Places like these make you wonder if heaven is a place on earth.
1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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There’s a reason why travellers swarm to this ancient temple complex in Cambodia. Magnificent and mysterious, the UNESCO World Heritage is the ultimate symbol of the Khmer Kingdom.
2. Jiu Fen, Taiwan
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Once known for gold mining, Jiu Fen is tucked within the atmospheric mountains of northeast Taiwan. The peaceful terrain is a beautiful contrast to its busy old streets by day and red lantern that give the night an eerie glow.
3. Palawan, Philippines
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This jewel of Philippines has limestone islands, dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches that will leave any nature lover awe-struck.
4. Lombok, Indonesia
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Forget Bali – Lombok is a tropical paradise with largely untouched landscapes, gorgeous vistas, and a treasure trove of marine life.
5. Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Japan
Walking down the iconic red torii gates is a magical experience. Built in the 8th century in honour of the god of rice and sake, there are surreal stone statues that add a sense of mystery.
6. Bukchon Hanok Village, Korea
Right smack in the middle of Seoul is Bukchon Hanok Village, a time capsule that holds the 600-year history of the capital city. Unlike other traditional hanok villages, this is an actual residential village for locals. Check out the craft workshops, galleries and eateries!
7. Vang Vieng, Laos
It may have gotten a reputation as a place for backpacking and partying in Laos, but there’s more to Vang Vieng than that. In the rural areas, there are paddy fields, cliffs and breathtaking villages that will take a hold on your heart.