Travelling around Asia for 3 months will be one of the most exciting things you will experience in your life. will beautiful landscapes to visit, the bluest oceans and a complete change in culture, Asia is breathtaking. People head over to the south-east of Asia of different spells of time, and whether you're going for a month, three or a year, there will be plenty of places to explore. But if you're struggling to decide where to prioritise, then there are a number of places proven to be the most popular and also some hidden gems those people don’t consider.
A city unlike any other, Hong Kong is a great place to start or finish the trip because of its flight availability, among other things. The gigantic city offers towering skyscrapers that create a concrete jungle you won’t find elsewhere. To see this matched with a traditional ground level with open markets, and busy streets is fascinating. Hong Kong has something for everyone, from massive malls to traditional temples and even a Disneyland, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to wandering the city.
Vietnam offers plenty of weird and wonderful things to try, and the majority of cities can be explored by riding a scooter and embracing the countryside. Ho Chi Minh City (previously known as Saigon) is a historical city full of lively evenings and entertainment to enjoy, and you can even go and venture off to Mui Ne and go sand boarding on the dunes. There’s also plenty of tropical beaches to explore in which a particularly popular one is the white beaches of Nah Trang where you’ll relax in one of the most tranquil places imaginable
Loas is an unexpected treasure to find when travelling around Asia for 3 months, the country has the famous Mekong River running through it and boat trips lasting days can be taken to explore it. There’s also plenty of Buddhist temples to appreciate, and while learning about the culture is fun, there’s also a small riverside town called Viang Vieng that is famous for welcoming tourist with an exciting nightlife.
The busy city of Bangkok makes this beautiful country a place full of energy, Thailand offers an experience hard to find elsewhere. The picturesque beaches in the south make for top tourist destinations with beach parties and festivals occurring regularly. If that’s not what you’ve come for, the rest of the country offers famous temples, The Golden Triangle, the chance to meet elephants at sanctuaries and island hopping. It’s a country you can spend a lot of your 3 months travelling in.
A similar experience to Thailand but on a smaller scale, which might tempt some individuals more. Cambodia is a country known for of ancient temples that aren’t in use anymore, but a something everyone should see while visiting. On Cambodia’s southern coastline you can also find the coast of Koh Rong Sanloem which offers quiet beaches as well as party islands to tempt anyone to visit. It’s also a great place to go snorkelling or diving, with clear oceans and trained professionals available to give you an experience of a lifetime.
The Philippines goes under the radar when it comes to most people travel plans, but if you can fit it into your plans for travelling around Asia for 3 months, you’ll find it to be one of the highlights of the trip. The Philippines is famous for providing some of the most memorable cruises so you can truly see the country and its islands. This, along with relaxing days at the beach, waterfalls, hiking trails to explore and amazing cuisine, make the Philippines a perfect getaway.
It’s worth investigating these countries further to make sure they are exactly what you want out of your trip, and even if you’ve landed somewhere you’re unsure of, you can always move on early and continue to somewhere that will be your very own paradise. It's always a good idea to list off all of the destinations you want to visit and make a plan of how long you would like to stay in them, and even if you don't exactly stick to the original idea, you'll always have something to fall back onto.