Rich in culture, stunning landscapes and sumptuous cuisine, holidays in Asia are among the most diverse and enriching experiences you’ll encounter anywhere in the world.
From east to west, there are incredible structures such as the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Wall of China, the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates. And that’s only a mere sample of the man-made beauty to be found across the continent.
With a deep religious culture in every country, beautiful temples will steal your heart too. Tanah Lot in Bali, Indonesia and Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Wat Arun in Thailand are among the most stunning, but you’ll find exquisite sites wherever you turn.
If the man-made buildings are spectacular, they have nothing on the natural wonders to be uncovered during Asia holidays. Experience UNESCO-protected Halong Bay in Vietnam, climb Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji or kick back on the world-class beaches served up by the Maldives, with the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet.
For couples, there is an abundance of serene places to explore, perfect for a romantic getaway or relaxing honeymoon, while for family holidays in Asia, Tokyo’s duo of Disneyland and DisneySea are perfect for keeping the kids happy.
Elsewhere, Asia also has rare and wonderful wildlife to see, with Sri Lanka an increasingly popular destination for its combination of breath-taking beaches and safari holidays.
And if you’re looking for great food, the continent ticks that box as well. Street food is part of everyday life and it gives an authentic introduction to Asia’s cuisine. Give Pho a try in Vietnam, snack on panipuri in India and Nepal, and tuck into kwek kwek in the Philippines. Alternatively, dine with the locals in cheap, atmospheric warungs in Indonesia and be sure to have some – but not too much – sake in Japan too.