Top 10 picturesque lakeside cities in Asia that will take your breath away

By TravelWiseFeb 29, 2024 09:10 AMNews
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Top 10 picturesque lakeside cities in Asia
Top 10 picturesque lakeside cities in Asia. Source: Canva Pro

Asia is dotted with charming towns along picturesque lakes just waiting to be discovered.

Imagine this: watching the breathtaking shades of pink and orange spill across the sky while relaxing by the water. Doesn't it sound like a dream? In addition, you can enjoy delicious local cuisine in cafes and restaurants on the lakefront while admiring the breathtaking views, TripZilla writes.

Top 10 picturesque lakeside cities in Asia that will take your breath away
Top 10 picturesque lakeside cities in Asia that will take your breath away. Source: Canva Pro

Pokhara - Nepal

Pokhara, Nepal, located on the shores of Lake Phewa, is definitely one of the best lakeside cities in Asia. First of all, it boasts an extremely rich cultural heritage, deeply intertwined with the legends that echo in the valley. According to local lore, the region was once submerged under a vast lake until the arrival of the revered holy guru Padmasambhava. During his meditation, the waters receded, revealing the fertile land that now thrives beneath Pokhara's picturesque scenery. Today, explore the city's ancient history and religious traditions at places like the Bindhyabasini Temple and the Pagoda for World Peace.

Fujikawaguchiko - Japan

The resort town of Fujikawaguchiko, located at the foot of Mount Fuji, is a favorite destination for travelers seeking solace and inspiration. The pretty resort town is located on the shores of one of the most popular lakes in Asia, Lake Kawaguchiko, which is part of the famous Five Lakes of Fuji. Here visitors can enjoy a variety of water activities. Enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, and picnicking on the lakeside while admiring the reflection of Japan's iconic peak on the serene waters.

Kintamani - Bali, Indonesia

In the village of Kintamani you will find the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation amidst breathtaking scenery and rich culture. Kintamani is not directly on the shores of Lake Batur, but thanks to its location on the edge of the Batur caldera, the village still enjoys stunning panoramic views of the lake.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Lake Batur, a tranquil oasis located in the caldera of Mount Batur. We recommend boarding a traditional jukung (outrigger canoe) for a leisurely boat ride through the serene waters, admiring the natural scenery. Looking for an adventure? An invigorating hike up Mount Batur offers not only panoramic views of the surrounding area, but also a sense of accomplishment when you reach the top.

Cholpon Ata - Kyrgyzstan

Steeped in history and located near the second highest lake in the world, Lake Issyk-Kul, Cholpon-Ata offers a magical combination of ancient mystery and natural beauty. It serves as a gateway to the magnificent Lake Issyk-Kul, one of the largest and deepest alpine lakes in the world, which beckons visitors with its crystal clear waters and stunning scenery. Here you'll spend your days swimming, boating, and basking in the tranquil atmosphere of the lakeside beaches.

Nam Mau - Vietnam

The scenic area in Ba Be National Park attracts travelers with its rich natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities. There is no doubt that the most enchanting sight is Ba Be Lake, a quiet oasis surrounded by tall limestone cliffs.

Hongkun - China

Travel to China to one of the most underrated lakeside cities in Asia: the ancient village of Hongkun. It is located in the Huangshan mountain range and is home to a network of lakes, canals and ponds. In particular, Nanhu Lake, an artificial lake surrounded by beautiful willows.

Udaipur - India

Numerous lakes surround the city, creating a romantic atmosphere even as it has become a major tourist center. In the center of the city is Lake Pichola, a famous body of water surrounded by majestic palaces, temples, and lively markets. Travelers can enjoy boat trips on Lake Pichola, admiring the picturesque cityscape and the fiery hues of the sunset.

Fenghuang - China

Fenghuang Ancient City, also known as the "Ancient City of the Phoenix," is known for its carefully preserved traditional architecture, cobblestone streets, and graceful wooden structures that have stood for centuries. This historic city, located along the banks of the Tuo River and surrounded by green mountains, is a favorite destination for travelers seeking to delve into China's vibrant cultural heritage.

Lake Cebu - Philippines

Lake Cebu, located on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines, is well known as an important watershed that provides essential irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. The lake, located within the ancestral domain of the T'boli and Ubo tribes, has great cultural significance. Indeed, locals revere Lake Cebu as a sacred heritage site. It's especially breathtaking at early dawn, so head out early for a paddle through the calm water and water lilies.

Phayao - Thailand

To complete our list of beautiful lake cities in Asia, Phayao, a city on the shores of the beautiful Lake Phayao in Thailand. Travelers can go for a leisurely boat ride while admiring the panoramic view of the lush landscape. You will never run out of things to do in Phayao. The laid-back city is dotted with charming promenades, parks and pavilions. Undoubtedly, it is ideal for picnics, family outings and leisurely strolls.

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