Yakushima (Japan) – On Yakushima Island, Japan's lush Shiratani Unsuikyo Gorge is said to have inspired the Studio Ghibli animated film "Princess Mononoke."
Koh Rong (Cambodia) – Travelers head to this island for jungle trekking or the more sedate pleasures of a hammock and cold local beer.
Taipa Village (Macau) – With its restored colonial facades and quaint alleyways, the former fishing village is now home to museums, temples and impressive villas.
Dalat (Vietnam) – In Vietnam's South Central Highlands, Dalat is known as "the city of eternal spring."
Ko Adang (Thailand) – Beaches on this beautiful 30-square-kilometer island are accessible by long-tail boats.
Pulau Ubin (Singapore) – With a rich and unique ecosystem, this small island retains the character of a traditional village but is only a 10-minute bumboat ride from mainland Singapore.
Plain of Jars (Laos) – The most widely held belief regarding these huge stone jars' origins -- some more than two millennia old -- is that they were used in prehistoric burial practices.
Majuli (India) – India's largest river island, Majuli features 450 square kilometers of wilderness. The surrounding Brahmaputra river is eroding the island at an alarming rate. Some experts claim it'll disappear completely within two decades.
Sharp Island (Hong Kong) – The area has some of the cleanest and clearest water in all of Hong Kong, making it a good snorkeling destination.