Tired of seeing the same photos on Facebook over and over again? Want to stand out from all the other travel bloggers on Instagram? Forget about going to Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul. Here are 5 less known destinations in Asia that you can’t miss.
1. Da Nang, Vietnam
Da Nang is the fourth largest city in Vietnam. Da Nang offers a mix of centuries-old pagodas, French colonial architects and beautiful beaches and national parks. One of its most famous locations is My Khe Beach. Da Nang is also famous for its proximity to Hoi An and Mỹ Sơn.
2. Mandalay, Myanmar
Mandalay is the last royal capital of Myanmar. Its richness in culture and history will most likely make any journey unforgettable. The city also has an amazing view of sunset and sunrise at its Mandalay Hill.
3. Daocheng, China
A small region in the Sichuan province, Daocheng is also known as the “last Shangri-la” to Chinese travelers. The city has been preserved well by its people and is still home to many endangered species. A trip to Daocheng without visiting Yading Scenic Area is not complete. Located close to Yunnan, it offers completely different views depending on the season of your trip. Daocheng is also the home to Pearl Lake, Milk Lake, and other beautiful glaciers or lakes.
4. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu is a coastal city surrounded by rainforest, perfect for a getaway vacation. Diving and snorkeling are two of the most popular things to do for those who love to take a dip.
5. Ella, Sri Lanka
You must try its train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella to fully experience the beautiful city of Ella and walk along the rails of the famous Nine Arch Bridge. While you are there, don’t forget to take photos of its amazing fields of tea tree field.
But don’t pack your bag just yet! Get yourself an ECARD since other major credit cards may not be accepted in the less known Asian cities. ECARD is your number 1 travel companion and will have you covered in Asia. It is accepted in 174 countries and regions. Since you can withdraw local currencies whenever you need, you no longer have to carry a large amount of cash on you during a long trip.