November is a great month to explore Asia
Discover 6 Asian destinations for your November travelwishlist (please click on the links for more details):
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.
Bangladesh sits comfortably between India and Myanmar and is the perfect getaway for those who want to get off the beaten path. This country is rich in culture and diversity and is the perfect location for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Whether you love thrilling experiences or would prefer to relax and unwind, Bangladesh is full of surprises.
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.
Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia that is mainly situated in the Himalayas. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural state, with Nepali as the official language. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the largest city.
The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising 7 107 islands of friendly people, heavenly, tropical beaches, some of the best diving in the world, luxury spas, diverse wildlife, affordable, delicious food and a number of the largest shopping malls in the world. Combine this with a temperate climate and the fact that 90% of the population speak English and you have a holiday experience of a lifetime !
Taiwan, or Formosa as it used to be called, is an island about 160 kilometers off the southeast coast of Mainland China, between Japan and Philippines on a line running north-southwest. It is approximately 36,000 square kilometers in size, about the same size as Holland, and a little larger than Massachusetts and Connecticut States combined. Three quarters of the land area is mountainous, much of it too steep to be cultivated easily. There are more than 200 peaks over 3,000 meters in altitude. The highest of them, Jade Mountain reaches 3,952 meters.