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Vacationing in Asia | What Are the Best Kept Secrets?

When it comes to the age of the internet it is easy to say that there are no longer any secrets, especially when it comes to traveling. However, this is really not the case when it comes to traveling through Asia. While you can now find five star hotels almost anywhere in the country and get pizza just about anywhere you are, there are still many great places where people who are looking to ramble can go. Here are some of the best places to go in Asia if you are looking for a fun adventure.
Cambodian sunset.
Photo credit: Jurk Turtle.
Kep, Cambodia
Kep offers one of the last slow and sleepy towns in Asia. You can enjoy the breathtaking sunsets while surrounded by old architecture. There is no hustle and bustle along these shores. This is truly a place to go if you are looking for peace and relaxation. One thing that you absolutely must do while you are there is to go to the crab market where the fishermen hawk the catch of the day from traps and tubs. You can pay to have it boiled and eat it right there.
Caves of history.
Photo credit: Travelfishery.
Vieng Xai, Laos
When visiting Laos, Vieng Xai is often overlooked as most people choose to go to Vang Vieng or Luang Prabang. However, if you are looking to get a taste of the modern history of the country, Vieng Xai is the place to go. When you are visiting make sure to take a guided tour through the caves that were once used as hospitals, barracks, and bomb shelters and even the former home of the Red Prince.
Chillin' in Gili Meno.
Photo credit: Enchanting Travels.
Gili Meno, Indonesia
Of the three Gili Islands, Gili Meno is the most primitive and laid back. This island gets you close to seeing what life is like on a desert island. Electricity and fresh water are supplied by Lombok, but the amounts are finite. The real charm of this island is the horse drawn carriages and the coconut plantations. While you are there make sure that you take the time to get in the water. The snorkeling and diving are excellent.
Sabah State Mosque.
Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
One of the main reasons to visit Sabah, Malaysian Borneo is because it is a total mixed bag. No two people will ever have the same experience when they visit this area. From great and grueling mountain hikes to fantastic deep sea diving, you are going to be in awe of all of the wildlife, fauna and flora that this area has to offer. In addition, Sabah is one of the most culturally diverse states of Malaysia, offering many indigenous traditions, great food, and a number of local dialects.
Golden Temple.
Photo credit: Am I Psyche.
Punjab, India
If you are a foodie, this is one place in Asia that you absolutely have to go. Many of the most popular Indian dishes come from this area. Even though the area is famous for its food, travelers tend to avoid it as it lies on the northern border. Aside from eating, Punjab offers a rich history in Hinduism and Sikhism. The Golden Temple and the Mata Temple are definitely worth checking out while you are in the area.

When it comes to traveling throughout Asia, there are still some wonderful locations that have not been overtaken by tourists. These locations are some of the best places to go if you truly want to experience the Asian culture. We can help you find the right gear for your adventures throughout Asia.

17 replies:

Unknown said...

Your post is really making me want to visit Asia! It is on the top of our travel list once we have enough money (: Thanks for all the great tips.

GiGi Eats said...

I've been to a few spots in Asia, but there are so many more I want to see!! Hopefully sometime in the future I will be able to! :)

Angie said...

A lot of these places are ones I would like to travel to. Great pictures and great info! Thanks for giving me a nudge to go travel :)

Eileen said...

These looks like all amazing places to visit! I haven't had a chance to travel in asia much but i hope one day I can!

DR said...

A month of travelling through Asia, you must have seen some gorgeous sites.

kumamonjeng said...

These are truly great place to explore. I am yet to explore Laos and heard about Luang Prabang, should be in my travel bucket list in the very near future.

kumamonjeng said...

These are truly great place to explore. I am yet to explore Laos and heard about Luang Prabang, should be in my travel bucket list in the very near future.

Geraline Batarra said...

There are a lot of beautiful places that can be visit in Asia and I'll make sure that I'll be going to see that places someday!

Nancie said...

I loved my time on Gilli Meno. I experienced some of the most beautiful sunsets. I didn't make it to Kep but have read lots of good things about the town. I'll get there next time.

Elizabeth O said...

This is a really great guide. Anyone who is visiting Asia will find this so helpful. I am really in awe of the Cambodian sunset it looks incredible.

Lasha said...

Oh how looks like so much fun there. This is definitely a place worth visiting.

HotMess Mom said...

It looks stunning and like such a calm place to visit

Unknown said...

I have yet to visit Asia but I really want to experience it! Cambodia is on the top of my bucket list . . . it looks so beautiful and you've only made my wanderlust stronger :)

Esme Sy said...

I've been to a lot of other Asian places myself but I feel like I've only visited a tiny fraction of what's out there. This post makes me want to have an entire round trip all around the continent!

Danielle said...

All these places sound amazing!! Makes me want to take a vacation ASAP!

Preet said...

I never really thought about going to Indonesia before, it looks beautiful though. May need to add it to my want to do list.

Scrapbook Adventures said...

OH MY! I want to visit here now and see these sights, love the look of the Golden Temple!