Bucket List: Asia

You’re probably here because you saw my Instagram post.  If not, let me refresh your memory.

By now you know how travel obsessed I am. I haven’t traveled internationally yet but my bucket list grows daily. Now, you must be saying how can you be travel obsessed if you’ve never traveled internationally? Well folks, I’m here to tell you where you go in this world doesn’t matter its all about the experience and feeling it gives you while you’re out there. And when I went to Alaska I felt all the feels. Breathing the air of a new place is the most refreshing thing out there.

I want to feel that way for the rest of my life. I mean, who wouldn’t? In honor of that let’s take a quick trip to the largest continent on this planet- Asia. This continent is home to the only two countries with over a billion people- China and India. But with that, there are also parts of Asia that are uninhabitable like the Gobi Desert. Oh, it’s also home to the largest mountain on earth, Mount Everest. There are hundreds of languages spoken so good luck trying to communicate (just kidding). And what most people don’t know is that the United Arab Emirates is also a part of Asia. Now that we’ve had a brief lesson let’s dive in!

Walk The Great Wall

This UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches over 13,000 miles and has for over 2,000 years.

Photo from cnn.com

Watch the sunset in Guilin

I can’t think of a more picturesque place to watch the sunset. Guilin is also home to Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave.

Photo from visittourchina.com

Photo from visittourchina.com

Walk around the Longji Rice Terraces

Did you know “longji” means dragon? That’s how these rice terraces got their name, because they look like dragon scales.

 

Photo from visittourchina.com

Photo from visittourchina.com

Hold a baby Panda in Chengdu

Because you can’t go to Asia and not do this

 

Photo from wildchina.com

Photo from wildchina.com

Mount Emei

This is the first Buddhist temple built in China in the 1st century CE.

Photo from windhorsetour.com

Photo from windhorsetour.com

Angkor Wat

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having been obsessed with archaeology my entire life this bucket list wouldn’t be complete without Angkor Wat. Located in Cambodia, this location is home to ancient temples, monuments, canals and reservoirs. Truly a cultural experience.

Photo from theguardian.com

Photo from theguardian.com

Arashiyama

Just outside Kyoto, Japan you’ll find these bamboo groves. Also is Arashiyama you’ll find a number of temples,  Monkey Park and the Saga Scenic Railway.

Photo from reddit.com

Photo from reddit.com

See the Taj Mahal without any tourists and attend the Holi Festival in India

Photo from itsgoodforus.com

Photo from itsgoodforus.com

Play with the elephants in Thailand

Elephants are my favorite animal so I couldn’t go to Asia without seeing these gentle giants.

Photo from theroadlestraveled.com

Photo from theroadlestraveled.com

Bali

Everything about this place leaves me speechless.

Photo from oshanvillasbali.com

Photo from oshanvillasbali.com

Victoria Peak

Where the views of Hong Kong are unlike any other.

Photo from chinatour.com

Photo from chinatour.com

Maldives

For obvious reasons. Have you seen that water?

Photo from magazine.fourseasons.com

Photo from magazine.fourseasons.com

Dune buggy the deserts and shop the outdoor markets in Doha, Qatar

Photo from telegraph.co.uk

Photo from telegraph.co.uk

Ride a camel and have a picnic in the deserts of Abu Dhabi

*Queue the visions of Sex and the City 2*

Photo from desertsafariabudhabitour.com

Photo from desertsafariabudhabitour.com

Now, go check out The Road Les Traveled for more travel inspiration.

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