In the recent past, Asian travel destinations have gained a lot of popularity and attention amongst western tourists. Asia is not only the largest continent on earth, but it is also by far the most diverse one in terms of topography, climate, and culture. There are some of the most exotic natural treasures from beautiful beaches to gorgeous highlands that attract travelers from the west. However, most tourists are only interested in exploring places that are closer to nature and pay little attention to the metropolitan areas. Interestingly, some of the Asian urban centers offer a lot of attractions, activities, nightlife, great food and shopping and vibrant culture that you will fall in love with.
While most Asian countries are fall under the classification of lesser developed countries, some of the urban centers are developed with all the modern facilities and infrastructure that you will find in any other western urban center. Here are some of the top metropolitan cities in Asia that make an exciting travel destination.
Singapore is not only one of the most modern cities in the world, but it is also one of the most unique ones. While it is at par with any modern urban metropolis in the west in terms of technology, architecture, and infrastructure, yet it is distinct in every sense. The progression of Singapore towards a world-class modern city did not deter it from remaining a highly nature-friendly and environmentally sustainable city with minimal pollution. It relies heavily on renewable energy and rigorous afforestation programs. The city is dominated by beautiful green landscapes while vertical gardens remain a key element of skyscrapers that exist in the city. The city offers world-class attractions and entertainment such as the Sentosa, Universal Studio and Gardens by the Bay.
Kuala Lumpur is the Malaysian capital that shares its borders with Singapore. While you will see much of Singapore’s green vibe in Kuala Lumpur, it is much cheaper and economical than the former. Kuala Lumpur is a multi-ethnic city that is dominated by a bustling economic activity, large shopping malls, theme parks, temples and monuments, bird aviaries and butterfly parks and a lot more. The Petronas Towers, one of the tallest twin towers in the world are also located in Kuala Lumpur. The variety of street food and fine dining eateries and cuisines that are readily available in the city is yet another reason that makes it a tourist hot spot.
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand, another Malaysian neighbor. The first impression of Bangkok is an ordinary capital city with busy traffic and little to offer. However, don’t fall prey to the first impression. Bangkok is one of the liveliest cities in the world and if you are a party lover, you will fall in love with the city. Bangkok offers unparalleled nightclubs, bars, theme parks, galleries, great food, and amazing shopping options. The city is home to a wide variety of cuisines. So you can check Bangkok tour in your list of “Asian must visit cities”.