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Asia is a diverse region filled with countries with a rich tradition and culture. Whether you’re happiest under the sun or more keen on adventure and exploration, Asia will not fail to amaze. If you’re considering a holiday or vacation to Asia but haven’t a clue where to even begin, then perhaps you might need a helping hand? From coast to rain forests, epic historical sites and beautiful landscapes, here are five of the best holiday destinations in Asia. 

Five of The Best Holiday Destinations in Asia

Go wildlife spotting in Sri Lanka

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Have you ever dreamed of witnessing one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world? Known as  ‘The Gathering’ – which sees name elephants assemble on the banks of the Minneriya Reservoir during the dry season, you can see it for yourself on safari at Minneriya National Park located in Sri Lanka. Every August and September of the year, over 200 elephants gather together and it’s an amazing experience. However, if you want to see elephants in the wild,  head to Uda Walawe National Park. Meanwhile, you can spot leopards at Yala National Park and all manner of birdlife at Bundala National Park.

If you think you might be overwhelmed with a trip to Sri Lanka, it might be a good idea to book onto a tour or contact a travel company who can help you organise your itinerary and take the stress out of the planning.

Soak up the atmosphere in Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most fascinating countries to travel to in Asia as it is rich in culture, history and offers delicious cuisine. Due to its vast size, there are endless things to see and do, meaning that planning an itinerary before you go is a great idea if you wish to make the most of your trip. Whilst you are there, Hội An must be top of your list. Acclaimed for its marvellous ambience, this fascinating town has slender and spiralling roads lined with ancestral wooden houses and hundreds of fashion stores that offer almost everything from apparels to souvenirs. From topnotch amenities to spectacular views, these inexpensive accommodations in Hoi An have all the ingredients to have an unforgettable Asia vacation.

Visit the islands of Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong Island is a short boat away from Krong Preah, a province in the southwest of Cambodia. When you arrive on this island, white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters will welcome you. From unearthing sandy bays in secluded places to snorkelling water spots with different marine species around the coral reefs; natural magnificence prospers all over this island.

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Go volcano climbing on Mt. Bromo, Indonesia

Imagine watching the sunrise over the most epic of landscapes? You can have this and more if you travel some four hours from East Java. An active volcano which majestically sits in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Mount Bromo wows the thousands of visitors who climb to its crater and are lucky enough to see the eerie landscape which is shrouded in legends and myths bathed in the morning sunlight. Mt Bromo has particular significance for the Tengger people who believe that this was the site where a brave prince sacrificed his life for his family.

Enjoy a gastronomic adventure in Penang, Malaysia

With its appetising combination of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences, Penang is a destination in Asia that is recognised as a foodie’s paradise. Penang is swarming with delicious foods such as mouthwatering laksas, savoury curries and delicious soups. On top of that, many restaurants here are affordable – which helps keeps your budget in check, too.

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