Asia has so much to offer. If you want to have a feel of the oriental culture, you should visit Asia. Get away from the hustle and bustle of your busy schedule and visit the naturally beautiful islands of Asia. Blue sea, relaxing beaches, lazy ambience, rich culture and frolicking environment will make you enjoy every bit of your stay at any one of the islands of Asia.
Which are the top islands of Asia?
The most famous islands of this continent are:
This island is considered as the most beautiful of all the islands in Asia. Bali is situated in Indonesia. It is known as Islands of the Gods. Whether it is rugged coastlines, mountains, hilly landscapes, barren volcanic hillsides or lush rice terraces, you will find every possible natural backdrop at one place. Scenic brilliance of this place is coupled with unique culture, spiritual ambience and colorful environment. It is surely the place of Gods.
If you love adventure then you will enjoy diving and surfing. Archaeological, historical and cultural attractions make the place that more attractive to the tourists. In fact, Bali is not only an attraction of Asia but of the entire world. All kinds of arrangements are there for all kinds of visitors, right from super rich to back packers.
This place becomes crowded especially during two seasons:
- One during December - January, especially during Christmas and New year
- Other during July and August
The historical significance of the place makes the place that more attractive. The confluence of different religions and exclusive culture makes it one of the most happening places of the world. Music and dance can be enjoyed here. Some of the popular dance forms to look out for are Barong, Calonarang Kecak, and Legong Keraton. If you want to cherish oneness with nature, Bali is the perfect place for you.
It is the largest island of Thailand. The attractions of this place include picturesque beaches. In fact, almost all the towns, except Chalong Bay and Phuket Town are situated on beaches. The most happening beaches to visit in this island are Cape Panwa, Kata Noi Beach, Kalim Beach, Mai Khao, Surin and Pansea Beach, Bang Thao, and many more. You can reach this islandby plane. The Phuket International Airport is a busy one indeed. Flights visit this island from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Germany.
Apart from the scenic beauty, you will find a rich culture here. Phuket is the place where many religions like Islam, Buddhism and Thai Chinese meet. Most of the people of Phuket live in the villages. But don't think that lifestyle in the towns are not modern. A tourist can enjoy the urban life too, with great nightlife. This island is famous for happening nightlife in Phuket.
Some of the places to visit at Phuket are FantaSea, Waterfalls, Crocodile farm, Chalong Temple, Phuket Aquarium, and many more. Enjoy scuba diving, windsurfing, sea canoeing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, snuba diving swimming, yachting, sailing, and diving, if you are the adventurous type.
Gili Islands is situated in Indonesia. This is also known as the most visited places of backpackers. The best part of this island is the laid back and lazy nature. It is one of the best places to recoil, far away from the daily chores and stress. Enjoy the place by sipping your "energy" drink at the innumerable beachside cafes. Enjoy the Asian food, seafood buffets, fresh salads and many more. If you are adventurous by nature, enjoy snorkeling and diving. Tourists can also enjoy the party life in this island. The best time of the day is evening time, when you can feel the refreshing cool environment all around. Tourists generally flock to this place during December - January and July - August.
Other Islands of Asia
Langkawi, Luzon, Koh Samui, Hokkaido, Cebu, and Malaysian Borneo are the other islands of Asia that are very popular among tourists.