5 Unmissable Destinations On A Southeast Asia Cruise - October 2018
GoCruise – 11th October 2018
With so many destinations to choose from, you may be lost when it comes to deciding where to stage your next cruise adventure. With this in mind, if you are looking for a fun-filled cruise, Southeast Asia can offer plenty of highlights in the form of history and culture, whilst still allowing for the luxuries that you can find on an authentic European cruise. Each port of call will have an array of iconic highlights to make a memorable cruise, whether this is a jaw-dropping temple, mouth-watering cuisine or friendly locals.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a sight to behold. As you wander along city streets, you will pass by small markets that each offer their own culinary delights that are perfect for foodies. Step back in time on a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels and delve into the astonishing system that was adopted by the Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. The sheer diversity of this city is not to be underestimated and can be seen in the iconic monuments that are located around the city centre.
Full of opulent places and colossal temples, Bangkok can be traced back to the early 15th century and still holds a variety of highlights including the recognisable floating markets. While monuments such as Wat Arun light up the night’s sky, city streets are filled with local performers and skilled craftsman. To escape the bustling city life, head to Bang Krachao Gardens, also known as the ‘Lungs of Bangkok’, for a tranquil walk along its trails.
With recent developments in the heart of Singapore, the country hasn’t just seen an increase in infrastructure, but also tourism. Landmarks like Gardens by the Bay and Singapore City Hall attract travellers from around the world and act as perfect reminders of how the city has adapted over the last half-century. Even though Singapore has grown rapidly over the last half-century, classic cuisine can be found around small cafes and luxurious restaurants in the city centre.
As the capital of Taiwan, Taipei is more than just your average capital city. Hundreds of skyscrapers light up the city at night and, during the day, tourists can explore immense museums containing natural history highlights. On the edge of the city, lush green mountains like Yangmingshan invite hikers from across the world to find perfect holiday photos within its peaks.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
The portside city of Colombo is a tourist dream – a place where azure waters and sandy beaches create plenty of time to relax. Whale watching tours and elephant safaris are just a few of the things that you can do around the island. You can also learn more about Colombo’s natural history by examining iconic statues in the heart of Buddhist temples.
These are just a few of the unmissable destinations that you can experience whilst on a Southeast Asia cruise. If you would like to learn more, call our friendly GoCruise sales team via 0808 252 5897 or complete the online enquiry form to secure your sailing now.