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The most beautiful countries in Asia are some of the top tourist destinations in the world. The continent of Asia is a collection of nations with a wide range of varied landscapes, including soaring mountains, lush forests, sparkling beaches, colorful trees, and even vast barren deserts. Which Asian country has the best tourist spots and destination sites?

For most of the English-speaking world, it can be overwhelming to decide where to visit in Asia. With 49 established countries and home to roughly 60% of the world's population, Asia is the largest continent on the planet - and the most geographically diverse. What makes a country truly beautiful? If Japan's famous cherry blossoms and tranquil are not your thing, you may prefer the bright lights and bustling life in Singapore. Actually, both of those countries have both extremes of city and rural life. Can you rank them?

With centuries and millennia of documented history, Asian countries are rich with preserved religious and archaeological sites as well as buildings, monuments, and battlegrounds. The cultures in each country are as diverse the landscapes, each with its own customs and traditions. And of course, this list includes some of the countries with the best food in the world, with cuisine so unique that only locals know how to do it right.

What is the most beautiful country in Asia? Vote for your favorite places to visit or live based on their geography, culture, food, and people - or just those with the most beautiful cities in Asia.
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Philippines


Philippines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in Asia
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Capital: Manila

Official Language: English Language, Filipino language

Founded: 1521-03-16

Currency: Philippine peso

Area: 299404.0

Form of Government: Presidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Lupang Hinirang

Divisions: Olongapo, Cagayan, Tarlac, Camarines Sur, La Carlota, + more

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#21 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#39 on The Best Countries to Travel Alone

#38 on The Countries with the Best Food

#10 on The Best Asian Countries to Visit

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Japan


Japan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in Asia
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Capital: Tokyo

Official Language: Japanese Language

Currency: Japanese yen

Area: 377944.0

Form of Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Kimigayo

Divisions: Okayama Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture, Hyōgo Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, + more

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#20 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#21 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#32 on The Best Countries for Nightlife

#23 on The Best Countries to Travel Alone

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Maldives


Maldives is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in Asia
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Capital: Malé

Official Language: Dhivehi language

Founded: 1965-07-26

Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa

Area: 300.0

Form of Government: Presidential system, Republic

Anthem: Gaumii salaam

Divisions: Shaviyani Atoll, Gaafu Alif Atoll, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Faafu Atoll, Malé Atoll, + more

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#53 on The Most Beautiful Natural Wonders In The World

#18 on The Best Asian Countries to Visit

#30 on The Best Countries for Surfing

#16 on The Best Honeymoon Destinations

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Vietnam


Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in Asia
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Capital: Hanoi

Official Language: Vietnamese Language

Founded: -2878

Currency: Vietnamese dong

Area: 329560.0

Form of Government: Socialist state, Dictatorship, Communist state

Anthem: Tiến Quân Ca

Divisions: Can Tho, Da Nang, Thai Binh Province, Lao Cai province, Yên Bái Province, + more

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#87 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#69 on The Best Countries for Nightlife

#40 on The Best Countries to Travel Alone

#10 on The Countries with the Best Food

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