Asia is a culturally fascinating region with more than 48 countries, so you’re spoilt for choice if you decide to vacation on the world’s largest continent.
But where should you go? To help you narrow it down 12Go has analyzed ticket sales and traveler opinions to create a comprehensive list of the top destinations in Asia.
This assessed destinations for different groups of travelers including couples, families, and solo travelers.
These are the top 6 destinations in Asia according to a new report:
The top travel spots in Indonesia are Bali and the Gili Islands. These are considered amongst the most idyllic and beautiful beach destinations in the world. But if you want to step off the beaten path then there are over 17,000 islands in Indonesia to choose from.
Endless beaches and breathtaking beauty are what attract visitors to Indonesia and make the country unique.
Thanks to these beaches, many people visit Indonesia for watersports. The deep seas are ideal for scuba diving as well as snorkeling, paddleboarding, and any other watersport you want to try!
Hiking is also very popular here, and active adventurers can climb active volcanoes, including Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater in East Java, Mount Rinjani in Lombok, and Mount Batur in Bali.
According to the report, some of the most popular spots in Cambodia are Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, and Siem Reap.
One of the main highlights of any trip to Cambodia is its awe-inspiring natural beauty. This tropical Southeast Asian destination is home to lush jungles and tumbling waterfalls.
Cambodia is a country with a rich and fascinating history. The Angkor Wat temple complex is the largest religious structure in the world and is the undisputable highlight of any trip to Cambodia.
Visit for the cultural attractions, stay for the warm and welcoming locals who will make your stay truly memorable.
India is the 4th most popular destination in Asia right now and cities such as Agra, Jaipur and Delhi are the stand-out destinations in the country.
If you want to see India’s most beautiful beaches, then Goa is the place to be. But if you’re more interested in cultural attractions then the Taj Mahal, Amer Palace, Hawa Mahal, Red Fort, Agra Fort, and City Palace are considered the best attractions to visit in India.
India is unlike any other destination. From the Himalayan Mountains to the deserts of Rajasthan, it boasts a huge variety of landscapes. The cities are vibrant, and the festivals held regularly across the country are truly unlike anything else.
Beautiful, diverse, and teeming with life there is no better place to visit than India particularly during the winter months.
3. The Philippines
Their unique New Year celebrations mean that now is the perfect time to visit The Philippines.
New Year is a noisy celebration where Filipinos make as much noise as possible, playing loud and fast music and throwing firecrackers. They believe that the noise will scare evil spirits away.
The two most popular destinations for travelers in the Philippines are Manila and El Nido, but solo travelers often choose to visit Legazpi as well.
The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, and they are packed with world-renowned beaches. Boracay’s White Beach and Palawan’s El Nido are regulars on ‘world best beach’ lists.
Considered one of the friendliest countries in Asia, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome when you visit the Philippines.
The second most popular destination in Asia is Vietnam. Vietnam is famous for its tropical islands with white sand beaches as well as its populous and culturally rich cities.
There are five UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country, and they are all well worth visiting. You will find these in Hue, Hoi An, Ha Long Bay, My Son Sanctuary, and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Da Nang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City are considered the best destinations in Vietnam for all travelers, and if you’re traveling solo then Hanoi is the best place to be.
Vietnam is a country that encompasses incredible scenery alongside a rich history. That makes it a great place for a cultural escape. And with incredible street food options on every corner you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to cheap eats here too.
Thailand has been chosen as the number 1 Asian destination for travelers right now. It attracts tourists looking for both cultural attractions and breathtakingly beautiful beaches.
Two of the most popular destinations for travelers in Thailand are Chiang Mai and Bangkok. If you’re traveling alone, then according to the report, Koh Phangan is the best spot for solo travelers.
It’s no wonder that Thailand is such a popular destination. The locals are incredibly welcoming and hospitable, the intense nightlife is considered truly unforgettable, and the exotic culture is inimitable.
Some of the main not-to-be-missed attractions in Thailand include the gleaming temples and golden Buddhas of Bangkok’s Wat Arun or Ayutthaya’s Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon.
As an added bonus, Thailand is an incredibly affordable destination, too.
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