When you’re heading overseas with your children you want to make sure they will both be safe and have a great time. Asia is a beautiful region of the world and a great way for your kids to experience a different culture. Check out our top five for inspiration.
One of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, the southern Thailand island of Phuket has something to offer every visitor. Not only does it boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but there are endless activities and sites to see.
Whatever age your kids are there is little chance of them getting bored in Phuket. Although you should always take precautions wherever you travel to, Phuket is considered to be very safe for young visitors.
There are hundreds of resorts to choose from on Phuket island, many of which are specifically designed with kids in mind. Some of the activities they can get involved in include: elephant rides, boat cruises, banana boat rides, snorkeling, swimming and more.
In a similar way to Phuket, Bali is a destination for everyone. Hundreds of thousands of Australians head to the Indonesian island of Bali each year and despite the cultural differences it caters perfectly for families and other foreign visitors.
Activities are wide ranging and include visits to monkey sanctuaries, cultural sites, beaches, watersports and more. Bali is the perfect way to introduce your children to the traditional Indonesian culture while still giving them access to the modern amenities they are used to.
Disneyland, Hong Kong
Every kid dreams of going on holiday to Disneyland – and they’ll be thanking you forever if you take them there. One of the world’s newest Disneyland theme parks opened in 2005 in Hong Kong. Built on the stunning Lantau Island, Disneyland Hong Kong has a similar layout to other parks around the world – with four different areas: Main St. USA, Tomorrowland, Adventureland and Fantasyland.
Although it can be somewhat pricey, you can treat the family to a stay in one of the two resorts that are situated inside the theme park: Disney’s Hollywood Hotel and Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. The theme park is so huge that you can spend several days there before the kids will even begin to get bored. You can then treat yourself to a day of shopping and pampering in the cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong!
Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world – but that doesn’t mean it’s only full of cultural and historical activities that the kids will probably not enjoy. China’s capital is one of the world’s most modern and cosmopolitan cities – particularly since the Olympics.
Beijing has a huge range of world-class activities that the kids will love. Take them to Fundazzle – an indoor playground that will keep younger children entertained for hours; or spend the day at Beijing’s largest amusement park – Shijingsham Amuerment Park.
Other great activities for the kids include: Milu Park (a wildlife sanctuary); Le Cool (indoor ice-skating rink); and Splash Recreation Club (indoor and outdoor swimming pools).
Taiwan is a little discussed place when it comes to family holidays – with most people travelling to its much
larger neighbour, China. However, Taiwan is full of surprises and offers you all the exotic offerings of popular Asian tourist resorts with less crowds and cheaper prices.
Taiwan is a very picturesque country with a wonderful range of wildlife and cultural activities that children of all ages will enjoy. The country is also renowned for being one of the safest destinations in Asia – which is very important when choosing a holiday destination for your family.