Asia is a whole continent of endless possibilities capable of sparking the imagination of any traveler. Magical jungles, islands with turquoise waters surrounded by palm trees, traditional villages, religious temples, and sacred mountains await you. From the traditional samurai country Japan to historic Myanmar and the immersive tranquillity in the islets of Thailand, every trip will excite you. Let us find our paths to secret, unknown treasures hidden by the Asian land.
- The exotic beauty of Doi Mae Salong, Thailand
The list of hidden beauties in Asia opens with the lovely village on the top of Thailand. Doi Mae Salong combines the beauty of Thailand with the special cuisine of China and the charm of Myanmar. The village is located near the Myanmar border and is famous for Chinese tea merchants. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains like Mae Salong in the province of Chiang Rai, and if you need to get close to nature, a visit to the top of the mountain will compensate you with its exotic beauty.
- Paradise in the land of silk, Yaeyama Islands, Japan
The journey to hidden emeralds in Asia continues in the silk country, Japan. The Yaeyama Islands, together with the Miyako Islands and the Okinawa Islands, form the three main island chains of the Okinawa region. The tropical atmosphere and the relaxed rural lifestyle of the permanent residents will entice you on a different journey. Yaeyama Islands is an ideal getaway destination for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolises of Japan. This island paradise offers isolated beaches for the ultimate mental and physical relaxation. Of course, the experience of the seabed in the best diving spots in Japan will take off your travel experience. Finally, be enchanted by the beauty of the well-preserved traditional village of Ryukyu on Taketomi island, another destination in Asia that still holds natural beauty.
- Lawrence Of Arabia’s experience in the Wadi Rum desert, Jordan
Wadi Rum, or otherwise the valley of the moon, is truly a desert region, a miracle for all mankind. The special climate is what gives the region its undeniable attractiveness. Capture the sun as it fades into the hundreds of towering canyons, lose yourself in the Rocky Palace of Petra, and sleep under the stars to admire the uniqueness of the night skies. Follow the steps of Lawrence Of Arabia and experience the unique experience of the desert as in the film of the same name. Jordan’s Wadi Rum monopolizes the interest of every tourist who wants to visit a unique treasure in Asia.
- The sacred mountain of China, Wudang Shan
China may belong to Asia, but its size is capable of creating a continent of its own. Wudang Shan Mountain is located in the northwestern part of Hubei in China. It is called the holy mountain of China since it is surrounded by Taoist temples and monasteries. Hot summers and cold winters characterize this magnificent place. All of the temples and monasteries are included in the Unesco World Heritage List. If in your travel goals you also include China, then you should devote some time to the sacred mountain. Countless cultural activities will take you to different eras of Chinese culture. If you are a fan of martial arts, then consider visiting masters of Wudang Kung Fu or Tai Chi. A good time to visit the mountains is autumn or else spring (from March to May).
- South Korean Buddhist temple, Haedong Yonggungsa
Finally, the historic Buddhist Temple Haedong Yonggungsa is definitely worth a visit. It is found in Busan in South Korea, and it was built in 1376 by a conqueror named Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty. Originally the Temple was called Bomun; however, during the Japanese invasions in 1592-98, the Temple was destroyed. In the 1930s, the church was rebuilt and took the current name, while in 1970, the main sanctuary was reconstructed with special attention to colors. To get a perspective of the place, consider that it is built on a rock with stunning sea views. So, when is a good time to visit the place? The best time is the cherry blossom in April; otherwise, on New Year’s day, to make a wish as the sun rises. At the Buddha’s birth celebrations, hundreds of lit lanterns illuminate the night sky. Any time you visit South Korea and the glorious Haedong Yonggungsa, the epilogue in Asia will be truly unique.
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