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7 of the Best Underrated Destinations in Asia

Bandung, Indonesia
tea valley Bandung
Top attractions: Bandung Zoo, Braga Road, Ciater Hot Spring, Cihampelas Walk, Ciwidey White Crater, De’Ranch Lembang (The Cowboy Village), Lake Situ Patenggang, Paskal Food Market , Tangkuban Perahu Mountain, and Trans Studio Bandung

Busan, South Korea
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Top attractions: Beomeosa Temple, BIFF Square, Busan Aquarium, Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, Changseondong Meokja Golmok (“Let’s Eat” alley), Dalmaji-gil Road, Gwangalli Beach, Gukje Market, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Haeundae Beach, Hur Shim Chung Spa, Jagalchi Fish Market, and Taejongdae Resort Park

Chengdu, China
Chengdu
Top attractions: Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Jinsha Relics Museum, Luodai Ancient Town, Mount Qingcheng, Tiantai Mountain, Wangjiang Tower Park, Wuhou Temple, and Xiling Snow Mountain

Hua Hin, Thailand
Hua Hin
Top attractions: The beaches, Cicada Market, Hua Hin Night Market, Hua Hin Railway Station, Khao Takiab, Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, Phraya Nakhon Cave, Plearn Wan Shopping Village, Santorini Park Cha-Am, and The Venezia Hua Hin

Onomichi, Japan
Onomichi Jodo-ji
Top attractions: The Temple Walk, Senko-ji, Jodo-ji, Manekineko Museum, Neko no Hosomichi (Cat Alley), Onomichi City Museum of Art, Onomichi Motion Picture Museum, and the Path of Literature

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh,
Top attractions: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 Prison), Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, Ta Phrom Temple at Tonle Bati, The Killing Fields or Choeung Ek Memorial, Phsar Thmey (Central Market), Independence Monument, National Museum of Cambodia, Wat Langka, and Wat Ounalom

Vientiane, Laos
Vientiane
Top attractions: Lao National Museum, Lao Herbal Steam Sauna and Massage, Patuxai Victory Monument, That Luang (The Great Stupa), Vientiane Night Market, Wat Ho Phra Keo, Wat Si Muang, Wat Si Saket, and Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park)