Top 6 tourist destinations in Asia

Top 6 tourist destinations in Asia
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Six months into 2015, have you been to this year--s top tourism destinations of Asia that made to the nominations of the Outlook Traveller Awards?

Uttara Gangopadhyay
June 16 , 2015
03 Min Read

Bhutan
The Land of the Thunder Dragon or Druk Yul, this tiny Himalayan kingdom packs in quite a punch – steep mountains and verdant valleys, impossibly located old fortresses and monasteries, and where modernity has not been allowed to erode traditional values. Indian nationals do not need a visa to enter Bhutan; an entry permit at the port of entry is issued to Indians on production of a valid passport with a minimum of 6 month validity or the Voters Identity Card. www.tourism.gov.bt/.

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Japan
The land of the rising has something for everyone – lovely old shrines and castles amidst beautiful gardens, modern architectural marvels, specialty cuisine and shopping and above all Mt Fujiyama. www.jnto.go.jp/eng/

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Maldives
Category winner in the Outlook Traveller Awards 2015.  The islands, the clear warm seas, beautiful settings for honeymoon and free visa on arrival makes this island nation the best tourism destination in Asia. www.visitmaldives.com/en. 

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Thailand
You can always go to Thailand – be it on a budget holiday or a super luxury vacation. Natural attractions, food, water sports and shopping are just a few of its many attractions. www.tourismthailand.org/

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UAE
This federation of seven emirates – Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain and Abu Dhabi (the capital) – have lots to offer together – mosques, forts and palaces, heritage village, traditional markets or souks, and some of the best modern architecture, including the Burj Khalifa and the Al Nakhlah Atlantis resort. www.uaetourism.ae/.

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Vietnam
To many people, Vietnam comes as a surprise. Discover the Mekong Delta, the Halong Bay, the dynamic capital – Ho Chi Minh City – that was earlier known as Saigon, the French colonial landmarks, and more. www.vietnamtourism.com/.


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