You will find here the Top 10 of Asia, the localities which got the highest rates to our surveys.
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No 1 : Kanchanaburi
No 2 : Lijiang
No 3 : Kuala
No 4 : Langmusi (China)
Global : 16.10/20 Travelers (21) : 17.10 Criteria : 15.11
The Tibetan village of Langmusi is a relatively new discovered backpackers' spot. With its big Lamasery, friendly locals, surrounding mountains and relative quietness, this place is as close to Tibet as you can get in China. It is much more peaceful and authentic than the more touristy city of Xiahe in the North, although this might change when it will clearly appear on the traveler's maps...
No 5 : Kratie
No 6 : Xishuangbanna (China)
Global : 15.79/20 Travelers (20) : 14.70 Criteria : 16.89
The region bordering Laos and Burma is another area that would look everything but Chinese if not for the Chinese tourists who come here to experience Thailand without a passport. Its particular way of life makes it a favorite with travelers who have spent any amount of time in China. Considering the trip involved, people who have been to Thailand or Laos might however be better off visiting other minorities areas...
No 7 : Pai (Thailand)
Global : 15.78/20 Backpackers (20) : 16.45 Criteria : 15.11
Another backpacker's heaven to relax in and explore out : countryside, tribes villages, waterfalls,... Very few tourists means low prices and festive atmosphere all year round plus plenty of budget accomodations to choose. But you won't be alone...
No 8 : Yangshuo (China)
Global : 15.63/20 Travelers (23) : 15.70 Criteria : 15.56
China's banana pancake capital remains in good position. But this has probably more to do with its amazing scenery and surrounding villages than the atmosphere of Yangshuo itself, now invaded by tourists, Chinese and westerners alike. You will appreciate it much more after a few weeks in China than at the beginning of your trip...
No 9 : Inle
Global : 15.31/20 Backpackers (24) : 16.33 Criteria : 14.29
The main reason to visit Cambodia. You will basically sleep in Siem Reap (lots of guesthouses) and enjoy Angkor (lots of temples) ! But you could also extend your visit to the area as the town's surroundings are also full of sights (Vietnamese fishing village on stilts, jungle, waterfalls, etc) and not all the temples are within the Angkor Complex nor easily accessible...