If you’re like most people, we’re willing to bet that one of your New Year’s resolutions is make 2013 one of the best years of your life. Well, one of the best ways to do that is to take a tour or hit a few totally awesome vacation spots in Asia.
Asia, as you probably already know has a rich culture and is known worldwide for having some of the most breathtaking sites on earth.
Let’s explore a few of them:
This is an absolute must visit destination. We’re not just saying that either. In fact, according to various polls taken amongst avid vacationers, Bali is one of the best places to visit, due to its assortment of beaches, temples, and diversity.
If you vacation here, be sure to stop by the Tirtha Empul Temple, which is famous across the globe for what locals claim to have holy waters. Local residents say that the “holy waters” found at Tirtha Empul has the power to cure diseases and grant wishes. Needless to say that any body of water that has this kind of power is worth seeing in person.
But if you’re the kind of person who loves to vacation around great beaches, there are few beaches on earth that come close to the beauty found at the world famous Kuta Beach. Known for its crystal clear waters, Kuta Beach is also the site of many television commercials and is visited by millions of tourist each year.
Get out your cameras, because Bali is definitely a place you’ll want to capture as many memories as possible.
Phuket, Thailand is definitely a place for the adventurous type. There’s just so much to do. You have the option of being treated to destinations and attractions, such as Phang Nga Bay, the Old Phuket Town, and the Bid Buddha.
But if that’s not enough, there’s fun for kids too at various Muay Thai martial arts shows.
Regardless of where you live, we’re sure that you’ve probably seen Muay Thai classes being offered in your local area, but a visit to Phuket, Thailand will provide you with an up-close and personal view of where it all began.
Ever visited a place where riding around on elephants is considered normal?
If you haven’t, that’s exactly what you’ll discover at Kerala, India. Who knows, by the time you leave, you may even get up the courage to ride one yourself. Aside from the elephant rides, the beaches have some of the most beautiful, golden brown-looking sand in the world. And if you like to eat, the food here is just amazing. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are truly a treat.
Island Republic of Maldives
Take a trip here and you’ll quickly discover seclusion from all of the noise and crowded work environment that come along with many destinations. The Island Republic of Maldives is not only a peaceful place to just put your mind at ease, it is also home to beautiful beaches and various recreational locations.
If you love to shop and eat, then Hong Kong is a must visit in 2013. Known across the globe as the shopping and dinning capital of the world, Hong Kong is sure to keep your taste buds satisfied and give you the pleasure of seeing and buying some of the best tangible items on earth.
This is simply a place that has it all, from fine dining, awesome hotels, nice beaches, and one of the liveliest night life’s in the world. Simply put, if you’re looking to relax, experience new things, all while getting your boogie on, then Bangkok is the place to be. Its also a incredibly Family-Friendly Expat Destination.
This small tropical island is known by avid travelers for its beautiful white beaches, luxury hotels, and satisfying food. The beaches are broken up or separated into three boat stations. In the past tourist were taken directly to beaches by boat, so this in itself is an experience worth checking out.
Vacationers usually take advantage of the recreational activities, such as jet skiing, parasailing, kite boarding, and more.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Located approximately 700 km from Bangkok, Chiang Mai is one of the rare places on earth that does a great job of mixing its rich traditions, walls, and buildings in with the modern world.
Chiang Mai is home to more than 300 temples, giving it literally hundreds of breathtaking structures and sites for everyone to see.
And if you like handcrafted items, Chiang Mai is one of the best places, if not the best place to get handcrafted items. One visit here and you’ll definitely feel as if you’ve lived your life to the fullest.