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Places to Visit in Asia

Asia in itself has so much to offer that a person can grow old just adding things to their bucket list! But some of these Places to Visit in Asia are worth a trip at least once. Asia has a great bunch of landscapes and experiences - from islands in Indonesia to the Himalayas shared between various countries, Asia hardly disappoints. Here's a list of interesting - offbeat and popular - places that you need to visit ASAP before you even think of taking a Euro Trip!

Here is the list of 30 Places to Visit in Asia #BeforeIDie

1. Halong Bay, Vietnam - Halong Bay- Place of Dragons

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Known For : Cat Ba Island Sung Sot Cave Dau Be Island

Halong Bay is a popular bay which is located in the north of Vietnam. The name of this place i.e. Halong means "the place of descending dragons'. This place was not very much known before the 19th century. However in the recent years the popularity of this place has risen to a much greater value.It is a beautiful bay which one can visit in order to enjoy the scenic beauty present all around.

Best Time: April to September

View packages starting from ₹ 6,252

2. Chiang Mai, Thailand - The Rose of the North

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Known For : Wat Phra Singh Doi Inthanon National Park Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Chiang Mai, a respite from the heavy-duty travelling one experiences in South Thailand, is a haven for backpackers and travellers. With an ancient city nestled between a sprawling modern city, flanked by lush green fields of the countryside, this place to visit in Asia will engage all senses in the one hungry for travel stories and experiences.

Best Time: Decemberembe to February

3. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - The city of beautiful rainforests and calming islands

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Known For : Kota Kinabalu City Mosque Manukan Island Tanjung Aru Beach

Kota Kinabalu, commonly referred to as KK, is the capital of Sabah. The city lies on the fringes of the South China Sea and also hosts Mount Kinabalu. KK also forms the gateway to the Borneo Island.

Best Time: September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 79,990

4. Gili Islands, Indonesia

Gili islands in Indonesia are known for the beautiful corals offshore. This tropical place to visit in Asia provides a calm and peaceful getaway with its powdery white sand beaches, turquoise waters and coconut palms. The three tiny islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, making Gili islands are located near the northwestern coast of Lombok Island. One can enjoy horse riding on the beach, Lively night market with street food carts and bars and restaurants for great food and party! This paradise also offers many activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, etc to the tourists.

5. Siem Reap, Cambodia - The gateway to ancient mysteries

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Known For : Angkor Archaeological Park Kompong Khleang Angkor National Museum

Siem Reap in Cambodia is a paragon of ancient glory and timeless grandeur; proudly being the gateway to one of the most astonishing architectures in world history- Angkor Wat. Although the main reason to stay in Siem Reap is to get yourself ready to explore several ancient temples, the city itself comes with a surprise package of historical and modern blends.

Best Time: November to March

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6. Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir - India's Own Moonland

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Known For : Pangong Lake Magnetic Hill Leh Palace

A land like no other with a superabundance of attractions to visit and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth.

Best Time: Jun to Sep

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7. Paro, Bhutan - Home to the Tiger's Nest of Bhutan

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Known For : Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang) Rinpung Dzong Paro Chele La Pass

Paro is a small town situated in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is one of the most fertile as well as a historic valley of Bhutan which is the widest in the Kingdom. It is home to 155 temples and monasteries dating back to the 14th century and also Bhutan's sole international airport. The Paro Airport is the largest International Airport of Bhutan and has been one of the prime locations for numerous tourist visit. This place to visit in Asia is known to be the most challenging airport to land on.

Best Time: September till November.

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8. Seoul, South-Korea - Centre of South Korea's history and future

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Known For : Gyeonbokgung War Memorial of Korea National Museum of Korea

Seoul has a rich and vibrant past and has become the economic, cultural and political heart of South Korea. It is one of the prime destinations of South East Asia and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year due to it's wide array of activities and attractions.

Best Time: September to November (Autumn)

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9. Boracay, Philippines - Boracay- A land of Serenity

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Known For : Island Hopping Banana Boat Ride Fly Fish

Boracay is an island located on an hour flight from Manila and Cebu two of the cities which are located in the country of Philippines. This island is a really small with only 7 k.m.of total length. This island is surrounded by two beaches on its either side and has clear water on all its four ends. This place which is known to be filled with romantic vibes has tourists coming from all parts of the world especially China, Taiwan, Korea as well as other major parts of Asia.

Best Time: Novemberemeber to February

10. Chendu, China

Even if not at the top of the list of tourist destinations in China, this place to visit in Asia ends up offering a great time to travellers. One of the biggest cities in the country, tourists engage themselves in its culture and lifestyle. Its popular teahouse culture brings the taste of generations by serving freshly-made, aromatic tea. Travellers also enjoy the nightlife of the city, rich and historic cuisines of China at the first-ever city of Gastronomy. The capital of south-west Sichuan Province house a large number of giant pandas, making it also one of the top attractions. One should not miss the Sichuan Opera performances at night and visiting Chunxi Road to go on a shopping spree.

11. Si Phan Don, Laos - Beaches, Hiking, Waterfalls

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Si Phan Don which translates to Four Thousand Islands, is an island group located in the Mekong River in Southern Laos. Si Phan Don comprises of numerous islands of varying sizes, some of which get submerged during the monsoon. The four main islands in the group are Don Kong, Don Khon, Don Det and Don Som

12. Halong Bay, Vietnam - Place of Dragons

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Known For : Cat Ba Island Sung Sot Cave Dau Be Island

Halong Bay is a popular bay which is located in the north of Vietnam. The name of this place i.e. Halong means "the place of descending dragons'. This place was not very much known before the 19th century. However in the recent years the popularity of this place has risen to a much greater value.It is a beautiful bay which one can visit in order to enjoy the scenic beauty present all around.

Best Time: April to September

View packages starting from ₹ 6,252

13. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - The city of beautiful rainforests and calming islands

3.8 /5 View 48+ photos

Known For : Kota Kinabalu City Mosque Manukan Island Tanjung Aru Beach

Kota Kinabalu, commonly referred to as KK, is the capital of Sabah. This place to visit in Asia lies on the fringes of the South China Sea and also hosts Mount Kinabalu. KK also forms the gateway to Borneo Island.

Best Time: September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 79,990

14. Singapore - The Quintessential Cosmopolitan

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Known For : Sentosa Island Gardens by the Bay Universal Studios Singapore

Best described as a microcosm of modern Asia, Singapore is a melting pot of culture and history, and an extravaganza of culinary delights. Officially known as the Republic of Singapore, it is both a city and a country located in Southeast Asia. One of Asia's most visited destinations, Singapore is best described as an amalgam of a fast-paced life and an off-the-back-street inheritance.

Best Time: January to November

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15. Komodo Island - Home to the World’s Largest Lizard

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Komodo Island has been named as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. Komodo Island, along with Rinca and the other islands that comprise Komodo National Park, is one of the only few places in the world where one finds Komodo dragons out of captivity. Apart from this, the island is also home to 25 different endangered species of the animal kingdom.

However, ridden by the theft of these exotic creatures, it is reported that the island may also be closed for tourists for a period of one year. It is highly advised that you do not go looking for these exotic creatures on your own as they can be lethal and is illegal. Please do obtain the services of an official guide present on the island. Apart from this, the island is populated by approximately 2000 people whose sustenance is dependent on fishing and goat breeding to offer as a prey to the giant lizard.

16. Yangon - The Garden City of the East

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Known For : Shwedagon Pagoda Sule Pagoda Kandawgyi Lake

Yangon was actually known as the city of Rangoon - that is until the name was officially changed in 2006. This place to visit in Asia combines bits of Asian and British cultures beautifully! A trip to Yangon is a trip that is perfect for any foodie, culture and history fan, or even someone who appreciates the beauty of nature!

Best Time: November to February

17. Hanoi, Vietnam

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Known For : Old Quarter Hoan Kiem Lake Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Hanoi is a resolute survivor of the many wars fought on its land and is now the capital of Vietnam. The city is packed with rustic beauty and romance and lies on the banks of the Red River. It is culturally and economically growing at a rapid rate and is a mix of old-age charm and a modern cosmopolitan outlook.

A vast metropolis - Hanoi still holds relics of its French-occupied past in its French Quarters, and displays a distinguished class in its Old Quarter, centred around the Hoan Kiem Lake. It is a postcard-perfect vision of stunning pagodas, peaceful boulevards, and upbeat streets with sumptuous food options.

Best Time: October to April

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18. Phuket, Thailand

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Known For : Phi Phi Islands Bangla Road Patong Beach

Pristine beaches, clean air, bounty of nature and cheap getaway do complete justice to the beautiful tourist spot in Thailand called Phuket. Add to it a lot of adventure, tranquility and heartfelt hospitality, the island located in southern Thailand is one of an ideal beach destination in Asia.

Best Time: November to February end

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19. Phnom Penh, Cambodia - On the lands of tragic history

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Known For : Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda National Museum of Cambodia Psar Thmei

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia. This glimmering place to visit in Asia contains in it all at once- the ancient Khmer glory, the unfortunate recent past, and a progressive future. Sitting at the junction of Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh inherits a phenomenal blend of Khmer and French architectural beauty. The city can be easily picturized with lively markets, royal buildings, thriving bars, and sensuous local food scenes.

Best Time: October to May

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20. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand - Island Paradise for the Beach Lover

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Known For : Phi Phi Viewpoint Koh Phi Phi Leh Bamboo Island

Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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21. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Where's the party tonight?

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Known For : Petronas Towers Batu caves Aquaria KLCC

Kuala Lumpur is the most popular city of the multi cultural country, Malaysia. With skyscrapers on one side and shopping malls on the other, Kuala Lumpur has its own night life. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor.

Best Time: December to February, May to August

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22. Lombok, Indonesia - Island Paradise of the East

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Known For : Mount Rinjani Trek Gili Trawangan Pura Lingsar

Lombok is an island in the Indian Ocean which is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Promoted as "an unspoiled Bali", this place to visit in Asia is what people expected Bali to be before it became crowded and a mainstream travel destination. The island is in itself getting some attention in recent times for its beaches and as a surfing destination.

Best Time: Dry season (May to Septembert)

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23. Palawan Beach, Singapore

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The gorgeous Palawan Beach on Sentosa Island is one of the best family beaches in Singapore with fine white sand, the clear blue water and the warm, cosy atmosphere. Out of the three beaches in Sentosa - Siloso, Tanjong and Palawan - the latter is often considered to be the most relaxing and is the only one that is kid-friendly. This exotic beach was originally a reef, referred to as the Serembu Palawan. However, after land reclamation, it was renamed as Pulau Palawan, or simply, Palawan. Apart from being a swimmer's paradise, the scenic Palawan Beach is home to a variety of places ideal for children and adults.

24. Vung Vieng, Vietnam

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Vung Vieng Fishing Village is a quintessentially Vietnamese village near Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay. Vung Vieng is a small, tranquil floating Vietnamese fishing village situated around 25 km from the mainland in the Quang Ninh Province. Located amidst karst boulders, this village is accessible only by boat. Vung Vieng can be reached by taking a motorboat from Tuan Chau Harbour. But upon reaching the village, you will have to transfer to smaller bamboo boats to go around, oared by natives of the area.

25. Vientiane, Laos

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Known For : Pha That Luang Wat Ong Theu Haw Phra Kaew

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. This place to visit in Asia unlike the other busy or noisy places present in Southeast Asia, is very quiet as well as is a place where you can relax. This city is set up on the banks of the Mekong river and is designed as per the French architecture. This place which was initially laid back a bit is now experiencing rapid growth and is receiving investment from the outside companies as well as firms. This place is home to numerous temples as well as to other bars and restaurants and has an ambience that will definitely keep you mesmerised.

Best Time: November to February

26. Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Beaches, Seafood and Nightlife

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Known For : Otres Beach Ochheuteal Beach Ream National Park

Sihanoukville is a coastal town located in south-west Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. It is known for its vast coastline home to a series of magnificent beaches, restaurants serving delicious seafood cuisines and a happening nightlife making it a popular destination for a beach holiday in the country for the tourists. It is the capital of Sihanoukville province and is one of the most modernized cities in Cambodia. Tourists visit Sihanoukville to enjoy watersports, games, and boat trips in the surrounding islands.

27. Da Nang, Vietnam - The City of Bridges and Beaches

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Known For : Marble Mountains Golden Bridge My Khe Beach

Da Nang sits prettily on the east coast of Vietnam, right between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Popularly known as the tourist capital of South-Central Vietnam, Da Nang is truly stunning - filled with beaches, museums, evolving nightlife and world-class infrastructure.

On the coast of the South China Sea, with the Han River flowing through its midst, Da Nang is beautified by multiple bridges. The most striking among them is, of course, the Golden Bridge beautified by a sculpture of two giant hands holding it up.

Best Time: February to May

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28. Hoi An, Vietnam - City With Heritage

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Known For : Hoi An Old Town An Bang Beach Fujian Assembly Hall

Hoi An is one of the oldest cities located all over Asia. This place to visit in Asia has been known to be around 2000 years old. This city is known to be established in the 15th century and is now declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO. This city was once a popular port and now is known to attract thousands of tourists worldwide.

Best Time: February to July

29. Luang Prabang, Laos

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Known For : Mount Phousi Palace museum Wat Xieng Thong

Laos is a country where you will not see anything Western or ultra modern. There are no McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Huts or Starbucks Coffee there. Luang Prabang is a wonderful patchwork of traditional Lao wooden houses and hints of European architecture. It is a city in north central Laos, consisting of 58 adjacent villages, of which 33 comprise the UNESCO Town Of Luang Prabang World Heritage Site.

Best Time: November to March

30. Borobudur, Indonesia - The World's Largest Buddhist Temple

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The Borobudur Temple complex is the largest Buddhist temple in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most visited attractions in Indonesia, it was built in the 8th-Century. A marvel of Buddhist architecture, with multiple platforms stacked on each other, the temple is capped off with a magnificent dome peering down on top of them. The temple is also adorned with hundreds of relief panels and statues of the Buddha in multiple meditative postures, most of which are still intact today. The temple itself is located just 45 minutes away from the thriving metropolis of Yogyakarta.

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