5 Asian Cities with the Wow Factor

Every visit to Asia is inspiring and there is so much to see that even if every holiday you take was to Asia, you could never have time so see all of its glory.  Asian cities are full of bustle, excitement and heaps of sights that will wow you.  Here are 5 Asian cities well worth a visit:

Hong Kong, China
With a fantastic skyline and beautiful harbour, Hong Kong has many shops, restaurants, lots of entertainment and a busy nightlife. The cheap transport, from the MTR and buses to trams and ferries, means all of Hong Kong can be easily and quickly accessed. If you get bored of the hustle and bustle of the inner city, there are many rural areas and islands to visit for a more relaxing day. English is one of the official languages, making getting around relatively simple.

Best time to travel:
October to December (Lower humidity but still warm weather)

Top Attractions: Victoria Peak, the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, Ocean Park, the Wishing Tree
Using your phone: You can get 15MB (the average daily usage) of data for £3/$4.50 with the Data SIM card

Singapore, Singapore
A modern city state, Singapore has Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. It is very multi-cultural, giving it a unique culture and making it a paradise for food lovers with its array of exotic restaurants. It is considered to be one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world. The tropical climate means you may want to take regular breaks in the air conditioned shopping centres. 50% rural and 50% urban, Singapore has something for everyone.

Best time to travel:
Any (Being close to the equator meaning hot weather all year around)

Top Attractions: Botanic Gardens, Night Safari, Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island
Using your phone: You can get free international roaming in Singapore with your WorldSIM international SIM card by manually selecting the Starhub network.  Watch the video to see how to do this.

Tokyo, Japan
The metropolis capital of Japan, Tokyo is full of futuristic technologies and interesting culture. It’s a popular destination for shoppers, full of the latest electronics, cutting edge fashion and popular Japanese anime. While it may not the cheapest city, there are plenty of free attractions to avoid burning a hole in your pocket. The Japanese Bullet Train connects you to other cities for a different experience of Japan, if you can make time to get away!

Best time to travel:
February to May and September to November (Best weather, avoiding monsoon season. Travel in spring allows you to see the famous cherry blossom in bloom)

Top Attractions: Akihabara, Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine
Using your phone: You can get 15MB (the average daily usage) of data for £3/$4.50 with the Data SIM card

Bangkok, Thailand
Lively and playful, Bangkok is a cosmopolitan city full of culture and entertainment. It is seen as the party capital of Asia, with a fast pace and vibrant lifestyle. While it may have a reputation for its raunchy nightlife, but this is easily avoided if needed with lots of events, culture and beautiful, hidden places to discover. In Bangkok, almost anything goes and there is something for everyone to enjoy and explore.

Best time to travel
: November to January (More comfortable weather avoiding high humidity and the rainy seasons)

Top Attractions: Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw, Floating Market, Lupini Park
Using your phone: You can get free international roaming in Thailand with your WorldSIM travel SIM card by manually selecting the AIS network.

Seoul, South Korea
Often overlooked, Seoul is a contrast of modern developments and traditional culture and history. With posh boutiques, world class architecture and an influential art scene, you’ll have plenty to do. Seoul has some of the fastest internet and provides Wi-Fi everywhere you go, so you’ll never feel far from home. There is nothing to fear in Korea, as Seoul is one of the safest cities in the world.

Best time to travel:
April to June and September to November (Sunny and warm temperatures)

Top Attractions: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong, Lotte World
Using your phone: Using your WorldSIM SIM card you can receive calls for free in South Korea.

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