The most beautiful areas of Asia

The most beautiful areas of Asia

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Asia like the largest and most mountainous con­tinent of the world offers an incredible number of beautiful areas inviting you to visit. Come and see the most interesting of them.

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#1 Great Karakoram

The most beautiful area of Pakistan

High Karakoram, except for the polar regions it is the mountain range with the longest glaciers, which are practically on all sides, and incredibly sharp mountains, attracts since ancient times not only climbers, but mainly tourists who want to see with their own eyes this rugged beauty. Right here is the second highest mountain in the world K2 (8,611 m asl) and two eight-thousanders Broad Peak and Gasherbrum I. In addition to these glaciated giants, there is another big attraction in the form of impressive granite towers Trango.  

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#2 Khumbu - Everest Area

The most beautiful area of Nepal

Only one hundred and fifty kilometers  from Kathmandu as the crow flies lies Khumbu high mountain area, which is home not only to the hard Sherpa nation, but mainly to the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest (8848 m asl). Take the trek to this mountain monumental area in Nepal and enjoy the views of a wide range of beautiful mountains is the same experience and obligation for mountain lovers as journey to Mecca for Muslims. The center of the area is the Dudh Koshi River, to which flow the smaller rivers from all the sides of the glacial valley. The main Himalayan ridge separates the Khumbu, or more precisely Nepal, from the arid Tibet. The vast majority of tourists aim only to Everest Base Camp and to monumental view from Kala Patthar, but Khumbu offers much more. So put on the boots and start discovering!

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Wadi Rum desert
29.528, 35.439
993 m / 3 258 ft

#3 Wadi Rum desert

The most beautiful desert of Jordan

Orange desert of Wadi Rum is one of the most beautiful deserts of the world. You can find here orange sand dunes, breathtaking table mountains, rock bridges and narow gorges. You can see here herd of camels. Wadi Rum is also famous for sunsets and sunrises.

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#4 Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

The most beautiful area of Indonesia

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is a beautiful example of volcanic activity in Indonesia. In the caldera of the ancient volcano Tengger, secondary volcanoes formed like the famous Bromo. On the horizon is a high, still active Semera volcano (3,676 meters above sea level) - the highest peak of Java. Besides the volcanoes, there are several lakes like Lord, Ranu Regulo and Kumbolo.

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#5 Ha Long Bay

The most beautiful area of Vietnam

One of the biggest attractions of Vietnam and the coast of Asia is the Ha Long Bay. There are thousands of rocky islands, interesting caves and fishing villages. Right next to is another similar bay of Bai Tu Long Bay. The whole area is well-accessible by boat trips.

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#6 Nubra - Indian Karakoram

Remotest corner of India

Indian Karakoram is probably the most harsh part of the whole of India even though, or because it is the longest Karakoram glacier - Siachen, which is 76km long. This place is infamous with the battles of Pakistani and Indian border guards. On the other hand, there are large territorial disputes, this time with China, which has occupied the vast, vacant territory of Aksai Chin. For this reason, a large part of this beautiful area located in the Nubra and Shyok River basins is closed for tourists

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#7 Cappadocia

The most beautiful area of Turkey

Cappadocia is one of the most fairytale areas in the world - bizarre tuff chimneys of all shapes and colors cover the area of more than 300 square kilometers. This all was caused by the local volcano, which covered the entire area by easily erodible tuff and this beauty was created in thousands of years. Apart from the beautiful trips between tuff pillars you can try to ascent the local volcanoes Ercyies or Hasan Dagi.

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#8 Manang - Annapurna area

Fairytaile region behind Annapurna

Amazing region full of high mountains in the shadow of the majestic ridge of Annapurnas is located on the upper reaches of the beautiful Marsyangdi River in central Nepal. You should slow down here - not only because of acclimatization, but mainly due fantastic views from all sorts of lookouts enthroned above the base path trek around Annapurnas. Northern part of the area situated in Damodars Himalaya is largely arid, mainly due to monsoon shield, and only on the highest mountains are the remnants of glaciers. In extremely deserted valleys around Nar and Phu rivers are amazing ancient Buddhist villages. Most tourists will experience this type of landscape only at the final ascent to Thorong la Pass, when they finally leave the Manang region. Local life and tourists gather in the villages along the Marsyangdi River, where even small-scale agriculture is quite successful. South impenetrable border of the region is basically designed just for admiring from a safe distance :-).

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Wulingyuan (武陵源)
29.853, 112.747
30 m / 98 ft

#9 Wulingyuan (武陵源)

Landscape of classic Chinese paintings

Wulingyuan is a magical place full of pointed mountain peaks. There are over 3,000 of which are surrounded by clouds like dragons. It is one of the most beautiful sceneries in China and the place that Chinese artists have been painting for millennia.

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#10 Baikal lake

The most beautiful lake in Russia

The deepest (maximum depth 1642m) and oldest lake in the world, in which is 20 000 km3 of water. It is about 700 km long and 20-100 km wide. It is the largest reservoir of fresh water in the world and in addition, around several hundred species of plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else live here. The lake itself lies in 456 meters above sea level and is surrounded by mountains that reach over 2,000 meters above sea level. In some areas it is relatively full of tourists, but if you move a little farther, the areas can be even untouched by tourism. 

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#11 Haramukh and its surroundings

High mountain range and beautiful Kashmir lakes

Perhaps the most beautiful part of the Indian part of Kashmir is in the vicinity of the sacred Mount Haramukh (5,142 m above sea level). In its surroundings you will find many beautiful lakes such as Gangabal, Nundko, Krishnasar, Gadsar and many others. The famous "Kashmir Great Lakes Trek" leads in this area

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Suru Valley
34.163, 75.946
3 183 m / 10 443 ft

#12 Suru Valley

The most beautiful valley in Ladakh

The valley of the Sur River is considered to be the most beautiful valley of the whole area of Ladakh. It is mainly due to fairy-tale scenery of green fields in contrast to the glacial Himalayan shields. The whole valley is dominated by the Nun.

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Rub' al Khali Desert
22.827, 53.839
82 m / 269 ft

#13 Rub' al Khali Desert

The largest continuous desert of the world

The Rub al-Khalí Desert, known as Empty Quarter, is the world's largest continuous desert. It occupies most of the Arabian peninsula. It belongs to several countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Yemen).

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Sonkol Lake
41.843, 75.169
3 017 m / 9 898 ft

#14 Sonkol Lake

Lake belonging to herdsmen

One of the biggest attractions of Kyrgyzstan is a huge lake Sonkol (3 017 m asl) with an area of 20x16 kilometers. In summer you can make a beautiful idea how herdsmen with their great herds of horses, cows, goats and sheep live. In addition, you can undertake here nice walks around the meadows to the rocky massifs on the horizon or take a bath. But the water is quite cold.

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#15 Altai

The highest mountains in Siberia

The size of this large mountain range situated in Central Asia is proved also by the fact that it falls into four states (China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Russia). Altai (written possibly also Altay) offers numerous possibilities for mountain lovers. It is sought by people looking for loneliness and adventurous several day treks where they meet only few people, but also by those preferring comfortable walks. However, the area will be more interesting for the first group.

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Yangshuo
24.778, 110.497
112 m / 367 ft

#16 Yangshuo

Classic Chinese karst landscape

Fairytale landscape where karst cones grow from rice fields between the river Li

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Huángshān (黄山)
30.124, 118.174
1 442 m / 4 731 ft

#17 Huángshān (黄山)

Twelve centuries of meditation and millions of sta

The fascinating scenery of shapes, colors and forms is Huángshān (黃山, Yellow Mountains), a small area in Anhui Province, which has been the target of artists and people seeking peace and inner harmony for as long as twelve centuries. Huángshān is the place of magnificent granite towers and bizarre rocks, full of sharp peaks climbing first into the sky and falling down to deep down into the deep valleys. A place where pine trees grow on peaks and bare rock walls.

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Bohol
9.801, 124.107
253 m / 830 ft

#18 Bohol

Island of Chocolate Hills

Bohol Island is frequently visited mainly for its unique nature peculiarities. Iconic are mainly for famous chocolate hills ranging from the local jungle

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#19 Julong Xueshan

Jade Dragon Snow Mountains

Jade Dragon Snow Mountains - Julong Xueshan is beautiful mountain range in a short distance from the famous city of Lijiang. The highest peak is Shanzidou (5,596m above sea level), which was climbed only once in history. The southernmost glacier in the northern hemisphere is also interesting.

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#20 Orchoni Gol Chundijn

Valley of Orchon River, UNESCO-listed

The Orchon Valley blending with the NP Changaj Nuruu was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004 and ranked along the Great Lakes Basin in Uvsky Aymag. In the beautiful valley of the Orchon River there are many archaeological remains dating back to the 6th century. The famous Karakorum is inherently connected with the area. The area encompassed by UNESCO consists of a core part that includes both the banks of the Orchon River and the surrounding buffer zone over 14,000 hectares.

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#21 Kamchatka

Famous volcanic region at the end of Russia

A beautiful piece of country with virgin nature, a peninsula full of volcanoes, bears and thermal springs. You'll find everything from dull taiga, over rivers full of fish, to spectacular, flowing volcanoes. The active ones are after all 29 and that is not very little. Perhaps even because an impact area for intercontinental ballistic missile testing, a military-guarded inaccessible zone, has been set up, the peninsula has preserved such untouched nature. Kamchatka is a true Far East.

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#22 Deosai plains

Pakistani Tibet

Deosai Plains is a high-laid plateau stretching between Karakoram and the Himalayas. For its average height over four thousand meters above sea level it is called Pakistani Tibet. Thanks to the rare fauna and flora, the Deosai National Park was established here.

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#24 Central Elborz

The most beautiful area of Iran

Central Elborz, thanks to the monumental volcano of Dāmāānd, is the highest mountain range in the whole of Iran. Moreover, due to the small distance from the capital city of Tehran, these mountains are abundantly visited by Iranian tourists in summer and skiers in winter. The mountain range itself is made up of long parallel ridges with a green valley. Most of the more significant peaks reach a height of about four thousand meters above sea level

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#25 Upper Mustang

Kingdom between Tibet and Nepal

It is the area that used to commercially connect Tibet and India in the history. Originally a number of small kingdoms were united and the seat moved to royal town of Lo Manthang. Since 1790 is the area part of Nepal. Mustang’s autonomy was abolished in 2008. Limited tourism has begun here from the 70th of the 20th century. The need to obtain an entry permit is valid also today as well as compulsory guide who accompanies tourists. Upper Mustang officially begins with control entry point in Kagbeni. However, the tourist can get to the high upper part through this harsh and dry landscape by leaving Kali Gandaki river bed and steep ascent behind the village of Chele. 

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#26 Hunza valley

Amazing oasis among the karakorams giant

Every traveller must fall in love with the area at first sight. There is nothing better than to get to Karimabad (2420 m asl), the heart of the Hunza valley, after a difficult and long trek, sit on the terrace of one of the small hotels, pluck ripe apricots directly from the tree and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets at the local mountain queen - Rakaposhi (7788 m asl). Hunza river broke here through the ridge of the mighty Karakoram, which is more than five kilometers higher, so there are plenty of dramatic views in all directions. In addition, it is a valley with ancient history and many monuments - especially massive castles standing on the river promontories.

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Flaming mountains in Turfan
42.957, 89.539
126 m / 413 ft

#27 Flaming mountains in Turfan

The desert like Mars

Turfan and adjacent Turpan Depression is the lowest place in China found to -154 meters below sea level. The surrounding area has a desert character. Nearby highlights are orange desert mountains to the east of the city. There is a beautiful almost Martian landscape with big dunes, canyons and beautiful oasis.

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