TripAdvisor often comes up with lists that are generated using user reviews and comments. In its latest one, it gives out the emerging destinations in Asia that you can visit in 2017. So if you want to do a budget trip to someplace offbeat next year, here’s where you should head to. ALSO SEE Top 5 emerging destinations of 2017
The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku is a historical city that is home to alleys, mosques, palaces, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historic buildings that make it a destination worth visiting. Apart from its art and culture scene, Baku is also becoming more cosmopolitan with its oil boom and business sector.
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This beach retreat in Philippines is one of the most vibrant and picturesque parts of this country. El Nido is perfect for those looking for a beach vacation where you can relax right on the beach in a cottage next to the ocean and go snorkelling in lagoons. ALSO SEE 8 breathtaking photos of the most beautiful island in the world
If you have to visit only place in India, pick Rajasthan as it shows you the beauty and heritage of the country in one go. While Udaipur and Jaipur have enthralled tourists for long, Jodhpur is the emerging tourist destination. The Blue City is surrounded by a fortress and home to a number of palaces and forts. It is close to the Thar Desert and has wonders like no other.
You will find Vietnam in several lists of must-visit places and when you are here, don’t miss visiting Da Lat. A former colony, it is has buildings dating back to the French era and portray their style of architecture as well. Da Lat is also cooler than other cities in Vietnam so if you aren’t a big fan of the warm climate, come here.
While North Korea may not be as inviting, South Korea has wonders that are worth exploring and Jeju is one of them. It has something to offer to different travelers including honeymooners, adventure enthusiasts as well as solo travelers. The mild weather, the adult sculpture park and romantic sunsets make it apt for couples. Hiking trails including one to South Korea’s highest peak is for those looking for an adventure activity.
Another one from Vietnam that makes it to this list is Sapa. From gothic stone structures to colorful markets and rice paddy fields, Sapa has so much to offer. Enjoy Vietnamese and French-European cuisine and if you are in the mood for some fun, there is the love market for you that attracts bachelors from the country. ALSO SEE Vietnam itinerary
Taiwan has so many beautiful sightseeing attractions to offer and Hualien is simply one of the best out of the lot. Explore nature’s bounty at its best in this region where you will see cascading waterfalls, rope bridges over the river and temples on mountain cliffs. Can you imagine a better vacation than this?
This city in Malaysia is perfect for families with growing kids who are curious as a cat. It is home to a number of museums and planetariums where the kids can explore the many wonders. And later, head to the big Sunday market where you can shop till you drop. For a panoramic view of the city, trek to the Kuching Civic Center. ALSO SEE Amazing photos of Malaysia
Another wonder from Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is on the Borneo Island and is home to the Kinabalu National Park. The park has the 13,400 ft Mount Kinabalu which is the tallest peak in Malaysia and attracts several trekkers. For nature lovers, this place is the perfect vacation retreat.
Malaysia seems to be the rising star of 2017 as Geoge Town in Malaysia is also on this list. If you are looking for an all-round experience, visit George Town where you will find a blend of everything. From shopping malls and museums to natural wonders, Buddhist temples and restaurants that serve the most authentic Malaysian cuisine.
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