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Top Places To Visit in East Asia

1. Bangkok

4.4 /5

1 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. Cuisines...

2. Tokyo

4.8 /5

2 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is in every sense- a mix. This city is known for its technological prowess, its quirky pop culture, and its simultaneous attachment to tradition. With every area having something different to offer, it is truly the best place for any tourist seeking variety and adventure...

3. Osaka

4.5 /5

3 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

JapanÉs second-most important city, Osaka is a city unlike the ultra-modern Tokyo and the traditional Kyoto, with a character of its own. Even the locals speak a unique Japanese dialect. Its charm may seem ubiquitous at first, hidden along large buildings and business centres, but Osaka offers delig...

4. Phuket

4.5 /5

4 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

The largest Island in all of Thailand, Phuket has everything Thailand has to offer. Serviced by the Phuket International Airport, the island sees no dearth of travellers during any time of the year. Golden beaches, numerous offshore islands, upbeat markets, a high octane nightlife and thrilling wate...

5. Kyoto

4.4 /5

5 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

While other cities of Japan embrace modernity without hesitation, Kyoto still maintains traces of tradition, and old Japanese culture. With every street, mountain and shrine having something to offer, Kyoto is a must-visit for a rich, wholesome cultural experience.

6. Seoul

4.3 /5

6 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

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.

7. Taipei

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7 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Capital of Taiwan, Taipei is the city where the government of the Republic of China shifted after the revolution in 1949. Today, it has developed by leaps and bounds, becoming an all encompassing tourist destination and also home to the world's 8th tallest building, the Taipei 101.

8. Shanghai

4.2 /5

8 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Shanghai is among China's most important cities. It is the most populous city in China and also the most populous in the world. Due to it's wide array of tourist attractions, Shanghai serves as one of China's best tourist destinations.

9. Shanghai

4.2 /5

9 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Shanghai is among China's most important cities. It is the most populous city in China and also the most populous in the world. Due to it's wide array of tourist attractions, Shanghai serves as one of China's best tourist destinations.

10. Pattaya

4.3 /5

10 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Popularly known as Thailand's Sex capital and party hub, Pattaya is a coastal city in the Gulf of Thailand which over the years has steadily grown out of its infamous tag. The beaches and islands in Pattaya offer a wide variety of watersports, snorkelling options, restaurants, cafes and souvenir sho...

11. Koh Samui

4.1 /5

11 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

The second-largest island of Thailand, Ko Samui is a gem of an island in the Koh Samui (or simply Samui) Archipelago which lies in the Gulf of Thailand. Once a hidden secret of only persevering travellers, the island has transformed into one of the most visited tourist destinations of Thailand. Coco...

12. Krabi

4.1 /5

12 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is home to the traditional yet the modern, the touristy and the local flavour. Sample what you like and see what the other side of the coin has to offer too in this Thai province.

13. Busan

4.0 /5

13 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Second largest city in South Korea. Situated on the furthest southeastern tip of the southern peninsula

14. Pai

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14 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Located between Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai, this beautiful little town of Pai is surrounded by mountains everywhere, and is a dream destination for a traveller. The alluring river Pai flows across this town which makes rafting a popular sport here. Besides that, trekking and hiking are other advent...

15. Chiang Mai

3.9 /5

15 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Formerly the seat of the Lanna Kingdom and regarded as the northern capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai is completely opposite to what first-timers to Thailand expect it to be. Unlike its southern counterparts, Chiang Mai is known for its laid back vibes, numerous temples and monasteries, crowded local ...

16. Nagoya

3.8 /5

16 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Nagoya is a city which was known in the past for its samurai and ninja culture but has fast evolved to become the hub of automobile and aircraft manufacturing in Japan. Slowly it is making its way onto the tourist map as well for those who want to get away from the city madness in Tokyo and enjoy a ...

17. Beijing

3.8 /5

17 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Beijing is one of China's most historic cities. It has been the capital of various emperors over centuries and continues to be the capital of China today. It is a major tourist attraction due to the heritage of all the dynasties that have resided here, their culture, their monuments and their palace...

18. Beijing

3.8 /5

18 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Beijing is one of China's most historic cities. It has been the capital of various emperors over centuries and continues to be the capital of China today. It is a major tourist attraction due to the heritage of all the dynasties that have resided here, their culture, their monuments and their palace...

19. Macau

3.8 /5

19 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

The resort city of Macau, or Macao, is an amalgam of holidays, events and festivities. Lauded as the 'top gambling destination in the world', Macau is located in southern China, a one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong. Spread across 30 square kilometre in size, it is small enough to feel inti...

20. Macau

3.8 /5

20 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

The resort city of Macau, or Macao, is an amalgam of holidays, events and festivities. Lauded as the 'top gambling destination in the world', Macau is located in southern China, a one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong. Spread across 30 square kilometre in size, it is small enough to feel inti...

21. Phi Phi Islands

4.0 /5

21 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

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.

22. Guangzhou

3.6 /5

22 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Capital and the largest city of the Guangdong Province

23. Guangzhou

3.6 /5

23 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Capital and the largest city of the Guangdong Province

24. Shenzhen

3.6 /5

24 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Connects Hong Kong to mainland China

25. Shenzhen

3.6 /5

25 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Connects Hong Kong to mainland China

26. Koh Pha Ngan

3.5 /5

26 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Koh Pha Ngan is an island that is part of the Chumphon Archipelago, located between the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao. It being world famous for its full moon parties on Haad Rin, usually the rest of the time the island remains half empty. But Koh Pha Ngan is so much more than just parties. This ...

27. Koh Tao

3.5 /5

27 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Koh Tao is an island in the Chumphon Archipelago group of islands in the southeastern part of Thailand. It has some of the best and cheapest diving spots in the world. On one hand, it has a proud and vibrant local culture, and on the other, has a relaxing atmosphere and an exciting night life.

28. Ayutthaya

3.4 /5

28 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Ayutthaya, short for Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is a small city in Thailand containing archaeological sites like temples, monasteries, palaces, etc. It lies just 80 kilometres north of Bangkok and hence is an ideal destination for a day trip from Bangkok.

29. Khao Lak

3.4 /5

29 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Khao Lak is a string of villages which lie on the west coast of Thailand. Once a quiet and unknown land, these villages are fast becoming a hotspot for adventure sports and beach activities between both Thai locals and tourists alike.

30. Koh Lipe

3.4 /5

30 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Koh Lipe is one of the islands of the Tarutao Marine National Park. Initially, this island was predominatly settled by the Chao Ley, or the sea gypsies who live in small villages here. Tourism has increased in Koh Lipe since the 1990s, and hasn't seen a pause ever since. The vast reefs and gorgeous ...

31. Hua Hin

3.2 /5

31 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

The original beach resort of Thailand, Hua Hin is a renowned destination among both locals and tourists alike. Once known as the beach getaway for Thai royals because of their summer palaces, this seaside resort is growing into a fashionable getaway for visitors to escape the loud urban city life, e...

32. Koh Chang

3.0 /5

32 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Koh Chang is one of the most beautiful islands of Thailand with pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, great for snorkeling and diving. There are also some breath taking mountains and jungles where hiking is very popular. All in all, Koh Chang is an idyllic destination for a backpacke...

33. Chiang Rai

2.9 /5

33 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Chiang Rai is a mountainous city in northern Thailand, near the borders of Laos and Myanmar. It has many ancient temples and tribal villages along the Mekong river. It has a plenitude of historical and cultural attractions and immerses a traveller in its pleasant collection of temples, art, music, a...

34. Sukhothai

3.0 /5

34 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Sukhothai is home to approximately 190 ancient sites and temple ruins. It is known to mark the beginning of the Thai civilisation. Most of the monuments and ruins are restored at the Sukhothai Historical Park, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

35. Xi'an

3.0 /5

35 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Oldest among the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

36. Xi'an

3.0 /5

36 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Oldest among the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

37. Kanchanaburi

3.8 /5

37 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Kanchanaburi is a city situated at the confluence of river Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai. It's well known for its waterfalls and national parks. The most important attraction of this place is the "Death Railway" built during the World War II. All in all, Kanchanaburi is a treat for nature and history lovers...

38. Trang

3.8 /5

38 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Trang is a city in Southern Thailand known for its food and culture. It shares the same traditional heritage as the nearby cities of Krabi and Phuket. It is not crowded, but still a very lively city with many natural attractions surrounding it. Most people use Trang just as a transit destination to ...

39. Similan Islands

3.8 /5

39 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Similan is an archipelago of 9 small islands which has Malay roots. The Similan islands national park is a UNESCO World heritage site. These are one of Thailand's most stunning places with beautiful marine life underwater and also great birds in the air. There are splendidly pictursque white sand be...

40. Koh Samet

3.8 /5

40 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Pristine blue waters, colorful corals and with more than 16 white sand beaches, Koh Samet is a gorgeous T-shaped island 200 miles from Bangkok. It has become one of the most popular islands of Thailand with countless tourists and backpackers visiting.

41. Surat Thani

3.8 /5

41 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Not a go-to destination in itself, Surat Thani provides a base point from which travellers meander across Thailand. Once the seat of the Srivijaya empire, Surat Thani today is an important trade and transport hub.

42. Khao Yai National Park

3.8 /5

42 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Khao Yai National Park is Thailand's oldest and most visited national park established in 1962. It covers more than 2,100 square kilometers. The park boasts a lush green landscape, rugged mountains with thick forests, marvellous waterfalls, exotic species of birds and a...

43. Koh Kood

3.8 /5

43 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Koh Kood, commonly spelt as Koh Kut, is one of the few islands in Thailand that is not overrun by tourists and is increasingly becoming popular among people looking for a peaceful getaway to beautiful islands. Housing a population of fewer than 2000 people, this island stands to be the sixth-largest...

44. Krabi Town

4.5 /5

44 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Although it doesn't have any beaches of its own, Krabi Town is a charming choice for people who want to experience a very local Thai culture. Most tourists use this town majorly as a pass through to go to the nearby island towns, but Krabi in itself is very beautiful, especially in terms of its mark...

45. Chanthaburi

3.8 /5

45 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

With a rich history and culture, a very relaxed vibe, scenic waterfalls and forests, hills and a riverside, and delicious fruits and seafood, Chanthaburi is an ideal destination for all kinds of people.

46. Lopburi

3.8 /5

46 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Lopburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, located around 150 kilometres from Bangkok city which takes around 2.5 hours. It is a city which houses historic ruins and artifacts which play a major role in Thailand's culture. It is famous for monkeys, architectural remains of Khmer empire, rock c...

47. Phetchaburi

3.8 /5

47 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Dating back to the 8th century, this city is known to have the oldest settlements of Thailand. The city is situated on River Phet, and is home to some beautiful temples and the famous Royal Palace. Phetchaburi is more of a working agricultural city and not very popular as a tourist spot, however, th...

48. Nong Khai

3.8 /5

48 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Lying on the southern bank of Mekong river, Nong Khai is a lively town just 20 minutes from Vientiane, capital of Laos. The entire city is filled with images of the Naga, the giant serpant of Mekong. There are several waterfalls, riverside villages, forest temples, and many serene landscapes.

49. Sangkhlaburi

3.8 /5

49 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Sangkhlaburi is a high altitude city at the ends of Thailand, just 25 kilometers from Burma border. It has the beautiful Vajiralongkorn Lake (Khao Laem) where most travellers take a boat ride, rest and enjoy the day. Most part of the city is covered by dense forests and limestone ranges. Sunken temp...

50. Railay

4.5 /5

50 out of 50 Places To Visit in East Asia

Accessible just by boat, this peninsula of limestone crags is a beautiful destination for a laid-back rest in the middle of your Thailand holiday. An absolute best for rock climbers, Railay is a one-of-a-kind spot for active diving, kayaking and rock climbing; as well as just relax at your resort.

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