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Over the years, Asia has always been a destination chosen by many visitors all over the world. Not only famous for its stunning sceneries, Asia’s specific and tasty cuisine, unique culture and long-standing history have also attracted visitors to visit every year. We at Hiasia are here to share plenty of interesting travel experiences and provide best recommendations for you - Asian lovers.

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The most iconic buildings in Istanbul, Turkey
Thanks to it’s fascinating past ladened with rich sultans and Ottoman emperors, Istanbul has some of the most extravagant sights in Turkey. Istanbul is the land of monumental mosques, breathtaking churches and grand palaces, so it’s no surprise that there are endless beautiful buildings to explore while in the city. Without a doubt, Istanbul’s iconic buildings contribute towards the city’s success as the most popular tourist destination in Turkey.
The most stunning beaches in Sri Lanka
Jutting out of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is famed for the natural beauty of its coastline. The sun-kissed island is home to some of the most spectacular beaches that lace the edge of its golden shores. Here are five of the best spots for a beach getaway.
Discover the best parks in Tokyo, Japan
Many people imagine Tokyo as an utter concrete jungle filled with skyscrapers, but actually there are many beautiful parks in the city where we can escape from the bustling areas of the city. Here are the most beautiful parks in Tokyo which you should definitely visit, especially during spring for cherry blossoms and autumn for colourful leaves.

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Must-see tourist attractions in Taipei
As the capital of Taiwan, Taipei is a huge tourist hub that is loved not only in Asia but also all around the world. This city is both traditionally and contemporarily captivating, which is why it attracts so many visitors.

Discover Buon Ma Thuot, the hidden gem in Central Highlands
Located in Dak Lak Province of the Central Highlands, Buon Ma Thuot is expected to have spectacular views and ethnic people. Coming to Buon Ma Thuot, tourists will not regret their times spent in this highland city.

Cultural destinations in Kathmandu, Nepal
As the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is one of the places people love stopping by the most in Nepal. The city is full of Buddhism spotlights and cultural destinations, which is perfect for people seeking for a pilgrimage trip.

Native animals you should see when visiting Vietnam
With coastlines, swampy river deltas, various types of tropical rainforests, caves and lush mountain ranges, Vietnam is fortunate when it comes to biodiversity. There are 30 national parks, as well as four UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. The government has also prioritized conservation measures, so they are taking steps in the right direction to protect these animals. Don’t miss the chance to see these exotic animals when you are in Vietnam.
The best vacation hideouts in Asia
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and the next is Lunar New Year. Sooner or later, the festive season is coming to an end, the dreaded January blues are fast approaching. As everyone knows, one of the best ways to distract yourself or get motivated for the new year ahead is to plan a vacation. Here are some ideal places that can be your vacation hideouts in Asia.
Experience the most amazing resorts and hotels in Vietnam
Just a few decades ago, Vietnam was a third world war-torn country. Today, it is one of the world’s hottest travel destinations. Whether you want to relax in spa luxury or hike through the mountains to minority villages and rice paddies, you will find unique and amazing hotels in Vietnam where you can indulge yourself.
7 simple ways to reduce plastic waste while traveling
Plastic's devastating effect on the environment is making ever bigger headlines, yet our pledge of plastic-free living is often forgotten on holiday when the convenience can be particularly tempting. There are many ways to reduce plastic pollution as a traveler. Here's how.
10 stunning sights in Vietnam that are not Ha Long Bay
When it comes to natural wonders in Vietnam, you have to talk about Ha Long Bay. But Vietnam has so much more to offer nature lovers, so let’s take a look at the mountains, rice paddies, lakes, waterfalls, caves and spectacular beaches you should also check out.
What to know about the Day of Kitchen Gods in Vietnam
Well-known for the long-lasting history and rich culture, Vietnam is the land of festivities and celebrations. December of Lunar Calendar (normally January of Gregorian Calendar) is usually the busiest month as everybody is in a rush to prepare for some biggest festivals of the whole year.
The best village getaways in Mekong Delta, Vietnam
The Mekong Delta is a big, beautiful maze of a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams, small islands and fresh air, beckoning tourists for a restful weekend getaway. There are charming, laid-back villages nestled in the lush greenery; here are the top five to visit if you’re in need of a break from the big city.
Catch a glimpse of Vietnam
Vietnam's reinvention as Southeast Asia's most exciting tourist destination has long since been completed. After wars for the larger part of the 20th century, the country is now a hotspot for foodies, beach bums and thrill-seekers alike. Let's travel along 2,000 miles of coastline to experience spectacular landscapes, try fresh and tasty local food, explore UNESCO-listed towns and learn about the ancient and modern history on this epic journey across Vietnam.
All you need to know about Dol Hareubang in Jeju Island
Jeju Island’s iconic stone sculptures, the Dol Hareubang, can be seen on tourist trinkets and goods all over South Korea. But what are they, and why were they built? Here’s a quick guide to the island’s most mysterious guardians.
All you need to know about the Apsara dance in Siem Reap
The Apsara dance is a centuries-old traditional Khmer dance and an important part of Cambodian culture for more than thousand years and has seen a great revival over the last few years. Many people would argue that a trip to Siem Reap and Cambodia is not complete without attending a traditional Cambodian dance performance.
Traditions to celebrate New Year's Eve in Japan
In Japan, the New Year’s celebrations are some of the most important of the year. It’s not about fireworks and champagne, but spending time with one’s family and inviting good luck for the following year. Here’s how to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Japan.
Famous pagodas in Saigon to visit during Tet
Together with the festive atmosphere Tet brings to Vietnam every year, the event also the best time of the year for Vietnamese to spend time on their spiritual life and pay respect to religious institutions. Visiting pagodas on the first days of the year has long been a deep-rooted tradition. Here are some famous pagodas in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) you should visit during Tet.
10 affordable Michelin starred restaurants in Thailand you must try
If a dish has a Michelin star next to its name, you can pretty much always trust it’s worth trying – at least once. For the thrifty traveller, a Michelin-star restaurant may seem like a frivolous splurge. However, there is no need to spend that much in a country known for cheap eats, so Thailand opens up a world of affordable possibilities.
7 traditional dishes for Tet that are not Banh Chung
Tet, Lunar New Year in Vietnam, is a special occasion. Everywhere you look, there are banners, lanterns and flowers of the brightest reds, pinks and yellows you’ve ever seen. But this celebration isn’t just for the eyes, it’s also for the stomach. Banh Chung is definitely the most famous traditional food on Tet holiday, but there are even more to explore. Here are 7 traditional dishes for Vietnam’s lunar new year festival that are not Banh Chung.
Experience cuisine of Coconut Land, Ben Tre
Coming to Ben Tre, you will be amazed by the simplicity, yet beauty of the region. For miles the coconut trees cover the land, the gardens with fruits ripe on the trees, the people are friendly, simple, and adorable. And last but not least, the food is just incredibly amazing.
Best seafood restaurants in Istanbul, Turkey
Nestled between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea and split by the iconic Bosphorus, Istanbul is an epicentre for amazing seafood restaurants. A trip to Istanbul isn’t complete without sampling what its nearby seas have to offer but with each catch-of-the-day menu mirroring the next, finding a unique fish restaurant in the city can be an overwhelming task. Here are the best seafood restaurants in Istanbul for you to choose.
7 best festivals in Asia for your 2020 bucket list
A festival is a simple concept of bringing people together to have a good time. There are tens of thousands of them around the world, but if you had to have to create an Asia festival bucket list for 2020, what would it look like? This guide is for you. From unmissable music festivals to ice sculptures, mud baths and magical lanterns, these are the events in Asia you simply have to make time for.
How to celebrate Seollal, Korean Lunar New Year
On the Lunar New Year, or Seollal, Koreans celebrate one of the country’s most important holidays. The Lunar New Year celebration in South Korea focuses on respect for one’s elders and ancestors, as well as time with family and loved ones.
Best places to celebrate Christmas in Asia
If traveling in December, celebrating Christmas in Asia is an option. Many countries have adopted December 25 as an official public holiday but not all. Regardless, Christmas lights, decorated trees, and even Santa can be spotted in countries where Christmas isn't officially observed as a winter event.
The brightest destinations in Singapore this Christmas
Singapore's Christmas simply isn't complete without light-ups and displays along selected thoroughfares. From November to the first week of the New Year, Singapore will be lit up with stunning electric light displays that illuminate the whole country.

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