With the holidays fast approaching, you must be in serious thought as to where to spend them. If you’re tired of going to the usual places, then why not consider going ‘round the world to exotic Asia? From beaches to castles, and ancient ruins, Asia definitely has something for all kinds of travellers. Below are our top four picks:
Although Indonesia is basically made up of approximately 13,000 islands, the island of Bali is by far, one of the most popular places to go to. With an enticing mix of pristine beaches that offer anything from surfing, diving, to just laying out in the sun; to a rich culture of hospitable folk, Bali is a world unto its own.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
A mere 20-minutes away from Cambodia’s city of Siem Reap is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. Formerly the heart of a formidable and vast empire, the ruins of Angkor Wat stretch across more than 200 square miles—the only remaining testaments of the Khmer Empire’s glory.
Tubbataha Reef, Philippines
A marine formation approximately 98 nautical miles off the southeast part of Puerto Princesa City on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, the Tubbataha Reef is an undersea paradise of untold delights. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tubbataha Reef is home to coral-walled paradise, home to a teeming array of fish such as manta rays, great jacks, lionfish, and hawksbill tortoises, to name a view. It is similarly a sanctuary for frigate birds, migratory terns, as well as a host of other endangered species.
Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia
Classified as the third-tallest mountain in the region of Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu, found approximately 50 miles east of Malaysia’s Kota Kinabalu, is the very embodiment of biological and botanical biodiversity, which led to its being declared by UNESCO as one of its World Heritage Sites. Estimated to be around 13,400 feet high, the mountain is home to the orang-utan, 326 species of birds, 100 mammals, and over 600 species of ferns.