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Discovering Asia:which country to start with?

Discovering Asia:which country to start with?

You have never traveled to Asia before and do not know which country to choose when you are interested in all the offers that are spread out before you. You are going to go alone, as a couple or as a family, so you have to choose a destination according to the composition of the travelers, because some countries are more difficult or at risk than others. In any case, even if you are traveling alone, here are the destinations to discover without delay.


Vietnam's nickname is the Asian Dragon. By going to this country, you will discover a unique culture and an extremely rich civilization through its history. The landscapes are splendid, the natural sites are also breathtakingly beautiful and you can still visit museums or go to the surprising rice fields. Vietnam is a country that does not leave anyone indifferent. Here are the main places not to be missed:

  • Along Bay, a natural place with turquoise waters and its thousands of islets covered in tropical forests
  • Hoi An, old town crossed by canals and integrating Chinese temples and French colonial buildings
  • Phu Quoc Island and its fine sand beaches lined with palm trees and framed by a tropical forest with varied fauna
  • Nha Trang is a beautiful seaside resort known for its beaches, islands, nature reserves and exceptional diving spot.


Thailand is a top destination for people wanting to experience Asia for the first time. This country is easier to visit than the others and everything is done to make tourists feel good about it:

  • A remarkable welcome
  • High-end hotel structures
  • Many excursions and road trips available

Think of tasting the succulent Thai cuisine, shopping in Bangkok and going to the beach of Koh Lanta, not to achieve survival, but to indulge in a pleasant idleness. In your visits, schedule to see:

  • Chiang Maï and its superb temple Wat Suan Dok, but also its fortifications and its colorful market.
  • Doi Suthep and sin perched temple offering a magnificent view of Chiang Mai
  • Phuket or a postcard-like paradise setting where you can do many water activities
  • Chiang Raï and its white temple known all over the world as well as its blue temple
  • Krabi with superb beaches and its temple Wat Laew Ko Wararam
  • Koh Phi Phi which is an archipelago in the Andaman Sea, a true paradise on earth with extraordinary beaches and dizzying sunsets
  • Sukhothai, ancient kingdom of Siam with many traditional temples

Thailand is a country that will certainly disorient you while delighting you with its many paradisiacal landscapes.


If you like Zen people, then Laos is the place to go. You will be completely disoriented, but under the spell of magnificent cities and heavenly places. Go see the city of Luang Prabang to discover the old Royal Palace and the temple of Wat Long Khoum. You can then admire in the same sector, the caves of Pak Ou studded with statuettes of Buddha. Vientiane is also a city not to be missed under any circumstances. You will find the charm of old French counters and period bourgeois houses. The waterfalls of Li Phi will leave you speechless as well as the multitude of paradise islands of Siphandone. Admire the rubber trees and the teak trees which are absolutely remarkable trees.


One of the most popular destinations in Asia is Bali. This island is beautiful in every way. Cities, rice fields, beaches and lush forest, nothing is missing to disorient you. Go to Ubud in the middle of the jungle where you can see a large number of temples and museums. You can still attend very colorful traditional dance shows. Do not miss the temples of Tanah Lot and Tirtagangga. That of Tanah Lot has the particularity of being erected on a very small islet. Lempuyang Temple is also worth a visit, as it represents the gate to paradise opening onto Mount Agung. For the rice fields, go to Jatiluwih stretching as far as the eye can see. They are built in stages and each has a typical hut. In Bali, there are a thousand and one wonders to visit, so also go a little unexpectedly according to your desires of the moment.


By visiting Indonesia, you will have a lot to do without ever being able to visit everything, because this country is made up of 17,500 islands, each more beautiful than the next. They are located between the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Bali is one of them, but in the dream destinations there is still Sumatra, Kalimantan, Lombok, Java, etc. In Java, we advise you not to miss Borobudur Temple, Prambanan and Ujung Kulon National Park. In Sumatra, see Lake Toba and Gunung Leuser National Park. You can still be amazed with Flores and the Komodo National Park where its famous dragons live. To see again, the Rajat Ampat islands or the islands of the four kings. If you choose Papua, do the Baliem Valley and Lorentz National Park.


Malaysia is one of the most fascinating countries in Indonesia. You will discover many places of worship. Start your visit with its capital which is Kuala Lumpur. On site, do not miss the Hindu site of Batu Caves. Admire the Calcaurus cave with 272 steps where you will find cats, chickens, monkeys and the great golden statue of Murugan. If you want to go trekking in an exceptional site, go to Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. You can visit the Kinabalu National Park, home to a hundred mammals including orangutans as well as more than 326 species of paradise birds. Taman Negara National Park is also a wonderful place of discovery for hiking. Here you can go on excursions in a tropical forest that is more than 130 million years old. Here again, you will be able to discover an extraordinary fauna.

Going to Indonesia, you need to select useful and effective equipment. Indeed, depending on the season, you will need rain gear or anti-mosquito clothing, because these insects abound in these islands except by the sea where a swimsuit will be very useful. In any case, choose your destination well in Indonesia, because this country is incredible with diverse beauties from one island to another.