The most beautiful places in Asia

The most beautiful places in Asia

The best of nature in Asia

Asia is the largest continent in the world. It offers an incredibly large number of beautiful natural places. You will find the highest mountains, beautiful lakes, unreal rock spikes or plateaus

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Kala Patthar
27.996, 86.828
5 648 m / 18 530 ft

#1 Kala Patthar

The most beautiful outlook of the world

Kala Patthar is only insignificant grassy mountain with rocky top lying on the ridge falling sharply from massive Pumori. But it became famous thanks to incredible views of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains and because it is despite its high altitude relatively well accessible almost for any tourist.  

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Concordia
35.748, 76.524
4 594 m / 15 072 ft

#2 Concordia

Divine viewpoint not only on K2

One of the most beautiful mountain views of the world is the Concordia camp at the confluence of the glaciers right under the mighty peak of Gasherbrum IV. From here, there is a prominent view of the second highest mountain of the world K2. However, the view is amazing on all sides.

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Attabad lake
36.321, 74.865
2 341 m / 7 680 ft

#3 Attabad lake

The most beautiful lake in the Karakoram

Attabad lake in northern Pakistan confirms that mountains have their often dramatic life. It was founded only in 2010, when a massive landslide in the mountain shut out the entire valley of river Hunza. Today it is one of the most beautiful lakes of the world because of the surrounding dramatic mountain landscape.

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

#4 Wadi Rum desert

Orange desert

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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Hunza Valley
36.311, 74.648
2 059 m / 6 755 ft

#5 Hunza Valley

Valley through Karakoram

One of the most spectacular valleys of the world lies in northern Pakistan. Hunza river there broke through the main ridge of high Karakoram. You will see here one of the biggest elevation difference in the world between the top of the surrounding mountains and bottom of the valley.

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Pangong tso lake
33.947, 78.438
4 250 m / 13 944 ft

#6 Pangong tso lake

Most beautiful lake in India

On the border between India (Ladakh) and China (Tibet), is very beautiful Lake Pangong Tso (4250 m n. M.). It has a very unique shape: is 134 kilometers long and only 4 km wide. For tourists it is easily accessible from the Indian side.

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Volcano Gunung Semeru
-8.108, 112.922
3 676 m / 12 060 ft

#7 Volcano Gunung Semeru

The highest volcano of Java Island

Gunung Semeru (3 676m) is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the world. At the same time it is the highest mountain of the island of Java. The most famous views to Semeru are from the Bromo Volcano

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Tilicho Lake
28.683, 83.857
4 916 m / 16 129 ft

#8 Tilicho Lake

Lake in the shadow of Himalayas

If you walk away from the main circuit of the trek around Annapurnas and come to this magical lake, you will enjoy one of the most beautiful hike you can experience throughout Nepal. Large lake lying at an altitude of nearly five thousand meters above sea level is surrounded on one side by arid eroded hills and from the other side rises invincible wall of Tilicho peak.  

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Railay Beach
8.012, 98.837
0 m / 0 ft

#9 Railay Beach

Real Thai Paradise

Railay beach is one of the most beautiful places in Krabi, Thailand. The beach surrounds the high karst rocks and the jungle.

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Rice terraces in Batad
16.934, 121.137
808 m / 2 651 ft

#10 Rice terraces in Batad

Rice terraces that will take your breath away

Batad is a village in the middle of the mountains, boasting with beautiful rice terraces. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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

#11 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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Rice fields in Sapa
22.25, 103.961
634 m / 2 080 ft

#12 Rice fields in Sapa

Rice fields under the mountains

Under the tallest Fan Si Pan mountains in Vietnam you will find the Sapa town. Near the town are the beautiful rice terraces. It belongs to the most famous rice terraces in Vietnam.

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Pamukkale
37.924, 29.123
348 m / 1 142 ft

#13 Pamukkale

Natural wonder under the Roman baths

Almost in all of the prospectuses that appeal to visit Turkey include photos of Pamukkale "Cotton" Castle. Mineral springs, rich in calcium, have created truly beautiful ponds in a completely white landscape.

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#14 Baikal

The world´s largest well

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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Tiger Leaping Gorge
27.258, 100.158
2 082 m / 6 831 ft

#15 Tiger Leaping Gorge

China's deepest gorge

Among the massive mountain ranges Haba and Jade Dragon Tiger Gorge is an impressive gorge. It is considered to be one of the deepest in the world (3790 m height difference).

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Köl Ükök lake
42.09, 75.917
3 047 m / 9 997 ft

#16 Köl Ükök lake

Amazing lake over Kochkor

The biggest tourist attraction in the vicinity of town Kochkor is beautiful lake Köl Ükök (3 047 m asl). This nearly three-kilometer long lake is surrounded by four thousand meters high mountains and meadows with herds of horses and cows grazing here in the summer.

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Baltoro Glacier
35.736, 76.371
4 235 m / 13 894 ft

#17 Baltoro Glacier

Glacial highway covered with debris

The Baltoro Glacier is with 63 kilometers of long one of the longest glaciers outside the Arctic region at all. Located is in the spectacular Karakoram Mountains. Treks lead to the famous place of Concordia, overlooking the world's second highest mountain - K2

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

#18 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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#19 Cappadocia

Area full of fairy tuff chimneys

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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#20 Ha Long Bay

The Bay of thousands of canes

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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Sigiriye
7.957, 80.76
262 m / 860 ft

#21 Sigiriye

Sacred Lion Rock

Sigiriye is an impressive table mountain, one of the most famous tourist sites in Sri Lanka. There are also interesting rock paintings, long-haul staircases and a great view from the top. But count with a very expensive admission.

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Dámavand
35.955, 52.11
5 610 m / 18 406 ft

#22 Dámavand

The highest volcano of Asia

Damavnad (5,610m) is not only the highest mountain in Iran, but also the highest volcano in Asia. Therefore, it is counted in the Volcanic seven summits list. Thanks to its relative proximity to Tehran's capital city, it is also very well accessible. The ascent itself is difficult mainly due to altitude and unstable weather.

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Namtso Lake
30.738, 90.755
4 729 m / 15 515 ft

#23 Namtso Lake

Sacred Tibetan Lake

Namtso (4,729m asl) /sometimes also written as Nam Co/ is the largest lake in the Tibetan Autonomous Republic and one of the world's highest lakes in the world at all. Thanks to the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountain Range (Nyainqêntanglha) stretching south of the lake there are very beautiful mountain views from the lake. For locals is this lake sacred, and since ancient ages there have been groups of pilgrims from all over Tibet.

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Rondu Canyon
35.59, 75.241
1 963 m / 6 440 ft

#24 Rondu Canyon

The most beautiful canyon of the Indus river

The river Indus (Sindhu) during its long journey through plateaus, Karakoram and Himalayas mountains flows through a lot of gorges and valleys. Perhaps the most beautiful of them is Ronda canyon separating Karakoram from the Himalaya.

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Volcano Great Ararat
39.702, 44.3
5 156 m / 16 916 ft

#25 Volcano Great Ararat

Biblical mountain

Great Ararat (5 156 m asl) / Agri Dagi / is not only a huge volcano, the highest mountain in Turkey, but also the biblical mountain, on which Noah and his ark should land during the great flood. It is easily accessible from the border town of Dogubayazit, where, however, are all the services extremely overpriced.

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#26 Wulingyuan

Incredible rock towers

Near the city of Wulingyuan there are four beautiful national parks, where you can admire the incredibly high rock towers. This site is often evoked by Avatar. The largest part of the territory occupies Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The local mountain range is named Tianzi.

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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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Lake Phewa
28.215, 83.945
800 m / 2 625 ft

#28 Lake Phewa

Mirror for Annapurnas

The most famous Nepalese lake Phewa, on whose shore lies the tourist town of Pokhara, is famous for the mirroring of Annapurnas and "fishtail" Machhapuchchhre. You can undertake several nice hikes in the surrounding mountains that tower almost directly from the water. The most popular activity on the lake itself is cruising in the boats and admiring mountain views.

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Taroko Canyon
24.158, 121.622
85 m / 279 ft

#29 Taroko Canyon

Marble gorge

Taroko canyon is narrow sometimes only a few meters. Through it passes the Japanese military road through many tunnels. The canyon offers waterfalls, temples, brief outlook and "secret" treks.

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Mount Agung
-8.343, 115.507
3 031 m / 9 944 ft

#30 Mount Agung

The highest mountain and the volcano of the island

Mount Agung is the highest mountain and the highest volcano on the island of Bali. Ascent to the volcano is quite demanding and is steep. There are two popular routes to the top, one shorter and one longer.

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Skazka Canyon
42.166, 77.444
1 629 m / 5 344 ft

#31 Skazka Canyon

Death Valley in Kyrgyzstan

From Karakol we return back to Bishkek by the southern route and visit the canyon of Skazka (perhaps known only for tourists). Local people do not have any idea of its existence. However, we do not want to miss out on all the guides praised by the valley, which is especially beautiful with its red colors at sunset.

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Dunes near Dunhuang
40.087, 94.669
1 147 m / 3 763 ft

#32 Dunes near Dunhuang

Desert with a magical oasis

Between the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts lies on the route of the former Silk Road city of Dunhuang. To the south of the city are huge sand dunes with a small oasis, which is famous for its picturesque lake. Around the lake are incredible crowds of local tourists, but just walk a few meters into the desert, and it's all just yours.

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Batur Lake
-8.259, 115.408
1 034 m / 3 392 ft

#33 Batur Lake

Flooded caldera of an ancient volcano

Batur Lake (1,034m asl) is the largest lake in Bali. It fills the eastern part of the giant caldera, above which the still active Batur volcano (1,717m asl). According to the size of the caldera, it is estimated that the original volcano before the explosion had more than 3,800 meters above sea level and was the highest volcano in all of Indonesia. The lake itself has a size of 7 * 2.5 km and is rich in fish.

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Khumbu glacier
27.985, 86.84
5 100 m / 16 732 ft

#34 Khumbu glacier

The most famous glacier in Nepal

The most famous glacier in Nepal - Khumbu has only about twelve kilometers in length, which is not much compared with other glaciers. You can find longer even in the European Alps. But it is interesting mainly due to so-called Khumbu Icefall  - very dangerous part of the ascent route to Mount Everest. It is also quite wide, in some places it has about a kilometer in width.

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Desert around Yazd
32.365, 54.601
2 010 m / 6 594 ft

#35 Desert around Yazd

Desert with mountains

Almost all the Iran is filled two huge desert Lut and Kavir. About their interfaces is an ancient city of Yazd. The surrounding desert is with beautifully mountainous, full of dramatic scenery.

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Kali Gandaki valley
28.691, 83.622
2 552 m / 8 373 ft

#36 Kali Gandaki valley

The deepest valley in the world

Kali Gandaki has a reputation of the deepest valley in the world. By the village Larjung (at an altitude of about 2550m asl) is valley nearly a kilometer-wide and doesn´t look like the canyon. But directly above him, however, rises eight-thousand Dhaulagiri which it exceeds about 5.5 km. The river at these locations intersects the main Himalayan ridge.

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Dal Lake
34.122, 74.875
1 581 m / 5 187 ft

#37 Dal Lake

Srinagar gem

Kashmir is famous for its magnificent mountain lakes. The largest and most famous Dal Lake is located within Srinagar. It is famous mainly due to its picturesque hausbots. In the surroundings there are also beautiful Mughal gardens.

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Passu Glacier
36.459, 74.856
2 947 m / 9 669 ft

#38 Passu Glacier

18 km long glacier

Only a short distance from the village of Passu is the scenic Passu Lake, where a huge glacier of the same name opens. There are many seven-month peaks in its surroundings.

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Annapurna Base Camp
28.531, 83.878
4 122 m / 13 524 ft

#39 Annapurna Base Camp

Base Camp under the monumental wall

The path to the Annapurna I base camp is one of the most classic and most visited treks from Pokhara. From the BC is an absolutely stunning view of the impressive wall of this eight-thousand-mile mountain.

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Maya Bay
7.677, 98.766
0 m / 0 ft

#40 Maya Bay

The most famous beach in Thailand

Maya Bay beach is hidden in one of the bays uninhabited island of Ko Phi Phi Le. On this beach enacted the story of the famous movie The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Beach is the rightful symbol of true paradise. White sand, green-covered hills around and amazingly clear water.  

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Pang la Pass
28.513, 87.065
5 206 m / 17 080 ft

#41 Pang la Pass

Impressive view of the Himalayas

Pang la pass (5,206m asl) is considered one of the most beautiful Himalayan viewpoints. So exactly the prospect is of a couple of altitude meters above it. Everyone who headed for BC Everest passes through it, so do not forget to get out of the car and enjoy the endless Tibetan ridges and the majestic Himalayan wall on the horizon

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

#42 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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Volcanic lake Meke Gölü
37.685, 33.64
989 m / 3 245 ft

#43 Volcanic lake Meke Gölü

The volcano and lake in the crater

The biggest attraction in the surroundings of Karapinaru is bizarre volcanic lake Meke Gölü. From the center of the crater of the original volcano full of red-orange water grows a secondary volcanic cone. Additionally, there are also some interesting islets.

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Phoksundo Lake
29.183, 82.942
3 620 m / 11 877 ft

#44 Phoksundo Lake

The most beautiful Nepalese lake

Lake Phoksundo, located in the Shey Phoksundo National Park, is considered to be the most beautiful Nepalese lake. It lies at a high altitude of over 3,600 meters above sea level. It was created by a huge landslide, which created more than a hundred meters high dam.

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