Looking for an Asian escape? From mega metropolis centers to remote islands with stunning beaches, this Eastern continent has it all. Asia can bring you adventure, ancient history, and culture. If you’re looking for the perfect place to go where you can enjoy a glamorous trip, here are the exciting spots to visit:
1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is the ultimate luxury destination in Asia. Ranking second to London with having the highest number of 5-star hotels in the world, Dubai conjures up images of wealth, decadence and ultra-luxury. And if you have a lot of money to spend, Dubai won’t disappoint. This city is known for as a highly cosmopolitan spot full of luxury shopping opportunities, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa dominates its skyscraper-filled skyline.
This bustling mega-city offers the most luxurious meals and the most glamorous desert safaris. In Dubai, you can go dune bashing on a 4×4 and enjoy a performance of an opera singer by the dunes. You can opt for transfers by helicopter or supercars to add more glamour and fun to your trip.
2. Hong Kong
Glitzy and glamorous, Hong Kong is the luxury destination that offers a fusion of Chinese traditions, colonial history, and modernistic living. It’s not quite China and not quite British, but it’s an autonomous city of opportunities for opulent indulgence. It offers an iconic skyline, vibrant metropolis, great museums, sandy beaches and traditional fishing boats for you to enjoy. Complete your luxury HK vacation by sailing the waters with one of their traditional Red-Sail junk boats or in a luxury yacht Michelangelo. Dine in amazing Michelin star restaurants that can cater to your every culinary whim and fancy.
If you want to glam it up all the more, take your trip to the skies by riding a luxury range helicopter. If you’re not fond of helicopters, try a cable car ride at the Ngong Ping Crystal Cable Car. This cable car is adorned with Swarovski crystals, and its glass bottom gives you a spectacular view of the Ngong Ping plateau.
3. Tokyo, Japan
Looking for a luxury experience with a touch of Zen? Head to one of the most famous cities in the world: Tokyo, Japan. It may appear modern and futuristic on the surface, but it’s still timeless and traditional. There are a lot of restaurants in Tokyo that are a must-visit, especially the Kitcho chain of restaurants. Tokyo has the most number of Michelin star restaurants in the world, so Japan is really a must-visit for a glamorous foodie. Grab the fanciest drinks at Tokyo’s Ritz Carlton, as it offers one of the most expensive drinks in the world.
From Tokyo, experience an extravagant trip across eastern Japan on the world’s most incredible train, the Train Suite Shiki-Shima. The design elements of this train invoke a quiet forest to soothe your soul.
4. Singapore City, Singapore
The city-state of Singapore is one of the most bustling economies in Asia and in the world. Within Asia, it’s known as world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment center. It’s also well-known for its cleanliness, making it a great place for a relaxing time off. Its clean streets are dedicated to preserving its roots to traditions and connections to the world. It offers a unique blend of architecture, culture, art, and cuisine for you to explore.
Besides shopping, one glam thing to do in Singapore is to cool off in its enormous casinos like the Marina Bay Sands and to explore its green spaces like the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
5. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is perhaps the most popular holiday destination in Indonesia because of its stunning natural backdrops and pristine beaches. The beach is the number one reason why most tourists visit Bali. Here, you can enjoy a relaxing and glamorous getaway with the luxury beach resorts in any of Bali’s famous areas, such as Seminyak, Kuta, and Jimbaran, where most villas and amazing hotels are just right on the beach. If you want more tranquil seascapes, the purpose-built resort called Nusa Dua is your best bet.
This island is also home to endless choices of cuisine, exotic temples, nightspots, towering volcanoes, and beautiful jungles.
The Maldives is known for its picture-perfect villas suspended over crystal blue waters, and its white sand beaches and spectacular sunsets. The beauty of Maldives and makes it a glamorous place where you can look and feel amazing. It’s an island nation that is far-flung in the Indian Ocean, 500 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. The Maldives offer a tropical paradise where you can unwind at island spas and luxury resorts.
Besides the beach-lovers, Maldives is known for honeymooners looking for seclusion and adventurers looking to explore the sea via scuba diving and snorkeling.
7. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A favorite among wealthy thrill seekers, Abu Dhabi is famous for its high-end shopping megacenters, modern towers, and world-class restaurants. It’s a bustling, beautiful city where you can walk glamour and style in their streets. Abu Dhabi is the home to the fastest roller coaster in the world, the tower with the greatest lean and the largest cluster of cultural buildings. It’s also home to its own F1 Grand Prix race. There is so many sights and adventures in Abu Dhabi to discover.
There are also spots for those who are looking to understand the Gulf culture through exhibitions, museums, tours, and foods.
8. Phuket, Thailand
Phuket is a well-known destination in Thailand because of its beautiful beaches with its aquamarine waters, white sands, and limestone cliffs. Surrounded by the Andaman Sea, this island is a piece of paradise in itself with its tropical appeal. It is flocked with luxury hotels, spas and boat tours. You can experience its flavorful cuisine, rich culture and religion while traveling in this beautiful island.
Besides its beaches and cuisine, Phuket City has old shop houses and busy markets, as well as many nightclubs, bars, and discos.
9. Udaipur, India
The most romantic spot in India, Udaipur is known as the “City of Lakes.” It’s the historic home of the Rajasthani royal families with elaborate palaces and forts. This beautiful and majestic place is a view to be discovered and enjoyed. One of the best places here is the Taj Lake Palace, a castle in the middle of Lake Pichola, and is also one of the most favorite resorts hotels in India.
Others say that Udaipur is the “Venice of the East.” The thing to enjoy here is the tranquil boat rides of the lake that brings you first-hand views of the bustle and colors of ancient bazaars, old-world feel of its hotels, lively arts scene, fantastic palace, and temples, as well as timeless streets.
10. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is a vibrant, beautiful city that is one of the best places to travel in Asia. You’d feel like you’re stuck in a time warp, where you can see historical temples on the other side and massive shopping complexes on another. Get glammed up in Bangkok’s famous nightlife, whether on a night club, cabaret or exotic red-light district.
It’s the city of contrasts, where the familiar and exotic collide. Thai food is one of the Bangkok highlights.