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Tokyo attractions can be found in every nook and cranny of the world’s most populous metropolitan area. With a history that dates back to the 3rd millennium and a modern transportation system that can take you anywhere in the city, Japan’s capital is a solo backpacker’s dream and also a spectacular place to take a family holiday.

AGODA EXTRA: Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensō-ji, in Asakusa dates back to the year 645 AD. More interesting than that, however, the ancient landmark draws in more than 30 million visitors annually, making it the most widely visited religious site in the entire world.

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Seafood plays a major role in Thai cuisine, and whether it’s deep-fried, steamed, curried or roasted, ocean favorites get even tastier with Thai spices. Thai seafood specialties might include salted fish on the street or a plate of steamed clams in a sit-down restaurant, but you won’t find this distinct fusion of spicy, tangy, sour and sweet flavors anywhere else on earth!

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Salads play more than a bite-sized role in traditional Burmese cuisine, and if you’re thinking lettuce leaves, think again! Whether they are eaten as an entire meal or a light snack, Burmese salads are jam-packed with unique ingredients that bring out every salty, sour and spicy flavor in the mix. You’ll find an assortment of salads on about every local menu in Myanmar, but start with these most popular dishes to discover Burmese bites that are way more satisfying than any average appetizer!

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People watching epic fireworks show in Asia

Whether you like being covered in confetti or holding hands in a harbor at midnight, New Year’s Eve in Asia is always features epic fireworks! Marvel at magical light shows in Australia and the UAE, or try to keep up with the all-night raves in Thailand and Indonesia. If your partying days are over, join a traditional celebration in Japan or Korea. Regardless of how you greet the new year, Agoda wishes you safe travels and comfortable stays!

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Locals paddling Vietnamese boats down river in Hoi An

New faces are popping up everywhere in these secret escapes, but rest assured, each destination is hanging onto its authenticity and rustic charm. Plus, each city featured here is super simple to reach and easy to navigate.

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Agoda Homes Host meets guests

Introducing Agoda Homes

Agoda is Asia’s largest online travel agency that caters to millions of travelers every year from all over the world. Everyday more than 2 million travelers visit our website and app from all over the world! We are committed to providing quality stays in over 1.8 million properties and accommodation types ranging from hotels and resorts, to apartments, homes and villas.

We have always had Homes available on our platforms, but changing market needs demand more emphasis and focus on increasing the quantity and elevating the quality of this accommodation type… which is why we are proud to introduce Agoda Homes.

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Checked off all the major hot spots in Asia and are keen to explore more of the lesser-known destinations? We crunched the numbers and these destinations are amongst the fastest growing, up & coming hotspots across the region, according to Agoda booking data.

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In the past year the Agoda accommodation listings have nearly doubled and our platform now offers almost 2 million properties worldwide. With so many new options available, we have curated the list based on some of the most stand-out property openings around the world, with options for every travel adventure.

Need some travel inspiration for the new year? Scroll down for our top picks.

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If you’ve got the millennial mindset, you’re probably living a fast-paced and demanding lifestyle and expect everything at the snap of your fingertips. At Agoda, we know how important it is to meet these expectations and move at your pace. This upcoming year we’re going to be committed to drilling down to the basics so you can get to the properties and services you want faster, and go on more travel adventures quicker.

Let’s go through what we have in store for 2018:

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Fancy your own private villa? Or waking up in a quirky themed apartment? Or standing in your own kitchen and seeing a mountain view you’ve never seen before? From quirky to luxurious, homestays and other non-hotel accommodation options are becoming more popular than ever with travelers around the world. Our latest Tech & Travel Study reveals the motivations behind this global trend.

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