The biggest continent on the planet has everything to offer. From mega metropolises to serene remote islands, Asia is truly a traveler’s delight. With scenic beauty coming in many forms and appeals, Asian countries are considered to be one of the hot favorites among tourists.
If you want to be around people and get to know the social life of Asians, you’ll find utterly crowded places, you can take a trip to Thailand and if you want to just go away from every day’s hustle and bustle to a calmer place, you’ll find that too. It has something for everyone.
Apart from the best places to visit in Asia which are very popular; like a trip to Goa, for instance, there are many places which have been left unexplored but offer the same delight. Here is a list of some known and some unknown places, that make up the best countries to visit in Asia, just in case you might want to go wanderlust:
Chengdu is the hometown of Giant Pandas. Although there are giant pandas in zoos in various places around China, the best place to see pandas is in Chengdu. The city provides some exotic views and you can also take care of pandas. Apart from the scenic beauty, you can learn how to cook authentic Sichuan food like Kung pao chicken and spicy hotpot. It surely is one of the best places to visit in Asia.
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Despite what the skeptics say of Bali being overrated, it remains to be so full of zest. It remains the must visit place for every tourist around the world and the mystic beaches in the island tell exactly why. You can visit a lot of mind blowing beaches while in Bali, take treks across volcanoes and visit famous temples like Tanah Lot and Uluwatu. Don't listen to anyone, a trip to Bali is all that you need!
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Thailand’s capital city, and by far the biggest city in the country, Bangkok has been a hub for tourist from across the world for ages. It is a buzzing cosmopolis of high rise buildings, magnificent palaces, ancient temples, glittering nightclubs, bustling markets and streets lined with vendors hawking souvenirs and tantalizing foods. A trip to Thailand's Bangkok will show you man-made structures along with natural beauty in canals, green spaces, and flowering tropical plants.
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If you’re a people’s person and love being between humans, then Tokyo is the place for you. The Japan capital’s metropolis area is the most populous in the world. However, Tokyo blends the old with the new. On one hand, you have shrines, and on the other, you have skyscrapers. When Tokyo’s pace gets too frenetic, visitors recommend unwinding at the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Japan is surely one of the best countries to visit in Asia.
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This scenic place which is located off Malaysia’s northwestern coast in the Andaman Sea is an archipelago of 99 islands. Many people might say Singapore or perhaps Kuala Lumpur is the best place in Malaysia, but a real tourist always knows that unexplored places are always the best. In recent years, resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other tourist facilities have developed in Langkawi, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the archipelago’s exceptional natural beauty.
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If you’re on your vacation just to relax and release that stress you’ve accumulated at work, the Boracay Island is an ideal place for you. The island in itself is small, but it has some award winning beaches and beautiful resorts. You can also enjoy some adventure sports like cliff diving, motor biking, scuba diving and parasailing. The turquoise lagoons are bound to sweep you off your feet.
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Many people might not have heard of this place, but this surely is any traveler’s delight. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, rice terraces, and a diverse hill tribe, Sapa is a very quiet town tucked away in the remote northwest part of Vietnam. It is a base for many treks and who doesn’t love living between beautiful mountains? It might have been war-torn for sometime, but slowly and steadily, it is becoming one of the best countries to visit in Asia.
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The capital of Mongolia shows you how ancient culture can be fused with modern day trends with ease. The ruins of monasteries rub shoulders with glass encased skyscrapers here while the covered Narantul Market gives you a single point from where to pick up traditional essentials for your life. Narantul Market gives you a single point from where to pick up traditional essentials for your life.
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There might be a lot of destinations in India that people consider to be a traveler’s paradise, like a trip to Goa; but Munnar in India’s Kerala is one of those mystifying and hidden places in the world. Unending expanse of tea plantations, picturesque valleys and mountains and exotic species of flora and fauna offer the tourists a good overall experience.
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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
If you’re looking to holiday in a tropical paradise, Mirissa just might be the answer to your dreams: swaying coconut palms, beautiful golden sand beaches, days spent rocking away in a hammock. It doesn’t get much better than this. The serenity of the beaches makes Mirissa one of the best places to visit in Asia.
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With its tranquil lakes, verdant shorelines and mountain views, Pokhara is a popular resort destination for travelers from around the world. Known as the gateway to the Annapurna region in northwest Nepal, the lakeside city offers respite to weary hikers and provides opportunities for outdoor adventures too, ranging from leisurely paddleboat rides to white-water rafting. Nepal might be on every traveler's list, but it deserves a chance to prove that it is one of the best countries to visit in Asia.
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat (meaning “City Temple”) is the most magnificent and largest of all Angkor temples and the top tourist attraction in Cambodia. Built around the first half of 12th century, the temple’s balance, composition, and beauty make it one of the finest monuments in the world.
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Luang Prabang, Laos
One of the most charming cities in Southeast Asia, Luang Prabang is the most popular tourist attraction in Laos.
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This particular province is an eminent location as the best area of Kazakhstan that is rich in gas, construction materials, and oil. The locals call this location as the place of tourism as it has a rich cultural tradition along with a number of recreation resources. Some of the best hotels in Kazakhstan are found here.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv combines relaxing beaches, a vibrant nightlife, authentic markets and much more. The diverse society is very open-minded so that everyone finds their place and learns to love it. With its different neighborhoods and sites, there is plenty to see and many places to explore in Tel Aviv.
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What are you waiting for? There is so much do to in Asia, so many places to go in Asia. Pack your bags and leave already!
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