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Explore these Vibrant Asian Destinations with Your All-Girl Travel Crew

by Danna Peña
October 1, 2019

There’s nothing that screams fun like traveling with the all-girl crew you’ve known for ages. You’ve seen each other through it all—barefaced, braless, and at the highest of highs and lowest of lows. And when you decide to mark your calendars, file those leaves, and explore the world hand-in-hand, it becomes so much more than just ticking a location off your bucket list.

Whereas living vicariously through breathtaking travel photos online has its perks, positioning yourself with your best girlfriends, inquisitive and starry-eyed in a foreign land—and being able to call the experience your own—forms unbreakable bonds and treasured memories that can’t ever be replicated nor replaced. Gifting each other with time and presence, especially with the kaleidoscopic world as your backdrop, can be one of the most fulfilling decisions you can ever make. All things considered like love lives, career milestones, and purposeful endeavors aside, great friendships that have conquered miles together (emotionally, mentally, and geographically) are truly what make life worth living.

Gather your girls and leave all your worries behind. From balmy beaches, shopping meccas, exhilarating summits, to everything else in between, here are the best Asian destinations that deserve a spot on your all-girl travel bucket list.

For skincare fanatics: Myeongdeong, South Korea

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Home to an overwhelming selection of retail stores, the shopping mecca of Myeongdong is a must-visit for all fans of K-pop, skincare, beauty, and fashion. Ready your wallets and traverse the whole stretch of Myeongdong Shopping Street, where you can shop from popular boutiques like Innisfree, Nature Republic, and Too Cool For School, among several other sought-after stores. Take your time exploring Lotte Department Store and Shinsegae, where you’re sure to leave with a purchase in hand. Replenish yourselves with delicious street food and satisfy your coffee and bingsu cravings at any of the hip locale’s chic cafés. Known for its frenetic pace and upbeat energy, Myeongdong’s ambiance truly matches the heated enthusiasm of skincare fanatics and beauty aficionados.

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For foodies: Taipei, Taiwan

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Take a gastronomic trip to the “Heart of Asia”, where you can sample several Michelin-star restaurants and munch on the city’s binge-worthy street food. Satisfying cravings in the bustling city of Taipei is a round-the-clock affair, with night markets like Shilin Night Market and Raohe Night Market, roadside food stands, and restaurants in all its nooks and crannies. Bond over food with your best girlfriends by sipping on their world-famous bubble tea, tasting their infamous stinky tofu, and munching on sweet pineapple cakes that you can stock up on for loved ones back home. What’s more is that the city’s map is speckled with lush city parks, modern architectural masterpieces, and historic monuments, making your girls’ trip all the more satisfying and fulfilling—for both the heart and tummy.

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For wellness junkies: Bali, Indonesia

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Yoga retreats, meditation workshops, and famed surf spots make the picturesque province of Bali a goldmine for those in need of a wellness retreat. Explore the wonders of Ubud, the town made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love novel. Take a breather from Bali’s busier areas like Kuta and Seminyak, and fill your itinerary with rejuvenating activities, like enjoying views of the Campuhan Ridge Walk, taking classes at the Yoga Barn, and whipping up delicious yet nutritious meals at Casa Luna Cooking School. Being the cultural capital of the locale, Ubud is peppered with charming museums, beautiful art galleries, delightful restaurants, and fascinating museums, so you and your girl tribe will never run out of things to see, eat, and do.

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For creative souls: Tokyo, Japan

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From Harajuku’s street fashion, Shimokitazawa’s bohemian crowd, to Roppongi’s museums and galleries, Tokyo is filled to the brim with spaces that pique inspiration and creativity. For a place known for its prudent, rule-abiding, and conservative citizens, Tokyo interestingly has an abundance of eccentricities that make the capital all the more charming and intriguing. Together with your girl crew, feast your eyes at beautiful artworks on the Mori Art Museum, book your tickets to the Ghibli Museum in advance to marvel at Hayao Miyazaki’s ingenuity, and bump elbows with the hip and young crowd at Takeshita Street, a popular stretch of shops considered to be the birthplace of several Japanese fashion trends.

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For nature lovers: Kathmandu, Nepal

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Seamlessly melding lush mountain ranges and historic cities, the Himalayan country of Nepal is a mecca for outdoorsy travelers who enjoy learning a thing or two about heritage. Conquer new heights with your adrenaline-seeking girl crew by trekking formidable summits like Mt. Everest, Annapurna Massif, or Manaslu, or choose more beginner-friendly trails like those of Balthali Village’s and Ghandruk’s. Before or after you embark on your trek, discover the rich history of Kathmandu by visiting the 2,500-year-old Buddhist Boudhanath Stupa and the World Heritage Site Pashupatinath Temple. Boasting glorious palaces, breathtaking peaks, and wildlife sanctuaries, Nepal knows no dull moments.

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For beach bums: Palawan, Philippines

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Dubbed as one of the World's Best Islands by Condé Nast Traveler, Palawan impresses even the most discerning travelers for its magnificent waters, dreamy coasts, and rich marine biodiversity. Bask in the sun with your cutest swimsuits at Nacpan Beach in El Nido, be in awe of the limestone karsts at Kayangan Lake in Coron, and unleash your inner Moanas by snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and spending time by the water. Synonymous with heaven on earth, especially to heliophiles and sea lovers, Palawan is the perfect setting to create dreamlike memories that you'll cherish for life.

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About Danna
Danna is a writer based in Manila and is currently a Senior Staff Writer under Deal Grocer's Content Marketing team. A former Content Producer for Rappler and a full-time freelancer thereafter, her former works can be read on publications like CNN Philippines Life, PURVEYR, and Young STAR’s Zine, to name a few. She writes about travel, lifestyle, and culture with an inclination towards sustainability and the local industry. View more info on linktr.ee/dannapena.

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