Asia's 10 most photogenic destinations

Bhutanโ€™s monasteries, such as this one, have not been overrun by mass tourism.
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What do Singaporeans like or rather, what do we have to do whenever we go overseas on holidays even if we're still in Asia?

Yes, we take a ton of photos and post them on our social media accounts, of course!

It's a given that photos are taken for keepsake and it's also okay if you want to spite that annoying colleague of yours who really needs to learn some office-appropriate etiquettes, but not all holiday destinations are created equally beautiful.

Below, we at bring you 10 of Asia's most photogenic destinations that you have to visit someday soon.

Asia's 10 Most Photogenic Destinations

1. Sun Temple, Bhutan

This is Bhutan.

Doesn't this just scream postcard-worthy?

For those who are looking to visit Bhutan, keep in mind that you need a valid visa in order to travel to the world's happiest place.

Here are some other countries that Singaporeans probably don't know they require visas to enter.

2. Kyoto, Japan

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Most people would have seen serene pictures of Kyoto's Arashiyama Bamboo Forest floating around on the internet before, but the Kiyomizu-dera Shrine in Kyoto is especially beautiful in spring.

Actually, most of Japan is very photogenic.

3. Mt. Fuji, Japan

But of course, we cannot leave Mt. Fuji out of this post because it is downright pretty whichever angle you may be looking at it from.

Pictured above is Mt. Fuji and the Chureito Pagoda during autumn in Tokyo.

I digress but who else loves prancing around in autumn as much as I do?

4. Seoul, South Korea

I'm not lying when I say that Seoul stole my heart - I visited South Korea's capital city 4 times in 3 years, so I suppose you can say that it makes the cut to be my favourite holiday destination in Asia.

I especially like how Seoul is a mish-mash of everything traditional, natural and contemporary at the same time.

And ladies, think about all the amazing K-beauty buys you can fill up your luggage with when you're in this exciting city!

5. Jeju Island, South Korea

Have you ever been to Jeju Island?

If you haven't and you love being in nature's arms, you need to visit this beautiful island as soon as possible.

Brimming with lots of natural wonders such as the Cheonjeyeon Falls, Hallasan Mountain, Manjanggul Cave and more, my trip there was more than worth it.

And the views there are incredible.

6. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is synonymous with Cambodia, period.

This is through and through the Khmer Kingdom's most well-known landmark.

You can take pretty pictures literally anywhere when you're there.

Do wake up really early to catch the sunrise.

You won't regret it and this is coming from someone (ahem, me) who's 99 per cent not a morning person to begin with.

7. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

The Raja Ampat Islands are so close to Singapore, yet so pristine and arresting.

If diving into crystal clear waters and befriending coral reefs and sea creatures are right up your alley, you now know where you can venture to the next time you go on an enchanting adventure right in Asia.

8. Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok is another Indonesian island you can make a trip to if you live and breathe the sun, sand and sea.

Simply put, this beguiling beach paradise is heaven on earth for nature lovers.

9. Istanbul, Turkey

Okay, this might be a bit of a stretch but according to the glorious internet, Turkey sits on both Asia and Europe.

So, that is why this colourful, exotic and alluring country is on our list.

Plus, isn't it just intriguing that Istanbul has such an eclectic mix of cultures?

10. Paektu Mountain, North Korea

Whenever we think of North Korea, either the well-fed North Korean leader or hungry people living in destitute conditions comes to mind.

Right then, the image above is a stunning view of the crater lake that's atop Paektu Mountain.

It is an active volcano sitting on the border between North Korea and Chinese.

According to National Geographic, one can find villages as well as blueberries nestled there, too.

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