Asia is the world's largest continent. It offers archaeological wonders, incredible natural beauty, and welcoming people. Narrowing down what to see and what countries you want to visit is hard. However, here are 10 of the stops you'll definitely want to visit in Asia!
Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar
In Yangon City, the gold-plated stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda shines among more than 60 religious shrines where the sun and diamond spires bring pilgrims solace and beauty.
Ice City in Harbin, China
Harbin is cold! Travelers still make their way to this frozen ice-scape to attend the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Towering ice sculptures draw tourists are the main attraction.
Philippines' Rice Terraces
Philippino farmers once built stone walls to store storm waters to grow rice. More than half of the rice terraces are still in production. The aesthetic and neat appearances make these a destination not to miss.
The Mud Festival of Boryeong, South Korea
The Boryeong Mud Festival happens every year for 10 days in July. The mud is full of minerals and there are plenty of other things to do during the festival.
Borobudur Temple in Indonesia
The Borobudur Temple was constructed in the 9th century and is the largest Buddhist Temple and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
Hanami is a special activity in Japan where loved ones spend time admiring the rosy blossoms on the cherry trees. These graceful trees call visitors from all over to share in nature's beauty.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay's magnificent stone pillars sit across the dreamy waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Cat Ba National Park is a bucket-worthy destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Palau Ubin, Singapore
In Singapore, most areas are beacons of the future of technology, but Pulau Ubin island is an old granite quarry where a community of 100 people lives a much simpler life.
Cambodia's Floating Villages
Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Cambodia. Tonle Sap is famous for these independent floating communities where life is lived on the water.
Mount Jade is the highest mountain (almost 13,000 feet) in Taiwan. Yushan's national park has multiple climate zones that support many different plants and animals.