Traveling through Asia: a list of the best tourist destinations in the Far East
The Far East is home to many fascinating tourist destinations. From urban jungles to tranquil beaches and from mysterious temples to majestic mountain ranges, this region offers endless opportunities for an unforgettable vacation. Let's take a look at some of the best travel destinations to visit in the near future.
The "Land of the Samurai" is considered one of the most developed countries in the world for a reason. The island nation has a lot of interesting attractions related to robotics, artificial intelligence, and cyber innovations.
Tokyo is the pulsating heart of Japan and one of the most modern cities in the world. It is a metropolis where you can enjoy modern architecture and high-tech wonders and feel the spirit of traditional oriental culture. Be sure to visit the Skytree to enjoy unrivaled panoramic views, the ancient Senso-Ji Temple, stroll through Ueno Park and visit the Tokyo National Museum to learn more about the country's history.
Kyoto is the former capital of Japan and a real treasure trove of cultural achievements. Immerse yourself in the world of Nijo Castle and the Golden Pavilion Temple to see traditional architecture and the harmony of nature. Eco-travel enthusiasts can spend time in the botanical garden, which contains more than 4.5 thousand species of plants. Here, you will see a bamboo garden, a lotus pond, and even a European-style exposition.
Even though this country still evokes flashbacks of a long-ago war (which was actively promoted by cinema in its time), looking at it now, it's hard to believe that it was once a battlefield. Vietnam is not only an impenetrable jungle and ancient temples hidden in it but also large modern cities and delicious cuisine that is definitely worth trying.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, which successfully combines innovation and tradition. Visit the Ngoc Son Temple and the Old Quarter Street, where you can taste local specialties. Do not miss the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to see the impact of communism on the country.
Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is a dynamic city that combines colonial heritage and modern solutions. Visit the Reunification Palace, the War Museum and enjoy authentic fast food at Bến Thành Market.
Goa is a tranquil and exotic resort in western India. Visit Anjuna, Baga, and Calangute beaches where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. Be sure to explore Leo Velho's colonial heritage and numerous temples.
Kochi is the cultural capital of southern India, known for its tranquil waterways (it is considered the "Venice of the East") and majestic Buddhist temples. Visit the Hill Palace, Sanctum Spiritual Center and other enchanting places.
Bali is a paradise island known for its unique nature, rich cultural heritage and vast beaches. Explore the temples of Uluwatu and Besakih, enjoy the majesty of Tegenungan and Gitgit waterfalls, and relax on the beaches of Kuta and Seminyak.
It's worth mentioning that Bali is popular not only for vacation but also for relocation. It is here that you can meet many interesting people from all over the world who have decided to restart their lives. The main value of the resort is comfort. No matter how long you stay here, your vacation will be unlike anything else.
Bagan is a city famous for thousands of incredible Buddhist temples. It is located on the site of the ancient capital of the medieval state of Pagan on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. From a tourist point of view, the most interesting is Old Bagan, a part of the city located inside the fortress wall. You can rent a bike or scooter and explore this fascinating archaeological site. It will definitely be etched in your memory.
Seychelles is a huge archipelago consisting of 115 islands. They are located relatively far from the continent, but they are definitely worth mentioning as they are a real paradise for tourists. The largest of them is Mahe.
Enjoy white beaches, azure waters, and luxurious resorts. You can also swim near the coral reefs, go surfing, or just enjoy the peace and quiet of this majestic place.
- Singapore and Hong Kong
Singapore is a city-state known for its modern architecture, cleanliness and sophistication. Visit the Botanical Gardens, Marina Bay High-Rise Park, and Sentosa Island, where you can relax on the beach and spend time in theme parks. The history of this miniature country is unique: it has reached remarkable heights in 40 years.
Hong Kong is a metropolis that combines Eastern and Western cultures. It is home to the tallest elongated building in the world, the International Commerce Center skyscraper, as well as the Victoria Embankment and Lantau Island, where you will find a majestic Buddha statue and enjoy the beauty of nature.
These are just some of the many fascinating tourist destinations that the Far East offers. Each of them has its own unique atmosphere, culture, and nature. So pack your bags and conquer the wonderful world of Asia!
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