Travelers from all over the world have already started looking for the next places that need to be visited or have been most wanted for months. Richieast has created the Top 5 luxury destinations in Asia 2015 based on the traveling trends and also on the hundreds of reviews written by tourists on websites like Tripadvisor or Lonely Planet.
1. Bali – Indonesia
Indonesia is preferred by tourists who love to travel on islands where people respect their healthy traditions and customs concordant with nature’s will and power. Bali ranks in the Top 5 luxury destinations in Asia 2015 due to a large number of travelers who simply fall in love with the luxurious resorts and hotels that offer high class services of hospitality and well known spa treatments that simply regenerate the entire body making you fell younger. Besides local attractions such as Agung volcano, ancient temples or the impressive rice terraces, Bali offers relaxing and wide sand beaches with crystal clear ocean waters that surround the island.
2. Shanghai – China
Shanghai city of China is also very popular among tourists’ choices being a modern metropolis where international luxury brands have implemented high standards of living. When it comes to shopping, Shanghai offers a 6 kilometers long street called Nanjing Road where a large number of shops and stores are waiting for their customers. For romantic tourists, Huangpu river is the perfect place to walk along the promenade with important attractions like “ The Bund” or “Oriental Pearl TV Tower” (469 meters), “ World Financial Center “ can be admired by day or by night. “ Shanghai Museum” is also another important attraction that guests valuable pieces of ancient history which dates back since Han Dynasty. Shanghai Disneyland is the largest Disneyland project in China which is going to be ready by the end of 2015. Being a modern metropolis and an important financial city in China, Shanghai occupies an important place in Top 5 luxury destinations in Asia 2015.
3. Hanoi – Vietnam
Hanoi is a mixture between old and new, a small capital where traditional constructions and temples seem to never get old, a city where people live in harmony and peace. Fresh air and pure nature are captivating for tourists who had enough of the overcrowded and polluted cities. People are riding bicycles or scooters and catching a taxi gets so easy because tourists can find a lot of pedicabs or Honda Om (people with motorbikes as taxis). Every traveler who reaches to Hanoi must visit “Van Mieu Temple” , “Hoan Kiem Lake” ( which is locate in center of the city and represents the warrior who fought against Ming Dynasty) and also “ The Old Quarter” . Economical growth has lately transformed Hanoi into a luxury attraction and this is why Richieast considers the city a Top 5 luxury destinations in Asia 2015.
The smallest country in South East Asia may not need any explanation of why it’s included in the Top 5 Luxury destinations in Asia 2015, becoming so popular in such a short time for travelers around the world who seek for the perfect Asian Modern city. Well, Singapore has everything a modern tourist needs and more, it has luxury hotels, casinos, expensive nightclubs – a truly Las Vegas in the heart of Asia. Also known as the “ Lion City “, Singapore holds an important role in free trade business, a role that leaded to a rapid expansion of luxury hotels and business centers. The tropical climate along with the vibrant nightlife transforms Singapore into a magnet for tourists who love spending money or start new business partnerships. We can mention important landmarks such as “ Little India”, “ Boat Quay”, ”Chinatown” or the famous “ Marina Bay Sands”
5. Chengdu – China
Chengdu represents one of the most traditional and old cities in China with a history that dates back since 4,000 years ago, a city where legends told by elder people are considered to be true. For example Chengdu is thought to be a city that changes people’s mind and makes them more stable regarding their relations with other people and nature, a peaceful city that makes people forget about getting rich with all costs. Another particularity of Chengdu is the large number of Panda bears considered to be also the symbol of Chengdu where tourists can admire Panda toys on every corner and also a Panda Research Center has been created. In matter of luxury, Chengdu proudly occupies the Top 5 Luxury destinations in Asia 2015 being situated on the 3rd place after Beijing or Shanghai regarding the global luxury companies that installed their stores here. In 2010 Chengdu had a massive 6 billion $ sales of luxury goods and by the end of 2015 it will gather more than 80% of luxury industry.