5 Solo-Travel Destinations in Asia Worth Checking Out

5 Solo-Travel Destinations in Asia Worth Checking Out

Planning your solo trip means that you can venture to different destinations, and there is nothing to hold you back. However, things must be considered when deciding where you are going as it needs to be safe and comfortable for you to travel alone.

Not only will you be exploring parts of the world, but you will also be enriched with the culture, history and beautiful locations. It can be tough to pick a country in Asia that you want to visit as all of them are worth travelling to. But don’t worry; we have your back. Here are some destinations in Asia that we recommend and should consider going to for your solo travels.

1.  Jeju Island, South Korea

If you want to be in touch with nature and the natural wonders of the world, then Jeju Island is the place to be. The island is surrounded by mountains, cliffs and beaches where the activities that can be done are endless. As this place is dedicated to lovers of nature, there are also various beautiful gardens you can visit and smell the fresh flowers surrounding it. Although the island is tiny, you don’t have to aorry about only doing limited things.

Activities available on Jeju Island range from water-based activities to hiking or even feeling luxurious on a boat tour around the island. Moreover, if you are a foodie, the seafood there is phenomenal as it is fresh and right out of the sea. Therefore, creating an itinerary during your trip is advisable as you want to hit the famous spots and see the picturesque view.

2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is a destination for those who love the city atmosphere and adore architecture. It is the capital city of Malaysia and a great place for tourists to visit to explore and learn things from history and culture. They offer so many attractions in which the food is amazing and also a variety of museums for you to visit. As Malaysia is a multiracial country, you will find many buildings, delicacies, and architecture representing each race which is quite fascinating.

One of the most famous buildings in the world that are in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Tower. The architecture gives off a modern look and looks incredible, especially at night. Tourists would explore the nightlife in Kuala Lumpur and take pictures near the Twin Tower as it looks grand and very tall. Since every location you visit has a story to tell, so bring your camera along to capture some amazing memories.

 3. Agra, India

Agra has magnificent architecture full of history and culture, and it is a destination worth visiting at least once in your life. One you shouldn’t miss while visiting Agra is the famous Taj Mahal, one of the world’s seven wonders. The meaning of the building and the story behind it will make you appreciate such beautiful architecture. However, there are more things to explore than just the Taj Mahal as you can experience more such as going to markets and purchasing local novelties or watching the light and sound show at Agra Fort.

Additionally, the food here is heavenly as India is famous for its food and spices, which can open up your taste palette. The beauty of India is astounding as the monuments surrounding them look regal and have a legacy within them. Visiting a place with such importance in its background and history will definitely open up new perspectives for you.

4. Sapporo, Japan

If you decide to visit a place during winter, then Sapporo will welcome you with many winter attractions. It is known to be one of the most exciting places in Japan as there are many fun spots to visit. Moreover, it also has beautiful flower parks where you can just stroll along and take pictures of the beautiful scenery. Besides nature, museums are also one of Sapporo’s famous tourist attractions where you can learn how chocolates are made or acquire more knowledge about the history of Japan. 

Snow-related activities such as skiing and snowboarding can also be done near the resorts, and you will have the time of your life. In addition, winter festivals are a big thing in Sapporo, where you can witness fascinating ice sculptures and just be awed by the display they put on. So be sure to put on your comfiest clothes and start exploring!

5. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a tropical getaway where everyone can enjoy the beautiful blue beaches and white sands. It is one of the greatest and most popular locations in summer as the sun and seas will welcome you to enter a tropical haven. The numerous activities in Bali will put you on a ride as there are so many to choose from, such as snorkelling, surfing, hiking, and so much a place could have. Aside from the beaches, you can also visit Tegallagang Rice Terrace, which is full of lush greeneries where you can hike and, of course, take pictures.

However, keep in mind that the weather is going to be hot and sunny, so always wear your sunblock before going out because we want our skin to be protected from the sun. There is everything for everyone to enjoy and experience their own little paradise when you visit Bali. From soaking up the sun to having your own time to yourself is a bliss that people need to feel.

Exploring the world is a wonderful adventure, and if there is a chance, you should definitely take it as you want to create some memories. Even though solo travelling can be intimidating, it will be your best decision once you have the groove on. You will find yourself more open to trying out so many things and enjoying what the world offers. So, what are you waiting for?

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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more then fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on www.asianitinerary.com

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