This is my planned route for my upcoming adventure, dubbed Asia 2.0:
1. Beijing, China (3 days)
I will spend one day solo exploring the city before I join my tour group for 4 more days visiting the Great Wall and other highlights of this city
2. Shanghai, China (3 days)
I plan on checking out the Bund and the rest of China’s biggest city. I also might watch some Chinese acrobats and do some shopping.
3. Xi’an, China (2 days)
I cant wait to see the Terracotta Warriors in person
4. Yangtze River, China (4 days)
Here we will board a river boat and cruise down the Yangtze River, stopping at various spots along the way, including the Three Gorges and the Dam
5. Yangshuo, China (3 days)
This area just looks breathtakingly beautiful and I cant wait to see it
6. Hong Kong (6 days)
After spending a couple days here ending of my China tour, I will spend a few more days exploring Hong Kong and hopefully checking out some of the things i missed out on last visit.
7. Chiang Mai, Thailand (7 days)
This will be my relax and rejuvinate part of my trip. I plan on going to the spa, and lounging by the pool. I will also visit some of the Wats in town, take a cooking class and revisit the Elephant Nature Park.
8. Bangkok, Thailand (5 days)
I have a few days in Bangkok to myself before I join my next tour. I plan on going to a floating village, doing some shopping, and probably visiting a few Wats.
9. Ko Samui, Thailand (3 days)
I cant wait to spend a few days relaxing on the beaches of Ko Samui and Ko Phangan
10. Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (1)
A quick stop here on my way into Malaysia
11. Penang, Malaysia (1 day)
My introduction to Malaysia, I will visit Georgetown and hopefully try some yummy diverse food
12. Cameron Highlands, Malaysia (2 days)
The hills here look so beautiful and green. I hope to try some of the tea right from the source.
13. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2 days)
I cant wait to see this lively city!
14. Melaka, Malaysia (1 day)
Here we will check out the streets of Chinatown
15. Singapore (4 days)
After spending 2 days here I will say goodbye to my tour group and then spend 2 more days exploring this cosmopolitan city
16. Sandakan, Malaysia (4 days) *
I am so excited to visit Borneo! I will visit Turtle island and hopefully see some Orangutans as well.
17. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (5 days) *
Not only do I look forward to KK, I also want to check out the islands in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
18. Krabi, Thailand (7 days) *
I think i may head to Ao Nang and Koh Phi Phi and maybe Koh Lanta to finish off my trip. I figure I will need some relaxing beach time before I head to Beijing for a day before heading back to the cold Canadian winter
*not set in stone yet
Let me know if you have any recommendations of things i should see while visiting each of these places!