Well, as a starting point, we’ve gathered six destinations which offer a memorable experience you’ll treasure forever.
This city has got it all – shopping, amusement parks, world-class restaurants and endless party venues. You can even head out on nearby hiking trails if you get sick of the futuristic buildings and crowded streets.
Highlights include Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, which is named as one of 20 reasons to visit the city. It’s particularly popular at night because you can watch the Symphony of Lights, a world-famous light and music show, every day at around 8pm local time.
Vietnam exerts an infectious type of energy – it’s full of fascinating culture, friendly locals and delicious food. There are also beautiful beaches for sun worshippers and the world’s largest cave and magnificent mountains for adventure lovers. Whatever you’re after from a destination, it’s likely Vietnam has it.
What’s more, the country is very welcoming to visitors. As The Culture Trip confirms, there’s visa exemption for all tourists from ASEAN, Japan, South Korea, Scandinavia, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Russia, Vietnam.
Just avoid the temptation to hire a motorbike – the traffic is hell and there’s seemingly little regard for safety.
3. Koh Tao
Also known as Turtle Island, Koh Tao is a small island in Thailand. It’s basically paradise – both on land and below the water. After you’ve had enough of seeing the underwater delights scuba diving or snorkeling (if that’s possible), you can enjoy great food. Have a look what one of the top snorkeling spots, Mango Bay, looks like from above in this great video.
If you’re looking for a real adventure, Kyrgyzstan could be for you. It’s relatively unexplored by foreign travellers and a lot of people are completely unaware that this country, stuck in the middle of Central Asia, exists.
For that reason, it’s often described as a rewarding place to visit because those who go are greeted with an authentic experience that few others will ever have – and that’s something hard to find nowadays.
5. The Philippines
This gorgeous archipelago is somewhere to visit if you and your friends need time to relax in style. Imagine miles and miles of pristine beaches and few other people to bother you.
When Joanna Lam reviewed a resort on the Philippines for Pure Wander, she described how her time there took all her worries away. That’s the sort of feeling you can expect when travelling here and it’s certainly a trip you’ll treasure.
Some of the more well-known places in Asia are getting a bit crowded. Thailand’s beaches, for example, are beautiful – but there are just too many people visiting now. So turn your attention to the neighbouring country of Cambodia.
The coastline is blissful, but Cambodia is famous for its temples. The crowning jewel is the World Heritage Temples of Angkor complex, voted by Lonely Planet as the world's number one sight.
Have you been lucky enough to visit one of these destinations? Let us know you found the experience.
Article written by Jordan Greene