25 Most Noteworthy Travel Destinations In Asia

The Asian continent is diverse and has virtually every kind of place for every kind of traveller. With large and spectacular countries such as Russia and China to its North and the beauty of the Indian Ocean to its south, the continent is full of destination which travellers would love to visit.

The top travel destinations in Asia virtually have everything from the sandy beaches to the hot deserts, the mountains to the plains and many more things yet to explore.

If you’re traveling with kids, check out our article about kid friendly destinations in Asia.

Bangkok, Thailand

This city specializes in mesmerising its tourists with its exquisitely crafted Buddhist temples. Places to visit include The Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Siam Nirmait among a host of others.

Tokyo, Japan

Other than being the home of the Imperial Palace, Tokyo boasts a number of other attractions as well such as Edo- Tokyo Museum, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo National Museum, Meiji Jingu and Tokyo Tower.

Beijing, China

A wealth of history can be found here with the ancient ones being the Forbidden City, Summer Palace while the more recent ones include Tienanmen Square and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.

Shanghai, China

The energy of this place is infectious. Major sites include Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Museum and The Bund.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

This city boasts some amazing ancient and well-preserved temple nearby. Popular areas include Angkor Archaeological Park, Bayon Temple and Angkor Wat.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tourists get drawn towards this city not only because of its ancient temples, but also for the restaurants, hotels and trendy bars offered here. Other attractions include Patara Elephant Farm and Wat Chedi Luang.

Hong Kong, China

This is the perfect place to be for the adventurous eater, with some of the best chefs in the world such as Alain Ducasse and Joel Robouchon operating here. Popular sites include Big Buddha, Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Skyline.

Singapore

Amongst the safest and cleanest cities in the world, Singapore boasts attractions such as Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore Zoo, National Orchid Garden and Marina Bay Sands Skypark.

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is second only to Rome when it comes to the number of World Heritage Sites. Famous attractions include Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple and Golden pavilion.

Malé, Maldives

This island capital teems with narrow streets and high rises, ringed by seawalls. Notable sites include National Museum and Male Fish Market.

Ubud, Indonesia

This place is well- known for its Balinese massage and spa treatments. Popular places located here include Monkey Forest and Bali Animal Welfare Association.

Seoul, South Korea

This city offers a fascinating mixture of both old and new- from Buddhist temples, pagodas and palaces to neon lights and modern skyscrapers. Popular sites include N Seoul Tower, Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palace.

Taipei, Taiwan

This city is a foodie’s paradise. Apart from the regional cuisines, it offers great many Indian, Italian and Japanese options as well. Places to visit include Taipei 101, National Palace Museum and Long Shan Temple.

Hanoi, Vietnam

This city has aged nicely, preserving the colonial architecture and monuments on one side and modern developments on the other. Notable sites include HoanKiem Lake and Old Quarter.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The country’s economic and cultural pace is set by this city. List of major attractions include Cao Dai Temple and Reunification Palace.

New Delhi, India

It is a generous contrast to the city’s other sibling, Old Delhi. Places that scream a visit include Humayun’s Tomb, Lodi Gardens and Swaminarayan Akshardham.

Hoi An, Vietnam

It is a common destination for backpackers. Major sites include Quan Cong Temple, Japanese Covered Bridge, Cua Dai Beach and TraQue Village.

Kathmandu, Nepal

This capital city is situated in the midst of ancient temples, historic sites, fascinating villages and golden pagodas. Notable attractions include Garden of Dreams, Swayambhunath Temple and Bodnath Stupa.

Luang Prabang, Laos

It houses everything- from colonial French architecture vestiges to golden- roofed temples. Major sites include Mount Phousi, Golden City Temple and Kuang Si Falls.

Jaipur, India

Also known as “The Pink City”, Jaipur offers a plateful when it comes to sightseeing. Popular attractions include Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Elefantastic and Jantar Mantar.

Xi’an, China

Xi’an’s glorious past is formed of the ancient Ming dynasty. Popular attractions include Shaanxi History Museum, Huaqing Hot Springs, Museum of Qin Terra- cotta Warriors, Xi’an Bell Tower and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Goa, India

This is where East meets West, Indian culture mixing with Portuguese influences. Major tourist spots include Dudhsagar Falls, Cavelossim Beach and Agonda Beach.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The reasonably priced hotels will be appreciated by budget- minded travellers. Notable attractions include Central Market, Royal Palace and National Museum.

Mumbai, India

This city is well-known all over for its chaotic atmosphere. List of attractions include Marine Drive, Juhu Beach, Elephanta Island and Mahalakshmi Temple.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

This place is visited by travellers mostly for its caves, rock formations and limestone islands. Popular sites include Indochina Junk and Bai Tu Long Bay.

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