Asia is home to an emphatically large number of islands, of which quite a few are uninhabited and each island group has its own charm and attractions. Here is a look at five that top the list of the most desirable Asian islands to visit.
Located 30km off the coast of northwest Malaysia, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands that boasts stunning beaches, rich mangrove forests, ancient geological formations, and a charming rural countryside setting. Tourists travel in cable cars to get to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang – Langkawi’s second highest peak at an altitude of 709 meters above sea level – and enjoy sweeping views of the entire island along the way. Popular activities include boat rides through mangroves, rainforest treks, and snorkeling, diving and exploring the Coral Garden at Pulau Payar Marine Park. Savor the local cuisine at night markets and drive around the island to experience the rustic landscape of wooden houses and paddy fields.