Ready to set off on another adventure? Well, there’s never been a better time to get out and explore the world. And, if your eyes are fixed on Asia, this part of the world offers something for everyone. But before you head off, knowing what you’re aiming for is helpful in determining what destinations will jive with best your style of travel — whether it’s the bustling shopping scene in Hong Kong, meandering through ancient ruins in Cambodia, or islands hopping around Thailand. Doing a little research ahead of booking is important to find your perfect destination. To help guide you and inspire you when making your next travel plans, here are five places you should visit in Asia right now that are always guaranteed to amaze.
Hong Kong, China
This mega cosmopolis is renowned for being a shoppers’ paradise with trendy boutiques, luxury shopping malls, and lively night markets offering both modern and traditional Chinese goods. You name it, and you can find it here. And, with a cultural fusion of both east and west, Hong Kong is the place to be to explore exquisite international cuisine. When you’re there, you can take in the eye-popping skyline, dive into delicious dim sum, experience cultural festivals or head to one of the offshore islands to explore more of traditional, rural Chinese culture.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodia’s busy capital city is a destination where old and new collide. In the heart of the city, walk along the riverfront and you’ll find city parks, stunning pagodas, dusty roads, saffron-robed monks, modern art galleries, trendy bars, remnants of its old French colonial past and more. You can feast on traditional Cambodian cuisine and sample some exotic delicacies like deep-fried tarantulas. If you’re a history buff, be sure to pay a visit to the haunting Tuol Sleng Museum and the infamous Killing Fields to learn more about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s heart-wrenching past. Or hop on a scooter to visit the nearby fishing village of Kep to enjoy fresh seafood and local culture. No matter what you’re looking for, you can find it here.
If you’re looking for a truly immersive adventure away from the common tourist destinations, then Lahore may just be the best place for you to visit in Asia right now. In this socially liberal and friendly city, you can relish in a culture that is more than a thousand years old. Explore ancient structures and temples, find some goods to purchase at the bazaars or Liberty market, and experience some of Pakistan's bold flavours and mouth-watering cuisine.
Karaoke bars, ancient temples, advanced design and technology, enchanting gardens - Tokyo is a mesmerizing city that is guaranteed to leave you impressed. This destination is chaotic and exhilarating, often described as a somewhat 'tidier' version of New York City with new sights and sounds to enjoy around every corner.
Hoi An, Vietnam
Deemed as one of the coolest cities in Southeast Asia, here you can stroll through the cobblestone streets and enjoy a slow, less hectic pace thanks to the designated city centre heritage zone, which does not permit any motorized vehicles. So you can breathe easy as you enjoy the charming cafes, colourful streets, musical buskers, and the intriguing vibe of this Vietnamese hub.
Get out and explore all of what Asia has to offer. No matter what you’re looking for, this part of the world literally has something for everyone. So be sure to check out some of these places that you should visit in Asia right now. And when you’re ready to book, find the best deals on Nanak Flights. No matter where you decided on, we’ll get you there with the lowest airfare rate possible.