For tourists eager to get acquainted with diverse cultures, traditions, and history of Asian countries, some world-famous cities are just waiting to be explored. Listed below are the top 5 destinations that travelers can visit in Asia.
Desert City of Dubai
For those who visit Dubai for the first time, the lofty standard of luxury that it provides to travelers is awe-inspiring. This port in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), surrounded by desert, is considered among the top tourist destinations in Asia. It’s famous for Dubai Shopping Festival, Desert Safari, Arabian cuisine, clean sandy beaches, mosques, amusement parks, gold and spice souks (marketplace), luxury hotels and resorts, water parks, Arabian architecture, and museums.
Agra and Udaipur in India
The city of Agra in north India is famous for the Taj Mahal. This ivory-white mausoleum is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture and is among the Seven Wonders of the World. The colossal Agra Fort is yet another striking example of Mughal architecture. There are other tombs in Agra like Itmad-ud-Daulah and Sikandra. Udaipur in Rajasthan in western India is where tourists can find exotic palaces, mighty fortresses, sacred temples, charming lakes, and lush green gardens. Tourists must try the delicious Rajasthani cuisine in Udaipur.
Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan
For travelers who want to discover Asia at its exotic best, then Tokyo and Kyoto are two Japanese cities that promises them precisely that and much more. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a bustling metropolis and is famous for its high-speed bullet trains, Japanese cuisine, Buddhist temples and shrines, palaces and castles, Cherry blossom trees, Tokyo Disneyland, Mount Fuji, Japanese gardens and much more. Kyoto, surrounded by hills, is among Japan’s largest cities. It is world famous for its Zen Buddhist temples, shrines, museums, manga comics, shopping, hiking, bicycle rides, gourmet restaurants, gardens, and much more.
Valley of Kashmir in India
The state of Jammu and Kashmir, in north India, is among the most heavenly places on earth. Its alpine peaks, serene lakes, tranquil valleys, majestic trees, are to be seen to be believed. Kashmir is blessed with many valleys surrounded by snow-capped mountains, pine and deodar forests, fantastic rock formations, and the most spectacular landscapes imaginable. They make it an ideal trekking and hiking paradise for travelers. The most famous valleys are Zanskar Valley, Nubra Valley, Drass Valley, Padum Valley, Markha Valley, Suru Valley, and Nagin Valley.
Great Wall of China
Few places in Asia generate curiosity and interest as the Great Wall of China. With a history dating more than 2700 years, the wall is the most significant human-made structures ever to be built, and with a length of more than 5000 miles, it is long enough to be seen from space. Although most of the Great Wall is in ruins, tourists can still visit the best sections of the Great Wall and look at the watchtowers, beacon towers and mountain passes of the Great Wall. There are hiking trails, trekking routes, which are surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes and command unobstructed views of the mountains.