Asia. It’s a continent where your senses come alive. Where the past and the present infuse, creating diverse landscapes that range from sky-scraping cities to lush paddy fields. It’s a destination that offers so many fascinating sights, that it would easy to spend a lifetime exploring this part of the world.
Flight Centre currently have deals on flights to Asia, with return flights to a range of destinations starting from just £463 per person! Here’s a guide to some of the beautiful places you could and should visit:
1. Phuket, Thailand
Return flights to Phuket start from just £483 return.
The island of Phuket is vast in size and contains an abundance of turquoise beaches waiting to be explored. Nicknamed the ‘pearl of the Andaman’, it offers all the beauty of a tropical island escape but with an added dose of fun. There’s plenty of activities to choose from, whether you want to explore the marine-filled waters with some deep sea diving, lounge the day away on a white sand beach, or dance until morning at the vibrant party city Patong – this island has a little something for everyone.
2. Beijing, China
Return flights to Beijing start from just £507 return.
The cultural heart of China, Beijing is a historic city packed with grand temples and ancient palaces. As China’s capital it’s also fast becoming a modern epicentre with a cluster of outlandish skyscrapers appearing on the horizon in the last decade. However, Beijing’s major tourist attraction still firmly remains the Great Wall of China, situated within the hills that loom over the north of town. Most tourists spend their time wandering the narrows alleyways of the ancient city, sampling tasty street food and of course, arranging one of the many tours to the Great Wall.
3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Return flights to Ho Chi Minh City start from just £481 return.
Ho Chi Minh City is fast being propelled into the future. The epitome of new and old, this city is a dizzy combination of towering skyscrapers, ancient pagodas, wooden huts, plush restaurants, ramshackle markets and high end shopping malls. It’s this close diversity that makes the city such a fascination stop.
4. Tokyo, Japan
Return flights to Tokyo start from just £585 return.
A modern metropolis with a cultural core, Tokyo is a condensed labyrinth of neon signs and towering buildings against secret pagoda gardens and distant mountains. Whether you’re a city slicker or not, the buzz of Tokyo can’t help but cause you to take a deep breath. Become part of the hectic crowd heckling over piles of fresh seafood at the Tsukiji Central Fish Market, rent a bike and take a leisurely cycle through the pretty Ueno Koen Park or marvel at the technological advancements at Roppongi Hills complex.
There are even more destinations to choose from if you fancy jet-setting off on an Asian journey. Check out all the real deals here and get packing!