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SINGAPORE
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Singapore is a tiny country located in Southeast Asia which is a popular tourist destination worldwide. This city-state is home to quite a diverse population of people who will definitely give you a lot to see and explore. 

Singapore is quite a concrete jungle because of its rapid development and small size. However, you’ll be quite happy to note that Singaporeans are rather fond of gardens — so much that you’ll see gardens tucked between two buildings on a busy road. Gardens By The Bay is a huge garden by the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and is one of the most-visited...

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Marina Bay, Singapore
Marina Bay
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Chinatown, Singapore
Chinatown
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Supertree Grove, Singapore
Supertree Grove
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Orchard Road, Singapore
Orchard Road
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Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Singapore Zoo
 209   157
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TOKYO
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Located near Tokyo Bay in Japan, Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the most populous city in the world. While some may find it's crowded excitement a little too much, most tourists enjoy getting lost in the crowds of people on its busy roads. 

Forget Times Square because Shibuya Crossing is the busiest intersection in the world. With glittering billboards staring down at everyone from the surrounding buildings and salespeople, tourists, locals, and businesspeople mixing on the pedestrian crossings, the hustle, and bustle of life is a sight to see here.

In addition to wrestling the crowds, there are so many...

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Tokyo Tower, Tokyo
Tokyo Tower
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Akihabara, Tokyo
Akihabara
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Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
Roppongi Hills
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Ueno, Tokyo
Ueno
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo
Imperial Palace
 240   197
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BANGKOK
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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is home to many things that fascinate tourists, which is why Bangkok has been the most visited city globally for many years now. With Paris, London, and New York in the competition, it’s surprising to know that this Thai city takes the cake each time. 

It’s hard to mention Bangkok without mentioning the sheer number of temples in the city. With interesting religious artwork such as the statues of the Reclining Buddha and the Golden Buddha present in these temples, you won’t quickly get bored of exploring them all. 

One of the great things about Bangkok is...

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The Grand Palace, Bangkok
The Grand Palace
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Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok
Chatuchak Weekend Market
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Siam Paragon, Bangkok
Siam Paragon
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Lumphini Park, Bangkok
Lumphini Park
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Safari World, Bangkok
Safari World
 42   71
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BALI
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Bali is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. East of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second-largest, after Makassar, in Eastern Indonesia. Bali is Indonesia's main tourist destination, with a significant rise in tourism since the 1980s. Wikipedia
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Mount Batur, Bali
Mount Batur
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Mount Agung, Bali
Mount Agung
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Seminyak, Bali
Seminyak
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Lovina Beach, Bali
Lovina Beach
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Seminyak Beach, Bali
Seminyak Beach
 17   76
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INDIA
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India, a country lined by the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, is home to a whopping 1.366 billion people — nearly a fifth of the world’s total population. In a country with so many people, the one thing we can promise you is new experiences! The culture shock that you’ll experience upon first setting foot into this South Asian haven will soon fade once you get caught up in the whirlwinds of activity that are it's crowded metropolises. 

Having dinner with hospitable strangers, catching auto-rickshaws from one place to another, stumbling upon ancient temples and buildings after every two buildings,...

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Pangong Tso, India
Pangong Tso
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Khajuraho, India
Khajuraho
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New Delhi, India
New Delhi
 52   511
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Kedarnath, India
Kedarnath
 287   15
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Mount Abu, India
Mount Abu
 103   19
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KYOTO
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Kyoto , officially Kyoto City , is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Kyoto forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. As of 2018, the city had a population of 1.47 million. In 794, Kyoto was chosen as the new seat of Japan's imperial court. Wikipedia
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Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto
Fushimi Inari Taisha
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Arashiyama, Kyoto
Arashiyama
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Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto
Kyoto Imperial Palace
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Nishiki Market, Kyoto
Nishiki Market
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Gion, Kyoto
Gion
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NEW DELHI
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New Delhi is the capital of India and an administrative district of NCT Delhi. New Delhi is also the seat of all three branches of the Government of India, that is Executive. The foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. It was designed by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. Wikipedia
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Red Fort, New Delhi
Red Fort
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India Gate, New Delhi
India Gate
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Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Rashtrapati Bhavan
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Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Chandni Chowk
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National Museum, New Delhi
National Museum
 40   20
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MANILA
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Manila , officially the City of Manila , is the capital of the Philippines and a highly urbanized city. It is the most densely populated city proper in the world as of 2019. It was the first chartered city by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No. 409 or the "Revised Charter of the City of Manila" on June 18, 1949. Wikipedia
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Casa Manila, Manila
Casa Manila
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Fort Santiago, Manila
Fort Santiago
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Metro Manila, Manila
Metro Manila
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Rizal Park, Manila
Rizal Park
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Taal Lake, Manila
Taal Lake
 40   31
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PHUKET
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Phuket is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country's largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. It lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket Island is connected by the Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. Wikipedia
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Phi Phi Islands, Phuket
Phi Phi Islands
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Karon Beach, Phuket
Karon Beach
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Kata Beach, Phuket
Kata Beach
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Maya Bay, Phuket
Maya Bay
 18   85
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Ao Nang Beach, Phuket
Ao Nang Beach
 39   40
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SHANGHAI
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Shanghai is one of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People's Republic of China. It is under the direct administration of the State Council of China. The city is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze, with the Huangpu River flowing through it. With a population of 24.28 million as of 2019, it is the most populous urban area in China and the second most populous city proper in the world. Wikipedia
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The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund
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Shanghai Tower, Shanghai
Shanghai Tower
 250   52
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Huangpu River, Shanghai
Huangpu River
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Yu Garden, Shanghai
Yu Garden
 35   54
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Shanghai Museum, Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 112   24
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