Asia capital cities to visit

 

Singapore Singapore

Singapore

Once dismissed as bland and tasteless, Singapore has evolved into one of Southeast Asia's most enjoyable cities. From its past as a colonial...

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Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul

Kabul was left on life-support when the Taliban fled after the post-911 bombing campaign led by the United States. Reduced to rubble, the Afghani...

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Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana

Astana is a new capital with a long history. Although the city was founded in 1830, it did not become the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh

Once nothing more than a dusty, desert outpost, Riyadh has blossomed into one of the most influential and intriguing cities in the Middle...

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Doha, Qatar

Doha

If you ask Qataris which area of their homeland they are most proud of, the answer will be unanimous. The capital of Doha is a source of...

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul

Called the “miracle on the Han River,” Seoul has emerged like a phoenix from the destruction of the Korean War. The 600-year-old capital has...

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo

Tokyo is a fast-paced city with an almost manic energy. The city is constantly changing, as the local obsession with newness makes fashions...

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Ankara, Turkey

Ankara

Once a small, unassuming capital, Ankara has since blossomed to become a truly international city with an air of sophistication that...

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar is an enormous city characterized by a bohemian counter-culture, pulsating commerce and thriving nightlife. New buildings are...

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Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi

Hanoi effortlessly blends new Asia's dynamic face with the exotic vibe of old Asia. The modern and the medieval co-exist beautifully on...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Once dominated by rudimentary huts, coral buildings and desert. Today, city has grown to one of the world's richest cities travel destinations.

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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan

Yerevan is a laid-back capital that sometimes feels like it is on a permanent holiday. Locals saunter down the main boulevards in the latest...

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Bangkok,  Thailand

Bangkok

The close quarters of Bangkok mean that most of life is conducted right out in the open, on the streets. This makes the Thai capital a...

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Tehran, Iran

Tehran

Tehran is where the past and present collide. A dynamic, loud, chaotic and cutting edge city, the Iranian capital is home to 15 million people...

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Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane

Delightfully friendly and abundantly beautiful, Vientiane is somewhere between a diminutive city and a large town. Crumbling French mansions...

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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is an intoxicating, exhilarating city. Traffic buzzes around the narrow winding streets next to rickshaws, rice and chili are laid...

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent

Tashkent is a charmer, but visitors must penetrate its outer skin to uncover its true personality. On the surface, the capital of Uzbekistan...

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi

Tbilisi is the economic, cultural, political and social heart of Georgia. It is where Georgians gravitate when they seek excitement and action...

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Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad

Modern Iraq was born from ancient Mesopotamia, nestled in the fertile valleys created by the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The country's...

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe

One of the most attractive cities in all of Central Asia, Dushanbe sits against a backdrop of mountains and is dotted with candy-colored...

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Manila, Philippines

Manila

The jovial, laid-back energy of the Philippines is alive and well in Manila. The capital is a teeming metropolis that seems to always be growing...

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan

Many visitors come to Bandar Seri Begawan expecting an extravagant mini-Dubai, but the capital city of Brunei is actually quite unassuming.

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat

Ashgabat is Turkmenistan's showcase city, where shimmering gold domes top extravagant marble palaces and manicured gardens burst into...

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Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu

Visitors approach Thimphu from a single-lane road that winds around bending curves, each one delivering a glimpse of the capital. The...

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Damascus, Syria

Damascus

Damascus is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, and legend say that the Prophet Mohammed refused to enter the Syrian capital...

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Sana'a, Yemen

Sana'a

Mystical, romantic and endlessly enchanting, Sana'a is one of the greatest treasures of Arabia. It is also one of the world's oldest cities...

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek

Bishkek is a young capital, but it makes up for what it lacks in historical sites with plenty of parks, museums and monuments. The walkable...

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Kuwai, City Kuwait

Kuwait City

Sophisticated and interesting, Kuwait City is marked by excellent museums, eclectic souqs and malls, a world-class aquarium and stunning...

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat

Muscat is unlike any other capital in the region. There are only a few high-rise blocks, and the streets are spotlessly clean. The whimsically...

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Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku

Baku is easily the most cosmopolitan city in the Caucasus. There are few cities that are evolving as quickly as the Azeri capital, where East...

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi

New Delhi is a multidimensional metropolis sprinkled with glittering gems. The city's sometimes gritty surface gives way to magnificent...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is not just an amazing capital city; the modern metropolis is a thriving monument to the determination and ingenuity that...

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Naypyidaw, Myanmar

Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw is a new capital; so young, in fact that you will not find much information about it in any travel guides. Built from scratch in...

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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut

What Beirut is depends mostly on where you are within the Lebanese capital. If you are exploring the vibrant, hip and young neighborhoods...

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka

Dhaka is a frenzied city that bubbles over with energy. A true melting pot, the diverse capital throbs with culture, color and art. No matter...

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Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad

A proud showcase of planning and government, Islamabad is laid out in a grid pattern marked by broad avenues, green open spaces, amazing...

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta

Jakarta is a sprawling city of surprises. The facade is made of shabby slums, glass towers and concrete slabs, but underneath that is a sizzling...

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei

Taipei went from one of Asia's ugliest ducklings to one of its most loveable, dynamic and exciting cities in just a short period. Once overly...

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Hong-Kong, China

Hong Kong

Navigating the tightly-packed sidewalks of Hong Kong, you will be met at each turn with steam-filled canteens, bright neon signage...

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Male, Maldives

Male

Malé is both a city and an island, combining cosmopolitan style with laid-back islander roots. Candy-colored skyscrapers dominate the...

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Manama, Bahrain

Manama

Manama literally means “Sleeping Place,” but the Bahraini capital is always lively. Visitors flock to the city on the weekends for off-duty...

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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem

For more than 3,000 years, Jerusalem has dazzled and inspired visitors. You will leave the city speechless whether it is your first visit...

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Dili, East Timor

Dili

Amid the crowded refugee camps and burnt-old buildings in Dili lie charming neighborhoods where frangipani trees shed colorful flowers...

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Beijing, China

Beijing

Beijing is both one of China's most modern, aspiring cities and a true ancient citadel. The architecture of the capital reflects every major...

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Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang

Thanks to the persistent efforts of the Korean Workers' Party, Pyongyang is one of the world's strangest capitals. A thick mist often covers...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo

The Sri Lankan capital of Colombo combines a dizzying array of cultures and colors, creating an exhilarating atmosphere that charms even...

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Amman, Jordan

Amman

Amman is a city with split personalities. In Eastern Amman, conservative and Islamic ideals rule over locals living just steps away from...

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Macau region  of China

Macau

Macau is a city with a split personality. One is defined by churches, fortresses, Chinese culture and Portuguese influences; the other is the...

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh

When most travelers think of Phnom Penh, their minds instantly fill with images of the exotic. They think of monks adorned in fluttering...

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