The Best Food and Tourist Attractions in Asia

I have been to many places in Asia and there were so many cities that I have visited, food that I have tried and attractions to visit. I hope you my recommendations will help you during your travels.  

CHINA

Cities visited | Shanghai, Suzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou & Taiyuan

Transport | High Speed Train (from city to city), Subway, Bus & Taxi

Food To Try | 
Dumplings (Various fillings), Buns (Various fillings), Noodles, Peking duck, Roast Pork, Goose Meat, Ma Po Tofu (Spicy tofu with mince meat), Xiao Long Bao (Soup dumplings) & Hot Pot

Attractions | 
Shanghai: The Bund, Nanjing Road, Jin An Temple, Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yuyuan Gardens, Shanghai Disney Land, The French Concession, The Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and Shanghai Museum

Suzhou: Zhouzhuang and Tongli Lake (Great day trip)

Ningbo: Lao Waitan, Moon Lake, River View, Donqian Lake and Ningbo Museum

Hangzhou: West Lake, Qiandao Lake, Lingyin Temple and Leifeng Pagoda

Taiyuan: The Twin Pagoda Temple, Chongshan Monastery, Jinci Temple and Mount Wutai

 TAIWAN

Cities visited | Taipei

Transport | 
High Speed Train (from city to city), Subway, Bus & Taxi

Food To Try | 
Shaved Ice, Pepper Buns, Bubble Tea, Oyster Egg, Chinese Sausage, Soup Dumplings, Hot Star FriedCchicken, Milk Fish, Gua Bao (Steamed bun with pork filling, pickled 
vegetables and powdered peanuts), Pineapple Cake & Stinky Tofu

Attractions | Taipei Zoo, Maokong, XiMen Night Market, Taiwan Museum, Shilin Night Market, National Palace Museum, Elephant Mountain, Jiufen, Shilin Waterfall, Taipei101 & Chiang Kai-shek Memorial

HONG KONG

Transport | Subway, Bus & Gerry

Food to try | Dim Sums, Noodles, Spring Rolls, BBQ Pork, Beef Fried Noodles & Soy Bean Soup

Attractions | The Peak, Tian Tan Buddha, Ocean Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, Nian Lin Gardens, The Dragon’s Back, Noonday Gun Fire & Kowloon Park

MACAU

Cities visited | Taipa & Cotai

Transport | Bus

Food To Try |Almond Walnut Cookies, Portuguese Egg Tart, Pork Chop Bun, Egg Rolls & Sweet Pork Jerky

Attractions | Great day trip from Hong Kong or China via ferry

 SINGAPORE

Transport | Subway & Bus 

Food To Try | Laksa, Hokkien Noodles, Satay Chicken, Ice Kacang, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Chilli Crab, Rojak (Special veggie salad), Fish Ball Noodles, Banana Leaf Rice, Carrot Cake & Milo Dinosaur

Attractions | Orchard Road, Gardens by Bay, Universal Studios, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Suntec City, Singapore Bay & Various Hawker Food Centres

 South Korea

Cities visited | Incheon, Seoul, Busan & Suwon

Transport | KTX Train, Subway, Bus & Taxi

Food To Try | Bimbimbap (Rice with meat, vegetable and sauce), Gimbap (Korean sushi), Blood Sausage, Kimchi (Preserved cabbage), Ddukbokkie (Spicy rice cakes) & Ginseng Chicken Soup

Attractions | Dongdaemun History and Culture Park, Myeongdong, Seoullo, N Seoul tower, DMZ (See the border to North Korea), Palace, Cheongyecheon Stream, Hwaesong Fortress, Ewha University, Dog Cafes, Cat Cafes, Samsung D’Light Museum & Gyeongbokgung Palace

Stephanie Yu is a third-year Commerce student at La Trobe University. She loves to travel and has been to Shanghai, China and Seoul, South Korea as part of the La Trobe University’s short study programs. She enjoys cooking, music and badminton in her free time. She is also currently the Director of Careers of the La Trobe Commerce Student Association (CSA) and an intern at the Adecco group.