Top 10 Travel Destinations In Asia

If you're looking to travel to Asia, a vibrant and growing continent, you're going to want to read this list, and use it as a point of reference to begin your holiday planning!

Countries listed: Cambodia (2), Thailand, China (2), Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, UAE, India
No offence is meant to counties that have not been listed.

*indicates special administrative region

The Top Ten

1 Bali, Indonesia

Infamous for the Bali Bombings in 2002, Bali has reshaped itself with tighter security to prevent any such incidences from happening. Bali offers beautiful resorts unlike any other South East Asian country (comparable to beaches in Thailand and Cambodia perhaps)

A natural place where the Sound, Space, Time, People and Culture will vibrate your heart into the deepest place.. :-)

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2 Tokyo, Japan
3 Chiang Mai, Thailand

Although very recognisable, many tourists go to Chiang Mai for the wrong reasons. It's culture is, at it's lowest, still a shining beacon of beauty for the Thai people, who hold annual festivities, such as the lattern festival known as "Loi Krathong" (try pronouncing this in thai, they'll lve you for it! )

Although the golden shine of the temple Phrathat Doi Suthep will leave you blind, your eyes won't crucify you because they would have just seen a magnificient site.

4 Boracay Island, Philippines

Beautiful weather to go surfing, swimming, snorkeling or simply sleeping by the pool. The boracay islands offer cheap hotels and beautiful prestine beaches.

The people of the Philippines are very nice.

Best months to visit:

October to December is a great time to be in Boracay. But if you want to be alone and just want to enjoy the solitary part of Boracay with your special someone, Nonetheless, you can enjoy most of your day in night life and fun, These are peak hours, however, so you might want to book your accommodation in advance

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5 Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia

In about almost ALL of the lists on the Internet, Siem Reap ranks #1 as the top destination in Asia. Siem Reap is a popular destination because Angkor what, a vast and complex temple structure, is situated there. Though over 1 Million tourists visit the monument each year, the temple keeps its peaceful ambience, allowing introspective thoughts to foster. Leave about 1-2 days to completely explore Angkor what and maybe another day to explore the Bayon Temples; a temple structure that features about 50 carved faces of the 12th Century Khmer King.

At night, the city of Siem Reap buzzes, with many different markets, bars, clubs, hotels and resorts lining up to serve you. Definitely visit Siem Reap and Angkor what if you want an affordable, yet mind blowing holiday.

Visit Siem Reap in the Khmer New Year and enjoy the absolutely vibrant atmosphere that the city has to offer, with parades, festivals and many cheap bargains!

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6 Pokhara, Nepal

If you visit there you will feel real heaven

It's beautiful. People are charming and hospitality is good. Paragliding and boating is fun in pokhara.

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7 Macau, People's Republic of China

Macau is home to the growing fashion industry of Asia, as well as a casion everywhere you look. Mainland Chinese people often visit Macau to try their luck in these well known casinos.

If you love shopping and fashion, then you'll love the DUTY FREE shopping centre (mall) "Shoppes Cotai" that offers Asia's finest and newest fashion labels. The enitre mall has been engineered to be an aesthetic appreciation of venice; the stores resembling venetian architecture, the ceilings resembling the skies and a long canal of water runs through the middle of the beautiful hallways. You can even pay to enjoy a calm and soothing gondola ride after a long day of shopping.

Though Macau may seem pricey, it is definitely worth spoiling yourself!

8 Beijing, People's Republic of China

Beijing is famous for the Ancient palace, the forbidden city, resided by the former Ming Dynasty, was a palace once regarded illegal to enter. Now, it is a famous tourist attraction. Although the weather it dull, the architecture of the palace is stunning. Hey, if it was once forbidden to enter, it must be good! Right...?

9 Dubai, The United Arab Emirates Dubai, The United Arab Emirates

Dubai is definitely a city that crosses traditional Arab culture with modern city life as well as a hint of beach life. The city offers grand infrastructures and beautiful hotels. The famous man made islands that resemble the continents of the Earth is also a very popular destination as well as the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building (2012)

10 Agra, India

If you love architecture, culture and peace, the Taj Mahal of Agra is a must see (after Angkor what, of course). Taj Mahal only needs a day to explore so it is definitely achieveable to visit.

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The Contenders

11 North Sentinel Island North Sentinel Island
12 Krabi, Thailand
13 Raja Ampat, Indonesia
14 Moscow, Russia
15 Sunderbans, Bangladesh
16 Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
17 Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Named after the Cambodian King, Samdech Norodom Sihanouk, the city is famous as being the beach city of Cambodia. Hotels are as cheap as $15 for a luxury suite in a resort but can be as expensive as $60. Restaurants are famous for their fresh seafood and comes with reasonable prices. The bars and clubs light up the beach side at night and stalls open for the sale of street food. The beaches are just as vibrant during the day as they are at night and can offer both a relaxing and exciting experience.

Just a 30 minute drive from Sihanoukville is the province of Kampot. There, you can purchase fresh seafood to cook or cooked seafood. Garnish it with Kampot's famous pepper and other spices that the Cambodians are famous for.

18 Kerala, India
19 Rishikesh, India
20 Amritsar, India
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