Picture Perfect Asia

08 August 2019

Picture Perfect Asia

From the second you arrive in a new country you’ll be presented with different landscapes and unfathomable scenery, worlds away from the familiarity of home. Whether you’re a budding photographer or simply enjoy witnessing these spectacular sights for yourself, Asia has no shortage of picture-perfect spots to explore. From the winding nature of hand-made rice terraces to tranquil beaches and intricately designed temples, below we explore the most photogenic places to visit across Asia. There's just one question left to answer – which will you visit first?


photogenic places in Asia Angkor Wat Siem Reap


One of the largest religious monuments in the world, Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia was originally constructed as a Hindu temple before gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th Century. Visit at sunrise or sunset to witness the most beautiful collection of colours form above this impressive monument.


Beautifully located on the banks of a tree lined river, Belmond La Residence d'Angkor perfectly captures the authenticity of Cambodia whilst still offering modern day luxury, offering a peaceful haven just moments from the buzz of nearby Siem Reap.


picture perfect ubud bali swing


The town of Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia, is known as a centre for traditional crafts and dance. The surrounding Ubud District’s rainforest and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali’s most famous landscapes. Stroll amongst the luscious green rice terraces and be sure to stop by the 'Bali swing' for the chance to bring out your inner Tarzan.


Ideally situated for exploring Ubud, The Chedi Club is the former home of one of Indonesia’s most respected collectors of art and antiques, Hendra Hadiprana. Today this stunning estate has been transformed into a boutique retreat with just 20 individual pavilions which boast lovely features such as open-air bathrooms and original Balinese artworks from Hendra’s private collection.


yee peng lantern festival chiang mai


The Yee Peng lantern festival takes place in November every year and sees thousands of brightly lit lanterns rising into the night's sky over Chiang Mai. The festival also features traditional Thai dance shows and live music - a treat for the senses and plenty of photo opportunities!


The stunning Four Seasons Chiang Mai, with its picturesque backdrop of the Mae Rim Valley mountains, overlooks emerald green terraced rice fields. This is the perfect hotel to explore the distinctive charm of Chiang Mai, nicknamed 'The Rose of the North', and enjoy the authentic Thai experience that the resort provides.


photogenic beach koh rong asia


Koh Rong is the island of variety where landscapes are concerned, starting with long stretches of sandy beaches and the adjacent turquoise waters which line the coast of the island. If these tranquil scenes are not enough, venturing further inland delivers you to a dense jungle terrain which is dotted with spectacular waterfalls.


The Royal Sands resort is a luxurious beachfront retreat on the beautiful island of Koh Rong, just a short boat ride away from the port of Sihanoukville on the southern Cambodian coast. Whether you want to simply enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation or enjoy some of the many water sports and activities on offer, this resort offers you a taste of island life that you will not want to leave.


taj mahal agra photogenic asia


The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". The unique building is awe-inspiring from afar, especially with early-morning or late-evening colours that are reflected from the sky, but keep your camera out as you walk closer - the detail on the marble is equally as stunning!


Set across from the iconic Taj Mahal, The Oberoi Amarvilas is the best place to stay whilst in Agra. The details showcased throughout all 102 rooms, featuring teak wood flooring, Mughal inspired décor, and exquisite hand-crafted furniture all come with an air of opulence. The Oberoi Amarvilas caters to creating an unforgettable experience in Agra from the moment you arrive.


victoria peak hong kong views skyline


Where better to get a true feel of a new city than heading upwards to look out over the skyline and watching all the action below? As the highest hill on Hong Kong island, Victoria Peak has an elevation of 552m which offers breath-taking views over the island.


Standing handsomely in central Hong Kong, take in the jaw dropping city views of this thriving and majestic city. The harbour views from the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong are a delight as you feast your eyes all over the action and 'people watch' like never before!


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