I’ve decided to start a new feature on my blog called “My Top 5…” it will be about anything and everything.
To start off, I’m going to give you my top 5 Asian cities. I have been lucky to have traveled extensively throughout Asia (although there are so many more places that I still want to go to!)
It was tough to choose, and even after choosing I am coming up with many more cities, but here are my top five cities in Asia:
5. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu is the largest city in the Bornean state of Sabah.
I absolutely loved this city because it had the perfect mix of everything that you could want from a coastal city, delicious fresh fish markets, beautiful architecture, amazing beaches just a short boat ride away and out of this world sunsets
It’s such a fun relaxing city that both myself and Jason really enjoyed. We had fun wandering along the coastline taking in the views and eating the amazing food!
If you are looking for culture then look no further because Kyoto is a city that has beautiful culture everywhere. Whether you are looking for the more modern Japan, you want to eat some delicious food and drink some sake, want to wander down the beautiful backstreets where geishas roam or want to take a short subway ride to see the beautiful golden temple you can do it all in a few days in Kyoto.
Kyoto has everything that you need to have an incredible city break!
I absolutely loved Singapore. It is probably one of the most multicultural cities I’ve ever been to and what makes it even better is that all of the different cultures and religions seem to get along harmoniously.
…and the food, don’t get me started on the food! it was so good!
I think I might have spent most of my time there trying to change Jason’s mind about moving to America and to move here instead!
I could definitely live here and be happy…
Shanghai is one of those places where the different parts of the city feel like different worlds.
When we visited the French Quarter I was in heaven with the peacefulness, but getting on to the subway nearby brought me back down with a bang and made me realise that I would have a hard time living here with all of the craziness.
But to visit…it really is an awesome city destination.
You can spend your days wandering through old towns, shopping in the large malls, walking along the Bund in awe at the amazing architecture or drinking green tea in the beautiful old town.
I have the fondest memories of sitting on rooftops with a tea, watching the people meander the beautiful old streets below. There are so many impressive buildings all over the city and even if you stayed there for a month you would still find something new and exciting to see everyday!
We found that we were never with a lack of something to do in Kathmandu. You can fly over Everest in the morning and stroll around the monkey temple after lunch.
It was such a cool city! I hope I get to go back there some day and especially after the horrible earthquake that happened recently, I’m sure that your tourist dollars would be much appreciated.
What do you think?
Do you agree with my choices? Are there any cities that you would add to the list or take off the list?
I’d love to hear your opinion!