Do you know that Asia is the largest and most populated continent on earth? Asia occupies 44,579,000, which is about 30 percent of the earth total area, with a population of more than 4.4 billion, living in all the 48 countries. Because of its comfortable affordability and easy accessibility, Asia has become an ultimate travel destination, particularly during the summer months. Whether you are a visitor or an explorer, Asia has a full package for you. From exciting cities, fascinating wildlife, interesting cultures, and colorful festivals. However, because of the many countries, it becomes hard to select the best place to visit, if you are visiting Asia just for a few days. For any visitor or explorer thinking of the best place to visit, here are the top 10 amazing places to visit in Asia.
1. Batanes, Philippines
Batanes is a unique island in the Philippines, making it stand out from many other tourists’ attractions. Because of its uniqueness, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Asia. In this island, inhabitants have their unique customs, clothing and language. It is located in the area where the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet, so experience fantastic water rumbles. You will enjoy the volcanic rock scenes and the lovely coastlines.
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2. Mount Everest, Nepal
The tallest mountain in the world is found in Asia. So if you are visiting Asia, you should definitely plan to see Mt Everest. Although it is not everybody who will manage to reach the top of the mountain, seeing this mountain all in its glory even from a distance would be a lifetime experience. But if you want to give yourself a challenge, then try climbing this mountain.
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3. Taj Mahal, India
Taj Mahal is a world famous structure that attracts millions of visitors to see this monument structure. The structure was constructed for 22 years, and up to date, it stands strong showing how Emperor Shah Jahan loved his wife. Build in the 17th century; the structure has stood the test of time. Today, Taj Mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world. So if you love history, this is a perfect spot to strike your imagination powers, to imagine how life was in the 17th century and the effort that was put in building this structure.
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4. Bali, Indonesia
If you have always wanted to taste an island living style, Bali has all you need to give you a lifetime memory. Bali receives millions of visitors all year round to see the mountains chains, slopes and plains. Bali has some amazing places to relax, to shop and to visit. There are also perfect beaches where you can relax when alone or with your family. The fact of being one of the best places for shoppers and honeymooners makes it even more popular.
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5. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is the top destination for international travellers in Asia. MasterCard confirmed this fact after their study on international arrivals that ranked it at the top of most visited cities in Asia. It is estimated that more than 11 million visitors visit Bangkok each year. There are enough reasons to explain why Bangkok is a top Asian destination. From the sunny beaches, the thriving modern cities, the intense nightlife, the ancient temples, and the peoples culture
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6. Beijing, China
Beijing is another amazing place you can visit in China. It is rated as a top destination for China, Western and Asian countries visitors. The Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven are some of the major and oldest attractions in Beijing. There is also the great wall that receives more than 16 million visitors per year. This wall built more than 2,000 years ago; to protect the northern part of China, but today is a major tourist attraction in the China and the world.
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7. Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto was rated as the 2nd most visited place in Asia during Trip Advisor awards. It is in Kyoto that you will find the highest number of world heritage sites by UNESCO than any other Asian city, or world city apart from Rome. The major tourist attractions are the ancient temple and the imperial palace. Other popular sites include Nagashima Spa Land, which has a spa treatment and an amusement park that receives more than 11 million visitors annually making it a popular theme park.
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8. Tokyo, Japan
Another popular Japan city that has been rated as an Asian Top destination, by AsianHotels.com, which found out that the city receives more than 25 million annually. Tokyo is also the premier Disney Park found outside the U.S, making it one of the reasons why many people love Tokyo. Other than the Disney, Meiji shrines or you can visit some of Tokyo’s top art, pop culture, history sites, and museums.
9. Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
These are two Malaysian paradise islands, the Besar and Kecil that attract a lot of visitors who go to enjoy the lovely sunsets. There are few people here, giving the island a unique simplicity and rawness that you cannot find anywhere else. You have a chance to swim in the crystal clear waters and also go can do turtle watching at the popular Three Coves Bay.
10. Halong Bay Vietnam
Finally, on our list is the amazing Halong Bay in Vietnam. The Bay has 600sq miles if coves & grottoes, and 2,000 or more limestone outcrops in the bay cool waters. There are numerous islands of different sizes and unique enclosed lakes. If unique landscapes and natural sceneries usually fascinate you, this is the perfect spot for you.
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