Wondering about the best places to visit in Asia? Here comes Asia Travel Guide from Cheapfaremart. Uncovering interesting facts about popular destinations in Asia, it helps you pick the right one and make the most of your time and money.

#1. Hong Kong

Quick Facts

Global Rank 20
Country China
Currency Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
Language Cantonese, English
Live Air Quality (AQI) 53 (Moderate)

Hong Kong is home to the third-highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. However, it doesn’t mean Hong Kong is all about business. It’s the favorite of travelers. In the Mastercard report 2018, it succeeded in making its way to the top 20 list of global destinations with the number of overnight visitors, 8.23 million. Hence, no Asia travel guide can afford to miss Hong Kong. The wettest months are June to September. Check Hong Kong flights and other details.

Victoria peak tram and Hong Kong city skyline

#2. Bali

Quick Facts

Global Rank 19
Country Indonesia
Currency Indonesian Rupiah
Language Indonesian
Live Air Quality (AQI) 45

 Known as the Land of the Gods, Bali’s natural beauty is incredible. Read an Asian travel guide, and you will find the mention of Bali. Around 8.26 million international overnight travelers visited Bali in 2018. The city is famous for its beaches and is a surfer’s paradise. This family-friendly destination leaves you spoilt with choices regarding places to visit. Top attractions include Bali Safari and Marine Park, Ubud Monkey Forest, and Goa Gajah.

Bali, Indonesia

#3. Pattaya

Quick Facts

Global Rank 15
Country Thailand
Currency Baht (฿) (THB)
Language Thai
Live Air Quality (AQI) 41

A 50 km drive to the southeast of Bangkok takes you to Pattaya, a seaside resort on the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand. Known for its infamous sex industry, and vibrant nightlife, the city remained on the list of top 20 global destinations. It attracted close to 9.44 million overnight international visitors. The most popular tourist attractions include Pattaya Beach, ‎Walking Street, ‎Tiffany Cabaret Show, ‎Pattaya Floating Market, and ‎Pattaya Viewpoint. The climate is hot and humid and no major temperature fluctuation is seen over the year. May to September is the wettest time in Pattaya. The city is served by U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya International Airport (UTP). It’s connected to other popular tourist spots like Phuket and Bangkok.

#4. Phuket

Quick Facts

Global Rank 14
Country Thailand
Currency Baht (฿) (THB)
Language Thai
Live Air Quality (AQI) 33

 Blue waters, sandy beaches, spicy Thai cuisine, snorkeling, diving and more funs – Phuket has everything to make your holiday memorable.  Its stunning natural beauty speaks for its healthy air quality that matches the WHO standard.

#5. Osaka

Quick Facts

Global Rank 12
Country Japan
Currency Japanese yen (¥)
Language Japanese
Live Air Quality (AQI) 53 (Moderate)

The third-largest city in Japan, Osaka is one of the best places to visit in Asia. Around 10.14 million international overnight visitors came to the city. The city remained in the top 20 destinations of Mastercard’s report. Osaka Castle, Osaka Science Museum, Umeda Sky Building, Sumiyoshi Shrine, Japan mint, and Open-Air Museum of Old Farmhouses are some of the favorites of tourists. The wettest months are May and June. Check Osaka flights with their arrivals at Kansai International Airport (KIX), which is one of the primary airports in the city.

Lake in Osaka, Japan

#6. Seoul

Quick Facts

Global Rank 11
Country South Korea
Currency South Korean won
Language Korean (Pyojuneo)
Live Air Quality (AQI) 53 (Moderate)

 Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, attracted around 11.25 million international visitors who spent at least one night in the city in 2018, according to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. It ranked at #11 on the list of top 20 cities in the world. The total expenditure by travelers during their stay was USD9.31 billion. July and August are the wettest months that you can avoid. Check the best Seoul airfares and other details.

Seoul, South Korea

#7. Tokyo

Quick Facts

Global Rank 8
Country Japan
Currency Japanese yen (¥)
Language Japanese
Live Air Quality (AQI) 53 (Moderate)

 From modern electronics and gleaming skyscrapers to cherry blossoms and the Imperial Palace – Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is home to contrast. You will be surprised to know that once its economy was dependent on fishing and the credit goes to the Sumida Gawa (River). The Mastercard report claims that 12.93 million overnight international visitors arrived in 2018. September and October are the wettest months that you can skip. The beautiful season or the best time to visit Tokyo starts in February. We can help you compare Tokyo flights and confirm your reservation online.

Tokyo, Japan

#8. Kuala Lumpur

Quick Facts

Global Rank 6
Country Malaysia
Currency Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language Malaysian, English
Live Air Quality (AQI) 25

 Around 13.79 million international overnight visitors came to the city in 2018. Kuala Lumpur, locally known as KL, is the capital of Malaysia. Top places to visit in KL include Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves that date back to 400 million years ago.

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Kuala Lumpur

#9. Singapore

Quick Facts

Global Rank 5
Country Island city-state
Currency Singapore dollar (S$) (SGD)
Language English, Malay
Live Air Quality (AQI) 78

Talk Singapore and the panorama of advanced technological infrastructure, skyscrapers, well-manicured public spaces, and even the roads flash before eyes. However, there is one interesting fact that often gets ignored. About 50% of the city’s area is covered with greenery. It’s home to 50 major parks and 4 major nature reserves. Singapore is one of the most popular places to visit in Asia as per the Mastercard report. A record 14.67 million international overnight visitors had their footfalls on its land in 2018. December and January are the wettest months.

Singapore

#10. Bangkok

Quick Facts

Global Rank 1
Country Thailand
Currency Baht (฿) (THB)
Language Thai
Live Air Quality (AQI) 25

 Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand and it’s one of the best places to visit not just in Asia but the world. The place is nestled in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand. Top attractions include Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew, Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Democracy Monument, and beyond. September and October are the wettest months. Do include sunscreen and glasses on your trip to Bangkok. For more Bangkok travel information, check our dedicated Bangkok flight deals page.

Bangkok in Night

Resources: Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2019, IQAir, Wikivoyage, Wikipedia

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