Asia encompasses several natural beauties from the highest mountain in the world to stunning beaches in the Maldives. Below are listed some of the incredible places from Asia you should put on your bucket list-
Living Bridges in Cherrapunji, India
This wettest region on the planet has the richest biodiversity in Asia. And the most astonishing fact about the bridges which proves to be the same as its namesake is that these bridges were not actually built, but grown. Rubber tree roots eventually became bridges when they were directed towards the opposite side of the river to help villagers cross it. This was the perfect solution because if wooden bridges were built they would simply rot due to the heavy amount of rainfall the region receives. One of the famous among them is the Umshiang Double-Decker Bridge. Pay a visit to Meghalaya, which is popularly known as ‘Abode of Clouds’ to witness this versatile landscape.
Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Due to the fact that it is located near a river, it has been named so which means ‘mountain river cave’. The caves have been recently discovered in the 1990s and are the biggest cave in the world with an area so large that it could house a 40-story building and even a Boeing 747 plane. Inhabited by monkeys and flying foxes, its jungle is called the Garden of Edam. The caves are rich in cave pearls and some 300 million years old fossil, making it one of the most unique places on the earth.
Gokyo Lakes Trek, Nepal
The glacier-fed lakes fan out over more than six miles of land, which makes it the highest freshwater lake system in the world. This is an amazing alternative for people who want to go to a place that surrounds the Mt Everest without actually going to its high altitude.
There are some amazing things you should not miss when on this tour. To get a spectacular view of the Everest, climb Gokyo Ri. Go for a hike to the largest glacier in the Himalayas, Ngozumpa. And to get a feel of its religious culture, visit this place in the month of August when pilgrims bathe in the lake.
Mount Kelimutu, Indonesia
Located on Flores, Mount Kelimutu is famous for its shimmering waters and lunar landscape, which makes it a place to visit once in your lifetime.
This place is mesmerizing has three summit crater lakes that claim to have chameleon-like properties as each of the lakes have different colors, and it changes over the years. Isn’t it surprising?
It seems to be astonishing when visiting this place because you will never know what colors might greet you. Will it be red, green or blue?
Chocolate Hills, the Philippines
This list would be incomplete if we don’t mention the name of chocolate hills in it. These are one of the proponents that have been proposed to be the eighth wonder of the world. This national geological monument of the Philippines is a pure natural wonder as, till now, no geologist hasn’t been able to explain the formation of these hills. The grass of these conical hills remain brown during the dry season and turns green when the rains start.
Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
This natural wonder has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This magnificent landform offers several scenic views of the surrounding rainbow rocks that are formed due to the crumbling of limestone over the years. It can be is an incredible sight for your Asia travel list.
Ban Gioc Falls, Vietnam
Located in Cao Bang in Vietnam, these waterfalls are naturally created over the river called Quay Son. It marks the border between the countries of China and Vietnam. They offer a spell-bounding view just like the world-famous Niagara Falls.