A continent full of culture, history and a fine dose of mystery. The East is a fusion of many countries, rich in history and replete with breathtaking scenery. It has deserts, great mountains, tropical forests, huge cities and everything in between. Perhaps the most famous attraction is the food. Asian cuisine is truly magnificent both in variety and taste, it is revered the world over and for good reason. Going to Asia should be on every traveler’s bucket list. You can sell credit card points to fund your tickets – going from the West, it can be a tad pricey. Here are some of the top cities to visit in Asia.
Enigmatic China, one of the largest countries in the world, you can imagine what it offers to the traveler. It’s so mammoth that you can’t possibly explore all of it barring giving a decade of your lifetime. However if you could visit one city in this magnificent land, it should be Beijing. The capital of China is full of history and ancient sites you can visit like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and the National Museum of China. Few countries can compete with China when it comes to history, it is both long and fascinating. Beijing will make it worth your time five times over.
The capital of Japan, Tokyo is a bustling city enriched by history and the unique Japanese Culture. Often depicted in movies, it is even awe inspiring in person, the narrow side streets full of traditional Japanese restaurants, the houses and parks, everything in Tokyo has a strange charm to it. The Tokyo Tower, Disneyland, Tokyo Skytree and Senso-ji are just a few of the attractions on offer. It’s highly recommended you spend more than a week exploring its depths.
Often depicted in Hollywood action thrillers as the home of the Yakuza and other triads, Hong Kong is actually peaceful, albeit very fast paced. The energy in this city is palpable, and the nightlife is second to none. Packed with buildings, the city has a very unique look and offers many attractions to the visitor both on the water and inland.
The capital of Thailand is one of the most visited cities in the world. This is no surprise given the vast attractions and activities it has on offer – from the all-day food scene, to the scenic parks, hikes and great beaches. On top of this, the city is really easy on the wallet. You can get by (depending on where you stay and eat of course) in as little as 50 bucks a day. Thai food is world famous and it can’t get any more authentic than in Bangkok itself. It’s advised to eat at the countless street hawkers- they are both cheaper and the food tastier. Plus you’ll get the local feeling.
Again you can sell credit card points for cash and this will help fund your travels to the orient.