It’s no secret that Asia is home to some of the best scenic views in the world. Considering that it’s the world’s largest continent, you’re sure to discover places any photographer will deem as paradise.
However, the entire continent is vast and it would be tremendously time-consuming for you if you’re embarking on a quest to capture the best places with only your camera and your wanderlust to bank on. You need proper information to make your hunt for great capture-worthy sites as efficient as possible.
Make your travel photography a breeze with these 12 capture-worthy places in Asia:
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The breathtaking contrast of Boracay’s sky blue waters and pristine white sands makes it impossible for photography enthusiasts and professional photographers to walk away without capturing a great shot.
Aside from the health benefits of going to the beach, another great reason why photographers visit this famous Philippine island is its underwater scenery. If you’re willing, a quick scuba diving lesson will allow you to capture the stunning coral reefs and marine ecosystem with your waterproof camera.
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The serene beauty of China’s Li River is another place that budding photographers shouldn’t miss out on. The calm water, the towering mountains, and the touch of fog gives an otherworldly atmosphere that amplifies the scenic effect of your shots.
It’s highly suggested for photographers to take the raft when looking for great angles. Compared to being on a cruise, it allows you to get a closer look at the water . Best of all, the raftman is always willing to stop so you can take clearer, better photos.
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Kikuchi River in Japan allows you to be more attuned to the unrivalled beauty of nature. Capturing how the luminous waters, engulfed by trees, while making its way through the Kikuchi Valley produces engaging and dynamic photos.
Kikuchi Valley is also known as the “Healing Forest.” Just like the benefits of relaxing by the beach, visiting this
renowned Japanese forest bathing site can boost your health and reduce stress while engaging all of your senses, making it a great place for great photos and relaxation.
The Dazzling Sheikh Zhayed Grand Mosque
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The architectural beauty of this mosque in Abu Dhabi makes it one of the most noteworthy places every photographer should visit. The beautiful harmony of white and gold, decorated with subtle lines and paintings, bring out its solemn structural beauty no photographer should miss when visiting Asia.
The perfect time to visit Sheikh Zhayed Grand Mosque is around 4 o’clock as you can take photos of this structural beauty at your own pace. By the time you had your fill of photos, end the day gracefully by taking the complimentary Sunset Tour offered at 5 p.m. and try to capture the precise moment when the mosque is bathed in sunset colors.
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The Angkor Wat is the reason why 50% of tourists visit Cambodia. Visiting the place itself will answer the question why. The marvelous photos one can capture at different angles make it a photographer’s dream. The imposing archaic elements of the temple complex allow you to take splendid shots with almost no mechanical assistance from your camera at all.
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The Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world for a good reason. The spectacular weave of details and balance is noteworthy, and these critical elements are the reasons why the Taj Mahal is heavily regarded as the best example of Mughal architecture and India’s jewel of Muslim art.
With Taj Mahal, close up photos alone won’t do justice to its beauty. Make sure to take wide angles to capture all of its architectural glory. One good tip is to position yourself across the river so you can take photos without interfering activities.
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One way to ensure that you’re seeing the best of Asia is to visit the delicate remnants at Ephesus. The remaining structures are still something to marvel at. It will be a great addition to any photographer’s photo journal as it allows you to capture the history of Turkey in its splendid aftermath.
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Phu Quoc Island offers photographers what an untouched natural environment looks like. This peaceful island has scenic spots that can easily be captured into stunning photos. In addition to the picture-perfect sunset by the beach, the hospitality of the locals will be one more reason that makes the trip to Vietnam worthwhile.
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Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay offers unique images waiting to be captured. This enthralling blend of structure and nature makes it appealing for photographers and tourists alike. Make sure to enjoy a fine long walk on a warm evening to get a beautiful shot.
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Racha Island is one of the pleasant discoveries you’ll encounter in Asia. The way the fine white sand meets the clear waters will make you reach for your smartphone or camera for a quick snap. Another reason why visiting this uninhabited island of Thailand is that it offers solitude for people looking for a private moment to themselves. This makes it easy for photographers to take marvelous photos without too much human traffic.
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Indonesia’s Nusa Dua is a great place for photographers looking for quality shots of turquoise waters meeting whitish sands. It’s a bit isolated, allowing photographers to roam around and take great shots without any difficulty. Visit the Geger Temple, located at the top of the cliff, for better angles and a bird’s eye view of the entire location.
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The Banpo Bridge is one of South Korea’s architectural highlights and is the world’s longest bridge fountain. It’s definitely one of Asia’s structural features that photographers shouldn’t miss. One of the major reason is its dynamic nature: the fountain is designed to perform various shows day in, day out.
The fountain boasts a hundred configurations that simulate the movements of willow branches and its leaves during the day. During the night, the fountain dances to the beat of music while being illuminated by 200 different lights. The sheer number of combinations the fountain offers make it a must-capture for every photographer visiting Asia.
Visiting these 12 capture-worthy places encourages photographers to come up with a noteworthy photography portfolio. The photos of these places will make a stellar addition, not only to your photo journal, but to your travel experience as well. When you’re on a travel photography journey, don’t just focus on looking for visually-appealing places, look for places that can enhance your travel experience as well. That’s how you know that you’ve truly found one of the best capture-worthy places in Asia.