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Best Family Vacations in Asia

Touring the world's largest continent with kids presents a number of challenges: Flights are long and expensive and cultural differences can be jarring. That said, Asia has some of the most remarkable natural and historical sites on the planet. To help guide your vacation planning, U.S. News relied on editor analysis and user votes to compile the best family vacations in Asia (based on factors like family-friendly lodging, attractions, dining and entertainment options). Vote for your favorite destination below, grab the gang and get going.

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Why go: You and your family will enjoy stretching your legs in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, riding a jeep through the Night Safari and soaring high in the sky on the Singapore Flyer. And Sentosa island (so-called "Asia's Favorite Playground") is just a subway ride away from downtown. Read More»

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Why go: Hong Kong is a relatively easy Asian city for foreigners to explore. Most locals know English and you'll find a variety of international cuisine — a necessity for picky eaters. Plus, families love the city's kid-friendly attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park. Read More»

Read On: Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

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Why go: Though traditionally cast as a honeymoon hideaway, Bali has a surprising number of family-friendly attractions. You can tour ancient temples, meet rescued Sumatran elephants and watch them play at the Elephant Safari Park. And what kid doesn't enjoy a day at the beach? Read More»

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Why go: Tokyo is the Asian mecca for cartoons, specifically anime. Some kids go crazy for this highly stylized art form. Tokyo also has a vast array of world-class attractions — like the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and the Tokyo Sea Life Park — to entertain the entire family. Read More»

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Why go: While Bangkok has more name recognition, you'll be happy that you took your family to Phuket rather than the Thai capital. The local culture is more accessible, and your dollars will go a long way. You can put your crew up in a nice hotel and still afford a tour through the surrounding jungle.

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Why go: Kyoto lacks the chaotic traffic and sky-high buildings of Tokyo. Here, temples and shrines replace mega-malls and skyscrapers. And with fewer tourists to combat, you'll also find accommodations and food are more affordable. Read More»

Read On: Top Things to Do in Kyoto

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