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20 Asia Pacific travel destinations for 2020

Revisit long-time favourites, or explore the rising stars emerging across Asia and the Pacific.

Are you seeking adventure in the unfamiliar or looking to rediscover a well-loved city? Whether it is exploring the forts and tombs of Hyderabad, taking a sunset hike through Sapa's emerald rice terraces or joining the world in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, you'll want to add these 20 Asia Pacific destinations to your 2020 bucket list.

1. Hyderabad, India

The Golconda Fort, built in the 16th century.

2. Jaipur, India

Also known as the Pink City for its iconic coral-hued architecture, Jaipur boasts exquisite palaces, forts, and a regal atmosphere.

3. Mysore, India

Mysore, also called Mysuru, is a hidden gem well-loved by Indian holiday-goers yet relatively undiscovered by the international crowd.

4. Tokyo, Japan

Join thousands of others and be a part of the buzz in Tokyo, host to the 2020 Summer Olympics.

5. Busan, South Korea

Busan's coastal village of Gamcheon is a celebration of culture and colour. 

6. Lijiang, China

Once an key location on the Silk Road, Lijiang boasts history, stunning nature and an ancient town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

7. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The majestic Ghorki-Terelj National Park is a merely drive from Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar.

8. Tasmania, Australia

Stunning Beerbarrel Beach, just one possible location to take in Tasmania's rugged beauty.

9. Broome, Australia

Step into prehistory at Gantheaume Point, where the low tide reveals dinosaur footprints embedded in the reef rock.

10. Adelaide, Australia

Indulge in shopping, food, art and culture in South Australia's capital. Pictured above is the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

11. Mo'orea, French Polynesia

With its sweeping volcanic mountains and soft, sandy beaches, the French Polynesian island is a refuge for the senses.

12. Rotorua, New Zealand

Marvel at geysers, enjoy traditional geothermal hot springs and learn about Māori culture in Rotorua, situated in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty.

13. The Maldives

Consisting of twenty-six atolls studding the turquoise shores of the Indian Ocean, The Maldives is as close to paradise as it gets. Pictured above is the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.

14. Inle Lake, Myanmar

Float from the beaten path and onto the overwater community of Inle Lake, where you'll discover floating gardens, traditional lake dwellings, and enjoy boat tours across Myanmar's UNESCO-protected biosphere.

15. Sapa, Vietnam

Treak through Sapa's otherworldly rice terraces and purchase handicrafts made by the ethnic communities that call the region home.

16. Luang Prabang, Laos

Seated on the banks of the Mekong, the ancient former capital of Laos is the perfect entry point to Laotian architecture, history and religion. Pictured above is the Kuang Si Falls, located south of Luang Prabang.

17. Malacca, Malaysia

Malacca (also spelled Melaka) is a veritable foodie paradise, and the perfect place to experience Malaysia's multicultural heritage.

18. Lombok, Indonesia

Lesser-known than neighbouring Bali, Lombok offers beautiful beaches in a quieter, more tranquil setting.

19. Surabaya, Indonesia

The multicultural port city of Surabaya offers a bustling metropolis and awe-inducing natural getaways. Pictured above is Mount Bromo, an active volcano popular with sunrise hikers.

20. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

A photographer's dream, picturesque Lake Tekapo is home to snow-capped mountains, ethereal lupin fields, stargazing sites and natural hot pools.

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