Seven Stunning Countries to Visit in Asia Without Travel Restrictions
Travellers, rejoice! After months of border closure, Asia is reopening its doors to international travellers with several countries offering quarantine-free entry. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your next adventure and pack your bag. Here are the seven destinations to visit in Asia with plenty of activities to add to your itinerary.
Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Quy Nhon is a peaceful beachside city backed by lush mountains. If you’re wondering what to do in Quy Nhon, start by visiting the history museum and the Twin Champa Towers downtown, which offer a good glimpse into the Vietnamese culture. The latter also doubles as an unusual photo backdrop. When the heat starts to die down, head over to Ky Co Beach where you can enjoy the slow life, the views and the sound of the waves. If you have some time, we recommend visiting Eo Gio, a beautiful beach-side attraction situated 15 minutes away from Ky Co where you can walk along the trails surrounded by winding rocks and clear blue skies. You can even walk up the hills which reveal the panoramic views of the ocean.
Where to stay: Avani Quy Nhon Resort is a seaside spa hideaway that feels like an extension of Bai Dai beach. You’ll appreciate our award-winning cliff-top restaurant, too.
Known for its iconic beaches, jungle rainforests and coral reefs, Bali is a tropical paradise that is equally rich in culture, arts and crafts. Marvel at the wonder that is Tanah Lot Temple, a Hindu temple located on a stunning rock façade by the sea which combines Bali's historical, natural and cultural elements all in one place. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the beaches. Gili Islands is where you’ll want to be. This three-island archipelago, comprising Gili Meno, Gili Air and Gili Trawangan, is home to white sands, clear blue waters, and pristine dive sites.
Where to stay: Avani Seminyak Bali Resort is located just five minutes away from Seminyak Beach and offers an island getaway that won us the Traveler’s Choice award from Tripadvisor two years in a row.
Busan, South Korea
Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city and a popular summer travel destination in Asia, thanks to its lovely beaches, ocean-side temple and a vast array of cultural attractions. Start with a trip to Haeundae Beach, a beach so nice that you won’t believe it’s located at the edge of the city, only 40 minutes via train from Busan Station. There, you can relax on the beach chair, sunbathe, listen to the sound of the waves and simply forget the world. Not to mention, the Sea Life Busan Aquarium is only a couple of minutes away on foot and is open all year long.