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With travel on halt, you have plenty of time to rethink and expand your bucket list. Once you have ticked off those popular tourist-packed destinations, it is time to look for lesser- known destinations. Here are 4 hidden gems to add to your bucket list:
1. El Nido, Philippines
El Nido houses 45 islands, soft white sand beaches, coral reefs, limestone cliffs and turquoise waters. It is perfect for island hopping, snorkel cruise, cliff jumping and scuba diving.
2. Boseong, Korea
Boseong highlights the rich flavourful culture and colourful nature sceneries of South Korea. Famous for its green tea, you may witness their organic farms upclose, and even get to try their green tea ice-cream!
Luxuriate green tea baths are also available in their wellness spas, and a Green Tea Festival takes place here every May.
3. Sukhothai, Thailand
Sukhothai was the cradle of Thai civilisation, a birthplace of their language and culture. It houses a number of impressive historical sites and over 190 temple ruins that will take your breathe away. It is suggested for you to rent a bike to cover more historic grounds.
4. Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan
Iriomote Island is the second largest island in Okinawa and also the Japan’s best-kept secret backyard. Iriomote Island is blessed with rich wildlife and has a lot to offer for nature lovers. Picture-perfect beaches with white sand and world-class snorkelling, you can also have waterfalls all to yourself, try river kayaking and even fishing.
Covid-19 has changed tourism forever, travelling now falls under a new normality of social distancing. We want to look out for crowded destinations and travel to places that is not overrun with tourists. Do checkout these hidden gems of Asia once we are ready to travel again!