Europe is always a dream destination for many.
If you're planning for a backpacking tour, why not consider these amazing places in Asia which also offer you a rich Western vibe, yet with a more affordable budget? The finest replicas of romantic European destinations such as Paris, Switzerland, Netherland and the list goes on, will definitely leave you awe-inspired!
Begin with a chic French restaurant in 1996, this French themed village is now filled with stylish restaurants and cute cafes, a gallery decorated with inspiring interior designs, and other unique shops.
Selling various goods ranging from freshly baked pastries, trendy clothing, delicate accessories, hand-painted ceramics to interior design items, you will be surprised to find out the village is actually more lively than you think. Why don't check it out yourself and explore this amazing cultural village with a complete one-day tour in Paju?
📍Location: 69, Saeori-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Introducing the romantic Santorini vibe to Cha Am, this could be the ideal destination for couples who prefer travelling on a budget without sacrificing a bit of romance. Leisurely strolling along the stone-paved paths, you will gasp at the scenic surroundings which brimmed with the iconic blue and white domed buildings and windmills, perfectly resembling the renowned Greek island.
More than an Insta-worthy appearance, Santorini Park also offers an impressive array of cafes, shops, and an amusement park, promising unforgettable memories.
📍Location: Khao Yai, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi 76120, Thailand
Combining a casino, a shopping center, hotels, international restaurants, various exhibition and entertainment facilities, The Venetian Macao is the largest hotel complex in Asia. At the same time, it is also a perfect replica of the Venetian in Las Vegas and a miniature reproduction of Venice.
Including canals, stone bridges, cobblestone streets, and even a man-made blue sky ceiling, the interior architecture elaborately reproduces the picturesque ambiance of the City of Canals that you could not find in an ordinary town. To experience more, take a gondola ride to enjoy the artistic scenes on a traditional Venetian rowing boat and listen to melodious Italian songs serenaded by your gondolier.
📍Location: Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macau, China
Aptly named as Edelweiss Swiss, the fairytale kind of themed village is surrounded by the lush mountainous landscape and reflects native elements of Switzerland including Swiss cross, Bern bears and nutcrackers.
When you need a break from the walk and sightseeing, visit Swiss Chocolate Museum and pamper yourself with the delightful taste of chocolates (We all know that Switzerland, after all, is home to the world's finest chocolates).
In fact, the themed village is quite far away from Cheongpyeong station with a only limited number of shuttle bus, so it is recommended to take a taxi which costs around KRW20000 or skip all the hassle by joining the comprehensive one day tour which also includes highlighted visits to Dumulmeori, the renowned filming location of Korean dramas, and Herb Island Light Festival.
📍Location: 226-57 Darakjae-ro, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Located in Bukit Tinggi of Malaysia, the European themed village is modelled after Colmar, the charming little town in France which has the pastel, half-timbered houses lining the canal. At 2,700 metres above the sea level and surrounded by majestic mountains, Colmar Tropicale‘s cool breezes and scenic greenery make it a splendid weekend getaways for people of the tropical country.
While indulging in the romantic ambiance, you can also opt for riding Palomino horses, feeding rabbits in Animal Park, admiring the beauty of florals in Botanical Garden, or trying on a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Japanese Village.
📍Location: KM 48 Persimpangan Bertingkat, Lebuhraya Karak, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
Hop on the world's longest and highest cable car to the mountaintop countryside of Da Nang, you will marvel at the jaw-dropping scenery that looks nothing like Vietnam.
Boasting an ideal climate, the French-themed village built in the idyllic natural setting has numerous sightseeing attractions such as the classic medieval castles and buildings, the peaceful temple namely Linh Ung Pagoda which houses a huge statue of Lady Bodhisattva, and the newly renovated Golden Bridge which has become the trendiest Insta-worth spot in 2018 due to its awe-inspiring design of the giant hands of the Buddha.
Wants more? There is also a large indoor amusement park, Fantasy Park, featuring thrilling rides as well as 4D and 5D cinemas suitable for all ages. Certainly, you can enjoy a day full of laughter and wonderful memories with all sorts of fun included in the Bana Hill Tour.
📍Location: An Son, Hoa Son Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang, Vietnam
Just a short distance from Santorini Park, there is a typical European-styled farm rearing some fluffy white sheep and other domestic animals which will melt your heart.
Backdropped with a forested hill, Swiss Sheep Farm features vast meadows, delicate windmills, farm barns, and a small lake farm, replicating the calming and relaxing atmosphere of Switzerland.
📍Location: Petchkasem Road, Cha-am 76120, Thailand
Chocolate Ville is the first and the largest themed dining park in Bangkok designed to recreate a whimsical old-world European village.
Applying a unique concept of "Dining in the Park", you can choose a lakeside seat or where else in the ginormous area which has been divided into several zones with distinct themes. Be inspired by the photogenic surroundings and have some friendly chats with your dining partners.
📍Location: Soi Kaset-Nawamin, Khwaeng Ram Inthra, Bueng Kum, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240, Thailand
Don't doubt what you saw if you find the iconic red telephone booths and quaint corner shops in the middle of China.
From cobblestoned streets, imported lampposts, Victorian terraces to a Gothic church, the new town in Songjiang District has nearly duplicated everything in Britain, except for the crowds.
Surprisingly, Thames Town has been famed as the ghost town due to its empty commercial spaces. However, it is undeniably a perfect strolling spot and also a wedding photography site with the refined "backdrops" you may see in Hollywood films.
📍Location: No.900 Sanxinbei Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China
Prefer tulips more than roses? The less known——but not less fun——theme park in Japan, Huis Ten Bosch will be the right place for you.
Suffused with the atmosphere of Netherlands, the enormous resort in Nagasaki is brimmed with picturesque canals, iconic windmills, flower gardens, and life-sized copies of old Dutch buildings.
Whether you can witness some seasonal flowers which further enhance the resort's attractiveness, you will still have a good time indulging in the breathtaking scenery, taking a boat trip along the canals, and exploring many more attractions that some will feel intriguing or wacky at the same time.
There is, unexpectedly, a robot-themed bar, a dinosaur-themed park, a maze of illumination, and a number of unique places possessing elements that collide with the surrounding European vibe.
📍Location: 1-1 Huis Ten Bosch-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture 859-3292, Japan
Even if its name suggests so, don't mistake it for somewhere in Switzerland.
Khajjiar, The hill station in the Chamba district has been bestowed the title of “Mini Switzerland” due to its striking resemblance to the country's topography.
Located on a small plateau, the blessed land is surrounded by picturesque landscapes——verdant meadows, lush forested mountains, and a tranquil lake——which every nature lover cannot resist.
📍Location: Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh 176314, India
Where will you like to visit first? I don't know you, but all of these destinations are now on my bucket list!