With gorgeous karst scenery among other attractions, Thailand is one of the top destinations in Asia for the adventure lover ... photo by CC user ahinsajain on flickr

From remote islands to mega metropolises, Asia offers travellers plenty of history and adventure. To take the journey, it is best to know exactly where to go and what to do there. Here are top destinations in Asia for the adventure lover.

Exploring Thailand

The islands of Thailand offer many activities such as kayaking, abseiling, and rock climbing. You can also take part in trekking across the rainforest in the north where the mountains offer an exhilarating outdoor adventure. No trip to Thailand is complete without paying a visit to Bangkok city. The ancient temples and high-rise shopping malls dominate Thailand’s capital where you can regularly see monks sharing the city’s streets.

Bangkok’s dynamic environment is perfect for those who have lots of energy to explore this vast city. This cultural Thai capital has consistently hot weather that attracts visitors from all over the world. Its exotic charms never wear off on travellers as they visit the world’s biggest open-air market, the 8-level shopping mall, and a world-class aquarium. This city is certainly full of surprises and delights.

Scuba diving in Indonesia

The volcanically active scenery of Bali makes white-water rafting on the Unda River even more exhilarating. Get your heart pumping with the exciting scuba diving tours in boats that can reach up to 45 miles per hour. For big-time adventure seekers, the island’s western side is perfect for surfing and paragliding.

Indulge yourself in luxurious spa treatments in an oceanfront resort and bask in the breath-taking scenery of clear blue waters. Adventurers will easily spot the active volcano in Kintamani as they explore the nearby town of Kuta. This cultural town is a dream- come- true for thrill seekers that want their adrenalines pumping all night. But before booking your ticket, make sure you have adequate single trip insurance in the event of an unforeseen accident during your trip.

Kayaking in Vietnam

Trekking to Hill-Tribe villages in Sapa is without a doubt one of the most adventurous activities you can participate in. These traditional Vietnamese villages feature locals dressed in elaborate costumes and market traders selling their finely dyed weavings. A trip to Sapa is not complete until you take a tour of the countryside and trek the Fansipan (the highest mountain in this area).

Among the vast rice fields, you can take short treks through different hills and go kayaking in Halong Bay. Use your paddling power to explore the fascinating waterfalls of Indonesia. The best thing about kayaks is that they can go into lagoons and hidden caves where other boats cannot and reveal the very best of the bay to you.

Jungle trekking in Malaysia

Malaysia offers a diverse range of adventurous activities that suit all budgets and levels of comfort. The largest national park in the country reveals the secret rainforest with many exotic creatures to see. Consider taking a night walk with your tour guide in the rainforest to catch a glimpse of nocturnal life. This amazing Asian destination offers unique and exciting jungle trekking trips for adventure seekers who come from all over the world.