“Travel is the best investment you can make for yourself. It teaches you that there are many ways to live a good, fulfilled life. It broadens your world view, yet makes you appreciate home all the more.” –Joel Sartore

There has never been any doubt that Asia is a fusion of all sorts.

As it is the largest continent on earth, it would only be natural to expect some things you cannot see anywhere else. Mega metropolises, remote islands, nature preserves, history, and culture—these are all things you can get to experience in Asia which is really just a cornucopia of all the sights and things travelers and adventurers wish to see. However, do know that not all Asian destinations are the same as some of them are more awe-worthy than the rest and more deserving of your attention as well as your visit. If you have been dreaming of an Asian escape where you will have convenient access to UNESCO sites, nature, scrumptious gastronomic treats, exciting activities, history, and culture, be sure to check this list.

Down below, this article has listed the best countries to visit in asia that should make it to your travel bucket list so that you can plan your travel itinerary appropriately.

The Philippines

Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime.
Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime. The Philippines. Image Credit.

Although the Philippines has gotten a lot of flak and criticism for the perpetual traffic snarls and seemingly endless pollution, there is a lot of charm to this country—you just need a discerning eye to spot it. While pollution and traffic are two things that would instantly turn off any traveler, do note that these are mostly found in the city. However, some places like Makati Philippines have a lot to boast regarding progression as well as cleanliness. One of the reasons why the Philippines should make it to your itinerary is apart from the incredibly cheap rates (from the food to the cab fare) is the myriad of activities you can enjoy in the country. The Philippines has a wealth of white-sand beaches, lush landscapes and beautiful sceneries that are definitely worth the visit.

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Japan

Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime.
Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime. Japan. Image Credit.

Japan is an excellent place if you wish to immerse yourself in Japanese culture as well as sample authentic Japanese cuisines such as sushi and ramen. Apart from that, Japan has a lot of tourist attractions for you to visit from Mt.Fuji to the oft-photographed Shibuya Crossing. Moreover, you will be overwhelmed by the respectful culture of the Japanese people as well as their serene demeanor. In fact, you might just find yourself wishing to go back one day once you have left.

Cambodia

Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime.
Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime. Cambodia. Image Credit.

Known as the ideal destination for first-time travelers to Asia, Siem Reap in Cambodia should definitely make it to your list. Not only is this capital city easy to get around but you can find a myriad of attractions on nearly every nook and cranny. Furthermore, the locals are incredibly friendly with lots of touring opportunities. Siem Reap has been known as an avenue for travel adventures and activities as the place holds not only a lot of history but museums and markets as well.

China

Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime.
Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime. China. Image Credit.

A trip to Beijing in China is unlike any other. The place itself is an excellent fusion of history and contemporary living. Furthermore, as Beijing has been China’s capital for over eight-hundred years, it is only inevitable for the place to play host to some of the oldest artifacts as well as finest remnants of the country’s imperial past. The Ming Tombs, Mausoleum of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City all take part of its wealth of history. If you are lucky enough to visit Beijing and include it in your travel itinerary, all of these and more are within your reach. Food enthusiasts are not left out either as the place is teeming with Chinese epicurean delights from Michelin star restaurants to street food favorites.

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Indonesia

Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime.
Top 5 Best Countries to visit in Asia at Least Once in Your Lifetime. Indonesia. Image Credit.

If you have a proclivity for beach destinations, then you should include Seminyak Indonesia in your travel bucket list. The place boasts some of the most glorious beaches in Bali and the world. Moreover, the aesthetic sunsets make the perfect backdrops for romantic photos. If your taste is a little more upscale and luxurious, you might want to experience the sophistication of Seminyak as it boasts of indulgent spas and arrays upon arrays of shopping boutiques.

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Janice Jaramillo is a twenty something who loves to write various topics . She likes to travel around the world to meet new people and gain new experiences.

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