Asia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations and liveliest cities
Travelling is one of the most amazing experiences and one which can benefit you in more ways than one. Taking the time to travel can:
- Benefit your relationships – 50% of people say they feel reconnected to their family through travelling
- Aid your career – 73% of HR professionals believe that a constructive gap year is worthwhile
- Support your education – 66% of students who travel overseas have higher degrees
- Enhance your health – travellers rate their overall health one full point higher on a scale of 1-5.
Health is, of course, high on our list of priorities at Express Travel Clinic, so the idea of becoming healthier through travel is of particular interest to us.
When it comes to travelling, there’s a reason Asia is one of the most popular and beloved destinations. It’s huge and diverse, and is home to some of the most well-known and desirable locations as well as some breath-taking hidden gems.
So which cities should you be thinking of visiting in Asia?
Bangkok brings old and new together perfectly. Be sure to visit the Grand Palace and one of Thailand’s most iconic relics, the Emerald Buddha – cast entirely out of jade in the fifteenth century. There are also endless squares and districts for shopping and sightseeing.
Tokyo is crowded and fast-paced, but full of incredible things to see and do. From checking out the cosplay outfits in the Harajuku district to wandering around ancient temples, there’s something for everyone. There are also more Michelin-starred restaurants here than in Paris, so be sure to indulge in some tasty food too.
Ubud is the pinnacle of tranquillity and natural beauty. It’s home to some of Asia’s best spas where you can enjoy a Balinese massage, as well as stunning museums and galleries. There’s even a Monkey Forest Park nature reserve nearby where you can hang out with the macaques.
Hoi An, Vietnam
The center of this Southeast Asian hub is a natural heritage zone, meaning no motor vehicles are allowed. This lets you wander the cobbled streets undisturbed, taking in the shops, cafes and historical streets lit with lanterns.
Seoul is the business and culture heartland of South Korea. Climb the famous N Seoul Tower to see the whole city moving at lightning speed below you. There are also incredible restaurants and a thriving nightlife.
Phuket is Thailand’s largest province, but what really makes it special are the more than fifteen major beaches, all with white sand, turquoise water and stunning sunsets. Make the most of it with a visit to a coastal seafood restaurant and take in the breath-taking scenes unfolding around you.
Kathmandu is Asia’s true home of history, so much so that there are seven UNESCO world heritage sites here. These include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur, as well as two Hindu temples and the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath. The Thamel District is a wonderful place to soak up the local artisan culture too.
Beijing has been China’s capital for over 800 years, and it’s got the history and culture to show for it. From the Ming Tombs to the Great Wall itself, there’s no end of incredible sites to take in. You can also visit the Dirk Market for an authentic shopping experience with a huge number of goods on offer.
Travelling to some of the world’s most exotic locations can be great for your health – but only if you take the right steps to stay safe
Visiting Asia could be one of the most incredible experiences of your life, so make sure it isn’t ruined by illness. Making sure you get all the necessary vaccines on your travels is vital for ensuring that you stay safe and healthy so you can enjoy all that Asia has to offer.
For more information about travel vaccinations, get in touch with us today on 0208 9935889.