Monday, October 24, 2016 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

10 Top Places to Travel in Asia

Asia, the largest of the seven continents, is a beautiful place to visit. Home to about 4.4 billon people, the length and breadth of Asia exudes a perfect blend of classic and contemporary. There’s something for everyone in Asia and if you ever find yourself on this beautiful continent, these are our picks for the top places to travel.


Siem Reap, Cambodia

This capital city in North-West Cambodia is said to be the ideal destination for every first time traveller to Asia. There are attractions in every street and corner. The temples and ruins of Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple are just some of the many breathtaking sights of this Royal City.

Beijing, China

China’s capital for more than 800 years, Beijing is home to a lot of history such as The Great Wall, The Ming Tombs, The Hall of Preserving Harmony and more recently, the Tiannanmen Square, The Mao Memorial hall, the Dirt and Silk Markets.

Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei is one place with a lot of complete contrasts; a perfect blend of chaos and peace, traditional and modern. It is ideal for culinary connoisseurs and aspirers as there’s a whole lot of different meals and dishes that cut across China and beyond at affordable prices.

Ubud, Indonesia

This is the perfect place to be for lovers of nature, culture and tranquillity. It has some of the best spas in the whole of Asia and is famous for the Balinese Massage and aromatherapy. it’s also home to art galleries, museum and the Monkey Forest Park

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, bounded by a valley has seven UNESCO world heritage sites and an endless number of other attractions. Its Thamel District is also popular for its artistic scarves, carpets and prints.

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, one of the main trading routes between China and India is a major tourist attraction in Asia. Home to resplendent sunsets and breathtaking costal views, It’s Thailand’s top spot for vacations and boasts of more than fifteen main beaches all within close range of each other.

Tokyo, Japan

The world’s largest metropolitan economy, Tokyo is full of interesting sights and urban marvels. As the national centre of performing arts, it has many theatres where traditional and modern Japanese dramas are performed.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This capital city of Malaysia has a scenic landscape with magnificently designed buildings to grace its skyline. Its home to the world’s tallest twin towers, the world’s largest walk-in- aviary, the Islamic Arts Museum, among other tourist attractions.

Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines

Located in the Ifugao province of the Philippines, these terraces are every photographers delight. Here, the local people grow rice on terraces following the rounded contours of the Cordilleras Mountains.

Luang Prabang, Laos

This old colonial city lies at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers is filled with beautiful charms and sights. It has a lot of refreshing waterfalls, excellent restaurants and guesthouses at very affordable prices, making it ideal for leisurely vacations.

Whatever you do, don’t leave Asia without a souvenir from one of these places!

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