Asia is very quickly becoming a popular part of the world for tourists, and this is because it has some amazing cities to visit. Whether you are seeking a spiritual retreat or a vast range of designer stores, Asia has a city that will suit you.
On the island of Bali in Indonesia, the city of Ubud is known for its spiritual retreats. Visitors come here to learn yoga and meditation, but they can still head to a beach if they wish. Ubud is a popular place with artists, and many tourists spend time visiting the Hindu temples.
For shopping and world-class restaurants, cities such as Hong Kong and Tokyo are a must. These are busy cities and are not for those who are looking for a relaxing break. The hotels range from local hostels to well-known chains, and there are plenty of opportunities to find out more about the local culture.
If you want to visit a city off the beaten track, then consider Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. It is a relatively quiet destination, although there is plenty to offer the tourist, including parks, monuments and excellent local cuisine. For a capital city that is much more tourist-focused, then Thailand’s Bangkok should be high on the list. The markets, hotels, restaurants, museums and temples will keep the visitor busy.
Undoubtedly one of the most stunning and attractive cities in Asia, Udaipur is India’s ‘City of Lakes’. This was formerly the home of the region’s royal families, and you will find that there are plenty of palaces and forts that you can visit. Those who love unusual hotels will be able to stay in the Taj Lake Palace hotel, an 18th-century castle, that is located in the middle of a lake, and which commands impressive views of the area.