Vietnam among top 5 must-tries for adventure addicts in Asia
Updated at Friday, 21 Apr 2017, 12:26
The Hanoitimes - AsiaOne Travel has revealed top 5 adventure experiences visitors should not miss when travelling Asia, including kite-surfing in Mui Ne, a resort town in southeast Vietnam.
Kite-surfing in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Kite-surfing in Mui Ne, Vietnam.
Mui Ne in Vietnam offers many exciting water sports like windsurfing, surfing, jet-skiing, and kayaking. To further appease the adrenaline junkie's thirst for adventure, there is also kite-surfing.
Similar to but not the same as regular surfing or windsurfing, in kite-surfing, you ride a modified surfboard or kiteboard on the waves while holding onto a specially-designed parachute-like kite, relying on only the wind to push you forward.
Indoor skydiving in Singapore
Indoor skydiving in Singapore.
If you want to feel the adenaline rush of skydiving, but don't want to jump out of an airplane, or risk bad weather, there's always indoor skydiving. It's available at Sentosa's iFly Singapore, one of the largest indoor skydiving facilities on earth, with the world's first largest themed wind tunnel (5m wide and almost five storeys high).
You'll experience the feel of flying and free-fall conditions, just like in a real skydive. It's fully airconditioned, plus, you get a great view of the South China Sea. Rates start from S$119 for two dives, and skilled instructors will be on hand to supervise the flight. Snorkelling in Palawan, Philippines
Snorkelling in Palawan, Philippines.
With its stunning marine life and pristine waters, it's no surprise that snorkelling at Palawan island in the Philippines, is a popular choice for those who love an ocean adventure, but don't scuba dive.
Some of the more popular spots are in Coron and El Nido. Trek to Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Trek to Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
If you wish to experience Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain at 8,848m above sea level, without actually climbing it, then trek to the (Southern) Everest Base Camp at 5,364m.
This is a worthy adventure in itself as the trek not only offers breathtaking mountain scenery, but a chance to experience unique local culture.
The best time to go is March to May, or September to December. You can hire a guide or porter, or book your trip through a trekking company. Just check to make sure they are registered with the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal. Bungee jumping in Macau, China
Bungee jumping in Macau, China.
What greater thrill can there be than leaping off a tall tower? If this piques your quest for adventure, you can try bungee jumping at Macau Tower in Macau, China.
As the world's highest commercial bungee jump at 233m, it's quite different from jumping off a cliff or a bridge, because there are no dashing waves of a river, lake or the sea below - just pure concrete and the sight of the surrounding Macau skyline, besides the specially-designed airbag that you land on.
The tower jump is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, but jumps are subject to weather conditions. And, if you feel like something different, you can even do it at night.