’re travelling with toddlers or babies. Convenience stores are aplenty, and food comes in an extensive array for low prices.

Thailand is screaming at you (politely) at being the best place for a family vacation in Asia.


Three of the best family destinations in Thailand

✅ Koh Samui

✅ Khao Lak

✅ Chiang Mai


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Canoeing amongst the mangroves in the Phang Nga Bay in Thailand.


6. Hanoi in Vietnam

The gorgeous capital city of Vietnam is an excellent place for budget family holidays. Known for a colourful, rich culture, Hanoi is abundant recreational and entertainment options for both young and old.

Most importantly, Hanoi is a lot of fun to explore with the young ones, making it one of the best holiday destinations for kids!

You can drop by the Temple of Literature, watch the awe-inspiring water puppet dances, take a pottery class, and shop till you drop. Kids interested in food will enjoy taking up a Vietnamese cooking class, too! You can rest assured that your feet will be sore for an evening.

Hanoi has enough activities to fill up your time for an excellent two-week holiday, and it’s also a beautiful city to walk around leisurely, even when you’ve got nothing planned for your day’s itinerary.

You may even find a hotel or two in Hanoi adequate for your stay.


Three of the best family attractions in Hanoi

✅ Ice skating at the Savico Megamall

✅ Ho Tay Water Park

✅ Temple of Literature




7. Japan

When you visit a country like Japan, there’s lots of opportunity for kid-friendly vacations with many attractions to enjoy, making the East Asian Country a popular spot for family holiday destinations when you need to explore.

Tokyo is an excellent place to start your holiday in Japan; however, keep in mind that it does get busy, and it might not be ideal if you’re using a stroller since subways can get very crowded.

Tokyo has several kid-friendly attractions worth checking out, such as the Tokyo Disneyland, the Ghibli museum, fun arcades, parks, and kids’ cafes. Older children will be in awe of the culture, while young kids will find the energy exciting.

Nara and Kyoto make for great side trips with children; there are ancient temples, castles, and of course, Nara’s famous deer, which the kids will have a thrill feeding and making friends with sacred animals.

Both destinations have lots of wide-open spaces where your kids can run around freely – plus it’s so safe, you won’t have to worry about a thing, except for what to do next!


Three of the best family destinations in Japan

✅ Kyoto

✅ Tokyo

✅ Osaka


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The streets of Kyoto City

Families will love the vibrancy of Kyoto.



8. Siem Reap in Cambodia

Temple runs, and giant stone faces with the forest, monkey-filled jungles and wondrous ancient architecture await the clan in Siem Reap for the best cheap family holidays in Asia.

There’s no doubt history-loving kids and adults will enjoy all that Siem Reap has to offer, and it’ll inspire your children to learn a few valuable lessons in history that they will never forget.

However, there is much more to Cambodia than just Siem Reap; if time permits, head on over to the unspoiled, pristine beaches of Sihanoukville for a few days of soaking up the sun.

Friendly locals, wild tuk-tuk rides, a fantastic range of affordable accommodations, and many more amazing things are going on that you’ll have your kids be begging you to take them back to Siem Reap.

You can find affordable housing in Siem Reap for your whole family at Booking.com.


Three of the best family attractions in Siem Reap

✅ Angkor Wat

✅ Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake

✅ Cambodian Cultural Village





9. Seoul in South Korea

One of the best family holiday destinations you can visit, the bustling city of Seoul in South Korea is energetic with entertainment, and everything is just a feast for all the senses. Themed cafes, theme parks, museums, and kid-friendly historical sites are a dime a dozen.

Getting around is simple because Seoul is incredibly organised and well-planned, and even the public facilities have been thoughtfully designed to cater to families travelling with kids. There will be no issues getting around because you don’t speak the language, all that is covered.

For family attractions in Seoul, Lotte World (a crazy indoor theme park) should be your first stop, followed by teamLab World, Everland Theme Park, and the famous Trick Eye Museum.

The family highlights keep going, too, because of the Dongdaemun Market Toy Alley, Seoul Forest, Seoul’s Children’s Museum, Children’s Grand Park, Olympic Park, Dream Forest, and Poo poo Land, the list goes on. For a bonus, during your time in Seoul, you can immerse your kids in Korean culture, which you won’t regret as culture is alive in South Korea.

Naturally, Korean food is predominantly spicy on the food side of things, but there are many other delicious things to eat while you’re in Seoul, not to forget the ever-popular Korean BBQ.


Three of the best family attractions in Seoul

✅ Everland

✅ Lotte World

✅ Children’s Grand Park


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Family Holidays Asia in South Korea will love Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.


10. Sabah in Malaysia

If you’re looking for something different, maybe Sabah is suitable for your family holidays in Asia.

This little paradise has rich marine biodiversity, epic lush rainforests and wildlife that you can see carefully in the flesh. Sabah in Malaysia has long been many an adventurer’s dream destination, and if your kids come alive with nature, this is the right place in Asia to visit.

In Sabah, you can go island hopping at the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, which comprises five islands easily accessed by speedboat. It’s there; you can see if life is better underwater by taking the kids on a snorkelling adventure – because all kids love snorkelling once they get the hang of it.

Take a visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, which is an excellent opportunity to ensure the young ones learn a thing or two about conservation and wildlife in the area; you’ll even get to see the orangutans enjoying a feed.

Best of all, Sabah is all about getting to see animals in their natural habitat without going to a zoo. For the ultimate experience, go on a Kinabatangan River Cruise, which sails through the longest river in Sabah. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a glimpse of eagles, crocodiles, and elephants.

Sabah is what you can call one of the best places for family holidays.


The best three family attractions in Sabah

✅ Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

✅ Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

✅ Kinabatangan River Cruise




11. Malacca In Malaysia

What is there to say about the traditional city of Malacca in Malaysia? It is a fine city to visit for the fantastic historical attractions in the names of Studthays, A Famosa and the fine cultural museums, including the famous Maritime Museum.

Malacca will provide an Asia family holiday to remember, especially for the kids who can get excited at The Shore Shopping Gallery with places of the Oceanarium, The Toy Museum and the 3d Museum. Not to mention the Kidzania and reach great heights and great views of Malacca City at the Shore Sky Tower.

If that is not enough, the action will happen along the Malacca River, including a majestic stroll looking over at the buildings and the incredible art. There is also a riverside dinner providing a romantic scene for the adults and a casual river cruise with a detailed tour of the best attractions in Malacca.


The best three family attractions in Malacca

✅ The Shore Shopping Gallery

✅ A Malacca River Cruise 

✅ A Malacca Heritage Museum Walk


Go to great heights in Malacca at the Shore Sky Tower!



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Let a river cruise guide you through the city.


It’s easy for parents to get overwhelmed by the sheer range of options available throughout Asia. We always try to plan the best family holidays with the best intentions possible, and the continent of Asia helps you get the best holiday on an appropriate budget.

At Fair Dinkum Traveller, we hope this list of the best holiday destinations in Asia for family travel is helpful. There’ll be lots of ground to cover for your next vacation, so start packing and create beautiful memories when you go to the best holiday destinations in Asia for family travel.

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Cheap and Best Honeymoon Destinations in Asia for Couples to Consider

Cheap and Best Honeymoon Destinations in Asia for Couples to Consider

Congratulations: you’ve tied the knot!

After a happy wedding day, the next thing on the agenda is the honeymoon trip that generally follows the big event in your life.

One thing that’s difficult about honeymoons is choosing where to go to find those cheap honeymoon destinations, especially if you’re on a budget and still want the occasion to be extra special.

Why not consider a country in Asia for your choice of the best all-inclusive honeymoon destinations?

Asia is filled with incredibly diverse cultures, and destinations and each country within the vast continent offers a wonderfully rich experience that stimulates all the senses.

It’s known for white-sandy beaches, colourful history, glittering skyscrapers, majestic temples and endless opportunities for an epic adventure.

When you combine all that with the warm hospitality of its people and the low cost of living, you’ve got the recipe for the best honeymoon destinations in Asia.

You don’t need to look any further than Asia for many exotic, romantic places that include stunning all-inclusive honeymoon resorts. You are ideal for celebrating a new chapter in your life after your wedding day.

Whether you’re into the big cities, tropical getaway or nature stay, the vast continent has plenty to offer you and your partner, which you’ll both genuinely appreciate during your honeymoon.

Considering the excellent price points of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia, it’s up to you to decide on a budget and stay for as long or as short as time permits.

The good news is that it’s so easy to stretch your money in most countries in Asia, and you can’t go wrong in terms of finding value for your hard-earned savings and having a cheap honeymoon to celebrate your new love.


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Cheap and Best Honeymoon Destinations in Asia for Couples to Consider.


The best and cheapest honeymoon destinations in Asia



Get Romantic in Bali – One of the top Honeymoon Destinations in Asia.

Easily one of Asia’s hottest honeymoon destinations, Bali is a beautiful island with an extensive array of attractions and activities for all couples looking for a SOutheast Asia honeymoon.

The Island of the Gods has stunning ancient temples, vibrant culture that everyone loves, volcano trekking, gorgeous beaches to capture a spectacular sunset and excellent food that will enhance the lover’s dining experience.

Best of all, Bali is an affordable holiday! For around $200, you can get a luxurious private villa with butler service in a location enveloped by lush rainforests.

The cheap honeymoon packages are amongst the best in the region, and as a bonus, the low price of Bali makes it easy for honeymooners to stretch their dollars for a good two or three weeks on the island.

Hop on over to Booking.com for excellent Bali holiday rates.




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Enjoy a romantic escape in Bali.

Try something different in Chiang Mai.

Thailand isn’t only about the beach and enjoying a beautiful sunset over the Andaman Sea.

If you and your lover want to immerse yourself in Thailand’s nature, culture, and history, check out Chiang Mai. Located in the north of the country, Chiang Mai is a beautiful land-locked province situated at the base of some majestic mountains.

The scenery in Chiang Mai is impressive for a honeymoon in Asia. There are emerald green rivers and cascading waterfalls, hundreds of golden temples, tribal settlements, sprawling national parks, and vibrant night markets flowing with people.

Chiang Mai is also renowned for its crazy delicious street food and an elephant nature park, where you can make friends with gentle giants for the day.

Accommodations in the region range from boutique hotels to elegant Lanna-style accommodations which are perfect for the newlyweds. They come in an extensive price range, ideal if you’re looking for affordable, all-inclusive honeymoon packages.


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The Island of Koh Samui

It’s undoubtedly one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. Koh Samui is a romantic tropical paradise ideal for any lover’s retreat and is one of Asia’s cheap and best honeymoon destinations.

The coconut-tree fringed white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and several temples await you in Samui, and like the rest of Thailand, Koh Samui is an affordable holiday!

The luxurious yet affordable villas and cheap massages are a dime a dozen; the food and drinks will cost you no more than the spare change in your pocket. Koh Samui is ideal for couples who enjoy the sea, love the dazzling nightlife and enjoy an adventure holiday on the side.

Because it is a Southeast Asia honeymoon destination, don’t forget to book a romantic spa treatment while on vacation; if you’re lucky, it may already be a part of your honeymoon vacation packages. The locals deliver an excellent massage.

Booking.com has impressive resorts at a great price available for your Asia honeymoon destinations.





Enjoy unique attractions in Koh Samui, Thailand – One of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia.

Paradise lives in Palawan.

This semi-remote beach destination in the Philippines is the ultimate honeymoon destination for beach lovers.

Its seascapes are simply unparalleled, with horizons dotted by jagged limestone formations, friendly people, and a laid-back rustic vibe, mainly since it’s relatively new to tourism. El Nido, Coron, and Port Barton are three jaw-dropping tropical paradise destinations within Palawan huge on Romance!

If you’re looking to relax and take in breathtaking sunsets with your loved one with little to no people around you, Palawan is highly recommended.

You can enjoy a full day of island hopping with lunch included for just $25. This exotic Southeast Asia honeymoon destination is perfect for inclusion in your Philippines Itinerary. 

There isn’t much nightlife in Palawan, but for a honeymoon in Asia, it fits the bill to perfection to find those all-inclusive honeymoon resorts.




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Enjoy sunsets in Palawan.

Enjoy Romance in busy Hong Kong.

Tropical honeymoon destinations include a city escape to Hong Kong and are always accessible on the radar for newlyweds.

It’s a charming, cosmopolitan city; it’s hard not to fall in love with Hong Kong upon arrival in the popular Asia destination. It offers city slickers many attractions to explore while on vacation.

Hong Kong is peppered with some natural attractions if you’re looking for a quick escape from the city, majestic places such as hiking the Dragon’s Back, the Nan Lian Garden, and a handful of beaches on the city doorstep.

Victoria Peak is not to be missed. Arrive at dusk to enjoy some genuinely romantic sights, including a famous starlight show; it’ll dazzle the hearts in your Asia honeymoon destination.


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Romance lives in Hong Kong.


Love the Nature in Malaysian Borneo

Couples who love nature can’t go wrong with a honeymoon in Malaysian Borneo, an incredible rainforest location known for its wildlife and untouched nature.

In Malaysian Borneo, you can view orangutans up close in their habitat, explore pristine beaches, meet the tribes of Sarawak and go on an expedition to see endangered animals and insects.

No other destination in Asia can hold a candle to what Malaysian Borneo can offer in terms of raw, rugged adventure that will have particular value for any newlyweds craving a unique holiday experience.

It promises to keep precious memories to fit into your great photo album upon returning home from your honeymoon in Asia.





Singapore, the romantic city of Asia

A melting pot of Arab, Indian, and Chinese cultures, world-class infrastructure and a wide array of delicious cuisines is what Singapore is all about. City-loving couples will have a blast in Singapore, a vibrant and clean city filled with many tempting attractions to explore.

From the eye-popping botanical gardens, Marina Bay, and charming city neighbourhoods, urban dwellers looking for Romance in the city will feel right at home in this famous Southeast Asia City.

Inside the modern city, many restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs to explore. The romantic heartstrings go up another notch a the ever-impressive Clarke Quay, which offers riverside dining at a premium.

It may not be as cheap as its neighbouring Asian countries. Still, you’re paying a premium for cleanliness and efficiency, so you can’t go wrong with Singapore as a perfect honeymoon vacation.

Check out great city hotels on Booking.com to find the perfect romantic getaway in Asia.




Sunset over Singapore

Romance is alive with a Sunset over Singapore.

Love is in the air in the Maldives.

Looking for the best honeymoon destinations in Asia, you can try the smallest country globally; the Maldives is easily the most beautiful country.

For many, it’s one of the most exotic honeymoon destinations in Asia and a country worthy of being on your bucket list.

The Maldives is known for its secluded and romantic resorts set atop shimmering clear waters. It’s the ideal destination for couples who wish to master the art of doing nothing but in a stunning location that is picturesque in every way imaginable.

By dusk, enjoy romantic walks on the beach before sinking your teeth into the sumptuous cuisine of the Maldives.

You can book the best all-inclusive honeymoon resorts in the Maldives with Booking.com!



Love and Culture are alive in Sihanoukville.

This charming beach town in Cambodia has only recently registered on the tourist radar and is the perfect Southeast Asia honeymoon destination.

It’s known for having affordable luxury resorts right by the beach, with trendy bars and hip restaurants throughout the coast.

You can spend your days relaxing on beach beds while you read a book by the sea or make new friends with other couples.

Even if you desire a quiet honeymoon alone or a party-filled time, Sihanoukville has something for you, no matter what you’re seeking. It’s also known for its vast selection of eco-friendly accommodation.

While it is primarily a beach destination, Sihanoukville is located nearby many great attractions like wildlife and elephant sanctuaries that are ideal for fun and for being an adventure.

However, you’ll still find affordable honeymoon packages that couples will enjoy during the best weeks of their life.

You can look for a great hotel price on Booking.com for your stay in Sihanoukville.





Begin your married life in Perfect Japan – Top Honeymoon Destinations Asia

Japan is among the top 10 honeymoon destinations in Asia, and after previously visiting the country, it’s easy to see why. Culture vultures and sushi lovers will appreciate a honeymoon trip to this fascinating country; it’ll be the trip of a lifetime.

Imagine getting lost in a futuristic country where you can’t speak the language but having the ability to find romance in the charming alleyways and kitschy Culture of Japan. You’ll find many honeymoon destinations throughout Japan, which include Kyoto, Tokyo, Miyajima, Fuji’s Five Lakes, and Osaka.

 As a couple, you can visit temples, endless national parks, zen gardens, dine in world-class cuisines, and loads of shopping are just some of the things you can look forward to throughout this incredible country.

If you’re travelling during the winter, why not have a snow-capped honeymoon and cosy it up at a mountain retreat in Hokkaido, Nagano, or Kyoto? Please take advantage of skiing and snow sports, but do it Japanese style!

If you’d like a taste of tropical Japan, check out Okinawa for a few days. The possibilities and permutations for a fun-filled, romantic honeymoon in Japan are endless, so the limit is only your time and budget.

The cheap and best honeymoon destinations in Asia offer excellent value for money. It’s up to you to decide on a budget and stay for as long or short as time permits.

The good news is that it’s so easy to stretch your money, meaning you can’t go wrong with choosing Asia as your ultimate honeymoon destination.


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Beautiful Kyoto City in Japan.


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Asian Adventure Preparation Before You Go Into the Continent

Asian Adventure Preparation Before You Go Into the Continent

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There is no doubt that planning a big trip to Asia can be extremely daunting if you have never set foot on the continent before. So, to help alleviate your nerves and up your excitement levels, you should make sure to do plenty of preparation so that you feel totally ready for your trip of a lifetime.

Check out this checklist of some of the most important tasks that you need to accomplish before embarking on your Asian adventure.


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Asian Adventure Preparation Before You Go Into the Continent



Visit a Travel Clinic

Give yourself plenty of time before heading out on your trip to visit your doctor and have all the necessary shots that you need to get before you go. Some vaccinations such as hepatitis require a series of shots several months apart in order to achieve immunity. You may not need some of the inoculations if you are only planning on staying in Asia for a short period of time, but a travel doctor will give you the most detailed and up to date information.


Apply for Travel Visas

The visa situation varies from country to country, as well as your home nation. Some are available free of charge, some can be applied for at the airport and others should be applied for before you arrive. With all this information to sort through and applications to file, you need to give yourself the longest possible time to make sure that you get them all. It is worth getting your information directly from the consulate to get the latest details.


Book Your Flight

While it may be commonly held the knowledge that you will get the best deal on your flight if you book a long time in advance, this doesn’t always ring true. In fact, around two months before the trip may actually be a better time to do it. And if you are flexible with departure dates and airports, you are much more likely to save yourself some money this way. Try leaving from a city which is a major hub as they are more likely to have deals which you can take advantage of.


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Get Travel Insurance

While travel insurance may seem like just another expense to add to an already long list, having peace of mind when you are travelling around Asia is invaluable. The right insurance for travel to choose depends on how long you will be going, what you need to be covered and what activities you plan on doing. Before you travel, it is a good idea to make copies of receipts, record numbers etc for all your expensive electronics.


Plan Your Trip

Now that we have gotten past some of the admin-based tasks, now is the time to get onto the fun part – planning the trip. Probably the biggest and most common mistake that you can make is to pack too much into a short space of time. However, transportation isn’t always going to be as straightforward in these vast and developing nations as what you are used to. Check the weather before you decide to visit a country.

Many parts of the continent tend to have clearly defined wet and dry seasons, and it is certainly worth avoiding travelling in the former if you can! Research any festival dates which may be taking place while you are there and pushing the prices up significantly. Don’t worry too much about the language barrier beyond learning a couple of basic words and phrases to be friendly. The most tourist-friendly parts of the continent are used to receiving tourists and you will find that English is widely-spoken.


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Hit the Ground Running

When you arrive, you want to get settled into the Asian way of life at the earliest possible opportunity. You are likely to arrive a little jet-lagged, so it is worth checking out some common remedies before you get there. Check out the currency exchange rates before you get there to avoid being ripped off on the road. Contact your bank to let them know that you will be travelling so that they don’t start to get suspicious about the strange charges that you are racking up! Pack light and you can take advantage of the cheap shopping opportunities that you have here.

This checklist covers many of the main things that you should do before you get going on your trip of a lifetime to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible and you avoid complications that could damage your enjoyment of your adventure.


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