The Most Beautiful Cities in Asia 

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Updated November 18, 2019 14.3k votes 2.2k voters 139.5k views 49 items

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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.

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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Singapore is listed (or ranked) 2 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.

Located In: Asia

Area (km sq): 710.0

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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. 

Located In: Japan

Area (km sq): 2187.66

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Seoul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in Asia
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Seoul is a South Korean city that is popular with business people and tourists alike, likely due to the mixture of Buddhist temples and skyscrapers.

Located In: Korea

Area (km sq): 605.21

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