must-visit cities in Asia

7 Must-Visit Cities In Asia

Looking for the must-visit cities in Asia?  From the high-tech hustle of Tokyo to laid back vibes in Bali,  there’s so many amazing places to discover here. Asia is a huge continent, so choosing where to go can be tough.

There’s lush rainforests, mega metropolises, waterfalls, wildlife and some of the tastiest food you’ll ever eat. Asia is a place for adventurers, sun-seekers, and solo travellers. Really, there’s the perfect city for everyone.

Here’s our top picks of the must-visit cities in Asia – the places you need to see at least once in your lifetime.

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1. Tokyo, Japan

Visiting Tokyo is like visiting the future – flashing neon lights, incredible technology – yet there’s still a rich sense of culture and history.

It doesn’t matter where you go in Tokyo. Everywhere you turn, there is a good chance you’ll be surrounded by countless things to do.

Tokyo, Japan In Asia

2. Singapore 

Singapore is a small island city-state off southern Malaysia which punches way above its weight on a global level.

It’s also a centre of tourism and a serious hub for travel in Asia. What more could you want from your next trip?


3. Bali, Indonesia

The Indonesian island of Bali has long been a huge draw on the travel route, for everybody from surfers and backpackers through to honeymooners and luxury travellers.

It’s the paradise island that has something for everybody. No wonder it’s one of the best cities to visit in Asia.

must-visit cities in Asia


4. Hanoi, Vietnam 

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam – is known for its rich history, busy street life and centuries of French, Asian and Chinese influences all blended into one bustling city.

It’s a wonderful base from which to explore the North of Vietnam, including Halong Bay and Sapa, while also enjoying the comforts of a modern vibrant city.

must-visit cities Asia Hanoi, Vietnam 

5. Hong Kong

As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is made up of Hong Kong IslandKowloon Peninsulathe New Territories and the Outlying Islands.

Famous for its skylines and vibrant food scene, what most people don’t know is that 70% of Hong Kong is mountains and lush parks. The people are friendly and the skyscrapers glow in the night sky from vantage points like Victoria’s Peak.

must-visit Hong Kong

6. Bangkok, Thailand 

The Thai capital of Bangkok is a city that’s absolutely bursting with street life, colour and a sense of vibrancy.

It’s the perfect spot to stop off on a trip before heading to the beaches in the south, but spend a few days here for the full experience. It’s busy and overwhelming, but peel back the touristy layers and you’ll discover a brilliant city.

Bangkok, Thailand 

7. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is one of the most well-known and most-visited cities in Asia. With so many things to do and see, it’s not hard to see why. The vast transit system allows visitors to get to different places and areas rather easily.

So, from ancient palaces to the DMZ at North Korea’s border,  it’s easily one of the best cities to visit in Asia.

must-visit cities in Asia

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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