The travel bible “Lonely Planet” recently announced the latest selection of the best travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019 . These include vibrant ancient cities, secluded paradise, and dotted ocean islands.
In this selection, Beijing became the only Chinese city on the list.
Want to know where are the most popular and anticipated travel destinations this year? Let’s take a look~
Margaret River and Southern Western Australia, Australia
Margaret River & Southern WA, Australia
The coastline of the Great South is intertwined with untouched virgin forests and sapphire blue waters. It extends from the Margaret River area to the farther south. You can watch whales cruising in this area and jumping in the fields. kangaroo.
In addition to the unique and stunning natural scenery, there are also wineries, craft breweries and delicious restaurants that make your mouth water. The food and wine here is so famous all over the world that it has three famous festivals as the theme – Truffle Kerfuffle, Taste Great Southern and Taste Western Australia.
Bordering the Seto Inland Sea in the north and the Pacific Ocean in the south, Shikoku Island not only has a strong religious and historical atmosphere, but also has the oldest Buddhist pilgrimage route in Japan. Today, with the efforts of many architects and artists, it has added a lot of artistic atmosphere.
In November 2019, the much-loved Naoshima Island and 11 other art-filled islands in the Seto Inland Sea will host the Setouchi International Arts Festival. Naoshima’s influence is spreading to the interior of Shikoku, and many travelers come here to explore famous places: such as the “hidden” Iya Valley, the Naruto whirlpool, Kochi’s castle and Hiroto market, and Matsuyama’s Dogo Onsen, as well as It is possible to climb the sacred Shinto peak of Mt. Shichui, and some have even embarked on a 1,400-kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage to the eighty-eight temples.
Bay of Islands and Northland, New Zealand
Bay of Islands & Northland, New Zealand
The stretch of sand, the bright stars, the blue sea, the deep forest are quiet… too many beautiful elements make up this picturesque extreme north.
In addition to its rich history and culture, uncanny natural beauty, rich marine wildlife is also a major feature here.
Singapore is so small that it is not an exaggeration to describe it as a “land of cones”. You don’t need to work hard to plan the route, even if you close your eyes and walk casually, you will find many surprises. Your footprints shuttle between many scenic spots, and you can switch between different cultural styles with square steps. From a distance, you can see the essence of the city.
If there is one city that can awaken memories just by taste alone, it must be Singapore! From Bak Kut Teh to Chili Crab, from Hainanese Chicken Rice to Manta Ray, there is a walking food map here, as well as the collision of different taste buds brought together by multiculturalism.
The Cook Islands
The Cook Islands is a place favored by God but not well known. For nearly a century from 1901 to 1989, she was quietly treasured by the “master” New Zealand. Since the Cook Islands became a sovereign and independent country in 1989, it has been a favorite holiday destination for New Zealanders until now.
People here, young and old, are good at singing and dancing, are hospitable, and can laugh for a long time with little things. Because of the small population, a local walks on the street and always greets each other non-stop. It is precisely because of this that the local security is excellent, and every household does not close their doors at night and does not pick up their belongings, and violent incidents are unheard of (the police here do not have guns because they cannot be used).
Sandwiched between the dynamism of Ho Chi Minh City and the slightly laid-back historic vibe of Hanoi, central Vietnam is one of the most diverse regions in the country.
The colorful food in Hue bears the royal heritage of the city, and the legendary city lanes in the south of Hoi An hide local delicacies such as fragrant high-rise noodles. Da Nang, next door to the Han River, specializes in seafood and is becoming one of Vietnam’s most exciting destinations.
Golden Bridge near Ba Na Hills is easily accessible by international flight from many Asian cities; for adventurous and intrepid travelers, don’t miss the unique caves and forest springs of Phong Nha Kebang National Park.
Fiji is a Pacific island country consisting of 332 islands, with a year-round temperature of 22-30°C.
Many traditional customs are preserved in the local area, such as the magical chanting ceremony of calling the fish in the deep sea to the shallow sea for catching, the traditional fire escape ceremony and so on. There are many flowers in Fiji, and men and women there have the habit of wearing flowers.
The sea in Fiji is colorful because there are all kinds of colorful sea fish swimming in the water. It has the second largest continuously extending coral reef in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia).
Palawan is known as the last piece of virgin land in the Philippines. The number of tourists is less than 1/10 of that of Boracay, but the scenery is 100 times more beautiful. Both the beach scenery and the underwater creatures are well preserved. When diving, you will marvel at the truly colorful coral groups.
El Nido has been rated as “Asia’s Best Resort Beach” by National Geographic for three consecutive years, and ranked first in the “Twenty Most Beautiful Beaches in the World” by the American magazine “Condé Nast Traveler”.
According to this ranking, “Beijing is trying to tear off the label of “smog”. In the past year, the blue sky in the memory of old Beijingers seems to have returned.” Moreover, the development of urban infrastructure is also quite eye-catching. It is planned to be completed in 2019 Daxing International Airport, which opened to air on September 30, was designed by Zaha Hadid and is shaped like a starfish. It is currently the largest airport in the world and was completed on June 30 as scheduled. The brand new Beijing Universal Studios will open in 2021, and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will also be held in multiple venues in the city.
The Forbidden City, which is about 600 years old, has now turned into a face value of Chinese culture. Just a snow, beautiful all over the world, has become a “national Internet celebrity” in our hearts.
Cambodia is a country with mysterious and rich culture. There are tens of thousands of pagodas and temples, and countless tourists come here every year. In the process of traveling, it is completely to accept another baptism of the soul.
Angkor Wat, this beautiful building that has been forgotten by the world for 400 years in the wild jungle, appears from time to time on the list of “a person should visit at least once in his life”. It is precisely because of Angkor Wat that Cambodia is covered with a veil of mystery.