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

Manila, officially known as the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines and the second most populous metropolitan area in the country. Located on the island of Luzon, it is serviced by Ninoy Aquino International Airport and is considered the primary gateway to the country. Often termed a f...

3. Phnom Penh

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3 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia. Serviced by Phnom Penh International Airport, the city is also well connected to other parts of the country by regular buses and taxis. This ever-growing city contains in it all at once - the ancient Khmer glory, the unfortunate recent past, and a progressive f...

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

Situated atop the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, Sapa is a colonial-era town in northwest Vietnam overlooking the terraced rice fields of Muong Hoa Valley. At an elevation of 1,500 metres, this small market town shares its border with China and offers some of Vietnam's best trekking. Arguably offering th...

7. Georgetown Penang

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7 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

As Malaysia’s fourth most-populated city, Georgetown is the colourful, multicultural capital of Penang Island. Once an eminent trading hub on the Straits of Malacca, the UNESCO-listed city is known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses, temples, mosques and pristine beaches. Beyond ...


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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 entirely 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 ma...

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

Touted as an 'unspoiled Bali', Lombok Island is a part of the Lesser Sunda Island chain and is popular for its gleaming waterfalls, pearl farms, quaint villages, rice paddies and white-sand beaches. Popular among surfers, the island is generally more relaxed and quieter than its sister islands. Lomb...

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

Ubud is Bali's cultural and spiritual capital and is the opposite of what you think of when you hear the word 'Bali'. Once popular as the hippie haven on the island, it has evolved into a modern-day wellness and rehabilitation destination, housing many urban yoga retreats, healthy vegetarian and veg...

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 South China Sea coast, wi...

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 is home to the majestic Mount Kinabalu, after which it is named. Serviced by Kota Kinabalu International Airport, this city serves as the gateway to eastern Malaysia and partic...

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 Thailand, Phuket has everything the country offers. It is located in southern Thailand, on the Andaman Sea coastline. Serviced by the Phuket International Airport, the island sees no shortage of travelers at any time of the year. Golden beaches, numerous offshore islands, ...

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

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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

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35 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Perched on the banks of the Red River in Northern Vietnam, Hanoi is Vietnam's capital and one of the world's most ancient cities. Boasting well-preserved colonial buildings, golden pagodas, unique museums, mouthwatering cuisine, entertainment destinations, and traditional bazaars, Hanoi is a melting...

36. Halong Bay

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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

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38 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Pattaya is a coastal city in the Gulf of Thailand, located 150km southeast of Bangkok, a two-hour drive away. The beaches and islands in Pattaya offer a wide variety of watersports, snorkelling options, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops, making it ideal for families, friends and couples. Th...

39. Koh Samui

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39 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

The second-largest island of Thailand after Phuket, Ko Samui is a gem of an island in the Koh Samui (or Samui) Archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a part of the Surat Thani province and located 35km from Surat Thani. Once a hidden secret of only persevering travelers, Samui Island has transfo...

40. Ho Chi Minh City

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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

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41 out of 44 Places To Visit in Far East

Attracting over 3 million travellers annually, Langkawi, or the Jewel of Kedah State, is an archipelago of 99 islands in Malaysia. Sprawled over the turquoise Malacca Strait, Langkawi flaunts serene beaches interspersed with cliffs and rainforests, expansive rice paddies, chic promenades, historical...

42. Krabi

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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 flavor. A coastal destination often visited with Phuket, Krabi is home to beautiful beaches, islands, and limestone formations. It is also home to more than 150 islands along its 150...