The 10 Best Family-Friendly Destinations in Asia

Asia is the largest continent and a mix of cultures and different landscapes. High Mountain peaks, beaches and a home to some vivid historical places in the world. In case you are planning a family trip you must visit the following places in this magnificent continent and enjoy your vacations to the fullest with your loved ones.

Thailand

Thailand is one of the favorite destinations for tourists. The country has vivid landscapes with mountains and jungles in Chiang Mai, islands and beaches in the south and new and thrilling adventure in Bangkok. The Land of Smiles- Thailand is a perfect place for families as it has great hospitality and food along with so much to explore. Chiang Mai is a must visit place, it has got temples, hill tribe villages, elephant sanctuaries and some real explorations for your kids.

The beaches of Phuket, Samui and Krabi have clear waters and some amazing water adventures for people of all ages like snorkeling, island hopping, elephant camps and hiking trips. If you are not the adventure sports kind of person you can lie down on the sandy beaches and relax in the sun. Bangkok has shopping hubs, floating markets, the Grand Palace, famous temples, Chinatown, urban tours and much more for you and your family to enjoy and capture in your memories. Bangkok is also well equipped with family and nursing rooms and on the go food. It’s comfortable, easy and fun to travel with your family.

Singapore

Singapore is one of the most organized countries in Asia with a clean and efficient public transportation system, some amazing places to visit and countless places to eat good food. The beaches in Singapore may not be the best but the luxury hotels provide an amazing pool experience and you can saunter along the sands of Sentosa Island and East Coast Park and travel to island such as St. John’s, Lazarus and Pulau Ubin. Singapore has the magnificently built Singapore Flyer and the iconic Merlion statue in Merlion Park. The architecture of the religious buildings here likes the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Masjid Sultan and Sri Mariamman Temple is a beauty to capture.  Outdoor adventure places include the Singapore Botanic Gardens, MacRitchie Reservoir, the Southern Ridges and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Gardens and museums and the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay are an all new experience for the kids. Do experience the Singapore night Safari and enjoy the night life here

There is so much for the kids like the movie themed rides, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, MegaZip Adventure Park and Kidzania Singapore.

Bali

Surely, you must have heard the name, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A magnificent Indonesian island known for its woody volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. If you travel to this island you must visit the religious sites such as the famous Cliffside Uluwatu Temple. It is one of the most friendly tourist locations with awesome food, parties and unimaginable fun. Surfing, boating and water sports are cheap and good. Bali is a pocket friendly place with so much to do. The weather is pretty much good all the time, while April and October and pretty dry.

Other places that are worth going are Waterbom Bali Park, Bali Treetop Adventure Park, and the pyramidal Rumah Pohon Temple.

Also the world class water slides at the Splash Water Park are a fun experience for the kids.  The Outdoor Balinese singing and dancing shows are a treat to watch.

Malaysia

As the tagline of Malaysia says ‘Malaysia- Truly Asia’; this place truly represents the Asian vividness of landscapes and beauty. Malaysia is known for its beaches, rainforests and the combination of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. Enjoy your time with your family with golfing, diving, shopping at some premiere locations in Malaysia. Visit places like Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, George Town, and Malacca City and take a tour of some colonial buildings, shopping districts and skyscrapers.

Sabah, a Malaysian state located on the island of Borneo, is a fabulous choice for adventurous families that are ready to go an extra mile for some real expedition.

In Kota Kinabalu you will find beaches, monuments, parks, Bird Park and museums for the kids to enjoy the wildlife and culture of the country. Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, near Sandakan, is draws the attention of a lot of tourists. Rainforest Discovery Centre is also a nature with a vast collection of plants found in the jungles. You will also find natural heated waters at Poring Hot Spring and admirable views from the treetop canopy walk. The Kinabatangan River is a wonderful place for nature spotting. Rafflesia, the world largest flower is also found in the Kinabalu National Park, so do not miss a chance to see them closely.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a colourful, busy, and modern city with a new perspective for both the families and the kids. The extravagant lifestyle and bright lights maybe a bit too awe-inspiring at times and there are plenty of attractions to captivate your children and make it an enjoyable trip for all. The capital has many family accommodations, ranging from traditional to western lifestyles. You can sleep on tatami mats and have an experience of the local life at ryokans.  There are theme parks in abundance here. Kids would love the cute world of Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland. Not just this you can visit the Ueno Zoo and Hanayashiki which is believed to be the oldest amusement park in Japan.

DisneySea is a one of its kind Disney experience, combining Disney characters and water-based attractions. It will make the kids enter a world of their own. Universal Studios is for the children that love movies because it takes you deep into the world of movies.

There are plenty of fun and educational experiences in Tokyo, like the National Museum of Nature and Science, the Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and Sony Explora Science. Visit the Ghibli Museum, ride in a rickshaw, take a water bus ride, soak in an onsen, and make the best of your vacations in Tokyo.

Amman, Jordan

Jordan is a really small country and not a very popular place but what makes it a perfect tourist destination if you look for exploring the new and different places with your family. Located in the Middle East, Jordan is a land of history, culture, scenic beauty and nature. It is easy to commute, as you can easily rent a car and explore almost everywhere. Show your kids the new cultures and styles by visiting the Amman’s Rainbow Street and stopover at the lively souks. Other amusements for the kids include the Children’s Museum, King Hussein Gardens, the open-air museum of Jabal Al-Qalaa, and the stunning Abu Darwish Mosque.

The Roman remains of Jerash are a short drive from Amman, the capital of Jordon. This is an ancient place with some iconic well-preserved site. The Lost City of Petra is a must see, when in Jordan. Go for a horse ride through the Siq with your family and experience the beautiful landscape. Find out the lunar-like landscapes of Wadi Rum and take a camel ride. Experience the salty waters of the Dead Sea, swim in it and enjoy snorkeling and sunbathing in the Red Sea, on the sandy beaches of Aqaba.

Luang Prabang

Vacations are a time to escape from the hectic schedules and enjoy peace and tranquility. One such place to visit with your family is Luang Prabang, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The picturesque landscapes and heritage provides you time to relax and explore. It lies in Northern Laos, in a valley at the convergence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. It is well known for its Buddhist temples with Wat Xieng Thong being the most famous if them all. You can Cruise along the Mekong river and discover the hidden caves and ancient shrines. Trekking, visiting elephant camps and waterfall are some of the activities you must enjoy in this ancient city. You can experience staying in jungle lodges with your family and even experience farm life. It also has a number of higher end hotels with babysitting services.  Also visit the famous historical places like the Mount Phousi, Royal Place and Wat Chom Si temple.

Shangai, China

It is one of China’s most modern cities and has many places to see and explore for everyone. Theme parks, cultural sites, museums, parks, shopping centers, there is so much to do here in Shangai. The food is great and the themed restaurants provide you with an unusual dining experience.

Shanghai Disneyland will be one of the most fascinating experiences for your kids and you must not miss this one. Other things to do with the kids include watching animals at the Wild Animal Park and Shanghai Zoo and relax at the Dino Beach Water Park during hot days. The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium has the longest underwater tunnel in the world to see the amazing and vivid marine life. It is a must family experience to travel in the rail car that travels through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel and provides you with an all new thrilling experience.

Click loads of great holiday pictures at the 3D Magic Fun House and of course do visit the famous Madam Tussauds. People’s Park is a place where you can relax and your kids can run around and play after a tiring day. We also recommend you to visit the Fuxing Park, and Jing’an Sculpture Park.

Taipie, Taiwan

The well organized city of Taipie with good accommodation facilities, easy transport and amazing food, make it a comfortable and luxury experience for your vacations.

A home to many cultural sites, you must visit the great Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, the glorious Longshan Temple and the National Palace Museum. You can enjoy exquisite scenes of nature with a ride on the Maokong Gondola.

Taipei Zoo is a home to many animal species, including Panda. Enjoy shopping and eating at the bustling Shilin Night Market. A trek to the Elephant Mountain is a great way to do some expedition along with enjoying terrific views. Taipei Children’s Amusement Park and the Leofoo Village Theme Park have a collection of rides and play areas.

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc is a great place for families looking for some beach time in the islands of Vietnam. Enjoy getting tanned in the sun, swimming, and beach games at this island. The most popular amongst all the beaches is the Long Beach where you’ll find the greatest selection of facilities and luxury. Other must visit beaches include Bai Thom, Bai Sao, and Vung Bao. Boating and snorkeling are enjoyable and what adds to the fun is squid fishing on these beaches.

Theme parks and underwater aquarium are what makes this a perfect family destination. Vinpearl Land is a popular theme park, with a 5D cinema and much more. For animal zoos you must visit the safari zoo of Vinpearl Safari.

To explore and discover something more educational, the Coi Nguon Museum provides with such an experience, as it is one of the island’s famous fish-sauce factories and pearl farms. The island also has Pepper farms and bee farms. The Ganh Dau Trail is great for hiking and the Suoi Tranh waterfalls are a lovely sight.

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