There are plenty of great trips you can take without getting on a plane, especially if you live in Europe or the U.S. But there's a reason that 1.1 billion tourists around the world chose to travel internationally last year, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer
Millennials in particular are looking for adventure, unique experiences, and affordability, according to Todd Dunlap, Managing Director of the Americas at Booking.com
. And, no other continent offers as many opportunities to check off all three boxes quite like Asia.
While we'll be the first to admit that Tokyo is a foodie's heaven and Bangkok has a rad party scene, a true citizen of the world also relishes in exploring lesser known destinations, far beyond the usual tourist traps. Read on to discover 15 incredible cities in Asia — with a wide variety of price points and cultural offerings — that belong on your travel bucket list.