Asia is diverse in several ways. The ecosystems in Asia include aquatic, coastal, forests, and human-made. Travel destinations range from modern Japan to heavenly Nepal.
Here’s our list of the best places to visit in Asia
- Pokhara, Nepal
The hills of Pokhara welcome scores of trekkers every year. March and April are the best months to visit as the sky is clear the weather is lovely.
A trek to the World Peace Stupa on top of Pumdi Bhumdi rewards you with a stunning bird’s eye view of Pokhara. Make sure you also visit Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and Phewa Lake.
- Luang Prabang, Laos
The whole town of LuangPrabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its extraordinary architectural and cultural heritage. You’ll get to see a large collection of Laos arts and crafts at the Wat Xieng Thong (Temple of the Golden City).
You can go to Wat Chom Si on Mount Phou Si and experience stunning panoramic views of LuangPrabang. You must visit the natural attractions namely, the Pak Ou Caves and the three-tiered Kuang Si falls.
- Jaipur, India
The wonderful architecture and unique craftsmanship are the standout characteristics of Jaipur. The Jal Mahal is an impressive palace set in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
The Amer Fort is a marvelous marble and sandstone fort located close to the city. You can also visit the world’s biggest stone sundial at JantarMantar. You must shop for souvenirs like the Bandhani fabric.
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
The manic lifestyle of Bangkok has pushed tourists towards the charming city of Chiang Mai. The unofficial capital of Northern Thailand is famed for its cultural festivals, majestic temples, and mountain trekking opportunities.
Try to visit during the summer to enjoy the vibrant night markets. You can also visit the nearby picturesque village of Pai.
- Bali, Indonesia
The mesmerizing beaches and warm climate make Bali an ideal destination for a laidback holiday. Bali is also a popular destination for popping the question and for honeymooners.
You can go mountain climbing, scuba diving, and surfing. Apart from beaches, you can enjoy the volcanic landscapes, and visit caves and temples. So, there is a lot to discover in Bali.
- Tokyo, Japan
This bustling metropolitan city is a pricey option on this list. Tokyo is known for its advanced technology. So, gadget heads can buy innovative gadgets here. Tokyo is also renowned for its delicious food, lively nightlife, serene temples, and numerous shopping areas.
Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the best hanami (cherry blossom viewing) spots in the city. You should go here for hanami late-March or early April.
The Lion City is a leading financial hub known for its thrilling attractions and shopping opportunities. The Universal Studios park is one of the several thrilling attractions of Singapore.
You will love lazing around in the white-sand beaches with turquoise water around theSentosa Island resort. You’ll feel close to nature at the 100-hectare large Gardens by the Bay. It is the largest glass greenhouse in the world. The locals are passionate about food and you can find delicious food at any budget.
- Hong Kong, China
The shopper in you will love Hong Kong. Since it is a major fashion destination, you can shop top fashion labels here. You can also do street shopping here. So, shopping can be done here at all budgets.
You must go on a hike to the top of Victoria Peak in the warm climate of Hong Kong. Those seeking an adrenaline rush must Disneyland and Ocean Park. Spiritual people must visit the Tian Tan Buddha Statue on Lantau Island.
- Beijing, China
Your trip to Beijing is incomplete without a visit to the longest manmade structure on Earth, the Great Wall of China. This UNESCO World Heritage site is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Another UNESCO World Heritage site is the imperial complex of religious buildings collectively known as the Temple of Heaven. You must visit the Palace Museum. More than 70 hectares large, it is the biggest complex in the world.
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
The most fascinating feature of Siem Reap is the temple complex of Angkor Wat. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest religious monument in the world. The temples are spread over 160 hectares of land.
Chinese and French architecture have heavily influenced the architecture of Siem Reap. You must visit the Angkor National Museum and learn about the civilization behind the archeological ruins of ANGKOR Wat.
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