The largest continent on Earth, Asia offers plenty of diversity to suit all kinds of travellers. From dramatic landscapes and gorgeous turquoise beaches to lively modern cities and places with rich cultural heritage, all parts of Asia has it all. If you’re travelling with the kids, here are some of the best places for a family friendly vacation in Asia.
Asia’s super developed country, Hong Kong combines the old and the new for a fun and family friendly holiday. Easy to navigate and with plenty of places to eat and visit, there’s something to keep everyone happy here. Hong Kong Disneyland is an obvious choice for a day out filled with laughter and smiles. There are rides to suit all ages, shows and the opportunity to get close with beloved cartoon characters. The firework show over Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is the perfect end to a magical day. For more thrills and fun spend a day at Ocean Park Hong Kong. The combination of rides, shows, play areas, aquatic creatures and a large aquarium will appeal to kids and adults of all ages.
Thailand’s largest island often features on many bucket lists. Whether you and your family are looking for stretches of sand with many amenities or somewhere a little quiet and away from the crowds, Phuket’s beaches are sure to please. Splash Jungle Water Park is a top place to cool down and have watery fun without the sand and there are many boat trips to nearby islands. There are lots of restaurants that serve traditional Thai cuisine here. There are many activities in Phuket including wakeboarding, canoeing and mountain biking. Theme parks like Phuket FantaSea add even more fun to your vacation.
Located on the island of Borneo, is a great choice for adventurous families that are looking for somewhere different. If your kids love nature and wildlife, you’ll have fun here! In the state capital of Kota Kinabalu you’ll find beaches, monuments, bird parks, museums and more. Explore the underwater world with incredible snorkelling at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, and spot an array of wildlife at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. Look for the rare long nosed monkeys!
You can combine theme parks and cultural sites with museums, parks, shopping centres and more here. Shanghai Disneyland is often near the top of the list of things to do with the kids and for good reason. The theme park offers a day of enchantment for all. Cool down on hot days at the Dino Beach Water Park and watch many animals at Shanghai Wild Animal Park and Shanghai Zoo. Watch your kids’ faces light up as you hop on the rail car that travels through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel.
Wide streets, great transportation and many attractions and activities make Taipei a great place to explore as a family. You can enjoy views of nature with a ride on the Maokong Gondola. See many animal species, including pandas at Taipei Zoo and soak in the natural hot spring of Beitou. Taipei Children’s Amusement Park has an assortment of rides and play areas and the popular Leofoo Village Theme Park with rides, shows, animals and a water park is an easy day trip from Taipei.