It can be hard to decide where to go when you want to travel. For a lot of us, we want to make the most of the money and time we spend on traveling – they can be difficult to get back! But with some time and consideration, it’s not too hard to figure out where to go. What you need to do is acknowledge where your heart tells you to go, book the ticket and then have a good time!
For people looking to travel solo throughout the world, you’ll usually find that large cities meet your needs best of all. A countryside retreat sounds appealing, but even if you learn some of the local language before your trip, it can be challenging – even a little eerie – to go somewhere you’re not fully prepared for. The comforts and amenities of big cities make for happier trips most of the time, and when you’re traveling solo, you would want to play on the safe side.
Here are some of our top picks for solo travel in Asia, listed in no particular order:
Who hasn’t heard about Tokyo? Certainly, it’s no unsung hero of travel destinations, compared to the two entries coming up. But it bears repeating: whether it’s from its red-light district in Shinjuku, or its teenybopper bits of appeal in Harajuku, Tokyo has something for everyone. It has food, fashion, and faith, all wrapped neatly into one incredibly modern city.
And, since the weather isn’t predictable in the slightest, you won’t get sick of it whenever and however long you decide to visit!
Beijing is known for being one of China’s greatest cities, and where its industries take hold. This is quite true, but Beijing is also where numerous events and festivals take place – and where one can learn more about life and lifestyle in modern China than almost anywhere else. Where Hong Kong stands apart from the rest of China, Beijing towers above the rest of it.
But philosophy aside, you’ll find that Beijing as a city has mastered sports venues, and with its terrifically fast rail system, you’ll have no problem zipping from the National Aquatic Center to the MasterCard Center in minutes.
Manila is the capital of the Philippines, and it stands strong alongside fifteen other cities which make up the huge seaside “National Capital Region”. An exciting place to visit with many landmarks, Manila and its nearby cities provide a hotbed for finance, new media, and real estate in the Philippines, and the capital itself is most notable of all for those industries.
Like any good capital, you’ll not be short of things to do in Manila. As the most densely populated city in the world, you’ll find countless examples of Spanish architecture depicting the Philippines’ history in ways museums alone can’t. Of course, there are plenty of museums in Manila – along with malls, parks and bazaars.