Places To Visit In Far East

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Here are the top 44 destinations to visit in Far East

1. Batam

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1 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Located just off the eastern coast of Sumatra, nuzzled up against the Singaporean coast, Batam is one of the most picturesque islands in the Riau Archipelago, and also one of the most modernised areas in Indonesia. Its proximity to Singapore also makes it one of the most visited weekend getaway dest...

2. Manila

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2 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

The city of extensive commerce and seats the executive and judicial branches of the Philippine national government, MANILA, also the capital city of Philippine, contains architectural and cultural landmarks, dating from the Spanish colonial period such as the Walled City of Intramuros. Globalisation...

3. Phnom Penh

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3 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia. This glimmering city 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 architectura...

4. Nha Trang

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4 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Home to some of the most beautiful bays in the world, Nha Trang on the coast of Southern Central Vietnam, is a popular beach resort city. While the fine powdery white crescent beach is a highlight of the shoreline, regular makeovers have produced parks, sculpture gardens, bright promenades and beach...

5. Pai

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5 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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...

6. Sapa

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6 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Sapa is one of the popular hill stations located in Vietnam. Situated at a height of 1500 metres Sapa is known to share border with China. This popular destination is favourite amongst the tourist for its high cultural diversity as well as scenic beauty. This place has seen a rapid growth in the rec...

7. Georgetown

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7 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

The popular capital of Penang, George Town is a colourful Malaysian city that has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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8 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

9. Chiang Mai

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9 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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 ...

10. Siem Reap

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10 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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 c...

11. Boracay

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11 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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. ...

12. Lombok

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12 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Lombok is an island in the Indian Ocean which is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Promoted as "an unspoiled Bali", Lombok 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 a...

13. Medan

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13 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

The fourth-largest city in Indonesia, Medan is one of the most diverse areas in the country. With sprawling lawns, old government buildings, the heavy traffic and glistening new malls, Medan also offers an interesting contrast between old and new. Each ethnic group contributes to Medan's wide variet...

14. Ubud

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14 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Known to be the spiritual centre of Bali, Ubud's humble and understated nature is the anti-thesis to the loud, brash, hard-partying lifestyle that has come to define Kuta and Seminyak. Brought to the masses in the Julia Roberts film 'Eat, Pray, Love', Ubud is a quaint town of artists and is regarded...

15. Nagoya

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15 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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 ...

16. Da Nang

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16 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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 ...

17. Kota Kinabalu

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17 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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.

18. Beijing

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18 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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

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19 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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. Hoi An

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20 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

One of the oldest cities in Asia, Hoi An is a town in central Vietnam which was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Located south of Danang, Hoi An translates to 'a peaceful meeting place'. It is culturally and historically one of Vietnam's most important towns and also one of the r...

21. Luang Prabang

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21 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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 ...

22. Phi Phi Islands

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22 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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.

23. Surabaya

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23 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Known fondly as 'The City of Heroes' for the pivotal role that the city played in the Indonesian freedom struggle, Surabaya is one of Indonesia's most enigmatic cities. The country's second-largest urban settlement, Surabaya today reflects the influences of its many occupants. Arab Quarter, with its...

24. Singapore

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24 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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, Sing...

25. Bangkok

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25 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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...

26. Tokyo

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26 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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...

27. Jakarta

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27 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta is also the nation's cultural, economic and political centre. Amble leisurely through Kota Baru, or Jakarta's Old Town, where colonial Dutch architecture remains preserved as they stood during the times before Indonesia's independence. Take in the heady si...

28. Osaka

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28 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Japans 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...

29. Phuket

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29 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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...

30. Kyoto

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30 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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.

31. Seoul

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31 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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.

32. Kuala Lumpur

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32 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Kuala Lumpur, popularly referred to as KL, is the capital city of Malaysia. Officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, it is also the largest city of the country, spreading over almost 245 sq km. Steel-clad skyscrapers, mega shopping malls, renowned monuments, bustling markets and burgeo...

33. Taipei

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33 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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.

34. Bali

4.4 /5

34 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Bali, Indonesia’s most famous island, is located to the west of Java in the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is world-renowned for its scenic rice terraces, fragrant cuisine, stunning beaches and a galore of culture and tradition. With its elaborate temples, endl...

35. Hanoi

2.6 /5

35 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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 cosmopoli...

36. Halong Bay

4.1 /5

36 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Characterised by towering karst limestone pillars and small islets of various shapes and sizes amidst crystal blue waters, Halong Bay's ethereal beauty is a sight to behold. Located in northern Vietnam, it is the most popular tourist spot this side of the country. Halong Bay, where 'Halong' translat...

37. Shanghai

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37 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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.

38. Pattaya

4.3 /5

38 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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...

39. Koh Samui

4.1 /5

39 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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...

40. Ho Chi Minh City

3.3 /5

40 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Popularly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam is the largest city and the financial and cultural capital of the country. Ho Chi Minh City is a fast-paced city deeply rooted in its cultural roots whilst quickly having adapted to the demands of urbanisation. Here you will find o...

41. Langkawi

4.4 /5

41 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Langkawi is often referred to as the Jewel of Kedah, as a result of its lush natural and tropical beauty. It is a group of islands located in the clear Andaman Sea and is also a duty-free zone!

42. Krabi

4.8 /5

42 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

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.

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