‘We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not we are homesick for the places we have never known’ – Carson Mccullers (destinations in Asia worth revisiting)
This post may seem like a queer one as I have never been an advocate for going to a travel destination more than once. The world is so big and there is so much to explore, why come back to the same place?!
But in 2015, my upcoming revisit back to Krabi, and not long back in April – Bali, had got me reconsidering why some places are meant to keep returning.
5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting
Read more about my previous Krabi trip here.
#4 Seoul, South Korea
One of the few countries in Asia which is amazing to visit all year round due to its 4 seasons! A cheaper alternative to Japan ( which can be rather hefty if you aren’t careful). Korea presents a comparable experience whether you are going there in summer to stroll around sunny Jeju island, or winter skiing/ snowboarding at Yongpyong.
Not to forget, Korea has mouthwatering food that suits the extreme palettes of Asians or anyone who loves spice!
#3 Bali, Indonesia
Who can forget Bali – the Zen hideout where Yoga Gurus and Balinese Masseuses flock to to master the art of their craft.
Bali is definitely a hip and trendy location with a good mix of varied eateries, vintage shops and traditional Balinese culture. This is a perfect location for any occasion: be it for a bachelor/rette party or a romantic getaway.
For the adventurous spirit sort, Bali also has awesome diving spots. Go in the correct season and you can find reef sharks and spot the occasional manta ray.
#2 New Zealand
Considered part of the Oceania region of Asia Pacific, this amazing location has so much to offer that it cannot be covered in 1 trip. 2 weeks can only aid you in covering either the north or the south island at ease. Would strongly encourage you to experience at least a small stretch of it in a campervan or the more commonly known term here – RV.
Lastly, the picturesque landscapes just make you keep coming back for the next nature fix, and possibly experience it in a different season as well
Last but not least – #1 Bangkok!
Who can forget the Thai capital – Bangkok! Considered the best, if not one of the best places in Asia for affordable shopping, Bangkok also has one of the highest amount of cheap transit flights going there.
Hence, if there is 1 location that keeps shopaholics coming back, its got to be Bangkok.
And hence conclude my post about the 5 places in Asia to revisit. Do note that these amazing places has so much more beyond what was stated, so go visit them for yourself and you will know what makes these places so nostalgic for a second visit.