You have always wanted to take a trip to Asia and this summer, you are finally going to get that chance. However, if you are like most people, you only have so much time to do and see things because vacations are only so long. To make it easy, why don’t you visit just a few cities in a variety of countries so that you can get a glimpse of various cultures along the way? Here are three amazing cities you might like to consider when traveling to Asia this summer.
The city the world once knew as Calcutta is now known as Kolkata and is a favorite tourist destination for a number of reasons. Missionaries often like to stop in this city when traveling to India because it is the headquarters of the mission established by famed Mother Theresa (of Calcutta) whose remains now rest on site in a tomb. Catholics view this as a stop on a pilgrimage to pay homage to a woman who devoted her life to the poorest of the poor.
If Thailand is your next stop on your travels through Asia, you can book Kolkata to Bangkok cheap flight tickets because Bangkok is another popular destination you may wish to explore. As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is renowned for its many street markets, memorable (and often very large!) statues of Buddha, and bright lights, especially during times of festivals. Get a first-hand look at the Grand Palace and don’t forget to sample authentic Thai cuisine. Just be prepared for some of the world’s most aromatic, and yes, spiciest foods. It is said that there are few peppers as hot as Thai peppers, and that isn’t far from the truth.
At some point on your travels through Asia, you must visit this island city-state. As one of the leading financial centers of the world, the city has much to offer in terms of places to go for free. Again, a city with loads of open markets, you’ll be impressed with the sheer number of those open at night. In fact, night markets in Singapore are world famous, as are their rather risqué shows and clubs, which may not be for everyone, but for the adventurous in spirit, give a few a visit. You can even visit a shrine and temple said to actually house one of the Buddha’s teeth!
While there are so very many cities in Asia that you could visit along the way, these are interesting stops because they have something to do and see for people of all ages. Each is a major economic center which means you’ll likely find many who speak English, making it easier to get directions if you need help making your way around. Also, since each has its own unique culture, you will get to sample foods very different from the previous stop and see famous sites, many of which have stood for thousands of years.