Mysterious, cultural, off the beaten track, and downright fantastic – Asia is full of sights to see and explore, all with an often totally different view to what you might be used to in your own home country. Wherever you choose to go in this beautiful and inspiring part of the world, there’s no denying that you will stumble upon some amazing natural sights, stunning beaches, jaw-dropping, opulent temples, and more culture than you can shake a stick at.
If you’re looking for inspiration, a few different places to head during your Asian expedition, then check out these five amazing sights.
Tiger’s Nest Temple, Bhutan
This is an ancient and very sacred monastery which is built high up on a towering, rocky cliff face, looking down over the green and sprawling Paro Valley. This is like something from another world, something you see in films and not in real life, with an interesting back story to it too. The location itself is enough to make you want to stay.
Bokeo Nature Reserve, Laos
Nature in this part of the world is otherworldly, and this misty, green, and sprawling nature reserve is one to definitely put on your must-visit list. You can float down the Nam Nga River, join guided tours, and look for the endangered black-cheeked gibbon, for which the park was given protected status, in order to save.
Taj Mahal, India
There are few places in the world which encompass opulence, romance, and architecture quite like the Taj Mahal. Everyone knows what it looks like, but until you’ve been and actually experienced it for yourself, you’re unlikely to understand the sheer scale and beauty of it. Built by an Emperor in 1632, in recognition of the love he had for his wife, the gardens are just as stunning as the building itself.
Rainbow Family Village, Taiwan
Amazing sights don’t have to be famous or sprawling in order to make them special, and Rainbow Family Village is a place which sums this up perfectly. Here you will experience the heart-warming tale of Huang Yung-Fu, or Grandpa Rainbow, living in a military dependents’ village, who decided the place needed a spot of colour and character, so he decided to get his paintbrush out and decorate it in every colour under the rainbow. Something really beautiful, unique, and special to experience.
Great Wall of China, China
The longest wall on earth is world famous, and although certain sections of it have become damaged over the years, and some parts are inaccessible, it is still possible to see much of it. You can trek it, or you can simply visit certain parts, such as combining it with a trip to Beijing. The wall was originally built as a defence mechanism, and at 3945 miles long, it is certainly something to hold in awe.