TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN ASIAPosted on 2019-10-28
Asia, it is the largest and most populous continent in the world. It is home to the highest mountains and buildings in the world, has the longest continental coast line and both the highest and lowest points on the earth’s surface are found in Asia. Countries like China and India hold a record of being amongst the most populous countries in the world. The continent is also home to some of the most advanced and leading technologies in the world. As a visitor to the continent expect to be bombarded by a variety of architecture, nature, culture, cuisine and technology. Are you planning a trip for yourself, couple or the entire family? Asia could be the right choice with all its diverse offerings, here are some of the most remarkable tourist attractions that grace the continent.
GREAT WALL OF CHINA
The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world. The wall was built over 2300 years ago by different dynasties in different regions as a military defensive system. This is evidenced by the watchtowers, fortresses and beacon towers along it. It is a truly a magnificent landmark, the only man made structure that is visible from space!
Aside from its history and ancient architecture, a visitor can use the Jinshanling route to go hiking and enjoy the most breathtaking scenery as the wall winds its path over the rugged countryside and steep mountains.
Located in India, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum that houses the tombs of Shah Jahan, the builder and his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal, whom it is named after. It is seen as an embodiment of undying love and marital devotion.
The ivory white marble structure was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and attracts 7-8 million visitors a year. The Taj, so majestic from the exterior, has equally splendid artistic work done in the interiors. There are water channels and fountains in the entrance which makes the monument even more spectacular. The reflection of this majestic spectacle in the Yamuna is almost poetic in its perfection!
Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Burj Khalifa holds a variety of records such as being the tallest building and free standing structure in the world, having the highest number of stories and highest occupied floor in the world, having an elevator with the longest travel distance in the world among others. Take a tour to the top and enjoy scenic views over the Kingdom or reserve a dinner at one of the high end restaurants to enjoy your meal in style.
While in the UAE, be sure to visit if not spend at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah one of the most iconic hotels in the world. The hotel was built in 1999 on a man-made island and its height is 321 meters above the sea which offers one a panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf. At the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, be guaranteed to experience royal living as guest can enjoy the finest delicacies at an underwater aquarium restaurant, a fleet of Rolls-Royces on the forecourt and the famous helipad that has hosted the likes of Tiger Woods, Anthony Joshua and Roger Federer.
The majestic island of Bali has had its praises preached far and beyond the borders of Asia and true to the words, it is a heavenly travel destination. At the island, one’s senses will surely be re-ignited as it is full of magnificent beaches, tranquil lakes and breathtaking valleys and mountains in addition to its rich cultural history. Activities one can engage in include surfing, climbing mount Batur to witness a gorgeous sunrise, participating in the Kecak traditional dance at Uluwatu temple at Sunset among other. It is the ideal getaway destination point for travellers seeking to escape the daily grind of life. It is a cost effective getaway that attracts individuals, families and groups from all over the world.
Finally, for a traveller to Asia, Japan is a destination bucket-worthy with shops countrywide carrying trendy fashions, kimono gowns and electronics. Typical entertainment pastimes include sumo-wrestling matches, kabuki theater productions and karaoke bars. Sushi, the national dish, is served everywhere from casual pubs to gourmet restaurants. The Capital Tokyo is one of the most eclectic and exhilarating cities on the world with its skyscrapers’ cutting edge architecture, cuisine, and beautiful gardens.
In contrast to Tokyo, quieter Kyoto is famous for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and manicured gardens.
The famous Hiroshima which is known worldwide following the two atomic bombs dropped in Japan at the end of World War II now has a brighter present. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum located in the Peace Park is another destination worth exploring.
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