In this article on “Amazing places in Asia: where to go and what to see?” we hope to provide you with a list of places that most tourists will never get to see or are less well-known wonders of Asia. These are really beautiful and amazing places.
Lotus Temple New Delhi.
You will find the Lotus Temple in New Delhi. This magnificent building has a higher number of visitors than its more well-known neighbor, the Taj Mahal.
It is, in fact, one of the most visited destinations in the world. The temple is staffed by volunteers who will assist you in getting the most out of your visit to the architectural wonder, which is built in the form of a massive white Lotus flower.
To get the most out of the tour, ask a volunteer to direct you to the conference hall, where they show a short 5-minute introductory film every 20 minutes. It really will improve the experience.
The cleanliness and tranquility are a contrast to the hustle and bustle elsewhere in Delhi.
Hanoi Old Quarter.
One of the best places to visit in Hanoi Old Quarter is the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. It is located in Dinh Tien Hoang Street, and here, you can enjoy several sketches performed by traditional Vietnamese puppets, each accompanied by a classical Vietnamese orchestra. You need to book in advance, so ask at your hotel as soon as you get to Hanoi.
While in Old Hanoi, do not miss an opportunity to soak up the ambiance of “Train Street”, a small alley with businesses either side and people are sitting either side a railway track. People bustle along the alley, and when they hear a train coming, everything gets pulled to the side of the lane to allow the massive train to squeeze through the crowds.
Brave the Climb to the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Palphug).
A trip to Tiger’s Nest is not easy. First, you need to enter Bhutan, which will cost you $250 per day in tourist tax. The Bhutan government does not want the country overrun and ruined by tourists like in neighboring countries and has chosen to have, quality, tourists instead.
Then there is the small matter of an all-day round trip hike to the monastery which is perched precariously on a tall cliff 900 meters high.
The Tiger’s nest is a sacred Buddhist holy site near Paro in Bhutan that was constructed in 1692. It is a functioning monastery despite the intrusion of tourists. It will take the average person about four or five hours to hike the whole round trip. You need to set off at about 8 am and arrive back at the hotel at 3 pm.
There is no access to motor vehicles, but it is possible to ride part of the way. Start the hike at the car park located at the bottom of the mountain. Most people can manage the uphill walk (it is not too steep). There is a canteen halfway up if you need a break. Once there, a guide will take you on a tour of the temple (no backpacks, cameras, or shoes allowed) You can leave things with security guards outside. Your hotel can provide more information.
Discover a Lost City (Angkor Thom).
Angkor Thom is not far away from Angkor Wat, its more famous neighbor. It is located about 30 minutes away from Siem Reap. Angkor Thom is the biggest of all Angkor’s temples. The massive sandstone blocks used to build the temple were carried there by a series of canals.
Angkor Thom was once the capital of Jayavarman VII’s empire. The very last temple constructed on the site was in 1295. The place was later abandoned.
It must have been abandoned before 1609 because a western visitor wrote about an abandoned city he saw. It was a truly magnificent city that once housed between 80,000 and 150,000 residents. The eerie sight of this abandoned architecture sitting amongst nature is something you will not forget.
Tallest Building In The World Is In Asia.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It is in Dubai and three times the height of the Eiffel Tower and twice the height of the Empire State Building.
The building has some very green features, such as the fact that every year the building collects 15 million gallons of water, which is recycled to water the landscape, power the fountain, and run the cooling system. The Burj Khalifa is 0.828 km high (0.51 miles).
The building is soon to be replaced as the world’s tallest building by the Jeddah Tower when it is completed in 2021. The Jeddah Tower is planned to reach 1 km high (0.62 miles).
See the Chocolate Hills.
The Chocolate Hills are a unique geological formation in Bohol in the Philippines. They stretch for miles and are a series of rounded hills that have foliage on them that will turn brown in the summer, giving the illusion of a box of chocolates.
There is a minimum of 1,260 hills making up this formation, and the domes are between 30 and 50 meters high. There is a viewing tower you can visit and climb a platform to get a better view.
Of course, once you finish with the hills, Bohol has so much more to see.
World’s First Seven-Star Hotel Is In Asia.
The first hotel ever to be awarded 7 stars, and built in 1999, is Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Hotel. In the subsequent 20 years, it was joined by 13 other hotels around the world, but Burj Al Arab will always be the first to rate so high.
It is not only the ratings that are so high, but it is also the seventh-tallest hotel in the world. The hotel stands on an artificial island 700 meters from Jumeirah Beach, connected by a private bridge that curves gently over the water.
How expensive is the Burj Al Arab Hotel?
The average cost of a one-bedroom suite is $1,200 per night.
Pavilion of Absolute Perfection, Nan Lian Garden.
Golden Pavilion of Perfection in Nan Lian Garden, Hong Kong, China. The garden has an area of 3.5 hectares. This Garden was created with the support of The Chi Lin monastery and the Hong Kong government.
It is a city of contrasts. You will find modern shopping facilities, and as you enter, you will see staff members squatting in the middle of the marble-floored mall cooking their lunch on a tiny camping stove. Walk around the corner to the service yard of the mall, and you will catch sight of families living in cleaning cupboards.
Golden Pavilion of Perfection is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of Chinese everyday life. Because accommodation is so cramped, people use the park a lot to sit down to study or carry out their hobbies.
You may see a group of Chinese Senior Citizens practicing Western Line Dancing just inside the park gate on the concrete area. As you follow the paths through the shrubs, you will come across other people playing musical instruments, dancing, doing martial arts. They are just using the park as a place to practice.
Deeper in the Garden is a lake, and if you sit on the wall on the bank of the lake, you will be amazed at the vast numbers of Koi Carp that will approach, waiting for you to feed them. As light falls, the river reflects the lights, and it is a magical place.
Nanning Night Market, China.
While in Nanning, do not miss the opportunity to visit the famous night market. It has such an atmosphere. So much being bought and sold, haggling, people socializing, and of course, the rows of food stalls selling many unusual forms of street food, ranging from roasted chickens feet ion sticks to a variety of insects skewer and cooked. The smells, the lighting, the bustle makes for an unforgettable experience.
In this guide, we have gone out of our way to bring you places that other travel guides never mention or mention rarely. We have aimed to take you to places that others will not have the opportunity to see. Amazing places in Asia: where to go and what to view has been a small selection of hidden gems that you will appreciate and enjoy.
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