Wheelchair Accessible Cities in Asia

Tourism Information for Wheelchair Users
PHOTO: The Great Wall of China set against an orange hued sky.

The Asian continent is a place of intrigue for the majority of westerners. Its history, culture and people make it far more "exotic" than Aruba or Tahiti.

Accessibility is rapidly improving in Asia, even in radically poor countries like Cambodia and Thailand. Travelers with disabilities often write off the marvelous cities in Asia as inaccessible. This is not true. Disabled travelers to Asia will face more challenges than they might in the United States, but none that are too significant to be overcome. Several of the cities listed below -- Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai -- all have greater access to public transportation than New York City!

Use these destination guides to plan and prepare for a wheelchair accessible vacation in Asia. Each guide is filled with information gained from my personal experience traveling through Asia with a wheelchair. Sit atop the Great Wall of China. Enjoy the street food in Seoul. Ride a cable car in Hong Kong. You can do it all... even in a wheelchair. Let me show you how to #OpenYourWorld.

Wheelchair Accessible Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Although the Thai capital is one of the least accessible major cities in Asia, it can still be enjoyed through determination.
Wheelchair Accessible Beijing

Beijing, China

Sitting atop the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a wheelchair accessible experience you'll never forget.
Wheelchair Accessible Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, dominates the most impressive skyline in the Middle East.
Wheelchair Accessible Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

Asia's most wheelchair-friendly city boasts a symphonic light show that illuminates the skyline of skyscrapers.
Wheelchair Accessible Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This former British territory is one of the most free and diverse Muslim nations in the world.
Wheelchair Accessible Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Home of the world's first wheelchair accessible tuk-tuk, Cambodia's capital has the highest rate of amputees per capita.
Wheelchair Accessible Seoul

Seoul, South Korea

If you enjoy street food, you won't find a city that does it better.
Wheelchair Accessible Shanghai

Shanghai, China

The most accessible city in Mainland China, Shanghai has an impressive downtown and the world's fastest Maglev train.
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