5 Incredible Places to Visit in Asia

5 Incredible Places to Visit in Asia

Hannah Skelding spent a month long trip traveling around Asia, stopping off in China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. Each of these countries have amazing and unique places to visit and below Hannah shares her top 5 places you should definately try to see...

 

1. The Great Wall of China

It isn’t named one of the greatest wonders of the world or a UNESCO World Heritage site for nothing. Stretching over approximately 13 170 miles with over 2000 years of history, it is easily one of Asia’s greatest gems. There are a number of sites where you can walk along the wall – with one of the most popular sections advertised when staying in Beijing being Mutianyu. This section also has a slide in which you can slide from top to bottom – by far one of the most impressive ways to travel when you tire of walking! 

 

2. Tokyo Skytree

At 634 metres tall the Skytree was named the tallest tower in the world by the Guinness World Records Company in 2011. With Tokyo having a lesser quantity of pollution in comparison to China which also hosts many skyscrapers, it is well worth climbing this tower for a simply stunning view of Tokyo. It is particularly impressive at night with all the buildings lit up, where the tower itself lights up in an assortment of colours and is worth the small cost. 

 

3. Go in Search of the Best Beach in Thailand 

Chaweng Beach Thailand

Thailand is renowned for its beautiful, paradise type beaches. Chaweng Beach – Koh Samui and Freedom Beach – Koh Tao were the 2 that stood out for me on each of the islands respectively. Chaweng Beach is probably the most popular beach in Koh Samui, and for good reason. It hosts beautiful white sands, with a variety of restaurants where you are able to dine on the beach, providing the perfect relaxed environment. Freedom Beach in Koh Tao is a more secluded beach, but perfect for a more private, calm feel. It has an unusual entrance where you walk along a series of rocks and ramps to reach it, however it is a perfect chill out spot and is a good area to snorkel. 

 

4. The Petronas Towers and KLCC by night – Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers, Malaysia

Getting up close and personal to the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world, is a simply breath-taking moment. They look incredibly during the day but at night when the area is lit up is when their true beauty shows. There is also a shopping centre called Suria KLCC in between the two towers, which is a great place to visit, with a wide assortment of all types of shops and restaurants. There is a fountain area in this region just outside the shopping centre in which there is a short impressive light show, which adds to the wonderful aesthetics of the capital. 

 

5. Heli Lounge Bar – Bukit Bintang – Kuala Lumpur

This is a hidden delight within Kuala Lumpur which hosts wonderful views and is a great place to take in the beauty of the KL Tower and the Petronas Towers from afar. It is relatively pricey for drinks but has the advantage over other bars as it is located outdoors on an actual helipad. It is also possible to just turn up and get a table rather than having to book many days in advance. 

 

By Hannah Skelding

 

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