Asia is a big area, and for most people, a little overwhelming. There are so many different places to visit, including the Great Wall of China, Hong Kong, and of course Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. In China alone, not only does the Great Wall await, but capital city of Beijing, home of the 2008 Winter Olympics. There is Xi’an in the Shaanxi province, with it’s Terra Cotta Warriors, and surrounded by such natural beauty. One of the most impressive sights to behold the Mount Huangshan, known to Westerners as the Yellow Mountain. Here you will find mountain peaks shrouded in fog, unusual rock formations, and pine trees that are extremely old.
One of the first stops on a trip to Japan is going to be Tokyo, and this capital city has it all. With it’s Ginza shopping district, and modern tourism at its finest, there is much to take in. there is more to Japan though that this, There is Mount Fuji, and active volcano, as well as the Imperial Palace, the Kiyonizu Temple, and the many religious shrines in Nikko. You could also explore Honshu Island, to indulge in the true Japanese culture, and see the country’s first capital, Nara.
Whether it’s hiking in the tranquility of the lofty Himalayas, to see Nepal, or exploring one of the tallest buildings in the world at the Petronas Twin Towers, located in Kuala Lumpur, Southern and Eastern Asia are also places to see if you have the chance. Some of the best ways to travel in the jungles of Thailand is by elephant, exploring lost civilizations. If you are in this area, you need to go to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, where you can tour this spectacular area by motorcycle.
What visit to Asia would be complete without a visit to Singapore. This city is rich in history and one of the first stops should by a trip to the National Museum. Built in 1887, this is a neo-classical building sits in the heart of the city, and is one of the architectural gems of Singapore’s museums. There are Singapore’s 11 national treasures located here, one of which is the Singapore Stone, believed to date somewhere in the 13th century. There are four living galleries, and even a puppet theater.
Then there is the nightlife, which seems to come alive after dark. There are many different restaurants and dining opportunities, as well as the theaters and dancing. One of Singapore’s true underground clubs, the Home Club is a place where one feels like they are at a friend’s house enjoying some good entertainment. Another place to visit while here is Timbre@Substation, where musicians play in an open air atmosphere every night.
There are so many different places to see when you are visiting Asia. You would never expect to see them all in one trip, which is the reason people come back time and time again. There are some ways to see the highlights, though, with guided tours of some of the best hot spots. You can go on a 8 day adventure to see the best that China has to offer, from visiting the Great Wall, to the Terra Cotta Army, with stops in the country’s heartland before spending a the last few days in Hong Kong. There are many different travel websites that can help you plan you vacation.