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Sail to Asia’s Highlights

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Holland America Line’s cruises in Asia call at some of the continent’s most fascinating ports, from its dazzling metropolises, with culinary and cultural highlights, to picturesque ports like those on the smaller islands of Japan and in Vietnam’s Halong Bay. Here, AFAR contributors share their tips when exploring sites in some of Holland America Line’s popular stops. Make sure to come back here after your cruise to Asia and share your suggestions too.
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18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
This new botanical garden features two cooling conservatories, where plants and trees from various parts of the world gather under one glass roof. It's the best place to stop by and smell the flowers, and to practice photography in Singapore.
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128 Peak Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong

If the weather cooperates, the view from the top of Victoria Peak, which is also simply called the Peak, will make your day. Get up to Hong Kong Island's highest point (552 meters, or 1,811 feet, above sea level) by bus, train or taxi, or better...

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Nishiurakou, Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture 410-0241, Japan

The variety of geographical features, flora and fauna in this national park is astounding. Unlike many parks, Fuji-Hakone-Izu consists of a number of different sites throughout the region, which is roughly 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of...

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Số 20, Đường Hoàng Hoa Thám, Phường Thanh Bình, (Đường Vào Ga Tàu Cũ), Vân Gia, tp. Ninh Bình, Ninh Bình, Vietnam
The villages of the Red River Delta are famous for their pottery and ceramics. Tho Ha village, for instance, was once a major center for pottery and is also famous for rice paper manufacturing. Other Red River Delta villages where you can see clay...
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Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the Grand Palace, which rests elegantly in the middle of the city on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. From the outside walls to the inside decor, the palace is positively dripping with vibrant...