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A lot of travelers have explored the diverse culture of different countries in Asia, known for its long-standing glorious history, its beaches, deserts, hill stations, temples, scrumptious foods, colorful attire and welcoming dwellers. It is the ultimate tourists’ hub and rightly so because it has so much to offer that it cannot be covered in a lifetime.

An enriching, once-in-a-lifetime experience, Asia is going to become your favorite. A piece of your heart will stay here forever so that no day goes without missing the memories you made here.

Asia is incredibly fast, and it is almost impossible to travel all of it in one go. From the tourism point of view, Southeast Asia is the ultimate retreat and here’s an elaborate list of countries, tourist spots, restaurants, monuments, temples, eateries, markets, and experiences you can include in your Asia’s bucket list "best places to visit in Asia":


I. Vietnam

The country deserves the hotspot on this list mainly because of the fantastic cuisine it boasts. Not just food, the country also encompasses beautiful and natural landscapes, ancient monuments, forts, citadels, war museums, serene islets and colonial architectural marvels. Also, there’s a lot more to this country to awaken your spirituality and plateau it off to a higher level. Many structures showcase a beautiful amalgamation of the French and Asian cultures. Here’s everything you can experience while in Vietnam.

This beautiful video about things to do in Vietnam is from Nomadic Samuel channel

Vietnam tourism

Vietnam tourism
Vietnam tourism - temple

1. The Ancient town of Hoi An

Situated in The Quang Nam Province of Vietnam, Hoi embraces enchanting wooden shop-houses, French-colonial houses, canals, and famous Chinese temples.

The town was declared the UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1999 for beautifully preserving and restoring its rich culture and architectural wonders. The city can be covered on foot and is far away from the noisy traffic of city life. It makes the town even more tourist-friendly.

Buildings prominently portray the presence of Chinese merchants from Fujian, Chiu Chow, and Hainan. There are plenty souvenir shops, garden cafés, restaurants, art galleries, museums and chapels in the town, preserving the heritage with utmost care and pride. Happily, Hoi An Riverside, Guan Yin Temple, Tran Family and Japanese covered bridge are some of the must-visit attractions of the gorgeous town of Hoi An.

The food here is regarded as one of the best in the world. There are fabulous eateries you where you can try the local cuisine for a minimal price. The signature foods include White Rose (Prawn Dumplings), My Quang (a noodle dish), Com Ga (rice chicken), and Cao Lau (a Pork Noodle dish). You can relish a few drinks with board games and snacks at the roadside cafés. The view is soothing and appealing.

You can also take up a cycle tour with your group to the Old town of Hoi An. You can also take up cooking classes at the local restaurants.

2. My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary
My Son Sanctuary

This UNESCO World Heritage site is an excellent ancient structure build during the Champa Civilisation. The structure represents the rich Hindu culture in its ruins, temples, sculptures, and towers with a backdrop of lush green forests. It was a royal burial ground with 70 towers dedicated to Hindu deities. Sandstone, bricks and carved stones have been artistically used in the making. The My Son Sanctuary was destroyed during the wars and was rediscovered and restored by the French in 1898.

It remains open throughout the year, timings being 6:30 to 16:30. It is 40 km from the Hoi A town and a must-go for history lovers.

3. Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

This spot witnesses a massive influx of tourists because of the grand history associated with the structure. It was built as a memorial and final resting place of the iconic leader of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. The construction was modeled in Russia and opened for public in 1975. The site is closed during October as the restored body of Ho Chi Minh is sent for maintenance in Russia. The structure is splendid and built with granite to commemorate the life of the remarkable leader. It is art brought to life skillfully.

4. Ha Long Bay

This natural wonder is situated towards the Chinese Border and offers a spectacular view of the vast Limestone Islands. This fantastic site also bagged a place in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1994. You can ride in a bus or car to reach the Halong Bay in Hanoi City. You can also book a seaplane tour across the Bay.

Ha Long Bay
Thai massage

Other tourist attractions of the splendid Vietnam include the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Cu Chi Tunnels, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and Complex of Hue Monuments.


II. Thailand

A trip to Asia is incomplete without a staycation in Thailand. Thailand is famous for its beaches, temples and of course, the food. It is quite evident from the tourist influx as to how stunning the country is. The place is often in talks for the warmest people on the face of the earth. Hence the country deserves the phrase “land of smiles”. Here’s a quick guide to the places you should visit in Thailand.

Excellent video about Top 10 Things to See in Thailand by the Lost LeBlanc channel.

1. Mahawangchang Elephant Camp

As the name suggests, this site is an abode of the mighty beast, Elephant. Situated on the outskirts of Bangkok, this place is the natural habitat of elephants and is worth your time. You can enjoy a bath with these joyful animals in the river or take a ride into the wide. You can also hire a guide to get your pictures clicked with the friendly beasts there.

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2. Thai Massage

When in Thailand, it is only right to do what it is world famous for, the Thai Massage.

Thai massage
Thai massage

The best way to relax and rejuvenate your skin is to get a good session of Thai Massage. The aromatic, essential oils, when drizzled over your bare back, feel pleasantly warm and work as a stress-buster. You can find massage parlors in every nook and corner of the country. The abundance of such salons makes the services dirt-cheap. The masseuse is trained to heal your body from the pressure points which is the best part of the massage.

3. Koh Phi Phi

This breathtakingly beautiful island is situated in the Krabi Province. It has been a backdrop for many Hollywood flicks for the only reason, its view. No beach in the world could match up to Koh Phi Phi’s level of scenic beauty. Be prepared to walk to the beach as there are no roads, to maintain the originality of the heavenly place.

Play Maya Ko Phi Phi
Play Maya at Ko Phi Phi island

4. A scooter ride

What’s the point of an entire trip when you don’t enjoy the fair share of things and experience the place like a local? So, here’s what you can do in Thailand. Hire a scooter and enjoy a scintillating ride on the streets of the vivid place. This activity is one thing you shouldn’t miss as this is how you get to know the typical culture and routine of the country.

5. Street Food

Thailand is famous for its street food, especially the seafood. The variety is unmatched, and so is the taste. You can also relish the signature dishes of the place, the Pad Thai, Som Tam, Tom Yum Goong, Khao Pad and Gaeng Daeng. The food is surprisingly available for a meager price.

Thai food
Thai food

There are numerous other places you could be at while in Thailand such as the Vibrant Grand Palace, the floating market, and Kanchanaburi. The country brings all the feel of a typical Asian country encompassing a rich and beautiful culture, food, people, experiences, and destinations.


III. China

The country is the most populated one in the world and a hub of business, spreading across the globe like wildfire. China is famous for every product you could think of which is available at the best price in the world. The people here are skillful, says the speedy progress the country has attained. You can shop till you drop. The Chinese cuisine, the picturesque destination, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences are all that makes China what it is today.

You can see this excellent video guide about China. Older but still great. From Expoza travel channel.

1. Heaven Park

The name itself is enough to describe the praise-worthy destination. The place embodies numerous ornate temples where the emperors used to pray. Heaven park is the busiest urban landscape of China with the abundance of peace and tranquility. The park is built on the principles of Confucian designs, surrounded by massive walls and gates in every direction. The temples are made of the Chinese notion, “Heaven is round, Earth is square”. The Hall of Prayers for Good Harvests is the landmark spot of the Park because it’s glorious past and icons associated with it. One can witness miraculous designs in this hall. One such pattern is that of the wooden pillars. Each pillar stands without any adjustments, nails or cement.

2. The Forbidden City

A beautiful the patchwork of ancient buildings and structures of China are best preserved in the UNESCO Heritage Site of Beijing, China. It is surrounded by scarlet citadel walls, encompassing more than 900 buildings and an enormous in the world. One can hire official tour guides for seeing around the vast Chinese Kingdom.

The Forbidden City - China
The Forbidden City - China

3. West Lake

This lake is the appropriate icon for showcasing the beautiful country at its best. The Pagoda clad hills, willow-mirrored waters, lovely Quyuan Garden and the Red Carp Pond, are the highlights around the beautiful lake. Its beauty cannot be described in words as that would an understatement for this destination.

4. The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China

The incredibly famous, one of the most extended walls of the world is a must-visit. You can visit the site from various entrances opening miles apart from one another. You can pick the gate nearest to you and enjoy the scenic beauty and make good memories while in China.

It is needless to say that not all places could be covered in one go. So, the above areas could come in handy when you plan a trip to China. Other places you can add to your list are Gyantse Kumbum, Summer Palace, 798 Art, Potala Palace, Man Mo Temple and Victoria Peak. While in China, don’t miss out on the best foods like Dim Sums, Szechwan Chilli Chicken, Stir Fried Tofu with Rice and Date Pancakes.


Japan

The country which isn’t blessed with all the natural resources has been a pioneer of revolutions around the world. The trip could easily be the most affordable one. The well-connected system of public transportation, tempting local foods, warmest natives and iconic monuments are the highlights of Japan you cannot afford to miss. You can find there really the best places to visit in Asia.

Excellent travel video from the Lonely Planet about where to stay in Japan.

1. Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji Japan

Once an active volcanic peak, Mount Fuji is now the favorite spot for hiking. The mountain is covered with beautiful, pink flowers. The place is a global icon of Japan and rightly so because of its mesmerizing beauty. The clean and fresh air will take away all your stress and make you want to enjoy the view for longer. The site is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ List.

Mount Fuji map:

 

2. Hanami

Hanami - Japan
Hanami - Japan

If you’re planning a trip during March and April, this is one experience you should gain. One can just walk around and enjoy the appealing view of pretty pink Cherry Blossoms. A pleasant scent lingers the place enchantingly.

3. Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine - the Gate
Itsukushima Shrine - the Gate

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the remarkable Itsukushima Shrine is located in Hiroshima. The area is known for its floating Toril Gate and is dedicated to the Goddesses the natives were grateful too. The place is a national treasure and frequently witnesses massive local crowds and globetrotters.

4. Hakone Tozan Rail

This beautifully colored train is far from the bustling cities and rides across and up to the magnificent Mount Hakone. One must enjoy a ride on this train. Beautiful Hydrangeas blossom all the way to the mountain, making the journey even more attractive.

You can also visit Mount Koya, the spiritual home of Shingon Buddhism, Shikoku Island, Shodoshima, Matsumoto Castle and Blue Pond while in Japan. The delicious Japanese cuisine encompasses the daintiest cuisines including Ramen, Sushi, Tempura, dumplings and Whole Cheese Cakes.


South Korea

South Korea boasts the world’s best destinations besides the fine Seoul. The pacifying beaches, natural landscapes, historical marvels, and mountains best define this diverse nation.

Excellent travel guide video about South Korea from Expedia channel.

The best places to visit in Asia and South Korea are:

1. Darangee Village

Darangee Village
Darangee Village

This tiny village is situated at the southernmost tip of Namhae-gun. The village is blessed with the most alluring view of fields spread across a steep mountain overlooking the vast sea. An ideal picnic spot or a retreat of peace, Darangee Village offers the best of South Korea.

Darangee Village map:

 

2. Gongryong Ridge

If mountains are your calling, this is the best place to be. An excellent hiking atop the beautiful Seorak Mountain is all you need to kick-start your day. The view from the peak is right from a movie and is undoubtedly going to uplift your mood. The place is believed to be reminiscent of the spine of a dinosaur and is popularly known as the Dinosaur Ridge.

3. Seongsan Sunrise Peak

Seongsan Sunrise Peak
Seongsan Sunrise Peak

The place is a grand volcanic crater formed about 5000 years ago due to Hydrovolcanic eruptions on the Jeju Island. It is shaped like a tuff cone and resembles a huge castle. These features were enough to land this spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The peak, till date, preserves a bowl-shaped crater and showcases vast structural marvels due to the sea cliff. As astonishing as it may sound, the hike to the peak is not a piece of cake. It is a steep slope of a good 182 meters. The hike is worth it because of the splendid and breathtaking view from atop.

4. Boseong Green Tea Field

The primary producer of Tea in Korea is the Boseong Green Tea Field. You can relish Green Tea in many tasty snacks and desserts while capturing the scenic beauty around. The place has been a background for many Korean flicks. If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, try and make it to this site in May for the much-awaited The festival, the Green Tea Festival.

Boseong Green Tea Field
Boseong Green Tea Field

Numerous other tourist spots of South Korea are Hyeopjae Beach, Jeju Island, Jeongdo Salt Farm, Upo Marsh, Gwang-An Bridge, Udo, Haeinsa Temple in Hapcheon and Naganeupseong Folk Village in Suncheon.


Cambodia

Cambodia gained popularity after the massive movie hit, Tomb Raider. The place is full of ancient temples, beaches, and forts. Though the country has suffered a setback from a horrific past and slow development, it is still amongst the most visited countries in Asia. A trip to Cambodia is nothing without visiting these places. And there you can check more information about where to stay in Cambodia. Cambodia - one of the best Asian countries to visit, where tourism is not too much developed yet.

1. Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Angkor Wat - Cambodia

This site accommodates ruins of many temples, and you need to explore all of them. The place is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, and visitors from around the world come here to experience its aura. A 3-day trip to Angkor Wat costs as little as $72. You can take a bicycle on rent or hire a tuk-tuk to explore the ruins. Each temple holds together a vast history, and you can witness testaments of the same in the complexes.

2. Koh Kong

Beaches in Cambodia - Koh Kong district
Beaches in Cambodia - Koh Kong district

Jungle trekking and relaxing on a white sand beach are the top activities you can take up in the beautiful city, close to the Thai border. It is not permissible to spend a night here so visitors must plan accordingly. It boasts a large number of white sand beaches and the Koh Kong Island is unarguably the best Island in the Southeast Asia.

3. Tonle Sap

Cambodian life is majorly relevant to this prominent waterway, and you have to see it to believe it. You can ride a boat across this river and or book a day trip to relax. A boat or cruise tour would cost you around $2.50 per head which can vary, depending on the type or size of the tour.

4. Phnom Penh

The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh has a wild, unkempt vibe to it. You can visit this place to feast on the palatable Cambodian Cuisine and a few keynote attractions. The location is a backpackers retreat, and one can also stay in a hostel here.

5. The Killing Fields

Though not The best place to spend a day, the Killing Fields are the spot where the country’s dark past was created. For anyone who is fond of history, this is the place to be. This genocidal historical area is located just 10 miles from the capital. Admission fee is $3, and you must take a tuk-tuk ride back to the entrance which would cost you another $20.


Myanmar

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

Source: Wiki

Video in 4k about Myanmar from Jacob and Katie Schwarz -  best Asian countries to visit

A backpackers paradise, former Burma, now Myanmar, is slowly becoming a tourist spot. The country bordering with India and parts of Southeast Asia encompasses some of the best places in Asia. The pagoda-topped metropolitan of Yangon, the wild hills of Shan Kings, Inle and Buddhist relics, Hindu Motifs and beaches lining the Bay of Bengal are some of the top spots for your itinerary.

1. Inle Lake

Inle Lake - Myanmar
Inle Lake - Myanmar

This calm freshwater lake is located in the Shan state of Myanmar. It is the second largest lake in the country with a surface area of 44.9 Sq. miles and elevation of 880 meters. The lake contains numerous endemic species of snails and fishes found nowhere else in the world.

About 20,000 migratory seagulls flock up around the lake during November, December, and January. There’s a cluster of small villages around the lake. The dwellers use boats to commute across the lakes. The view is scintillating, mirrored by the villages and trees, a retreat for all nature lovers.

2. Bagan

Bagan - best asian countries to visit
Bagan

Bagan is undoubtedly the highlight of a Myanmar trip. No traveler could leave this place without the enchantment and hope to visit again. There are breathtakingly magnificent and beautiful temples all around, surrounded by thick forests. The temple tips are covered in pristine white clouds with a backdrop of lush Arakan Mountains. Take hot air balloon rides here and enjoy the scenic beauty from atop.

3. Kalaw

Kalaw
Kalaw - Myanmar

One of the most visited destinations for backpackers, trekkers, and adventurers, Kalaw was inhabited by the Britishers as a hill station for an escape from the scorching Asian heat and summers. Tourists enjoy the high altitude life in the cozy guesthouses, markets, cool breezes, peaceful atmosphere, and hiking. Kalaw isthe best place for social detox and kickback for days. The natives are mostly Nepalese and Indians, hence the hint of warmth among the chilly winds.

4. Yangon

Another Burmese retreat found during the British rule, Yangon became a close-knit unit of intricate Victorian dwellings and Georgian structures. The city is well-preserved to date, and tourists love to capture and seek blessings at the St. Mary’s Cathedral. The landmark spot is the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Yangon - Myanmar
Yangon - Myanmar

The place is believed to have been the holy oasis of blooming lotus buds to signal the advent of Gautam Buddha and to lead the enlightened to the path of Nirvana and Moksha. The elegant prayer rooms, intricately carved pavilion and golden domes and tops are the key features of this place.

5. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Popularly known as the Golden Rock, the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is a famous pilgrimage site of Buddhists located in the Mon state of Burma. It is a small pagoda built atop a giant granite boulder wrapped in golden leaves. Legend has it that the massive stone is precariously balanced on a strand of Gautam Buddha’s hair.

It is regarded as the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Myanmar, following the Shwedagon Pagoda and Mahamuni Pagoda. It is a small detour from Yangon, housing the most revered Buddhist relics of the nation.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

The gravity-defying monument is surrounded by temples and pagodas encompassing shrines of Buddhist spirits. The pagoda is situated amidst the most beautiful mountain ranges.

The Burmese cuisine is amongst the most scrumptious and dainty cuisines across the world and what’s better than being able to relish it in its home country? You can enjoy the authentic Burmese delicacies like the Tea leaf Salad, Burmese Curry, Shan-style Tofu Noodles, Nangyi Thoke (a noodle dish) can be enjoyed at the Le Planteur Restaurants and Lounge Rangoon Tea House, Tin Tin and Green Gallery.

Mandalay, Ngapali, Pindaya, Hpa-an, Hsipaw Mawlamyine, Mergui, and Ngwe Saung are among other most sought-after and prime attractions of this alluring and heavenly country.


Singapore

The global icon and landmark of Asia, Singapore is the perfect place for all the travelers and non-travelers alike.

Travel guide about Singapore from Expedia Youtube channel.

It has everything ranging from gardens, museums, amusement parks, skyscrapers, street food, make-shift markets, temples, monasteries and signature statues to keep the visitors amused.

Singapore is way ahead of its time and the most developed and urbanized country in Asia. With excellent public transportation system, commute gets more comfortable and convenient for residents and tourists. Here are what you can do and places you can visit while in Singapore. Singapore rightfully belongs to the best Asian countries to visit.

1. Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer

The world’s most giant observation wheel stands upright in the beautiful Singapore for visitors to take their experience to another level. The view from the Singapore Flyer is splendid. It not only gives a picture of the Singapore but also some significant parts of Indonesia and Malaysia.

2. Chinatown

This miniature model of China in Singapore will make you feel like you have landed in China. The authentic Chinese food, pop-up stores and kiosks, colorful lanterns, Chinese Heritage Center, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, etc. can be visited at Chinatown. The famous morning drum ceremony can be witnessed here at 4 am. This attraction is not only a testament to the presence of Chinese culture in Singapore but also a progressive structure, offering luxury bistros, free-wifi and upscale boutiques.

3. Changi Chapel and Museum

The Changi Chapel and Museum depicts the horrors and aftermath of World War II which the locals had to suffer. The experiences can be learned from a guided tour or audio tour guides of the Museum. The letters, pictures, memoirs, and drawings, a testament to the imprisonment of 50,000 civilians and soldiers in Changi Prison. The Changi Chapel is reminiscent of the Chapel built during the war. A series of murals recreated by Stanley Warren is an essential souvenir in the museum.

4. Sentosa Island

An image of well-lit shacks, soulful music in the background, kids and adults playing, sandcastles and giggles come into the mind whenever the word island pops up. Singapore, though not exactly a beach destination, offers quite a few beaches embodying crystal clear waters and sparkling sands.

Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is ideal for the beachy vibes to take over your trip and make it more exciting and fun.

Siloso Beach is another spot to relax and watch the waves crashing the shore while the sun sets, leaving behind hues of pink, red yellow with a background of the vast blue sky. You can also visit the country’s only preserved fort called the Fort Siloso. Adventure junkies can find solace with the water sports, water-propelled jet packs, deep sea diving and Flying Trapeze on the picturesque Island.

5. Singapore Zoo

Regarded as the best rainforest zoo in the world, the Singapore Zoo is no less than a wonderland. The Zoo is a home to a variety of wild animals, exotic and migratory birds and species of plants and trees. The Zoo is well maintained and offers limited access to relish breakfast with the dwellers of the zoo. You can find Zebras, Komodo dragon, white tigers, mole rats, Kangaroos, chimpanzee and a multitude of other wild animals.

Singapore offers a potpourri of delicacies from Indian, Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines, besides the local foods. There are some time-tested signature dishes which include the Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Soup/ meat Bone Tea), Fried Carrot Cake, Wanton Mee, Kaya Toast and Soft boiled eggs, Dim sum, Laksa, Curry Fish Head, Oyster Omelette (Orh Lua) and BBQ Sambal Stingray. You can savor these dishes at the best-rated eateries like Fratini La Trattoria, Straits kitchen, and Samy’s Curry.

Singapore, though an expensive destination, elegantly accommodates different cultures from the neighboring countries, offering its visitors a colorful patchwork of the best of Asia.


Brunei

Brunei Darussalam translates to “The abode of Peace”, and the moment you step into Brunei, you will repeat and confirm the same.

Source: Expoza travel channel on Youtube.

Brunei boasts a rich reservoir of Oil, Wildlife, and rainforest. The country flaunts the shimmering Mosques, golden minarets, rustic villages, monkey-trodden jungles and artistic structures adding to its capital city’s grandeur. Its capital Bandar Seri Begawan embodies the rich culture built with the Oil money.

1. Bandar Seri Begawan

Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan

The capital of Brunei deserves a spot here, without any second thoughts. It is ornamented and adorned like a newly-wed bride, with just a handful number of people as the total population to reside in the city. Formerly a seaside trading center, Brunei is now all decked up with gold minarets and domes, mosques and wonderful houses. The famous Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and Colossal Istana Nurul Iman are the world’s largest government buildings. The marvelous Brunei Museum and Malls of Gadong are sure to catch hold of your attention.

2. Kampong Ayer

This a standalone spot of the city stands upright on the banks of the Brunei River. You can only reach here by riding on a Water Taxi, which is a thrilling ride across the river. Popularly known as the water village, the setup is entirely formed by houses constructed on stilts above the channels. The houses look stunning as ever and could be a perfect choice for a staycation. People connect to other spots close by with wooden bridges or boardwalks.

3. Ulu Temburong National Park

The revered green jewel of the country is nestled deep in this national park, after which the name of the park was coined. This conservatory park is a fix for all the exploitation caused due to the drilling of oil and trading of local species of aquatic animals. It is a retreat for all the nature lovers. The park is spread over 550 sq. kilometers of rainforest and houses the most exotic Rhinoceros hornbill, rare white tiger, and gibbon colonies. Enthusiasts can enjoy a night Jungle Safari here, cross rope bridges, sit under the cooling canopies and feel totally into the wild.

4. Gadong

The most significant markets and a cluster of street vendors line up the prime streets of Brunei every evening. The Gadong town is the best place to go shopping for knickknacks, snacks, appetizers and daily-use items at throw-away prices. It is more like a suburb of the capital city of Brunei. The massive malls, ever-crowded McDonald's, branded outlets, fish curries, lingering fragrance of soy, tamarind, freshly baked cookies, kiosks selling inexpensive clothes and electronics seller make Gadong what it is today and strives to be every day.

5. Muara

Muara stretches up to the South China Sea forming the western end of Brunei. The top beach town of the Sultanate boasts a picturesque stretch of clean golden sands, holiday spots, and playgrounds for children in landscaped lawns of Muara Beach Recreational Park. You can take a dip in the ocean or stroll along the palm-dotted Serasa beach and capture the best moments.

The Bruneian cuisine encompasses some of the finest dishes across the world which include Ayam Penyet (a type of fried Chicken), Ketupat (dumplings of rice in palm leaf pouches), Ambuyat (found in the trunk of Sago Palm Tree) and Chicken Curry with Rice.

Brunei, though one of the least populated countries offers enough for an extended vacation. It is a rich country which has been stead-fast in progress solely because of the trading center and Oil money.


India

The seventh largest and the second most populated country in the world, India is a contemplation of diverse cultures, states, religions, cuisines, and terrains. A country where the majority of the population believes in vegetarianism offers a variety of wholesome vegetarian foods. The ancient culture is still prevalent in parts of India which gives Indians immense pride in taking care of the grand forts, monuments, and palaces, etc. There are numerous cities for the visitors to cover and make incredible memories.

Excellent video about travellng around India from Daniele Lemmi.

1. Kolkata

Kolkata - India
Kolkata - India

The city beautiful. Shimmery roads, lit-up bridges, Victorian structures and amazing food are synonymous with the Kolkata City. The rich, creamy and sinfully delicious Bengali sweets are to die for. Durga Pooja marks the early onset of winters. The festival encompasses offering prayers to the nine forms of Hindu Goddess, Maa Durga for nine days, followed by massive processions around the city carrying gigantic idols of the deity to offer to the water bodies and as a sign to welcome the deity for the years to come. The local language, Bengali, is easily the sweetest and the most beautiful dialect in India, among 21 other spoken dialects.

2. Jaipur

A semi-dessert capital city of the State of Rajasthan has a lot to offer to its visitors besides welcoming smiles and warm hearts of the dwellers. The city’s forts and ancient monuments are the epitomai of perfection and skillfulness.

Amber Fort - Jaipur
Amber Fort - Jaipur

The Nahargarh Fort, Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace are the top tourist destinations of the city. The forts are so well maintained that they almost resemble the newly built structures.

Go shopping for vibrant sarees, lehengas, bangles, silver jewelry, kurtis, traditional jutis and dupattas in Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Johari Bazaar and National Handloom. The Rajasthani cuisine is possible the best in the country. When in Jaipur, feast on the authentic Dal-Bati-Churma, Bajre Ki Roti, Rabri Jalebi, Kesar Doodh, Ghewar and Pyaz Kachori.

Pay homage to the gods in the ancient Govind Dev Ji Temple, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji temple, Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple, and Birla Mandir.

3. Delhi

New Delhi
New Delhi

Walk down the streets of the popular Old Delhi to savor the best street foods in Chandni Chowk and Karol Bagh. Enjoy a thrilling nightlife at Hauz Khas Village. Contrary to its name, the place is nothing but a huge colony of Bars, Pubs, Clubs, and lounges. Shop the latest trends at rock-bottom prices from Sarojini Nagar, Janpath, Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh. Or visit Akshardham in New Delhi.

The above-mentioned best Asian countries to visit are not even a fraction of the vast Asia. One life is simply not enough to visit every amazing destination and experience every amazing thing in Asia. But now you know which places and experiences are on your high-priority list for your trip to Asia. Happy Tripping!