Do you dream of taking your selfies to the next level? If so, then a selfie with an Asian palace in the background is right for you. Asia isn’t just a place of gorgeous palaces but also an ideal location for budget friendly travel.
So the next time you’re deciding on your next travel destination, do not forget to add Asia to your list.
Himeji Castle, Japan
The white Himeji Castle is always picture perfect regardless of the colors in its background. It shines with verdant greenery in the summer, striking fall foliage in autumn or snow-covered trees during the winter. About 1,000 cherry blossom trees grow on the grounds around the castle. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, South Korea
Your South Korean visit to the city of Seoul will never be complete without taking pictures at the Gyeongbokgung Palace. The place is known as the largest and the grandest of the famed Five Grand Palaces in the country. It was built in 1394 during the Joseon dynasty. The palace offers various landscapes like pavilions, gardens, ponds, bridges and other scenic sights.
Potala Palace, Tibet
The great palace of the Lhasa Valley in Tibet was built in as early as the 7th century. The Potala Palace is comprised of various buildings including the White Palace (residence of Dalai Lama), Red Palace (for religious functions). At 3,750 meters above sea level, the palace can be photographed from different angles.
Punakha Dzong, Bhutan
There is no end in terms of photogenic views in Bhutan. The Punakha Dzong is the top of the places to visit in this top of the mountain country. It is also dubbed as the “Palace of Bliss” and a true venue of royalty. In 2011, the current King and Queen of Bhutan married in this very place.
Summer Palace, China
The Summer Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site which became a permanent residence of Empress Dowager Cixi. It is also where royalties flock to avoid the heat of summer in this lavish lakeside palace. And if you wish to experience being inside the palace, it is recommended to stay at the nearby Aman Summer Palace which is designed like the Summer Palace.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
This luxurious hotel stands in the middle of Lake Pichola. It was also the venue of James Bond’s flick Octopussy. It is hard to say no to the splendor of this water palace. The Aravalli mountain range and the City Palace are in the background of Taj Lake Palace.