The Far East has long amazed people the world over. They want to see China’s Great Wall, sample the exotic dishes and visit its famous cities.
As you plan your trip to Asia be sure to include the following 5 cities, and make sure to bring online phone cards with you on your trip so you can contact your insurance company if something goes wrong, or simply just stay in touch with the folks back home.
Also make sure you plan ahead and do some research, because the prices and services offered by phone companies vary drastically, some charge add-ons for almost anything while others even offer free calls from Android phones.
Now, here are the top 5 cities you must visit when traveling around Asia…
Bangkok, Thailand – began as a trading center and port city 200 years ago. Today it’s a very modern city, but is also home to spectacular palaces, dazzling temples and the internationally-known floating market – Bangkok is known for its calm and friendly people. Be sure to visit the Grand Palace and Bangkok’s colorful Chinatown.
Shanghai, China – has a booming economy, chic restaurants, lively nightlife and a blend of Eastern and Western culture. You must visit the Yufo Si Buddhist temple with its 6 foot, 455 pound Buddha covered in rare gems and white jade. Shanghai is the world’s most populous city.
Its 24 million people all seem to be buying or selling in the exotic markets of Cheng Huang Miao. Visit The Bund, the People’s Heroes Memorial and cross the Waibaidu Bridge at night for stunning views of the city.
Singapore – is Southeast Asia’s most modern city. It offers great shopping at the famed Orchard Road retail stretch and beauty at the Botanic Gardens and incredible works of contemporary and modern art at the Ritz-Carlton.
Make time to tour the Chinatown Heritage Centre, explore Haji Lane, ride the 165-meter-high Singapore Flyer and party at Zouk.
No trip to Asia would be complete without a visit to Tokyo, Japan. Be sure to see the 17th Century Toshogu shrine, Tsukiji Fish Market the world’s largest, busiest fish market, Meiji Shrine, the eclectic talent displayed in Yoyogi Park and experience the crowds at Shibuya Crossing.And then there’s Hong Kong, China with its nightlife, shopping, and corporate finance.
Take in the panoramic view from Victoria Peak, have dim sum at Lin Heung Tea House, charter a junk, experience the Temple Street Night Market and visit the Chungking Mansions to see Hong Kong’s heart and soul.These five cities can give you a glimpse of the best of what Asia has to offer.