TRAVEL DESTINATION IN ASIA FOR SINGLES
Asia still seems to be the top on the destination list for singles. Nowhere else on Earth has the variety and scope of this remarkable region with pristine beaches, dramatic mountain ranges and lush rain forests. It’s also a perfectly safe area to travel around, as long as you plan well and use a modicum of common sense.
If you are a single looking for the adventure of exotic travel and vibrant nightlife or even just interested in solo travel, it’s important to do your research! Some destinations cater to the single life more than others and over the last few years, travel by singles of all ages has increased dramatically. It can be intimidating, but solo travel has its advantages, some of which are allowing you to enjoy a destination on your terms while giving you time to explore your personal areas of interest to discover new and exciting things. A common judgement is that traveling alone will be lonely, but that definitely isn’t the case in this list of destinations! The places we have listed are popular destinations for singles all around the world and solo travelers alike and each has something to offer in terms of adventure, social life and of course, parties.
Just catching a flight to Asia is not about visiting a continent. It is entering into a whole new realm. More than half of the world’s population lives here and it can be upsetting to see the dramatic standards of living between the rich and poor. However, the mysticism, rich history, unique culture, ethnicities, traditions and food can be an extremely enlightening and unique experience.
Below is a list of 7 destinations in Asia we have carefully selected for single travelers:
Land of Smiles. Often referred to as the most exotic country in Southeast Asia. This travel hub of Southeast Asia is jam-packed with sightseeing options, serene beaches and fantastic shopping. Singles will be able to enjoy a rich and diverse experience well within their budgets when travelling around Thailand. For the history buffs, the former capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya, offers an abundance of ancient Buddhist temples and breathtaking ruins. Chiang Mai, on the other hand, is a charming destination with cultural and historical sights bordered with gorgeous mountains ranges. For those dreaming of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, the Andaman sea islands of Krabi or Phuket are fantastic destinations. Singles can spend their days island-hopping, taking part in watersports or just indulging in cheap Thai massage. Thai food like the famous Phad Thai and Tom Yum can be found throughout Thailand, and makeshift stalls along the streets offer delicious food, snacks and delicacies.
Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. India Gate, an imposing structure, has emerged as one of the most popular tourist spots in Delhi. The Red Fort Delhi, a masterpiece of architecture, is a popular spot. A trip to India would not be complete without a visit to Agra, famous as the site of one of the world’s most romantic, graceful and photographed buildings, the Taj Mahal. This country has a rich heritage, unique traditions, colorful festivals and fairs and incredible historical monuments easily make this country truly an ultimate destination for the honeymooners. Honeymooners from all over the globe do visit India as this country provides everything to all the vacationers. This beautiful destination easily attracts all the honeymooners from every nook and corner of the entire world.
Is an affordable destination with plenty to explore and discover. Travelers can begin their journey in Malaysia from the city of Kuala Lumpur to be greeted with skyscrapers and shopping malls. Escaping the urban jungle is easy, and travelers can take their pick of scenery: the rolling tea plantations of Cameron Highlands, the beaches of Langkawi, or the picturesque Perhentian Islands. All food-lovers must include Penang in the itinerary for it is known as the food capital of Malaysia. Numerous hawker centers line the streets of Georgetown, selling the most delicious dishes with a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan influences.
East Malaysia, also known as Malaysian Borneo, promises single travelers great adventures amidst natural landscapes filled with greenery and wildlife. The wooden kampong houses you can find here stand in huge contrast to high-rises in Kuala Lumpur. In the Malaysian Borneo, there are fantastic diving opportunities, rainforest trails and chances to meet endangered orangutans. it is also home to one of the tallest mountains in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu, a prime hiking destination.
Jakarta, the capital city of the world’s fourth most-populous nation. Bali is Indonesia’s main holiday destination. Flores is a pretty lush green island with forests, palm and banana trees, rice fields and many volcanoes. Highlights are the three small offshore islands of “Gillis” that invite snorkeling, diving and relaxing. For hikers, a climb to the top of the volcano Rijani.
Shopping on famous Orchard Road, the dream of every single. The Night Safari at Singapore Zoo is fabulous. Chinatown, a little glitzy, but you can buy all the souvenirs you want there. Interestingly, one of Singapore’s most beautiful Hindu temples is smack dab in the middle of Chinatown. Decide if a Singapore Sling is worth the hype in the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel. There’s more to Singapore than urban glitz, like rambling in the rain forest of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Tokyo is the capital city and home of the Imperial Residence and Emperor’s Palace. Select a popular destination or region in Japan and explore its attractions. Ride the Bullet Train to the magnificent city of Kyoto. Visit Hiroshima and the Peace Memorial Park. Castles, temples, gardens. Single travelers can look to stay in hostels for a chance to meet other like-minded travelers. Those on a tight budget can also volunteer work in exchange for free or cheaper accommodation, a common practice for some hostels in Tokyo. Move around with a Japan Rail Pass, an economical way to travel and don’t forget to plan your routes ahead of time.
The capital city of Taiwan, is set on the Tamsui River at the northern tip of the country. Once you’ve dropped off your bags, make a beeline for one of the buzzing night markets like Raohe or Shi Lin. There will be hundreds of little cart vendors where you can sample delicious street food or get your shopping fix. After a dose of the city filled with food, bars, sightseeing, shopping and more food, find some peace amidst lush greenery in Beitou Hot Springs and Thermal Valley.
Taiwan is a country that is laden with natural beauty – towering mountains, undulating hills, mud volcanoes and plunging waterfalls. Other than exploring the usual tourist attractions of Kenting, Sun Moon Lake and Alishan, Taiwan is really the country where you want to get off the beaten track to find hidden gems. Getting a Taipei Pass is also recommended – it gives travelers unlimited rides on trains and city buses. Taiwan definitely earned their place on this list and once you’re done, it might even be one of your favorite countries in Asia!
There are more places in Asia where the adventure begins when you are single but seven of these seven is enough to keep you busy!