Get-hooked May 12, 2019
5 wheelchair friendly travel destinations in Asia!
There are small steps being taken across Asia to make travel destinations accessible to people with disabilities.
However, much of Asia remains inaccessible to wheelchair users, who face many issues like navigating cities, finding accommodation, and accessing attractions.
There are some destinations that are accessible and popular with disabled travellers. Here they are –
- Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai – This tram journey between the Pudong and Puxi districts in Shanghai has been described as magical. The journey is beneath the Huangpu River. Passengers are taken through a tunnel full of lighting effects that tell the story of life, science, and physics. There are lifts at both ends.
- Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, Thailand – This underwater world exploration is great for wheelchair users. It is located below the Siam Paragon shopping centre. There are more than 30,000 creatures from across the world.
- Namsan Cable Car & Seoul Tower, Seoul – The Namsan Cable Car, which is Korea’s first aerial tram, connects Myeong-dong district to the top of the Namsan Mountain. It has recently been made accessible to wheelchair users. The Seoul Tower is located close to the cable car’s hilltop destination. It has a viewing deck, which is the highest spot in the city, and many restaurants.
- Royal Botanical Gardens, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s Royal Botanical Gardens are located close to the city of Kandy. It has well-maintained paths and attracts two million visitors every year. There are wonderful orchids and more than 4,000 species of plants here.
- Little India Street Market, Malaysia – This busy market in Kuala Lumpur is wheelchair-friendly. Most of the stalls are accessible and it’s a popular spot for buying food, clothes, and souvenirs.
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