28 Memorable Activities in Asia for Your Bucket List

August 13, 2020


If you're feeling restless to travel and dreaming about all the places you want to go next - you're not alone. But since I'm grounded for the moment, I've been looking back at previous trips, reliving some fun memories. In doing so, I've compiled a list of memorable activities from my travels around Asia that I'd recommend for visitors. If you're already thinking about your next trip to Asia, perhaps you'll be inspired to add some of these memorable activities to your bucket list for future travels! 

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As I started looking back at over ten years of traveling in Asia, a few categories naturally emerged from my long list of memorable activities. Using the Quick Navigation below, you can skip to a particular section or activity that interests you the most.

Since I've written longer articles on many of these activities, you'll find links to the detailed articles below these snippets.

Memorable Hiking Experiences

Over the past couple months, I've been doing a lot of hiking in Hong Kong. So I think it's only fair to kick off my list of memorable activities with a few of my favorite hiking experiences in Asia.  

Great Wall of China

An incredible experience that should be at the top of everyone's bucket list, hiking the Great Wall of China is one of my all-time favorite travel memories. 

The Great Wall is an easy day trip from Beijing which is where we were staying (~2-2.5-hour drive one-way). We began our hike at Simatai West and finished at Jinshanling. This hike included both rugged and restored sections of the wall.  

Great Wall of China over green mountains

Since the Great Wall sits atop the mountain ridge, the hike includes lots of stairs as the wall undulates. Be prepared for soreness afterwards!

If hiking isn't accessible to you, you can still visit the Great Wall. The Badaling section has a cable car to transport visitors up to the Wall, but I've heard it gets quite crowded.

**Read the full article on Hiking the Great Wall of China.

Jaunbong Peak Hike in Bukhansan National Park in Seoul

Located just north of downtown Seoul, Bukhansan National Park covers an area of ~80 km and is a popular spot for hiking in Korea. Several entrances of the park are accessible by the Seoul Metro so getting to the trails is easy! 

The trail that we hiked - Jaunbong Peak - is one of the steeper, more challenging hikes in the Bukhansan National Park. But there are many trails from which to choose in the park, so you can pick one to fit your level. 

Cheonchuksa temple with Jaunbong Peak

If you hike up to Jaunbong Peak, you'll climb roughly 700 m (~2,300 ft) in ~3.0 km (1.8 mi). Along the way, you'll encounter various temples - and temple kitties, if you're lucky - and rock scrambles. In certain areas, you'll need to hold fast to railings to help you climb. 

But since it's the highest peak in that part of the park, the views from the top are stunning!  

summit of Jaunbong Peak with view over city

A little hazy but still the views are amazing from Jaunbong Peak.

**Read the full article on the Jaunbong Peak Hike in Bukhansan National Park.

Country Park Trails in Hong Kong 

Did you know that thirty-eight percent of land in Hong Kong is designated for country parks and special areas to protect the natural flora and fauna? How amazing that a city like Hong Kong - known for being a dense urban jungle - has a wealth of natural beauty as well!

These country parks are spread out across Hong Kong and have numerous hiking trails, BBQ sites, beaches, and viewpoints that are incredible. Since we've been unable to travel for most of 2020, I've been hiking much more in Hong Kong. And I just keep discovering beautiful places! 

Long Ke Beach with green mountains, white sandy beach, and teal water

Long Ke Beach in Sai Kung East Country Park (High Island Reservoir to Sai Wan Beach Hike)

Whether you live in Hong Kong or are just visiting, I highly recommend getting out on some of these trails to explore the magnificent views and greenery that Hong Kong has to offer! 

**Visit the Hiking page to find several guides for hikes in Hong Kong's Country Parks! 

Sunset Hike on Namsan Hill

Right in the heart of Seoul, Namsan Hill is a beautiful park with hiking trails that lead up to a great place to watch a beautiful sunset. I decided to hike up one afternoon on a whim and was so glad that I did!

sunset behind clouds over city of Seoul

To get to Namsan Hill, I wandered up through the Hoehyeon-dong neighborhood towards the park. From that entrance, it's easy to follow the path up the hill towards the N Seoul Tower.

Along the way, you'll have beautiful views over the city.  Several spots along the hike are perfect for watching the sunset.

**Check out what else you can do in Seoul in my article - Guide to Seoul (and Why You Should Visit in Autumn).

Other Memorable Outdoor Activities

Since these two memorable activities do not really fit into any of the other categories, they got their own! 

Exploring Caves in Laos

When traveling around Laos, you'll find many beautiful caves to explore. Some of my favorites have been in Vang Vieng (central Laos) and Nong Khiaw (northern Laos).

Tham Phu Kham Cave in Vang Vieng

Although Vang Vieng has several lovely caves, Tham Phu Kham cave stands out for me. To reach it, you'll have to hike up ~200 m so be sure to wear hiking sandals or sneakers to avoid slipping.

When you climb down into the cave, you'll find a reclining Buddha statue where Buddhists come to pay their respects. The way the sunlight enters the cave gives it a mystical appearance.

Cave in Vang Vieng with Monks

Buddhist monks come to pay their respects in the cave. They were more adept at climbing down than we were!

Pha Kuang Cave in Nong Khiaw

Whereas in Vang Vieng, we stayed primarily in the mouth of the cave, in Nong Khiaw we got more adventurous. Armed with our rented headlamp and a puppy for a guide, we crawled back into the Pha Kuang cave to explore. 

Becky crawling through cave with headlamp

During the Indochina War in the 1960s, Lao people used the Pha Kuang cave as a shelter from the bombs. Although we made it part-way into the cave, we turned around before the narrowest part as I succumbed to my claustrophobia.

**Find out more about our cave exploration or to find other things to do in Nong Khiaw in 2 Days Relaxing in Nong Khiaw.

Encountering an Orangutan in Sepilok

Sometimes you just get lucky with perfect timing. Encountering orangutans on the boardwalk of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was just such a time.  

Since the rehabilitation centre does not have fences, orangutans are able to come and go as they please. Although one or two usually show up for the two daily scheduled feedings, sightings are not guaranteed.

On the day we visited, we got incredibly lucky. As we strolled along the boardwalk, scanning the trees. We saw one climbing the tree. As Jeremy took a photo, I looked at the path ahead of us and who did I see? 

Orangutan on boardwalk at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Another orangutan! Completely relaxed and perhaps smirking over how excited we were to see his friend in the tree while he was watching us take photos. 

Memorable Water Activities

Did you know that I was born in March and my astrological sign is Pisces? Naturally, this means I love being in the water! Here are a few of my favorite water activities from my travels through Asia.

Snorkeling Day Trip in Cebu

The Philippines has so many gorgeous island beaches to discover - it's paradise for someone who loves water as much as I do. Additionally, the clear water and abundant sea life make it the perfect place for snorkeling adventures! 

During a trip to Cebu with our friends, we decided to go on a snorkeling day trip. Snorkeling trips are incredibly popular in the Philippines so you should be able to arrange one no matter where you are staying.

Becky snorkeling in blue-green water

Photo credit to my friend Joe! 

Our 6-hour private snorkeling trip cost ~US $100 for 4 people and included:

  • Transportation to/from our hotel on Mactan Island;
  • Snorkeling at two different sites + snorkeling equipment;
  • Snacks and drinks on the boat;
  • Large picnic lunch with fresh seafood on a small island;
  • Fresh sea urchin caught and prepared by our crew. Though being a little squeamish, I think the crew enjoyed that experience more than we did.

Learning to Scuba Dive in Borneo

When I was younger, I wanted to be a mermaid (Pisces, remember?). It fascinated me that another world existed beneath the ocean's surface. Learning to scuba dive in Borneo finally granted me access to that world. Though admittedly, I never feel like a mermaid with all that equipment on! 

Becky and Jeremy in scuba diving gear in Borneo

All geared up and ready to dive!

Since I had several fears about diving, learning to dive was a mental challenge for me. Overcoming those fears was a point of pride and the actual experience of diving and seeing marine life is wonderful.

Many diving resorts throughout Asia offer PADI scuba diving courses. What better place to learn to dive than at a beautiful beach?

**Read more about my experience Learning to Scuba Dive in Borneo.

Diving with Thresher Sharks near Malapascua Island

Speaking of those scuba diving fears... I've always been afraid of sharks. And yet, somehow Jeremy convinced me to go diving with them on our holiday in Malapascua Island. Talk about a memorable experience!

thresher shark in dark blue water

Malapascua Island is known for its thresher shark dives. At Monad Shoal - roughly 50 minutes by boat from Malapascua Island - thresher sharks come almost daily to clean themselves, so sightings are almost guaranteed. 

I highly recommend this experience to any diver visiting the Philippines! Check out the video below to see them swimming by as we watch them from a viewpoint.

Swimming in a Pristine Turquoise Pool at Kuang Si Waterfall

For a more low-key water activity, how about a relaxing dip in a gorgeous turquoise pool at the base of a beautiful waterfall? Kuang Si Waterfall outside of Luang Prabang, Laos is the perfect spot!

Even if you don't plan to swim, visiting Kuang Si Waterfall is a must-do activity in Luang Prabang. This beautiful hillside of cascading falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Asia!

Swimming at Kuang Si Falls near Luang Prabang

**Before you visit Laos, check out these Tips for Visiting Kuang Si Watefall in Luang Prabang.

Memorable Boat Trips

Although I love being in water, sailing on it is a close second. Whether I'm slow traveling or just on a day excursion, boat trips are the epitome of relaxation! Here are a few of the most memorable boat trips that we've taken through Asia.

Junk Boat Outing in Hong Kong

Summers in Hong Kong are HOT and MUGGY! A junk trip gets you out on the water enjoying those lovely sea breezes for the day. Plus, you'll usually have a chance to swim once the boat anchors offshore. 

What exactly is a junk?  Though it may seem like I'm talking about garbage boat... a junk is a traditional Chinese sailing vessel that is an iconic symbol in Hong Kong. Although some junk companies use the traditional boat with the red sails, the junks I've been on were on modern yachts. 

Floatudio yacht junk trip

Junk trip to Soko Islands

The junk day trip usually lasts 6-7 hours. The itinerary varies depending on what you'd like to do and what weather conditions are like on the day of your trip. These are the junk trips I've taken so far: 

  • Soko Islands - Our junk left from Cheung Chau and we explored the uninhabited Soko Islands in the morning. Then we anchored off a secluded beach for an afternoon of swimming. Check out our full experience here.
  • Sham Wan Bay - On this trip, we left from Aberdeen and went straight to the anchor spot off Sham Wan Beach on Lamma Island. Since it was stormy that day, we had limited swimming time!
Junk boat party Hong Kong

Admittedly, renting a junk is easier if you're living in Hong Kong or traveling with a group. The boats can be quite expensive to rent so having multiple people sharing the cost is key!

Pricing varies depending on how much you get included with the trip. On both the junk trips I've been on, our group chose to bring our own food and beverages - potluck-style - to save on catering costs.

Pro Tip: If you're visiting and want to join a junk, look at the Hong Kong Meet Up groups on Facebook to see if they're advertising junk trips. Check out this article in Sassy Hong Kong for more details on renting junks.

**Read the full post about our junk trip to Soko Islands.

Cruise on the Mekong River in Laos

The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia and what better way to appreciate it than by relaxing on a cruise?  If you like to slow travel, a Mekong river cruise in Laos is a great option.

On our recent trip to northern Laos, we took a 2-day, 1-night river cruise from Houayxay to Luang Prabang. Each day, we spent several hours on the boat - relaxing, eating delicious lunches, and admiring the scenery. 

Shompoo Mekong River Cruise boat

Since we chose a private cruise, our trip included a couple stops at local villages and one for cave exploration. At night, passengers disembarked at a small town in rural Laos and stayed in hotels/guesthouses of their choosing. Ours was a lovely bamboo hut overlooking the Mekong River.

**Read the full post to find out What to Expect on a Mekong River Cruise in Laos.

Sailing from Mandalay to Bagan on the Irrawaddy River

Another slow travel experience that I loved was our boat trip from Mandalay to Bagan on the Irrawaddy River. Although it takes about twice as long as driving, I think it's a relaxing experience that's worth the extra time.

As you sail down the river, you'll pass small villages and spot lots of golden stupas dotting the countryside. 

Golden stupas along the Irrawaddy River

Bangkok Longboat Canal Tour

When people think of canals, they often think of Venice. So much so, that Bangkok, Thailand was dubbed the Venice of the East in the 19th century due to its extensive system of canals, or khlongs.

When I visit Bangkok, I frequently take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to travel up and down the main river - the Chao Phraya. It's scenic, plus you avoid sitting in Bangkok traffic! 

But to get back and explore the canals, you'll need to hire a longboat. This will allow you to see the more residential areas of the canals. Plus you can get a feel for how locals use the canals to travel through the city. 

longboat on Chao Phraya

**Find out more about the longboat trips as well as other exciting things to do in Bangkok in this Perfect 3-Day Itinerary for First Timers to Bangkok.

Memorable Historic Sites

Throughout Asia, you'll discover diverse and fascinating historical sites that will take your breath away. The sites I've included here are big bucket list items. How many are already on your list or have you already visited?

Angkor Wat in Cambodia - Exploring by Tuk Tuk

The Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains the ruins of many famous temples from the Khmer Empire (9th-15th century) and draws over a million visitors each year. 

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

A great way to get around to the temples and support the local economy is by hiring a tuk tuk driver for the day. It's an affordable and fun way to get around, plus allows you to jump out easily for photos along the way. 

Memorable Activities in Asia | Tuk Tuk in Angkor Wat

My mom and me enjoying our tuk tuk experience at Angkor Wat! If you look in my sunglasses, you can see Jeremy sitting across from us.

Taj Mahal in India

Without a doubt, the Taj Mahal is one of those bucket list places that you have to see! Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife in the 1600s, this UNESCO World Heritage site is considered the greatest architectural achievement of the Indo-Islamic architectural style. 

Synonymous with beauty and splendor, as you wander around the Taj Mahal, you'll be in awe. Although the white marble mausoleum with the intricate mosaic inlays is the star of the complex, the red sandstone buildings are also beautiful. 

Becky and Jeremy at Taj Mahal in India on sunny day

On my first trip to Asia ever, July 2009. We look so freaking young!

Forbidden City in Beijing

The Forbidden City, or the Palace Museum, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that should be at the top of everyone's list for Beijing. For over five centuries (1416-1911), this complex served as the seat of imperial power for China and it's where 24 Chinese emperors ruled during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 

Forbidden City ornate building with orange roof and crowded courtyard

The sprawling maze of grand receiving halls, political chambers, royal living quarters, and gardens are incredible to see. Due to the large number of visitors it attracts, visits are limited to four hours in either the morning or afternoon. So you really have to work to see the entire complex!

**Find out more about the Forbidden City as well as other fun things to do in Beijing in 8 Great Things to Do in Beijing.

Bagan in Myanmar - Electric Motorbiking Adventures

The ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of a regional empire in the 11th -13th centuries.  It's a sacred Buddhist landscape dotted with temples, stupas, monasteries, and archaeological remains.

Historic stupas in Bagan, Myanmar

One of the best ways to explore this fascinating place is by electric motorbike. We love renting motorbikes when we can because it allows you to traverse the countryside at your own pace. And when you arrive at some of the small stupas and temples and no one else is around, you almost feel like you're discovering them for the first time. 

Memorable Activities in Asia | Motorbiking around Bagan

Pro Tip: Mind your battery usage in electric motorbikes! 
We rented one electric motorbike for 2 people. However, at the end of the first day, our battery ran out of juice too soon. This meant we (mostly Jeremy) had to push it for the last ~1 km back to the rental shop. The next day, we returned to the rental shop midday for a new battery so that wouldn't happen again! 

Memorable Cable Car Rides

These memorable cable car rides in Asia provide amazing views both while you're riding and once you get to the destination. Although if you have a fear of heights, you may want to skip some of them.

Cable Car to Tian Tian Buddha in Hong Kong

When in Hong Kong, visiting the Tian Tian Buddha (aka Big Buddha) is a memorable experience in itself.  This large bronze Buddha statue sits 34 meters tall and is nestled in the mountains of Lantau Island. And the easiest way to get to the Buddha is on the Ngong Ping Cable Car. 

Personally, I love the cable car ride and views almost as much as the Buddha itself! As you're lifted over the green peaks into the sky, you have amazing views of the sea and the mountains of Lantau Island. As you approach Ngong Ping, you can see the Buddha sitting on the hillside.

cable car over green mountains with setting sun in background

Can you spot the Buddha ahead?

Get the car with the glass bottom for even more views as you climb over the peaks. As you cross the mountains, you'll be able to see people hiking on the trails right below you!

**Find out more about visiting the Tian Tian Buddha in 16 Incredible Things to Do in Hong Kong.

Penang Hill Funicular Railway in Malaysia

While visiting George Town, Malaysia on Penang Island, a great day trip to escape the city is to take the Funicular Railway up Penang Hill.  This hill resort is slightly cooler than George Town and has spectacular views of the town.

The easiest way to access Penang Hill is by the funicular railway which climbs the steep track up to the peak at 833 m (2,733 ft). As the train climbs, you'll begin to see the impressive views of the city emerge.

steep railway coming up Penang Hill out of tunnel

**Find out more about Penang Hill as well as other things to do in George Town in 3 Days Exploring George Town, Penang.

Peak Tram in Hong Kong

Riding the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak is a classic Hong Kong experience that everyone should do at least once. Operating for over 100 years, this funicular railway climbs 396 m (~1,300 ft) above sea level to reach its terminus in ~10 minutes.

red tram for Victoria Peak

Peak Tram arriving at station - many people getting on!

At the top, you'll be able to appreciate those iconic Hong Kong skyline views from various trails, restaurants, and cafes.

**Check out what other Hong Kong sights not to miss in 12 Hours in Hong Kong: How to Hit the Highlights.

Maokong Gondola in Taipei

Located on the outskirts of Taipei, the Maokong Gondola is a scenic cable car experience that will lift you into the mountains to Maokong - a quaint village overlooking Taipei.

The village is known for its quality tea and is home to numerous teahouses. It's an excellent place to sit and sip a cup of tea while enjoying beautiful views. I also recommend exploring the various hiking and nature trails while you're up there.

Memorable Activities in Asia | Maokong Gondola over green mountains in Taipei

Memorable Foodie Experiences

Although we've had plenty of delicious culinary experiences throughout our travels, these low-key experiences tend to be the most memorable to me.

BBQ Street in Yangon

One of our favorite memories from our trip to Myanmar was eating on the lively and aromatic BBQ street in Yangon. In the evenings, restaurants along 19th Street in Chinatown set up their plastic chairs and metal tables along the sides of the streets. They line up their skewers of meats, seafood, and veggies as people spill onto the street on the hunt for delicious barbeque.

BBQ skewers on BBQ Street in Yangon

First, choose a restaurant, then pick out your skewers. We tried to choose a restaurant where it looked like the food was kept cold either in a refrigerator or on lots of ice. Once you've filled your basket with goodies, they'll cook it up for you while you grab a table and start on a beer.

This street is a great spot for people-watching and has such a fun and lively atmosphere. We had a great time with the guys working at the restaurant and went back the next day. They greeted us like old friends! 

Eating at Hawker Centres in Malaysia and Singapore

After my first visit to Malaysia, I was hooked on hawker centres. The idea of ordering dishes from different vendors - each of whom has a specialty dish - all in the same venue and for a reasonable price sounds too good to be true.  But that's what hawker centers are all about. And I love them!

hawker center street food with orange mural

New Lane Hawker Centre in Penang, Malaysia

Visiting hawker centers and trying new dishes each time continues to be a highlight of any trip to Malaysia or Singapore. They may be a bit toasty, especially if you visit during the day, but that's also part of the experience!

Dim Sum in Hong Kong

Speaking of trying a bunch of dishes.... dim sum in Hong Kong is another foodie highlight for me. I always go overboard ordering too many dumplings and pork buns!

But I love that you can custom-build your menu with however many dishes you choose. And if you just want a quick midday snack, dim sum is an easy and delicious choice!

dim sum with rice rolls, bun, dumplings and cake in hong kong

Dim sum feast - 2 kinds of steamed rice rolls (BBQ pork and shrimp), Shrimp Crystal Dumplings, Golden Spongy Cake, Crispy BBQ pork buns

Memorable Bar Experiences

Okay, so I've been to a lot of fantastic but different kinds of bars in Asia. Since there are so many memorable ones to recommend, I've covered a few categories to get you started. 

Fancy Sky Bars

If you're looking for a splurge on your trip, fancy cocktails at a sky bar with an incredible view is the way to go. Most cities around Asia have good selection of sky bars. Some are incredibly fancy, others are more laid back, but regardless you're going to pay for that view. 

Bangkok river and city view at sunset

Sunset from the Sky Bar at Lebua in Bangkok.

Pro Tip: Be sure to research the sky bar before you go to find out if they have a dress code. During peak hours especially, they tend to be strict about enforcing it.  

Below are a few of the sky bars I've enjoyed and would recommend during travels throughout Asia. Some I've been to more than once! 

  • LeVeL33 in Singapore - Good craft beer and excellent views of the Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show.
  • Sky Bar at Lebua in Bangkok - The sky bar featured in the Hangover II. It's expensive, fancy, and has incredible views!
  • Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok - More relaxed sky bar in Bangkok that still has excellent views.
  • Sevva in Hong Kong - Overlooking Statue Square and Victoria Harbour, it's a lower sky bar than you might expect in Hong Kong. But the views are lovely!
  • Coppersmith in Kuala Lumpur - Unique cocktails and pretty views. It's part of the Troika Sky Dining group which has several restaurants on the 23rd floor so you could choose any of them for good views. 
Level33 Sky Bar View in Singapore

LeVeL33 in Singapore

Sake Tasting in Tokyo

Until I visited Tokyo last year, I didn't know much about sake. Admittedly, I still don't. But I know more than I did, including that there are some I really like! 

If you're new to the sake scene and don't know what types you like, I recommend a sake tasting. The Meishu Center in Tokyo's Minato City neighborhood has a great selection of sakes and you can pick whichever bottles you like for the tastings (prices vary). The labels are in both English and Japanese which was a relief for us! 

3 sake bottles and 3 glasses of sake at Meishu Center in Tokyo

**Find more things to do in Tokyo in 4 Days in Tokyo: Tips and Itinerary Ideas.

Trying Local Craft Beer

Since I'm a huge fan of craft beer, I'm usually on the hunt for local craft beer bars. Southeast Asia is a bit of a disappointment for locally brewed craft beer, but I've been pleasantly surprised as I've traveled in East Asia.

Here are a few craft beer bars serving locally brewed beers that I recommend visiting while you're traveling around Asia.

In Seoul

  • The Table Brewing Company – Jongro Branch - Large craft beer bar with a variety of beers on tap and delicious fried chicken!  
  • Craft Roo - A taphouse and restaurant in a cozy hanok.  
pint of beer at Craft Roo in Seoul

In Tokyo

Baird Beer in Tokyo

In Beijing

  • Jing-A Brewing - In addition to some amazing beers, they serve huge portions of tasty BBQ and sides like mac 'n cheese. 
  • Great Leap Brewing - Loved their original hutong location with a small taproom and cozy courtyard. 

In Hong Kong

Since I live in Hong Kong, I've explored the craft beer scene quite a bit more than in places I've only visited for a couple days. Here are a few of my local favorites, but check out the article below for more!

  • The Boilermaker - Whisky and craft beer bar in Central that serves local and imported craft beer. 
  • Hoppy Junction - Craft beer bar in Wan Chai with lots of local brews on tap.
  • Little Creatures HK - Australian craft brewery that opened a location in Hong Kong. They have locally brewed beers on tap as well as bottles of the beers brewed at their Australia locations.
Craft beer at Boilermaker in different glasses with blue building behind

**Check out more places to get delicious craft beer in Hong Kong in 16 Best Bars for Craft Beer in Hong Kong.

Final Thoughts

After checking out these memorable activities, I hope you've found a few to add to your bucket list. If you're like me, it's a long list that just keeps growing! 

What are some of the most memorable activities you've done in Asia? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy travels (or, for now, dreaming of travels)!


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  • Wow what a collection. You have been busy in Asia. The temples are what tempt me most, but the hikes, food, no actually everything else tempt me too.

  • wow Becky, that is one impressive list. To say that I am envious is putting it mildly. I will be pinning this for future reference for when we can travel again. I will be working my way through your list!!

  • Wow! You have had some amazing experiences! So many beautiful memories made – and I’m especially loving the hiking trails…pinning for some travel inspiration for when we can roam freely again!

  • Apart from diving with sharks 😨, I think I would like to visit all the other destination and try all the local food and drinks. It makes me want to go to Asia as soon as possible.

    • I’m glad I could inspire your wanderlust and desire to visit Asia! The shark diving experience was a bit out of my comfort zone too. Guess you never know where life will take you! 🙂

    • Yes, indeed! I’ve done them over about 10 years of travel though so it’s taken quite a while. 🙂 Still have plenty more on my bucket list for when I can start traveling again!

  • Wow! It’s so cool that you have been able to explore so many places in Asia. I want to eat at a Hawker Center some day very badly. I consistently hear so many great things about them

    • It’s certainly been fun to explore the different regions throughout Asia and see how different each place is. I can’t wait to pick up where I left off! Hawker centres are so fun – lots of delicious things to try and the only way you “go wrong” is by ordering too much!

  • This list is *epic!!* I am excited that I have actually done a few and will now bookmark this to add to my list of what I’d like to do when I can. What amazing adventures you’ve had! What was your favorite, if you’re even able to pick one?

    • Thanks so much, Sam! I’m glad you found some to add to your bucket list! It’s so hard for me to choose one since the they’re all my favorites. But probably either hiking the Great Wall or diving with thresher sharks. They’re both activities that I never thought I’d be able to do, but then there I was!

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