When asked, ‘Where is your favourite place that you’ve visited in the world?’, no two people will have the same answer, but we do know that mankind have been blessed with a beautiful place to call home from dramatic cliff edges to peaceful beach havens. Asia-Pacific is not only home to more than half of the world's population but also boasts some of the world's most breathtaking sights.
Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Be taken black water rafting and marvel at the twinkling galaxy above you glow. Located in Waitomo on New Zealand’s North Island, attracting both locals and avid jetsetters from all over the world, the Glowworm Grotto has become an enchanting wonderland. Meander though the Waitomo River, and be guided by the Glowworms down lofty chambers and stalactites formed over thousands of years.
This 7km stretch of beach is located in the heart one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef. Featuring 74 islands the Whitsundays never cease to amaze the most zealous of traveller. Formed of swirls of blue, green and turquoise waters against luminious white sands are Australia’s answer to paradise. Fly over the iconic Heart Reef, snorkel amongst the vibrant sea life or sail a glass bottom boat around the Whitsunday Coast and surrounding havens.
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Wulingyuan Scenic Area Zhangjiajie, China
This peculiar yet spectacular landscape is made up of 3000 sandstone peaks, dense forests and deep canyons. Allow yourself to get lost amongst streams, springs, waterfalls and natural lakes and pools. Not only is this 26,000 hectare dominated by incredible scenery, it’s also home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.
The Phillipines most undeveloped island; Palawan, is often voted the most beautiful island in the world and it’s not hard to see why. With a mixture of rare wildlife from fanta coloured fish, vibrant butterflies to over 200 species of bird. These crystal clear waters and white sugar sands are home to an acropolis of serenity and relaxation.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan
For a sense of spirituality, this Japanese Bamboo forest, Arashiyama is a tranquill escape from the bustling metropolis of Kyoto. Home to some of the highest bamboo trees in the world, stand below the towering plants and watch them as they gently sway against the wind, with the afternoon sunlight seeping through the greenery.
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