The Ultimate Asia Travel Bucket List

Ultimate Asia Travel Bucket List! From riding motorbikes in Saigon to eating bugs in Siem Reap and hiking the Great Wall of China there are so many things to do in Asia.

I have included 5 travel bucket list items for each country below. See the completed Japan, China and Philippines below.

What is on your Asia Travel Bucket List? 


1. Climb Mt Fuji ✓
2. Dress as a Geisha ✓
3. Snorkel in Okinawa ✓
4. Stay at a Buddhist Monastery✓
5. Snowboard in Niesko✓
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1. Hike along the Great Wall ✓
2. Terracotta Warriors ✓
3. Eat bugs at Wangfujing Night Market ✓
4. Leshan Giant Buddha
5. Giant Pandas in Chengdu
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1. Cycle from Saigon to Hue ✓
2. Eat lots of street food ✓
3. Crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels ✓
4. Halong Bay cruise ✓
5. Ride a motorbike in Saigon ✓


1. Temples of Angkor ✓
2. Zip line through the jungles of Angkor ✓
3. Cooking class ✓
4. Stay at the Shinta Mani ✓
5. Tonle Sap Lake


1. Hike up Mt Batur ✓
2. Gili Islands
3. Learn to surf ✓
4. Waterbomb park ✓
5. Sumatra Jungle Trek


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1. Climb Mt Kinabalu
2.  Island hopping in Langkawi ✓
3. Batu Caves ✓
4. Snorkel at Palau Payer ✓
5. Visit the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre


1. Check out the view from the 91st floor of Taipei 101 ✓
2. Try Stinky Tofu
3. Visit the Shilin Night Markets ✓
4. Taroko Gorge
5. Yehliu National Geo Park

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1. Swim with the whale sharks
2. Dive with the thresher sharks
3. See the Tarsiers
4. Banue Rice Fields
5. Hike up to Mt Pinatubo
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1. River tubing in Vang Vieng
2. Buddha Park in Vientiane
3. Temples of Luang Prabang
4. Hot air ballooning
5. Kuang Si Waterfalls 


Photo credit: Courtney Hernandez

1. Chiang Mai
2. Elephant conservation centre
3. Island hopping
4. Lantern Festival
5. Floating Markets


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1. Diving
2.  Relax in a hammock on a beautiful beach
3. Swim with turtles
4. Stay at an over water bungalow
5. Eat at an underwater restaurant 


1. Hot air balloon over Bagan
2. Eat street food in Yangon
3. Swim at Ngapali Beach
4. Shwedagon Pagoda
5. Golden Rock



1. Go on safari
2. Cycle Kerala and Southern India
3. Volunteer at the Golden Temple
4. Taj Mahal
5. Yoga



1. Climb Adam’s Peak
2. Udawalawe jeep safari
3. Dambulla Caves Temple
4. Wilpattu National Park
5. Whale watching



1. Everest Base Camp
2. Lhasa to Kathmandu ride
3. Annapurna Circuit
4. Gokyo Lakes
5. Chitwan Safari



1. Hike to Tigers Nest Monastery
2. Experience Paro festival
3. Chomolhari Trek
4. Bhutan by bike
5. Thimphu Festival


1. Visit the DMZ
2. Gwangjang food market
3. Hiking the Seorak Mountains
4. Bukchon Village
5. Jeju Island  


1. Spot a Bengal tiger in Sundarbans National Park
2. Visit Cox’s Bazar Beach
3. Banaripara Saturday floating rice & vegetable market
4. Ride a rickshaw through Old Dhaka
5. Explore tribal villages 


1. Spend a night in a ger camp
2. Climb the sand dunes in the Gobi desert
3. Naadam Festival
4. Trans-Siberian or Trans-Mongolian railway
5. Ride a camel at Khongoryn Els

What would you add to the Ultimate Asia Travel Bucket List?

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