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    Planning a vacation? These are the top 10 places to visit in Asia Pacific, according to Lonely Planet

    Planning a vacation? These are the top 10 places to visit in Asia Pacific, according to Lonely Planet

    Planning a vacation? These are the top 10 places to visit in Asia Pacific, according to Lonely Planet
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    Who said only summers are meant for vacations? There's so much in the world to see that summers alone can't be enough, right? If you are someone who is looking to pack bags now, consider checking the list of best places to visit in Asia Pacific, compiled by Lonely Planet, a travel guide book publisher. Trust us, you won't be disappointed. Here's the list:

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    #10 Cambodia: This Southeast Asian nation has one of the largest religious monuments in the world, Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex, the history of which dates back to the Khmer Empire. | Unsplash

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    #9 Beijing, China: China’s capital Beijing, which makes a spot in almost every places-to-visit list, is known for both, its modern, as well as ancient architecture. “Constantly reimagining itself as it races towards the future, yet inextricably linked to its glorious, notorious past, Beijing is as compelling as it is complex,” Lonely Planet describes the city on its website. | Unsplash

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    #8 Palawan, Philippines: Palawan is known for its islands, stretched between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest. “With seascapes the equal of any in Southeast Asia, and terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, the Philippines’ most sparsely populated region is also the most beguiling,” Lonely Planet describes. | Unsplash

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    #7 Fiji: The South Pacific nation has more than 300 islands, known for palm-lined beaches and coral reefs. The most popular islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu having most of the population. | Unsplash

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    #6 Central Vietnam: Vietnam’s geographic heart is known for historic sights, cultural interest and its ravishing beaches. Phong Nha region has lately emerged as a must-visit destination among travellers. | Unsplash

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    #5 The Cook Islands: These islands are remote as well as accessible, modern as well as traditional. “Beyond the island’s tourist buzz and contemporary appearance is a robust culture, firmly anchored by traditional Polynesian values and steeped in oral history,” describes Lonely Planet. | Unsplash

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    #4 Singapore: Yet another popular tourist destination, Singapore is said to be one of the best places for people to settle in. A global financial center, the city has a lot to offer — food to die for, must-visit places for shopping lovers, green skyscrapers among others. | Unsplash

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    #3 Bay of Islands, New Zealand – Bay of Islands has a group of more than 140 subtropical islands, popular for undeveloped beaches, Maori cultural artefacts and big-game fishing. The islands are among NZ’s top summertime destinations. | Unsplash

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    #2 Shikoku, Japan: Shikoku is Japan’s most famous pilgrimage, home to about 88 sacred temples. “The island's stunning Iya Valley, rugged Pacific coastline, mountain ranges and gorgeous free-flowing rivers all beckon to be explored with hiking boots, kayaks, surfboards and your own earthly vessel,” describes Lonely Planet. | Flickr

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    #1 Margaret River in Southern WA, Australia: This small town in western Australia is famous for craft breweries, boutiques and surrounding wineries. The place gets extremely busy during weekends. | Flickr

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