Generation Z, or Gen Z, is the first generation born into a world of social media as they grew up with the internet. Now that they're adults, they want to see the world by experiencing new cultures, learning about different people and places, and exploring everything life offers.
Are you part of Gen Z looking for the best places to travel to in 2023? A new destination for your next retreat? Check out these 5 hand-picked best destinations for your next travel!
The Highlands of Toraja. Image Credit: Peto Tj on Unsplash
Indonesia is the best place for Gen Z to travel in 2023. If you are looking for an affordable trip, traveling to Indonesia shall be at the top of your list as it is affordable in terms of prices. Here, you'd get to appreciate the never-ending natural beauty surrounding the country, perfect if you're looking for a nice place to take pictures or shoot for your fun TikTok content. Besides that, since Indonesia is a Muslim country, Halal food is available almost everywhere and in Muslim-friendly hotels.
We recommend you check out the Land Above the Clouds in Toraja, one of the world's most famous and natural tourist destinations. Here, you can see the view of the clouds clumping like foam and stretching wide like the ocean, which is exceptionally beautiful in the morning. Since you need to be on higher ground to see this view, we recommend staying overnight at the Tongkonan Lempe Lolai resort, which is located right in the District of Kapala Pitu, Lolai for a better and more comfortable stay.
Mount Fuji of Japan. Image Credit: aditya anjagi on Unsplash
Next on our lineup is a country that will never cease to amaze you, Japan. A perfect place for adult travelers who want to explore everything in one place. Food, places, history, you named it as they have everything! We'd recommend you visit Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan that has been an object of faith and worship since ancient times for the Japanese people and is dear to the whole nation. You need not climb to see the view as you can also appreciate the majestic mountain view from Tokyo.
There are a lot of popular tourist spots in Tokyo. Still, we recommend you visit Taito city, one of the few cities in Japan that offer Muslim-friendly restaurants, hotels, and exciting places to visit, such as Sensoji temple, Skytree, Shinobazu Lotus Pond, and Ameyoko.
Shinobazu Lotus Pond of Taito City. Image Credit: DLKR on Unsplash
Desa Cattle, Kundasang with Mount Kinabalu. Image Credit: Ong Cheng Zheng on Unsplash
Malaysia is a colorful, multicultural, and multi-religious nation that sparks international interest with its natural attractions. Sabah, home to the district of Kundasang, has natural attractions that amaze you every time you visit. One of the homes to a giant flower in the world, the Rafflesia arnoldii, and with the presence of the oldest and lush rainforest with modern facilities like hotels and cafes, Kundasang is an ideal location for both an escape from city life and a chance to learn about nature. We recommend seeing the tallest mountain in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu, and having it photographed as your best aesthetic souvenir back home.
Safari in South Africa. Image Credit: Harshil Gudka on Unsplash
South Africa is known as the "mother continent" due to the country being the oldest inhabited continent on Earth. Home to arrays of intriguing wildlife, and glacial landscapes, imagine being young and adventurous to have the chance for your picture captured with "the big 5" on the Land of South Africa's safari. With vibrant places, unique culture, and rich history, South Africa is filled with different landscapes that make you want to stay there forever.
But if you feel like taking everything chill, take a stroll at Cape Town, the capital of South Africa, and enjoy the Table Mountain view instead. Since the weather is always lovely and it's not too hot or cold, you can rest assured that all your pictures will turn aesthetically pleasing whenever you enjoy their famous Cape Malay cuisine. Halal products are widely available in South Africa as the region has the most developed halal ecosystem despite Muslims being a minority. If you have time, pay a visit to some of the historical mosques surrounding Cape Town.
Cape Town with Table Mountain in South Africa. Image Credit: Sharaan Muruvan on Unsplash
Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Image Credit: Sergio Sala on Unsplash
Singapore is located at the southern tip of Malaysia, an island nation with a population of 5.6 million people, and is home to numerous mosques. There are many reasons why Singapore is one of the best place for Gen Z to travel in 2023. The first reason is that it is one of the safest countries in the world, and there are no weapons allowed inside Singapore. With its low crime rates compared to other countries around the world, you can rest assured that you can travel in peace and even travel solo here.
Being young and free, there are many things you can do to keep your adrenaline rush activated. Go to Universal Studios Singapore, as they offer adrenaline rush rides like Harry Potter and Transformers 4D. Here, you can experience these two movies through senses such as sound and smell.
No need to worry if you're looking for an aesthetically pleasing building for your social media content, as Singapore's architecture is unique. Make sure you check out the futuristic Gardens By The Bay, where the home of three massive, contemporary glass structures that house more than a million plants worldwide are located. Several halal restaurants are located throughout the attractions area, namely Satay by the Bay, Bakerzin, Pollen, and many more.
This travel guide will hopefully help Gen Z's to find the best travel info for their next trip. Check out more information like this at Halaltrip and download the mobile app for more features!