We've created an itinerary for you to enjoy this trip "Around the World" in its entirety! We're going to explore new landmarks together for the entire year, so get ready! Whether it's a place you've never heard of before, or one of the 7 Wonders of the World, we're going to find out together, and visit iconic destinations every month!
In the month of March, we've been "visiting" the vast, breathtaking region of Asia - with 48 magnificent countries to see! Take a look at this lovely itinerary!
Huānyíng, or welcome friends! We're so glad to explore these sacred and ancient places of architectural beauty and history.
1. Gardens By The Bay, Singapore.
Paradise on earth! An integral part of Singapore's "City in a Garden" vision, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at the heart of Singapore's new downtown - Marina Bay. Comprising three waterfront gardens - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central - Gardens by the Bay will be a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World.
2. Mount Fuji, Japan.
Four routes, each divided into ten sections by stopping and refueling stations, lead up to Mt. Fuji's snow-covered tip. You don't have to be a die-hard mountaineer to climb Mt. Fuji; the slopes are full of children and adults of all ages! The official climbing season only runs from the beginning of July to the end of August, but you can take the train from Toyko to the fifth station any season. A must-see on your trip to Japan!
3. Taj Mahal, India.
This immense, spectacular mausoleum of made of white marble, was built in Agra between 1631 and 1648! One of the 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal was built by order of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.
4. Forbidden City, China.
The Forbidden City served as the home of Chinese emperors and their households and was the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government.Today it is the Palace Museum and houses thousands of artifacts and pieces of art from Ancient China. Twenty-four different Chinese emperors lived in the palace over the course of nearly 500 years.
5. The Great Wall of China, China.
At over 13,000 miles long, this is without a doubt one of the most complex, and largest man-made projects ever built, and happens to be another of the 7 Wonders of the World! The best-known and best-preserved section of the Great Wall was built in the 14th through 17th centuries A.D., during the Ming dynasty. Though the Great Wall never effectively prevented invaders from entering China, it came to function as a powerful symbol of Chinese civilization's enduring strength.
6. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
Ha Long Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam, near the Chinese border. The Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets. Most of the islands and the karst limestone pillars in the bay are uninhabited and unaffected by human activity. For many travelers, this place is like something right out of a movie. The fact is that Ha Long Bay features a wide range of biodiversity, while the surrealistic scenery has served as the magical backdrop of various scenes in numerous feature movies.
7. Porcupine Patterns, Philippines.
We can't travel the world without discovering a sewing store or company for the country or region we're visiting! We came across this lovely site: managed by Yi Farn, blogger of JapaneseSewingBooks.com, and Porcupine Patterns is her PDF pattern store. "I have been drafting patterns and providing free sewing tutorials on my blog for the past couple of years, simply because I like to design and create stuff! It has been an amazing journey pursuing my hobby as a blogger." Check out the full site here! They even have cute bag patterns!
This world is so big, and there's SOOO much more to see and do that we could go over, but we wanted to introduce you to just some of Asia's most famous landmarks and highlights! If you like what you've read so far, we invite you to check out the full list of places to go (picture above), and things to do in the region of Asia! We hope you enjoyed this "trip" to Asia! Sayonara for now!
Maleea from Sallie Tomato