Things to do in Asia
With more than 50 countries, there is no shortage of things to do in Asia. The diversity of the continent means that, no matter your interest, you’ll find something fascinating beyond the big-name attractions. When planning what to do in Asia, there are a few places to start.
While many travelers think first of Asia's big city centers, there are many interesting creatures to see while you are in Asia. In Malaysia, you can see orangutans in their natural habitat. In Thailand, Ping River rafting tour from Chiang Mai and the Chiang Dao elephant jungle trek are perfect for the adventurous. For a more low-key experience, the Chiang Mai elephants-at-work tour is more educational. In Bali, you can also take on the rapids while white-water rafting. From sandy beaches to snorkeling, lounging and partying on the Thai islands are some of the top things to do in Asia. Phuket is the most popular, but plenty of people prefer Koh Samui, the 13-mile-wide, coconut-grove-filled fishing island. Go to its Chaweng Beach if you want easy access to the best nightlife, or stick to palm-lined Bophut if you want more peace and quiet. Don’t miss Mt. Fuji, Japan’s tallest mountain and a natural work of art. On a clear day, you can see the mountain from Tokyo.