Bucket lists should be full of places and activities that stay with you for all the right reasons... that take you out of your comfort zone, or provide moments of pure perfection. Sometimes these occur more readily on the less-trodden paths, so we've picked out a few alternative bucket list ideas in Asia, which give you all the buzz without having to jostle through crowds.
We all long to see Asia’s celebrated sights in person; to fully engage in the sensory experience of being ‘there’. If you are only free to travel at peak times, however, this might not deliver the bucket-list magic you had imagined, thanks to the hundreds of other visitors with the same idea! Overcrowding at top tourist sites is a hot topic, and some areas are acting to restrict numbers. Halong Bay in Vietnam has become so popular that the junk boat routes have been further regulated (though chartered cruises are often given more flexibility) and swimming directly from the boats is no longer permitted.