Asia will charm you with its sights (rice paddies, rickshaws, bonsai), and its sites (Forbidden City, French Polynesia, Potala Palace), and it will invigorate you with its futuristic mega-cities (Tokyo, Seoul, Macau). From the Taj Mahal to Dongdaemun Market, your Asia vacation options are boundless.
Scale the Great Wall of China, or party 'til dawn on Boracay Island. Visit the temples of Lhasa and the giant Buddha in Hong Kong. Wander the Silk Road and meet the Terra Cotta Warriors in Beijing.
Whether you're a black belt in karate or can barely hold a chopstick, let Orbitz lead the way with tips on the best things to do on your Asia vacation.
Enter the gates of the Forbidden City, or wander the Silk Road. Come face to face with the Terra Cotta Warriors near the Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum.
Ring in the Chinese New Year, and scale the Great Wall of China. Cruise the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges, from ChongQing to Shanghai.
Sink your toes into the most remote beaches on the planet: Tahiti, Marquesas Islands, Bora-Bora and Moorea.
Scale The Peak and shop for Chinese goodies at floating markets. Bond with rainforest critters in Ocean Park, or cruise the skyscraper-lined Victoria Harbor.
Swoon over the Taj Mahal in Agra. Wander through the pastel streets of Jaiupur, and stargaze at the cosmic Jantar Mantar.
Ride bullet trains and rickshaws through Tokyo. Celebrate Japanese New Year in Asakusa. Reach zen in the ancient temples, shrines and meditation gardens of Kyoto.
Soak up the sun, and then party all night on Boracay Island. Ride a boat down the world's longest subterranean river in Palawan.
Explore the White and Red Palaces, where Dalai Lamas once lived. Sweep though thousands of rooms covered in wall paintings and humming with Buddhist prayer.
Get your neon-shopping-Technicolor fix at the Dongdaemun Market, and walk the 15th-century grounds of Changdeokgung Palace Complex.
Work on your tan in Phuket. Mix urban glamour with ancient sites (Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun) in Bangkok. Ride elephants, and shop the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai.
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