4 Asian towns you’re missing out by not visiting

 

In the Western world, there has been a massive increase in tourism throughout the majority of Asia. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam’s tourism has rocketed, with many young students looking to pursue a cost effective gap year throughout South East Asia, as well as those searching from an escape from the 9-5 of the Western World. Similarly, areas of India like Goa have become Meccas for expats over the years, becoming more and more populated by Westerners. And we don’t blame them, Goa is truly beautiful;

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But, what about some lesser known places? Well, here we’ll look at three Asian cities that you have to visit before you die.

 

Jiufen, Taiwan

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The inspiration for the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away, Jiufen has become more popular for tourists in recent years, though it still isn’t nearly as popular as other areas in Asia. Whilst it might not be a sight to behold throughout the daytime, Jiufen comes alight in the night time and you can really experience the magic of a town life this.

 

Hsipaw, Myanmar

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Now more commonly known that in the past, if you really want to get away from the hustle and bustle, Hsipaw would be a great option for you. There are many waterfalls, farmland and hot springs that are sure to make your trip worthwhile.

Hakone, Japan

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You may or may not have heard of Hakone, Japan. Part of a national park that is situated around 60 or 70 miles outside of Tokyo, you’d struggle to find a more reclusive area within the same distance from the electrifying bustle of Tokyo. Sometimes, an escape is a necessity, and Hakone helps to provide that for it’s visitors.

Zhouzhang, China

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Zhouzhang is situated around 20 miles outside of the city Suzhou, and it’s easy to see why it has become more popular in recent years. Labelled the Asian equivalent of Venice, there really isn’t another place in the world quite like Zhouzhang.

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Why you should visit Bangladesh

Bangladesh is an amazing country. Full of life, exuberance and many other enjoyable things that you might not anticipate. If you give Bangladesh a chance, you will have a blast with your family, friends or peers; if you drop by the right places at the right time. With this post, we will let you know what Bangladesh has in store for you so you can have as much fun as humanely possible.

Cox’s Bazar Beach

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Cox’s Bazar Beach is an incredible beach that you need to visit today. The ambiance here is truly awesome and you will love every bit of it. You will also find a lot of friendly people here that you can talk to right away. They are truly awesome.

Lalbagh Fort

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Lalbagh Fort will allow you to live an amazing journey that you will love. If you need a great place to visit, Lalbagh Fort is for you. If you also love history, Lalbagh Fort is for you because you will manage to learn a lot of things about Bangladesh in no time.

National Parliament House

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The National Parliament House is pretty well designed, and you will love this nice area in no time. The Parliament of Bangladesh gets together here, so it is a stately place after all. There is nothing quite like this in Dhaka city these days.

Ahsan Manzil

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Ahsan Manzil is the historical place that you need to visit today if you want to find out more about Bangladesh. Spending a good time with your friends and family is great when you visit this place. You will find outstanding gardens here that will allow you to have a blast quickly and easily.

Remember that Bangladesh has a lot of amazing places that you can visit today. Having fun at the beach is easy at Cox’s Bazar Beach, and your friends and family members will love this place. Bangladesh seems to have everything you might want to spend quality time with your family so you can relax right away whenever you need to.

4 Cities you should Consider Visiting in Pakistan

Pakistan. Probably not the first country that pops into your head when thinking of holiday destinations, but you’d be wrong to think so. By avoiding the overcrowded tourist spots, you get a chance to explore some of the uncovered gems within different parts of the world. Pakistan is beautiful in a different way to other Asian countries like India, and the distinct lack of tourists will give you an experience that can’t be matched elsewhere.

Lahore

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Probably the most visited city when people visit Pakistan, Lahore still isn’t as populated or hectic as any Indian cities. If you’re a stickler for your own space and don’t let getting caught up in the hustle and bustle that’s associated with other cities, Lahore could be the best option for you.

There are many spots dotted around Lahore that you can go sightseeing; we especially like the Shalamar Gardens as a place to unwind and take in the beautiful architecture; Shalimar-Garden

If you’re looking to see a real treat, then try and travel to Lahore around the time of a religious festival like Eid. This city really does come alive during this time, but be sure to get a ticket a few months before you’re planning to go, as prices tend to hit the roof as many expat locals return to Pakistan for their religious holidays.

Islamabad

As with many places, the capital of Pakistan is definitely worth your time to visit. Named the cleanest city in Pakistan, Islamabad has been ridiculed unfairly in Western culture by the uncivilized who think that it’s name represents terrorism; or something stupid like that. Either way, you’d be the idiot if you missed this one out on your travels, as it’s definitely one of the nicest cities in Asia. Filled with beautiful garden and long, winding lakes Islamabad combines the city feel with a certain rural feel that you might not find in other countries in Europe.

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If there’s only one thing that you have time to do whilst in Islamabad and you don’t mind getting out of the city, you simply must go up and visit the city Taxila. An ancient city over 3000 years old, it was named a heritage site in the early 1980s and remains one of those places that you must visit whilst in Pakistan. Unfortunately, many people overlook Taxila, and it isn’t as well known as other historical sites; though that doesn’t make it any less impressive.

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Karachi

Often confused as the capital because of it’s overpopulation, Karachi is the most populated city in Pakistan by some distance, so it might not be for you if you aren’t a massive fan of crowds. This is definitely a city you’ll want to note down if you’re a food lover, as there are many delicious markets in Karachi that will have you eating your fill on every night that you are there.

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Peshawar

Peshawar is known for being the closest city to Afghanistan; often called the entry of Afghan. But, it’s much more than that as a city in it’s own right, and you’d be a fool for overlooking it as a potential travel destination.

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Peshawar is an old city in the Khyber province of Pakistan. Compared to the other cities it’s relatively wealthy, and it’s a definite go if you like hiking or green tea, as the city has walks and tea in abundance. Don’t miss the chance to visit Peshawar!