Planning a sightseeing trip can be stressful, particularly for those jetting off to Asia – the sheer number of once-in-a-lifetime sights the continent boasts seems somewhat overwhelming. Whether travelling in a pair or a group, it’s no easy task to plan a trip that will suit everybody’s tastes. Here are six popular Asian landmarks which are guaranteed to impress. For those in search of relaxation and those out for an adventure, there’s something for everyone.
The Big Buddha, Chalong, Phuket
Situated on the peak of Mount Nagakerd, the spectacular sight of the enormous Big Buddha is one of Thailand’s most impressive landmarks. For anyone who enjoys walking, the journey up towards the structure is a joy in itself. Once at the top, the stunning views of the island are definitely worth the visit.
The Forbidden City (Palace Museum), China
In search of a slice of culture? Immerse yourself in history by taking a walking tour around Beijing’s Palace Museum, a short walk away from Tiananmen Square. Built in the fifteenth century, the Forbidden City is a tremendously popular tourist site for good reason.
Phang Nga Bay, Phuket
If you’d rather avoid the bustle of hectic tourist sites escape to Phang Nga Bay, located in the northeast of the island of Phuket. Compared to the remarkably similar Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Travelfish.org report that the relaxing serenity of Phang Nga Bay was preferable to Vietnam’s often densely crowded offering. If you find that you’re in need of relaxation, this sleepy bay and its secret beaches might be just what you’re looking for.
Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Bangkok
A visit to Bangkok, Thailand is not complete without stopping by some of the beautiful temples that Thailand’s capital has to offer. Though Wat Pho might be slightly quieter than some of the more frequently visited temples, it still boasts nearly 31,000 reviews on Tripadvisor and is home to a must-see sight – the city’s largest reclining Buddha.
Kuwait Towers – Kuwait
Anyone in search of an adrenaline rush should make their way up to the observation deck at the Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City, Kuwait. With a viewing sphere 123m above sea level, the Towers offer an unparalleled view of the city and the Persian Gulf.
Burj Khalifa building, Dubai
While holiday adventurers might not be immediately drawn to the built up city of Dubai, there are several incredible places to visit here. If the more adventurous members of your group need appeasing, try a holiday package like that offered by Imagine Holidays: travel to Dubai, Bangkok and Phuket, and get three holidays in one. However, getting to the top of the tallest building in the world, the world famous Burj Khalifa building, is an adventure in itself! At 555 metres above ground, the views are truly spectacular.
Whether you’re happiest kicking back on a beach or exploring dramatic landscapes, there’s something for everybody in Asia, however you prefer to spend your trip.