Asia is the largest and most populated continent on the planet and also has plenty to offer travelers. From the ancient cultures, traditions, and architecture of centuries-old cities to modern, even futuristic, high-tech metropolises bursting with energy, the continent has something to offer to everyone. Here are 25 awesome places you can visit in Asia.
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Kyoto has more than 2000shrines and temples to explore. This ancient city has survived centuries of war and still retains its historically treasured structures. The prefecture is also renowned as the spiritual hear of Japan. If you are planning your visit in mid-July, you will get to experience Gion Matsuri, Japan's most famous festival.
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Thimphu, Bhutan's modern capital, is bustling with restaurants, night clubs, and cafés.it is also an ideal place for visitors to immerse in Bhutanese culture with its vibrant mix of ancient tradition and modern amenities.
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Siem Reap is renowned for Angkor temples, located on the north of the city. The city now is booming with luxury hotels and also numerous budget hotels. The city has lots of bars and restaurants that offer various authentic cuisine to visitors and also lots of entertainment to keep them busy.
Beijing, the capital of China, is a must-see destination on the trip to The Red Dragon of Asia. Here, you will see lots of modern architecture, world-class cultural spectacles, and thousands of international restaurants.
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The Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong, is where the East meets West in the South China Sea. The city is a great fusion of culture and nightlife.
Lhasa means Buddha Land in Tibetian language and is Tibet's cultural, political, and economic center. The city's most famous monuments include Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, among many others. Remember that you can visit Tibet only through travel agencies.
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Shanghai is the largest city in China and lies between the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea. The Huangpujiang River separates the city in two. The major cultural highlights of the city are Yu Garden, People's Square, the Jade Buddha Temple, the iconic Longhua Temple and Pagoda, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai Zoo, and Shanghai Science & Tech Museum.
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The Eternal City, Xian, holds the recorded history for ancient Chinese civilization. This city has recorded China's history for more than 3000 years and served as a capital during the 1,100 years of China's ancient dynasties. The city houses many cultural relics.
Mumbai is renowned as the entertainment capital of India. In the heart of this city, you can explore the gorgeous colonial architecture of Colaba and Churchgate as well as sacred temples and distinctive bazaars.
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Udaipur, located in Western India, is an enchanting destination to visit. The city is renowned for its royal palaces, Havelis, and temples. A must-see sight is the City Palace with a complex of 11 palaces, gardens, and courtyards that overlook Lake Pichola.
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A unique enclave on the southern Indonesian island of Bali, Seminyak is known for its world-class beach hotels, fashionable boutiques, upscale restaurants, and a fabulous wide beach.
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Ubud, a world-famous Balinese art and culture center, is popular for its traditional part. Visitors can see the traditional dance performances, dine at upscale restaurants or vegan cafés, peruse art galleries, or visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.
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The capital of Japan, Tokyo, is the most visited city and is also one of the most populated cities in the world. This city has many attractions to offer to its visitors with superb gardens, temples, and museums. The city offers the world of anime shopping, theme parks, museums, and events, including Comiket in Odaiba.
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Seoul is a futuristic, high tech metropolis with modern skyscrapers, pop culture, and a deeply traditional city of temples, palaces, and Buddhist culture. The highlights of the city are Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the famous 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace, Suwon's Swaseong Fortress, and the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, among many others.
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Luang Prabang is renowned for its diverse culture and natural surroundings. The town itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has a lot to offer to its visitors.
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Mongolia is a huge country that lies between China and Russia. The city of Nalaikh offers a lot to its visitors, including the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, and the Chinggis Khan Memorial.
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Kathmandu, the capital and the economic and cultural heart of Nepal, is renowned among travelers. The city's inhabitants practice their ancestral value of Atithi Devo Bhava, which means that the guest is equivalent to God. Here, you will get to see the Newari Architecture, many UNESCO World Heritage Site, and lots of natural and cultural heritage.
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This city is renowned for its beaches, clear blue water, and dense tropical palms, plants, and flowers. Other attraction includes exploring the bat caves of Yapak on a guided tour and visiting the Kar-Tir Seashell Museum.
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A great place to start your Singapore tour would be from Chinatown. This "City in a Garden" has numerous botanic gardens and tons of green space. For nature lovers, the great place to visit would be the gorgeous Gardens by the Bay.
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The city of Taipei is the blend of Chinese culture and outside influences like Japan, America, and Southeast Asia. The city offers a high-energy vibe with plenty of upscale shopping and a lively street-food scene.
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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is quite renowned for its shrines, palaces, nightclubs, and exotic red-light districts.
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Formerly the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is a popular destination for tourists and ex-pats today. This city of northern Thailand has beautiful surrounding mountains, botanical gardens, and hill tribe villages. The city mesmerizes its visitors with a fusion of architectural styles - ancient Lanna, Mon, and Burmese.
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The biggest island of Thailand, Phuket, is a world-class beach destination. There are more than thirty beaches on the island that you can explore.
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Hani is renowned for its traditional architecture and a rich culture that has both French and Chinese influences, leftover from historical occupations.
Hoi An, a gorgeous central coastal town on the South China Sea, is renowned for its well-preserved architecture that reflects its past glory as a thriving port town.