25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn

25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn

Autumn is sort of the best of both worlds – the weather isn’t too hot or too cold and the trees turn into beautiful shades of warm hues. From South Korea and China to Japan and Thailand, here are some places you can travel to during autumn to enjoy the vibrant foliage and the nice weather.
Jiuzhaigou National Park, China
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© efired/Getty Images    This UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts visitors from all over the world for its serene and stunning blue lakes, cascading waterfalls and vibrant hues of the trees during this time of the year.
Ibaraki, Japan
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© jiratto/Getty Images The prefecture is famous for its fields of red Bassia scoparia that look stunning over the hillside at the Hitachi Seaside Park.
Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© MeogiaPhoto/Getty Images You can experience a yellow autumn at the terraced rice fields of this rural district. The best time to visit and experience this romantic scenery is in September.
Naejangsan National Park, South Korea
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© Atakorn/Getty Images This place is perhaps best known for its incredible, colorful foliage and is also a favorite spot for hiking for both locals and tourists alike.
Hehuan Mountain hillside, Taiwan
© WanRu Chen/Getty Images    Hiking at this hillside is a treat for sore eyes, and there is also an increased possibility of getting to see the “sea of clouds” during this season. It is also the country’s first designated international dark sky park.
Nami Island, South Korea
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© tawatchaiprakobkit/Getty Images The half-moon shaped island, a day’s trip from Seoul, is a famous “fall foliage destination” as the trees display vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow and gold. Koreans even have a word for the paths that are laden with fall foliage, danpung-gil.
Hokkaido, Japan
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© MakiEni's photo/Getty Images Apart from the eye-catching foliage – as city parks are visited by people to enjoy momijigari, a traditional way of looking at the fall leaves, this season also offers various delectable fall dishes that you can try.
The Great Wall of China, Beijing, China
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© Nikada/Getty Images    This 13,171-mile-long (21,196 kilometers) magnificent wall is dotted with trees and, as you walk along the wall, you can see an uninterrupted line of red and yellow on either side.
Fushoushan Farm, Taichung, Taiwan
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© Frank Chen/Getty Images    Dubbed the Switzerland of Taiwan, this farm is located between Mount Hehuanshan and Mount Xueshan and is known for its fragrant tea and fruits – pears and peaches – in autumn.
Busan, South Korea
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© Panwasin Seemala/EyeEm/Getty Images    Formerly known as Pusan, this metropolitan city is frequented by tourists for its Buddhist temples that are nestled within the mountains. In autumn, one can walk on the streets laden with colorful fallen crimson leaves.
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© kajonsakt/Getty Images    One of the most beautiful waterfalls – the Erawan Waterfalls (pictured) in the province – is immensely popular among visitors, especially in autumn, because of the flamboyant foliage around the cascading waters.
Hachimantai, Japan
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© Agustin Rafael C. Reyes/Getty Images    Located far away from the bustling cities, the mountainous region is a part of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. It also offers some of Japan’s best hot springs which can be enjoyed during the cooler autumn months amid forests, fields and mountains dyed in orange, red and yellow.
Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© Feng Wei Photography/Getty Images    This is the largest protection conservation area in Nepal and was established to conserve the Annapurna range. It is also a famous trekking spot and the Annapurna circuit sees hundreds of tourists come here to trek in the pleasant weather in autumn.
Nanjing, China
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© TPG/Getty Images Autumn is the best season to travel here as the streets of this ancient city gets filled with the sweet smell of Osmanthus flowers, apart from the trees turning a radiant shade of orange and gold.
Loei, Thailand
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© Pakkawit Anantaya/EyeEm/Getty Images This is one of the most sparsely populated provinces in the country and is almost untouched by heavy tourism. Autumn is a great time to visit this place because of its colorful national parks and nature reserves.
Seoul, South Korea
25 Asian destinations to visit in autumn© tawatchaiprakobkit/Getty Images    The capital city is surrounded by mountains and forests that display the gorgeous colors of autumn. Choose from the many danpung-gil to take in the beautiful scenery. The Gyeongbokgung palace (pictured) is a top attraction.
Kyoto, Japan
© SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images    The former capital city of Japan offers flamboyant and lively fall foliage and is popular for its temples, shrines and gardens.
Huaian, China
© VCG via Getty Images If you go to the city in autumn, one thing to look forward to, apart from the picturesque scenery, is the Hongze Golden Autumn Crab Festival, which occurs annually and is inspired by the aquatic life in the Hongze lake.
Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
© Law Wing Hei/EyeEm/Getty Images    This lively city is situated on the Western New Territories along the coast and is famously known for its shopping malls and streets. It sees a lot of tourists come in during this season owing to the agreeable weather and diverse attractions, apart from the dramatic fall scenery.
Samarinda, Indonesia
© Daniel/EyeEm/Getty Images    This is the capital of the province of East Kalimantan and is situated on the banks of river Mahakam. Some of the most popular places to visit here are the Islamic Center, Tanah Merah waterfall, Berambai waterfall and the city center, which are surrounded by the stunning fall foliage.
Zhangjiajie Forest Park, China
© Getty Images Situated in Zhangjiajie in Hunan province, the unique national forest park was named a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004. The best time to witness the exquisiteness of the park is during autumn when the leaves turn red, orange and yellow.
Bukhansan National Park, South Korea
© Guitar photographer/Shutterstock With more than five million visitors every year, the national park entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Visited National Park per Unit Area. The park is rich in flora and fauna and the contrasting colors of leaves during autumn are a big highlight.
Yangmingshan National Park, Taiwan
© Robert CHG/Getty Images The national park is known for its hiking trails, plants, wildlife, hotsprings and sulfur crystals. Known for its colorful foliage based on the season, fall sees the mountains covered in colorful leaves and silver grass.
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
© Anukool Mernmuang/Getty Images The region features beautiful mountainous terrain, waterfalls, canyons and fields. Some of the activities that you can indulge in are hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and rafting. The best time to visit the place is in November when the wild sunflowers cover the hills and valleys. 
Greater Khingan, China
© ViewStock/Getty Images The volcanic mountain range is located in the region of Inner Mongolia. Trekking during the autumn months is one of the top tourist draws.

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