Map of Travel Destinations in Asia
From spiritual places, temples, shrines to the sublime landscapes and numerous architectural wonders, the diversity of Asia makes it a popular destination. The major countries that make for a wonderful holiday destination in Asia include Malaysia, India, China, Japan, Thailand, Nepal, and Singapore.
Malaysia's thick forests, horse-rides in the steppes of Mongolia, steamy wildlife of India, the beauty of the Alps, fascinating culture and great cuisine of Thailand, and the Great Wall of China are the major highlights of the Asian continent. Besides the famous places, Asia offers great variety of cuisine. The taste, aroma, and flaours of the Asian dishes is delicious and leaves the traveller craving for more.
Some of the major places of tourist interest in Asia are described in detail below:
Jerusalem: Capital city of Israel, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. Known as the City of Gold, Jerusalem is a unique place and a holy place for three religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). The Old City of Jerusalem is a small city known for its multiple holy sites that are breathtakingly beautiful. This part of the city is recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It is a famous pilgrimage place promising a great religious and spiritual experience.
Taj Mahal, India: One of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal ranks high on the list of must visit places in Asia. Considered to be an eternal symbol of love, this white marbled architectural wonder located in the city of Agra was dedicated by the Mughal King Shah Jahan to his dead wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia: Once the tallest building in the world, Petronas twin towers serve as an inviting factor for the tourist visiting to the capital city of Malaysia- Kuala Lumpur. The 88 floors high towers are constructed using steel and glass and several Islamic symbols are inscribed on them.
The Great Wall of China, China: Measuring 4000 miles in length, The Great Wall of China is visited by approximately 16 million people every year. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this wall is an excellent example of the architectural brilliance in this part of the world.
Nagashima Spa Land, Japan: Located in the city of Kuwana, this park is a site of recreation for the tourist visiting the country from all across the globe. This complete entertainment complex with malls, rides, spas and several other facilities is visited by over 11.4 million people every year.
Angkor Archaeological Park: One of the most unique places in Asia, Angkor Archaeological Park is located in northern Cambodia. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-east Asia and bespeak mightiness and magnificence that remains unparalleled. The major attraction of the place is the Angkor Wat Temple that is world-renowned for its beauty and innumerable sculptural decorations.
The other tourist spots in Asia are: