Asia is the largest continent in the world, it occupies over 44 million square kilometres and is home to 4 billion people. If you haven’t already visited it then it’s time you considered it.

Whether you’re checking out Japan’s must-see temples, museums, castles and more OR simply wanting to look at the diverse history, culture, and traditions; you’re sure to find something that appeals on this continent.

To help you on your journey it’s worth discovering some of the best cities in Asia:

Chiang Mai

Visit Thailand and check out one of the most famous cities in Asia. There are in excess of 300 temples, museums and other places of historic and cultural significance.

You’ll need to plan your visit carefully if you want to get it all in! Be sure to check out the Wat Phra Singh Buddhist temple and the Kat Kin Kham night bazaar.

Bali

You’ve probably heard of Bali in Indonesia and may even already have it on your to-do list. Not only is it a beautiful city, but it is also sat on the edge of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Kuala Lumpur

The capital of Malaysia is a cosmopolitan, vibrant, stunning city that fives a little something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for fine dining, nightclubs, or simply wish to admire the architecture, you’ll find something here.

Kyoto

Japan has an impressive number of sites that are worth visiting but you must include a visit to Kyoto. It is potentially one of the most famous cities in Asia and is home to over 4,000 historical buildings! Add to this the stunning mountain backdrop and you’ll never want to leave.

Of course, you’ll have to because there are so many other places to visit in Japan and Asia.

Tokyo

View from atop the Tokyo Skytree Tower

View from atop the Tokyo Skytree Tower

You can’t visit Japan and not check out the capital city. It’s the largest city in Asia but has a fantastic balance between hustle, bustle, and the calmness of green spaces.

There are plenty of fascinating temples and shrines to check out, just make sure you spare a little time to appreciate the vibrant atmosphere.

Udaipur

This is also known as the city of Lakes and is potentially the most famous city in India. The lake is stunning but the array of palaces and royal gardens will literally take your breath away.

Hong Kong

Pedestrians crossing a busy crosswalk in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong is one of the most powerful cities in the world and a bustling hub of finance. It is known as the administrative center of China but is also a stunning tourist destination.

Check out beautifully crafted skyscrapers, impressive shopping facilities, and the local Chinese & Cantonese food.

Kandy

You may not have heard of Kandy in Sri Lanka but it is a major destination for Buddhists. The sacred tooth of Buddha is believed to be here, affectionally known as Kandy.

It’s also got an array of temples, waterfalls, beautiful gardens and the mountains are just a stone’s throw away.

Abu Dhabi

Finally, make sure you check out the capital city of UAE. It is home to an array of Islamic structures and impressive beaches. You’ll be impressed by the modern feel!