It is always fun to take a trip to an exciting place where you can explore the main attractions, foods, culture, and more! In our lecture today, we will be introducing the top destinations to go to in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
There are so many exciting destinations in Asia that will make it hard to decide where to go. but it’s a good problem to have right? With cheap economy-class flights between major hubs in Asia, you can easily catch some or more of these top attractions in just one trip. No matter where you start, you’ll have access to culture, UNESCO sites, nature, and culinary delights. If you’re planning your first big trip to Asia, consider landing at one of these top destinations.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Many travellers prefer Thailand’s pleasant northern capital over the hectic pace of life in Bangkok. Most of the tourist activity takes place in Chiang Mai’s old town, where the orange-robed monks of many temples smile as they pass.
From countless cultural festivals and sprawling night markets to mountain hikes and dozens of magnificent temples, Chiang Mai attracts over a million visitors each year who can’t wait to return. Chiang Mai is undoubtedly the most popular among the top 10 places to visit in Thailand.
Pai, a riverside village just a four-hour drive north of Chiang Mai, is a bonus; you can access both together as a “package”.
Known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” Penang is a place to relax, eat delicious food to the brink of misery, and appreciate Malaysia in a new way. Malaysians are quite proud of their large island — and they should be!
The legacy of immigration and colonization in Penang has resulted in what is arguably one of the best cuisines in all of Southeast Asia. The hawker food in Penang combines the best of Malay cuisine with influences from Chinese and Indian immigrants to create intriguing creations.
Great food isn’t the only indulgence on the island. You’ll find trendy museums and art galleries as well as many other things to do in Penang. Georgetown may have its dirty edges, but it’s not only charming, but it’s also beautiful.
Penang is easily accessible and is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in Malaysia.
Famous for being expensive and often unfairly avoided by frugal travellers, tiny Singapore is green yet modern city/island/country that is well worth a visit for its food, amenities, and services. Great commercial centre and unique blend of cultures.
Don’t assume that Singapore is just a bunch of concrete commercial blocks! You’ll find plenty of green space and an impressive system of elevated bike paths and footpaths that connect the city’s parks.
Yes, Singapore is much more expensive than neighbouring Malaysia or the rest of Southeast Asia, however, the city has a nice vibe, vibrant Indian and Chinese culture, and English speaking is good and comfortable enough for a walk. You could spend months living in Singapore and still discover hidden places and restaurants that guidebooks missed! Even the museums of Singapore will forever be remembered.
Tourism in Africa is an important economic activity. The tourist characteristics of Africa lie in the wide variety of points of interest, the diversity, and variety of landscapes, as well as the rich cultural heritage. According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), Africa could “more than double the number of tourist arrivals from 50 million in 2010 to 134 million in 2030.”
If you’re looking for a great safari getaway, Botswana is the perfect destination to visit. Bordered by South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, Botswana is home to the Okavango Delta. The delta is one of the most sought-after wilderness destinations in the world. Its location is in the Kalahari Basin. Here you can experience an array of wildlife and vegetation.
If you love culture and heritage, you can explore San history at the Tsodilo Hills. You can visit the villages of the San people and see rock paintings that have existed for thousands of years.
You can try a jungle safari here in UAE also. Head to the Sharjah Safari Park to get an experience of what Africa will be like.
Kenya is an ideal destination for family holidays, safaris, and beach holidays. The best time to visit is between October and March.
Lamu is a beautiful place to visit if you’re looking for a wellness retreat. Here, you can enjoy yoga retreats, stunning beaches, and a relaxed atmosphere. You can get to the island on a dhow ferry from Manda Island.
At Malindi and Watamu, you can explore the diversity of marine life nestled in coral reefs. You can also enjoy bird watching at Lake Nakuru. Amboseli National Park is a fantastic place to visit if you love wildlife.
Travellers describe Morocco as a country that has an African and European feel to it. It has a mixture of North African and European cultures because of its proximity to Europe.
To experience authentic Moroccan culture, you must visit the Djemaa el Fna market. Its location is in Marrakesh’s Medina quarter. Djemaa el Fna is a shopper’s paradise where you can purchase anything from fashion to artwork. You can also enjoy authentic Moroccan cuisine sold at the food stalls.
You can learn about Berber culture and history from the variety of available tours. The Berber tour is a camel and desert tour that you can do to learn about Morocco’s nomadic populations.
Europe is the perfect place for travellers of any kind. If you are looking for a backpacker trip or a luxurious relaxed trip, Europe has always something for everything.
The capital of Italy, Rome is a multifaceted metropolis steeped in a rich history of culture. Located on the central western side of the Italian peninsula, the city was founded on the shores of the river Tiber and has an independent country, the Vatican City, within its borders. The city occupies a central position in Western history, as is populated with nearly as many historical and cultural attractions as it has people.
Standing on the banks of the Thames River, London is the capital of England as well as the most populous city in Great Britain. The city is a confluence of the old and the new and is one of the most important tourist destinations in the entire world.
The City of Love is a city located in northeast Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is known for its beautiful settings, artwork and predominantly Venetian Gothic architecture.
A beautiful city is known for its interconnected canals and its gondola rides. Equal measures of romance and culture make this city beautiful and breathtaking. This place is like nothing you imagined, even if you have seen it in movies and photos, it is totally dreamlike! Water shimmers everywhere in this breathtaking city, with canals where the streets should be. Unrelentingly romantic and beautifully chaotic, Venice is a land of art, history, magic, tradition and diversity.
Which of these destinations have you visited before? Which one are you planning to visit?