Alluring Asia welcomes visitors with its magical scenery, ancient cultures and delectable cuisine. Every country offers magnificent sights and experiences to keep travelers enthralled on an unforgettable journey!

Looking for an exotic vacation that combines luxury, unique experiences and unsurpassed beach stays? Asia has it all from the breath taking sights of China through the vibrant green landscapes of Indochina to Thailand’s magnificent beaches.

The thrill of being in the new Myanmar is also not to be missed. Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is now embracing tourism as a tool for cultural and social development. Tourism is on the rise here with a focus on cultural tourism, ecotourism, community tourism, river cruising and trekking.

Top of the list of places to see in the region are:

  • Bagan, Myanmar, in the Mandalay region, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, central for over 2,000 Pagodas and Temples in upper Myanmar.
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam with its dramatic limestone islands.
  • Ancient Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
  • Thailand’s Chiang Mai region for many authentic Thai experiences and active adventures plus Phuket or Koh Samui for a splendid beach getaway.
  • The Great Wall and Terra Cotta Warriors in China.

These marvelous places will show you the magnificence of the region.

There are many off the beaten track attractions when you enjoy the culture and serenity of the countryside. A good way to do this is by river cruise, our featured travel style this month. See the Cruising and Travel Style articles for more on this exceptional mode of travel in Asia.

Of special interest is the variety of cuisine you can sample in every country. Spa and wellness vacations are also high on the list with fine retreats and resorts having exotic treatments available. The fascinating religious life with many beautiful temples and shrines to visit offers a glimpse into the soul of ancient Asia.

Asia has become a shopping mecca with everything from leading high tech stores and designer goods to local markets with a surprising collection of artisans and merchants. Known for its outstanding tailors, have a custom suit made up overnight or get an excellent deal on a new pair of glasses. There are many bargains to be had in the region.

Whatever you want to do on your vacation, Asia will offer a unique way of doing it. These amazing countries are definitely worth a visit for every type of traveler.

View of ancient temples in Bagan. | Bagan, Myamar (Burma)

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