travel The Most Beautiful Cities in Asia  

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This list of the most beautiful cities in Asia has been ranked by world travelers and lovers of Asia. The continent of Asia is a collection of very different countries, each with their own unique history and culture. Countries like China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam are overflowing with cities that bring in millions of tourists a year.

Many cities, such as Taipei, Phnom Penh, and Chiang Mai, are known for the ancient temples and palaces that are popular exploration grounds for tourists. Big cities like Tokyo, Bangkok, and Singapore are brimming with cultural experience, while small cities like Goa and Hoh Xil are the perfect place for travelers who don’t want to be bogged down by crowds.

Some of the cities, such as Shodoshima and the Maldives, are best known for their incredible beaches. Tian Shan’s mountains are world famous, as well. Anybody looking for a city that has a little bit of everything, from big-city culture to historical treks through temples and archeological sites, Shanghai and Beijing have a bit of everything to offer.

What are the most beautiful cities in Asia? Which are your favorite places? This list includes the top cities in Asian countries to explore.

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Kyoto, Japan


Kyoto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in Asia
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Located In: Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Area (km sq): 827.9

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#2 on The Best Asian Cities to Visit

#25 on Best Couples Vacation Destinations & Anniversary Trips

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Hong Kong, China


Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in Asia
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The Hong Kong skyline is one of the most memorable in the world, but there's also plenty of traditional Chinese architecture to be enjoyed. 

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Located In: Asia

Area (km sq): 1104.0

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#36 on The Best Countries for Nightlife

#23 on The Countries with the Best Food

#12 on The Best Asian Countries to Visit

#3 on The World's Best Cities To Eat Well

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Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in Asia
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Tokyo is famous for its cherry blossom trees, well-kept temples, and bustling city life. 

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Located In: Japan

Area (km sq): 2187.66

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#51 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

#1 on The World's Best Cities To Eat Well

#8 on World's Best Cities To Eat Well

#36 on The Top Party Cities of the World

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Singapore


Singapore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in Asia
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Singapore in one of the most singular experience in all of Asia, with the Sands Skypark, many gardens, and the ever-popular Singapore River.

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Located In: Asia

Area (km sq): 710.0

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#37 on The Best Countries for Nightlife

#35 on The Best Countries to Travel Alone

#59 on The Countries with the Best Food

#4 on The Best Asian Countries to Visit

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