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PLACES TO VISIT IN ASIA
Asia, perhaps more than any other place in the world, melds all the elements of a traveler’s dream. Every country is a wonder in its own right. Here's our take on the best places to visit in Asia.
From the frenetic streets of Saigon to the terraced mountainsides of Sapa, from the temples, palaces and pagodas of Hue, to the exquisitely preserved streets of Hoi An’s Old Town, Vietnam offers something for everyone.
In Cambodia, the elaborate temples of Angkor spur our imaginations to run wild with visions of how an ancient civilization once lived. And in Laos, on the banks of the mighty Mekong River, sleepy Luang Prabang serves as placid reminder that in order to live deeply, we must live slowly.
Thailand, as ever, is an intoxicating mix of everything Asia holiday seekers look for in an exotic escape. Blending idyllic retreats, awe-inspiring attractions — such as the dramatic limestone islands that rise out of the Andaman Sea near Krabi — and exotic eats, the kingdom is endlessly compelling.
After decades of isolation, Myanmar, with its breathtaking temples of Bagan, colonial British architecture and friendly aura, is poised to become Southeast Asia’s next hot spot.
Bali is Indonesia’s biggest tourism asset, and for good reason: The Island of the Gods is both spiritual by nature and a force of nature. But it’s just one gem in an archipelago of more than 17,500 of them, from the northern tip of Sumatra to undiscovered New Guinea.
China is not only one of the world’s biggest nations, by default of its geographical vastness; it is also one of the most diverse. With a captivating history to investigate, modern-day metropolises to explore, and fascinating cultural nuances to experience, this amazing wonderland never fails to offer something new, no matter how many times you visit or how long you stay.
A largely unchartered paradise, Malaysian Borneo is an island blessed with extraordinary natural beauty. It’s rainforests are home to a spectacular array of animal species and birdlife, whilst off the island’s idyllic beaches are some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world.
Perched high in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is one of Asia’s most beguiling kingdoms, where peace and happiness are valued over economic gain. Known for its dzong fortresses, towering peaks and lush valleys, touring Bhutan offers a uniquely serene and spiritual experience.
And then there’s Japan, which manages to strike a perfect balance between modern flair and ancient traditions, vibrant cities and quaint villages, made all the more stunning during spring, when cherry blossom trees come to life in a way that has inspired festivals and poets for centuries.
Want to learn more? Contact any of our tour specialists, who live in our Asia travel destinations and have unrivalled, up-to-date knowledge of where to go, what to do and where to stay across the region.
Experience Bhutan on this adventurous tour with a three-day trek through the Phobjikha valley, camping under the sky, and tours of illustrious fortresses and temples.
Enjoy a gastronomic exploration of Thailand’s heartland as you discover Korat, Khao Yai, Khon Kaen and Udon Thani - regions of Isaan renowned as the ‘soul’ of the country.
Borneo outdoor activities are paramount for any bold traveler. Stroll in Bornean rainforests, and kayak through jungle rivers. Bike through Borneo and its hidden villages.
Immerse yourself in Guangxi, one of Southern China’s most visually stunning regions, on this 7-day adventurous tour of rock climbing, kayaking and cycling through its incredible scenery.