10 best things for the hopeless romantic to do in Asia

There are few things more romantic than travelling with your Significant Other,  sharing new experiences, may it be exploring a new city or eating in a hidden cafe.

However, if you want to take it up a notch and impress your Significant Other, may it be for a romantic getaway, a honeymoon or even a surprise proposal, here are some activities that ought to keep the flames of love burning.

Hot air balloon ride over the countryside, Chiang Mai (Thailand)


The Northern part of Thailand is rich with a gorgeous countryside landscape and the best way to take it all in is via a hot air balloon ride!

Handled by a professional pilot, you will be navigated through the skies while the sun rises. Add a little bit more pizzazz to your ride with a champagne breakfast to make it a trip you will never forget.

A Khmer Gondola ride down an ancient waterway, Siem Reap (Cambodia)


Take a step into the past as you ride down waterways and past ancient temple ruins on unique Khmer gondola-type boats, a foolproof attraction for the history buff!

This excursion will take you past famous ruins such as the Tomb Raider famous Angkor Thom, the Royal Secret Path and City Goard Post. To top it off, canapés and champagne will be served, adding a little luxury to this historical ride.

Luxury Sky Dining in the Singapore Cable Car, Singapore


Do you want something fancy and romantic but at the same time a little adventurous? If yes, this four-course romantic dinner in a cable car 330 feet above the sea is for you!

Definitely one that will wow your Significant Other, this luxury dinner will be accompanied by the gorgeous Singapore skyline and view of Faber Peak and Sentosa Island as you hover in a private dining cable car.

Day trip around the Yamanashi Prefecture, Chūbu (Japan)


The perfect trip for the Japan enthusiast, this day tour will bring you around the Yamanashi Prefecture, just Southwest of Tokyo.

Visit the famous Katsunuma winery, a strawberry farm in Enzan, a 600-year old Erin-Ji temple, and Kawaguchi Lake which is famous for its cherry blossom and Mt Fuji view which is the perfect backdrop for photographs.

The ultimate relaxation tour, Hoi An (Vietnam)


If you are worn out from travelling, or just love being pampered, this relaxation tour should be on your to-do list!

Located in the historical and charming Hoi An, you will be whisked away to a spa where you will be treated with a therapeutic massage. This will be followed by a relaxing boat ride down the Thu Bon River and a romantic dinner in a garden restaurant by the river.

Tour of Winter Sonata’s Nami Island, Seoul (South Korea)


For the couple who love Korean drama and/or nature, this tour around Nami Island is one that will always be remembered.

Walk around the tree-lined paths of the ‘Naminara Republic’ with its views that vary from season to season. After which will be a short drive down to Petit France, a French-themed village consisting of little shops and a building dedicated to the author of Le Petit Prince.

Night at the Zoo with a romantic dinner, Bali (Indonesia)


The ideal attraction for the animal lover, this Bali Zoo visitation, complete with a dinner on zoo grounds is sure to impress.

Meet and feed the elephants and pet several other animals who reside in the zoo. This will then be followed by a guided tour around zoo grounds before being led to an al fresco dinner under the stars.

Overnight private houseboat tour with a candlelight dinner, Kochi (India)


Nothing quite screams romance like an overnight private houseboat cruise down the narrow canals in Kochi, while birds chirp in the background, the perfect way to spoil your Significant Other.

As you move along the crystal clear waters of  the lagoons, small lakes and rivers, top this off with a candlelight dinner on board a that could turn even the coldest of hearts into hot mush.

Watch the sunset from the Sky100 observation deck, Hong Kong


The quintessential romantic experience is watching the sunset together, and what better way to do it than from a 360-degree observation deck?

Make your way up the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, where you can watch the sunset from 1289 feet above sea level, drape the city skyline with hues of orange, pink and blue, all while sipping on wine provided at the venue.

Overnight stay on a luxury Halong Bay cruise, Hanoi (Vietnam)


Perhaps one of the most romantic destinations in Asia, people visit Halong Bay in the droves to witness the vista of its limestone islands and emerald waters.

Take a two-day cruise along the bay in a luxury junk boat as you sail past the 3000 limestone islands, grottoes, beaches and caves, complete with a swim in a secluded cove and sunbathing on the beach.

Do you know other romantic activities in Asia? Do let us know in the comments below!

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