Lonely Planet Picks Busan as Best Asian Destination for 2018

Lonely Planet Picks Busan as Best Asian Destination for 2018

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The Rundown

  • Lonely Planet's travel experts have recently released their list of 2018's '10 Best Places to Visit in Asia'.

  • Topping their recommendation is Busan, which is South Korea's second largest city

  • Other cities like Ho Chi Minh and Arugam Bay made the list.

Also read: Seoul to Busan

Lonely Planet's choice

Haeundae Beach in Busan.

Haeundae Beach in Busan.

In Lonely Planet's annual roundup of the best destinations in Asia for 2018, the thriving city of Busan in South Korea made it to the top. With its 'eclectic offering of activities to suit all travellers,' Busan is selected as the most exciting city to visit in the next 12 months. 

‘In repose between mountains and sea, Busan is a stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine’
— Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has noted that the following will make Busan 'steal the spotlight' among Asian counterparts this 2018:

  • Best Beach Getaway

  • Hike hills to Buddhist temples

  • Hot Springs

  • Jagalchi Market

  • Street art & traditional dance show

  • Busan's International Film Festival

Gansu, China was last year's best Asian destination.

Noteworthy Asian Vacation Spots

Other destinations that made it in this year's list are the following:

1. Busan, South Korea
2. Uzbekistan
3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
4. Western Ghats, India
5. Nagasaki, Japan
6. Chiang Mai, Thailand
7. Lumbini, Nepal
8. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
9. Sichuan Province, China
10. Komodo National Park, Indonesia
 


TIPS!

  • Lonely Planet is giving away a trip for two to Busan! Join their contest here.

  • To know more about getting to and around Busan, read our travel guide here.


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