Where To Go In Asia: Add This To Your Bucket List!

Words by Ruffie Cruz

Travelers from all over the world looking to explore Southeast Asia may want to add Sri Lanka to their itineraries. Why? Because the country has claimed the top spot in the leading tourist destinations for Asia.

Sri Lanka recently won the title at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia 2017, which was held in Shanghai, China. Aside from being recognized as the most wanted adventure tourism spot, the award also reflected the country’s range of tourism products and services.

where to go in asia sri lanka

For the record, the winners were chosen via online voting. Industry leaders and travel professionals cast the polls. Per The Jakarta Post, Sri Lanka has been evolving as an interesting travel alternative to Thailand as its beaches and wildlife are both stunning and breathtaking.

With regards to marine life, Sri Lanka offers one of the best spots for whale and dolphin watching. The country also a go-to among thrill-seekers with its brilliant surfing and diving activities. Jungle treks, rock climbing, elephant riding, and hikes are also booming. Below is list of the other winners in the World Travel Awards 2017:

Best Hotel

The Oberoi Udaivilas, India

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, Australia

Best destination (For Australasia)

Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Best airline

Hainan Airlines (Asia)

Air New Zealand (Australasia)

Best airline economy class

Cathay Pacific

Best beach destination


Best boutique hotel

Casa Del Mar Langkawi, Malaysia

Best city break destination

Hong Kong

Best cruise line

Star Cruises

Best fine dining and hotel restaurant

La Maison 1888 InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam

Best low-cost airline


Best private island resort

Laucala Island, Fiji

Most romantic resort

The Remort Resort, Fiji Islands

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