Best places to visit in Asia

Asia is a land of mystery waiting to be explored. There are so many great things to see, it would be impossible to see them all, but you can still see a lot of them with some planning. Get your plane tickets to Asia, and explore some exotic destinations. After checking out some travel guides, we picked what we think may be the best bets for getting the most out of your trip.

Thailand is tops on our list. It is perhaps the most popular tourist destination, with 16 million or more visitors annually, but the people have maintained their culture and it can still be experienced. Thailand food is world famous, so go planning to eat a lot. Once you get your plane tickets to Asia, star planning your Thai exploration. Bangkok is the first stop for many, with its amazing interwoven ancient culture and modern day city. Visit the islands of Ko Samet and Ko Chang Archipelago for some outstanding unspoiled beaches.

Vietnam is second on our list. It may harken memories of an ugly war, but the people there have put it behind them and are looking ahead. Access is easier than ever, roads are better, and a bustling tourism industry is developing fast. Visit the former capitals of North and South Vietnam and enjoy the history. Explore rice paddy fields, unspoiled beaches, and food that has to be experienced to be believed. There is still a difference between the north and south that goes back many years, but that too is an interesting cultural item to explore. Ho Chi Minh City, former Saigon, is becoming a very modern and exciting city to visit. In addition to your plane tickets to Asia, you might consider some local flights to get around in this long and narrow country.

Nepal is famous for its treks through the Himalayan mountains, and for good reason. Some of the most amazing scenery on Earth is here. Sweeping high mountains, deep valleys, provide a mystical setting for all the ancient temples that dot the landscape. It is a great place to explore another culture, and there is a feeling of authenticity as the country remains true to its ancient culture. People are used to tourists, but they have not changed, and that is part of the appeal.

China is another country filled with mystery. There is the ancient culture of course, and years of communism kept it isolated from us Westerners for a long time. Today it is having growth and modernization like no where else. It is interesting that stone lions outside a skyscraper were put there 3,000 years ago. The ancient and modern blend perfectly. Travel is easier than ever, but still difficult as not many speak English and the infrastructure is not quite ready for a major influx, but still, there are amazing things to discover in China