Asia is the largest continent in terms both of area and population. This level of cultural, religious, and geographical diversity is rare in any other region of the globe. It blends beautifully into a beautiful mixture.
In 2022, here are the top destinations to visit in Asia that you can afford
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom between the 9th and 15th centuries, is located at the gateway to Siem Reap, a resort town in north-western Cambodia. Angkor Wat is one of the most impressive stone buildings of the complex, and is the only one that has survived from its intricate stone buildings.
This temple is depicted on Cambodian flags as the main temple of the complex. As you walk through Angkor Thom’s Bayon Temple, you will notice giant faces carved into the walls in the shape of mysterious creatures.
- Mount Fuji, Japan
Despite it being an active stratovolcano, Mount Fuji hasn’t erupted since 1708, meaning that it is not an active volcano. Located in Japan’s mountains, Mount Fuji, with its stunning snow-covered peak, is considered to be one of the three “Holy Mountains,” each of which holds a specific power – Mount Fuji has the power of volcanic eruptions.
Aokigahara, one of the most ominous-sounding temples in Japan, is also located at the base of the mountain if that isn’t ominous enough. There is a dense, hardened lava forest and ice caves scattered throughout it, both of which absorb sound and create an eerie sense of isolation, and which are often called “The Suicide Forest.”.
As the world-renowned symbol of Japan, this World Heritage Site is also a World Heritage Cultural Site and a popular tourist attraction. In addition to taking photos, other visitors come here to climb. In the past, the summit (which is still considered to be a sacred site to all races, genders, and ages) was off limits to women, therefore visitors of all nationalities, genders, and ages now arrive to compensate for what they lost.
- Bali, Indonesia
The island of Bali is one of the largest in Indonesia and it is located to the west of Java in a group of islands called the Lesser Sunda Islands. World-famous for its scenic rice terraces, fragrant cuisine, breath-taking beaches, and for the vast amount of culture and tradition concentrated here, it is a wonderful place.
Known for its elaborate temples, endless coastline, some of the world’s best coral reefs, waterfalls, and retreats, Bali is one of the most intriguing places in the world for leisure and adventure lovers. In Bali, people come from all over the world to lose themselves in the melting pot of spiritual awakening and hard-partying, a combination that’s as dizzying as it is all-inclusive.
- Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
The two islands of Koh Phi Phi or Phi Phi Islands are situated between the Andaman Sea and the Amphoe Mueang Area, 42 km from the Phi Phi Islands. The area is part of a national park that includes two big islands – Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Le as well as four smaller islands, Koh Yung, Koh Mai Phai, Koh Pida Nok, and Koh Pida Nai – which are also part of the national park.
On top of Koh Phi Phi’s vibrant NIGHTLIFE, you can also visit Tonsai Beach, where hundreds of beach bars and restaurants can be found, as well as Tonsai Village, where there are boutiques, bars, and restaurants galore. In addition to the larger beaches that are found throughout the island, there are numerous smaller beaches that are ideal for honeymooners, families, budget travelers and those seeking the ultimate luxury resort retreat.
Located in the western part of Southeast Asia, Bhutan is a landlocked country surrounded by the Himalayas, Tibet, and a part of India. Known for its steep mountains, green valleys, and swift rivers, Bhutan is home to the highest mountain in the world that has not yet been climbed, Gangkhar Puensum, which stands at 7,570 meters high.
Among the most beautiful sites to see in the country, Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a good example, which is perched on top of a cliff and can only be reached after a difficult hike of over 3,000 meters in the mountains. This monastery is one of the country’s most beautiful.
- Phokra, Nepal
The city of Pokhara is located in the central region of Nepal, on the banks of the Phewa Lake. In the Himalayas, it is known as the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail that begins and ends here. In the middle of the lake sits a two-story pagoda called Tal Barahi Temple, which has two stories.
A yoga center and a restaurant can be found in the Lakeside district, which is on the eastern shore. The International Mountain Museum is located in the southern region of the city and exhibits a lot of information about mountaineering and the Himalayan people on the history of the sport.
- Kandy, Sri Lanka
UNESCO-listed Kandy, which rises around a scenic lake, boasts religious monuments, beautiful gardens, and renowned museums to name just a few of its attractions.
There are a variety of hiking opportunities and wildlife-watching opportunities beyond the city walls, while luxurious resorts are lined up on either side of the Mahaweli River, within close proximity to a cloudy forest and tropical plantations.
- Ladakh, India
The Ladakh region, sometimes known as ‘The Land of High Passes,’ is a barren place, yet a picturesque one, located in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Located in the north of the country, Ladakh shares its east border with Tibet, while the south and west of the country are bordered by Lahaul and Spiti. The city of Ladakh lies in a strategic location between the Kunlun Mountain range in the north and the Himalayas in the south, on one of ancient trade routes.