Exploring Asia With Kids: 10 Family-Friendly Destinations

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Megan Bryant is a passionate writer and traveler who has combined her two loves to help others fulfill their traveling dreams. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually curled up with her 3 Dachshunds and a good book or planning her next adventure—wherever that may be.

Asia is a continent filled with diverse cultures, experiences, and opportunities for kids to immerse themselves in history and learn about lifestyles much different from theirs.

From white sand beaches with turquoise waters to temples, rice fields, and stunning natural landscapes, Asia has something for everyone making it the perfect family-friendly destination. And I haven’t even mentioned the food yet!

If you’re looking for the ultimate family-friendly Asian vacation, you’ll want to check out these incredible and unforgettable destinations.

The Maldives

The Maldives
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The Maldives is a dream holiday for most, and although it’s regularly visited by honeymooners, it is also incredibly child friendly. There aren’t many places on Earth that have clearer water, whiter sand, and a greater abundance of marine life. And as I haven’t yet met a child who doesn’t like swimming, building sandcastles, or gazing at unique creatures, I can guarantee your kids will have the most incredible time. 

The islands throughout the Maldives offer plenty of activities for kids of all ages to get involved with. From snorkeling and water sports to cooking classes and kid’s clubs, your kids will be entertained from the moment they open their eyes. So really, what more could you want from a family vacation destination?

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

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You may never have heard of Phu Quoc in Vietnam, but let me tell you that the island is the perfect place for families to unwind. Combining culture, landmarks, and pristine beaches, along with mouthwatering seafood and a welcoming atmosphere, vacationing in Phu Quoc is a getaway not to be missed.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Japan
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Tokyo, Japan, is an exceptional family-friendly destination that offers something for all ages. With a rich history, cutting-edge technology, and attractions, landmarks, and easy-to-navigate transportation systems, it’s easy to understand why so many families visit Tokyo each and every year.

From exploring interactive museums and strolling under the city’s cherry blossoms to visiting Mickey and friends at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, there are so many interesting attractions that you’ll struggle to fit them all in.


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Singapore is considered one of the cleanest cities in the world, which, combined with its exceptional level of safety, offers families visiting the island city peace of mind while exploring all the popular attractions.

Despite Singapore’s small size, there are so many incredible family-orientated activities for you to enjoy, including Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Gardens by the Bay, and Singapore Zoo, just to name a few. Then, once you’ve built up an appetite, you can chow down on Singapore’s delicious—and budget-friendly—cuisine. And don’t worry; you’ll find food catering to all personal preferences.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai Thailand
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The northern Thai city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of experiences for families to get involved with. While vacationing in Chiang Mai, you can visit ancient temples and historical sites like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, stroll down night bazaars that Thailand is famous for, and interact—ethically—with elephants in the surrounding areas. 

Thailand as a whole is a fantastic place to take children to broaden their knowledge about different cultures and countries, and with short cheap flights that get you from one area to another, you can travel to various parts of the country in just a few weeks.

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui Thailand
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If you’re a family who enjoys relaxing on the beach, then the eastern tropical paradise island of Koh Samui in Thailand is a fantastic family-friendly option. Combining Thailand’s culture with palm trees, pristine beaches, and crystal clear waters, Koh Samui is the perfect environment for kids to run around and just be kids. 

Additionally, Koh Samui boasts water parks, animal sanctuaries, and family-friendly resorts,  making the beautiful Thai island stand out as an ideal destination for families seeking a memorable vacation.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali Indonesia
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Bali, Indonesia, offers families natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a wide range of activities to suit kids of all ages. With beautiful beaches, tropical landscapes, and miles upon miles of rice fields, Bali is the most picturesque setting for families to truly unwind. 

On top of the most incredible landscapes you’ll likely ever see, Bali boasts water parks, zoos, and adventure parks, as well as temples, cultural performances, and workshops that allow children to fully immerse themself into the island life.

Gili Islands, Indonesia

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A two-hour boat ride from the island of Bali takes you over to the mesmerizing Gili Islands. Consisting of the biggest island Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and the smallest island Gili Meno, the Gilis are a tropical paradise that deserves to be on the front of a postcard.

What’s great about the Gili islands for families isn’t just the turquoise waters, but all three islands lack motorized vehicles—the only forms of transportation are horse-drawn carriages and push bikes—providing a safe and serene environment. 

Even though the islands are small (you can cycle around the biggest island in just over an hour), you won’t be stuck for things to do as the Gilis are perfect for snorkeling, swimming, horseback riding, and sunset watching.

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul South Korea
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The vibrant city of Seoul offers a multitude of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. A unique blend of rich cultural heritage and modernity gives Seoul a perfect balance of traditional and contemporary experiences for families to enjoy. 

From exploring the city’s parks, such as the iconic Yeouido Hangang Park and the Seoul Children’s Grand Park, to working your way through interactive museums and historical landmarks, the city of Seoul provides endless opportunities for families to create unforgettable memories.

Taipei, Taiwan

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Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, is an excellent family-friendly vacation destination. While exploring the city, you’ll find cultural heritage, modern infrastructure, and green spaces where kids can run around and play.

Getting around the city is fairly easy, too, as Taipei’s public transportation system is efficient and affordable, taking you to popular attractions like Taipei 101, Taipei’s Children’s Amusement Park, and Leofoo Village Theme Park. With its combination of cultural charm, modern conveniences, and endless opportunities for family fun, Taipei is up there as one of the best Asian destinations for families.

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