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15 Must-See Cities Throughout Asia

Asia is home to some of the most magnificent beaches and historic temples in the world. There are so many magical sites to explore that you might have a hard time deciding where to go to first. Here are 15 places you must visit once in a lifetime all across the Asian continent:

1) Singapore, Singapore

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The colorful assortment of lights reflecting off the bay is only the beginning of this picturesque city. Among the featured places to explore are the Gardens by the Bay, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. If you're still not convinced, you certainly will be after having a look at these 10 must-see sites throughout the country. 

2) Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo is a traveler's dream come true. The world famous city offers everything you could ask for whether you're in the mood to visit a few ancient temples or discover the latest technological gadgets. You can find many top-notch restaurants and sample some of the finest traditional Japanese cuisine dishes on the planet.  

3) Seoul, South Korea

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If you're planning on visiting Seoul, you better make sure you stay for quite a while. There are so many amazing attractions in this marvelous city that you might not even find the time to see a fraction of them. You can admire the country's heritage at the National Museum of Korea, or visit the president's house in Cheong Wa Dae. You can also walk through the outdoor markets and snap a few photos of the N Seoul Tower. 

4) Ubud, Bali

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The scenic village of Ubud is a nature lover's paradise on Earth. You can admire the peaceful outdoor surroundings, go for a relaxing Balinese massage, go for a stroll at the nearby Monkey Forest Park nature reserve. You will also want to bask in the beauty of the stunning rice fields, or just let your soul wander free. The sky is the limit. 

You might be interested to see how beautiful the rice fields are throughout Asia with these 20 Abstract Paintings That Are Rice Fields.

5) Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei is home to many of the most historic parks and museums throughout the continent. Make sure you stop by the National Palace Museum, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Park, and the Taipei 101, which is one of the world's tallest buildings. You can also relax in the hot springs of Beitou or spend a fun filled family day at the Taipei Zoo taking pictures. 

6) Shanghai, China

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Shanghai is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with some of the finest tourist attractions you will ever see. To say that the view from the Pudong Skyline is breathtaking, would be quite an understatement. The Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower sits atop the famous skyline, overlooking the serene Huangpu River. The Huangpu River splits into two districts, which are the Pudong and Puxi districts. You'll find a vibrant nightlife on the Puxi side, with tons of shopping centers and restaurants. 

7) Boracay, Philippines

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White Beach in Boracay, is a hidden gem resort located in the heart of the Philippines. You can go for a romantic sail along the crystal clear blue waters during the day and then dine at a gourmet restaurant at night. Travel & Leisure even voted it as the second best island destination in the world. 

8) Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hanoi was once a city marked by tragedy and devastation, but not anymore. Among the main features of the Vietnamese capital is the Hoan Kiem Lake or Lake of the Returned Sword. Some of the streets date back over a thousand years in the Old Quarter. The Red River is another must-see place on your to-do list. 

9) Kathmandu, Nepal

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Kathmandu is the perfect destination place for anyone that wants to explore their spiritual side. There are unlimited temples to see, mountains to climb and a wide variety of tourist shops to bring a few souvenirs back home. You can admire the scores of monuments along Durbar Square or the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. 

10) Mumbai, India

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The city of Mumbai is home to some of the most beautiful architectural structures you will ever see. You can go for a peaceful stroll along the Gateway of India, explore the magnificent Kanheri Caves or visit the Prince of Wales Museum. Don't forget to visit Mani Bhavan, which was once the site where Gandhi staged many of his famous political protests. 

11) Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Nalaikh, Mongolia

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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park can be found in the Mongolian district of Nalaikh, less than 40 miles (64 km) from Ulan Bator. You'll want to begin your expedition early in the morning, in order to spend the entire day hiking along the dreamy landscape trails. The main attractions are the Yestii Hot Water Springs, the Turtle Rock and the Khagiin Khar Lake.   

12) Seminyak, Indonesia

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If you're ever in the beautiful country of Indonesia, you will love the golden sunsets appearing over the gorgeous beaches of Seminyak. There are plenty of restaurants that offer traditional Indonesian cuisine and a spectacular view you only see on postcards. 

13) Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok ranks as one of the most visited travel sites in Asia. The Grand Palace is a compound of stunning buildings; that was once home to the Kings of Siam. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the main centerpiece attraction throughout the entire palace, located in the Phra Nakhon District.  

14) Hong Kong, China

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You don't have to be a financial trader to appreciate the beauties of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, located in the southern coastal area of the country. The main sites to see are the Man Mo Temple, Lantau Island, Shenzhen Safari Park in Guangzhou and the breathtaking panoramic views of Victoria Peak. 

15) Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Siem Reap is the capital of the nation and has been appropriately labeled "The Perfect Destination" for adventurous travelers in Asia. Among the sites to see, are the ancient Buddhist temples and ruins of Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat also happens to be the part of the 7 Wonders of the World and the largest religious monument in the world.  

H/T: tripstodiscover.com

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