A Guide to East Asia

Done exploring Southeast Asia? Go a little further and visit East Asia with its bustling cities and ultramodern capitals. Hong Kong A two hour flight away from Manila, Hong Kong is easily a Filipino’s favorite quick travel fix. The former British colony is an exhilarating mix of East and West, with heritage areas and sky-high […]

  • November 13, 2019

Done exploring Southeast Asia? Go a little further and visit East Asia with its bustling cities and ultramodern capitals.

Hong Kong

hong kong

A two hour flight away from Manila, Hong Kong is easily a Filipino’s favorite quick travel fix. The former British colony is an exhilarating mix of East and West, with heritage areas and sky-high buildings within walking distance of each other. Visit the different temples and museums for local flavor, dive in to the exciting street food culture, and if you get tired of the usual spots, head out to the countryside.

Seoul

seoul

This city leads the pack when it comes to both fashion and technology, a blend of cutting edge style and K-Pop aesthetics. While it seems like Seoul is steadily moving to the future, its graceful past will also lure you in with various World Heritage sites and traditional wooden homes called hanok.

Tokyo

tokyo

Japan’s capital is famous for its exciting, fast-paced lifestyle, surprising you at every turn. One moment you’re looking up at a modern skyscraper, the next moment you’re in a lantern-lit stall selling traditional handicrafts. Take advantage of both the old and the new by visiting quiet, traditional alleys for decades old establishments, then spend some time exploring the capital’s quirky pop culture and modern cityscapes.

Beijing

beijing

Known as the most populous city in the world, Beijing also holds the distinction of being both the political and cultural centre of China. It’s rapidly evolving, with different museums, performing arts theaters, modern buildings, local restaurants, and imperial historical attractions ready to entertain you.

Taipei

taipei

The dynamic capital of Taiwan is a particularly good spot for a wide range of activities. Foodies will enjoy the various night markets and street food stalls, while nature lovers will enjoy day trips to nearby national parks and tea fields. The city is also home to different temples, galleries, and a few ancient architecture, perfect for those who want to learn more about Taiwanese history, culture, and heritage.

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