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View Poll Results: Which city?
Singapore 1 5.26%
Kuala Lumpur 1 5.26%
Bangkok 5 26.32%
Hong Kong 2 10.53%
Shanghai 0 0%
Beijing 0 0%
Seoul 0 0%
Tokyo 6 31.58%
Kyoto 1 5.26%
Jakarta 1 5.26%
Manila 0 0%
New Delhi 0 0%
Mumbai 0 0%
Tehran 0 0%
Riyadh 0 0%
Damascus 0 0%
Jerusalem 1 5.26%
Istanbul 0 0%
Ulaan Bator 0 0%
Other 1 5.26%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2013, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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And why?

I would probably say Hong Kong or Istanbul. Both are among the most visceral, incredible cities on earth...one has amazing history and the other has the skyline and view. Both have the hustle and bustle and are both cosmopolitan but exotic, even if HK is getting westernised. Third would be Singapore because you can experience so much of Asia quite authentically there.

George Town, Bangkok, Hoi An, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Kyoto, Lijiang, Varanasi, Agra, New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Persepolis, Petra, Jerusalem, San'a would be among the others.

 
Old 08-12-2013, 01:56 AM
 
Location: SGV, CA
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Bangkok. Seems to offer something for every kind of tourist.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 02:03 AM
 
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For interesting and historical perspective, I would go with Beijing considering the Forbidden City, Great Wall nearby, Summer Palace, Tienemen Square, etc. Otherwise, Bangkok takes the cake imo. Bangkok offers fabulous hotels at reaonable prices, excellent food at reaonable prices, interesting and friendly culture, safe.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Why is Osaka, Busan, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City and Dubai not in the poll?
 
Old 08-12-2013, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Only including the cities of the poll...

1.Tokyo/Bangkok

3.Hong Kong
4.Seoul

5.Shanghai
6.Manila

7.Kyoto
8.Beijing
9.Singapore

10.Jakarta
11.Kuala Lumpur/Istanbul

13.Jerusalem
14.Mumbai
15.New Delhi
16.Ulaan Bator

17.Tehran/Damascus
19.Riyadh
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Taipei
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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For me, Tokyo. Have visited many times and it never gets old for me.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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It is a tough pick for me - either Singapore or Shanghai for it's magnificent and outstanding culture. Shanghai is really a world class city.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by Davy-040 View Post
Why is Osaka, Busan, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City and Dubai not in the poll?
Nor any city in Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, any the former Soviet -Stans nor in Asian Russia.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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In order, off this list:

1. (tie) Tokyo, Hong Kong
3. Kyoto
4. Beijing
5. Shanghai
6. Bangkok
7. Seoul
8. Singapore
9. Kuala Lumpur
10. Manila

Then the rest in whatever order... not super interested in India or the Middle East right now.

Hopefully, I'll get the chance to see some of these cities after I move to China in a few months
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