Lonely Planet has released its Best in Asia list for the third year in a row.
After combing through thousands of recommendations for destinations to visit over the next 12 months, South Korea’s “second city,” Busan, which is situated on the country’s south coast, took the top spot.
“A stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine, Busan packs an eclectic offering of activities to suit all travelers: hike hills to Buddhist temples, settle into sizzling hot springs and feast on seafood at the country’s largest fish market,” Lonely Planet stated.
However, East Asia’s Culture City for 2018 isn’t the only vibrant place on the list — and the continent certainly has plenty to offer.
From India to China and Uzbekistan to Nepal, scroll down for the 10 places in Asia you need to visit in 2018, ranked in ascending order.
10. Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
9. Sìchuan Province, China.
8. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.
7. Lumbini, Nepal.
6. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
5. Nagasaki, Japan.
4. Western Ghats, India.