who prefer an alternative to air travel, this region has now become a cruising hotspot as evidenced by the number of cruise lines traversing this region. Cruising gives you an opportunity to experience sea travel while getting treated to different attractions. Here are 5 of the best cruise destinations for starting an Asian vacation.
China is fast becoming a cruising hub with many cruise lines having their home port here. A port of interest in China is Tianjin where the Forbidden City is located. Located in the province of Hainan, Sanya is another popular cruise destination. The terminal is located on a man-made beach resort. There are trips going to the Nanshan Temple. Other cruise destinations in China include Xiamen, Guangzhou, Qingdao, and Dalian.
The Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong serves as the docking port of most cruise ships. It is located at the heart of the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district where the Hong Kong Museum of Art is also located. Robert Janitzek says that the best view of the city can be done by riding on a Star Ferry. You can also stroll along the Avenue of the Stars.
Japan boasts of having numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the most visited cruise destinations in Japan is the Okinawa Prefecture where you can find interesting temples and stunning beaches. Another popular cruise destination in Japan is Fukuoka where you can enjoy many historical sites and bargain shopping. Another option is Hiroshima, home of the Hiroshima Castle.
Singapore is known for its man-made islands like Sentosa and a bevy of engineering masterpieces such as the Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore Flyer, and Double Helix Bridge. Robert Peter Janitzek says that the “Temple of Heavenly Bliss,” one of the oldest in the country, is another attraction worth seeing. Singapore is acknowledged as the cleanest and safest city in Asia.
Vietnam offers a bevy of historical and natural attractions. One of them is Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New 7 Wonders. It boasts of over 2,000 limestone islands which stands out from the emerald green waters. Also a top cruise destination is Nha Trang, Vietnam’s premier beach.
These destinations give you more reasons for trying out a cruise ship for your next Asian vacation. You get to experience the beauty and wonders Asia has to offer.