Top Destinations for Australians Travelling to Asia
|September 21, 2012||Posted by under Places|
Asia is one of the most popular holiday destinations around the world, particularly amongst Australian travellers. With many airlines offering cheap prices for flights to various Asian destinations, this provides just one more advantage to planning a holiday to Japan, Thailand or even Bali. What attracts many travellers to Asian countries is the diverse culture and historical value that can be found within cities and secluded villages. Whether you want to check out the latest fashions in Harajuku or do some bargain shopping in the streets of Kuta, be sure to check out these not to be missed destinations, during your next holiday.
Top Destinations for Australians Travelling to Asia - Bangkok, Thailand
If you’re heading to Bangkok for the first time, I would highly recommend booking in for a tour of the city. Local, professional tour guides can provide a great insight into the culture of Thailand, while also showing you around this vibrant and busy city. While other areas of Thailand are known for being beachside paradises or lush tropical rainforests, the city of Bangkok can be quite overwhelming. The floating markets are an absolutely must see attraction for all tourists, as you immerse yourself into the traditional ways of Thailand. If you do one touristy thing in Bangkok, make sure you visit the Grand Palace. This may be the city’s most famous attraction, but with good reason. Home to Thai Royalty for more than 150 years, this spectacular structure is the heart of Bangkok.
Top Destinations for Australians Travelling to Asia - Harajuku, Japan
When travellers talk about ‘Harajuku’ they’re commonly referring to the grounds around the Harajuku Train Station, which are frequented by many unique characters. While the fashion capital of Australia may be Melbourne, you haven’t really seen fashion until you’ve been to Harajuku. The underground youth culture of Japan can be found in the streets and laneways of Harajuku, with people dressing in all kinds of different fashions; from fairy tale characters to punk rockers and cosplay. Theirs is also a great deal of boutique shopping in Harajuku, particularly for those who like to find something that’s just a little bit different.
Top Destinations for Australians Travelling to Asia - Kuta, Bali
One of the most popular Asian destinations for travelling Aussies is the vibrant city of Kuta, located in the southern region of Bali. Along the western shores, travellers visit the top destinations in Bali, including Kuta, South Kuta and Legian. Kuta is known for its infamous nightlife, offering holidaymakers the best clubs and bars in Bali. If you’re looking to find a bargain, Poppies Lane I and Poppies Lane II are home to the best market stalls in town. One of the best things about travelling to Bali, if you’re an Aussie, is the cheap flights. Finding Sydney to Bali flights, or travelling from any other capital city in Australia, is incredibly affordable, with various airlines frequently offering great deals.
Whether you want to spend a crazy night out in Kuta or check out the latest trends in oh-so-cool Harajuku, every Aussie loves a holiday in Asia.
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