Although it was never my intent, I have visited many world capitals in my travels around the globe. Some of them were truly memorable and some were just average. Because the capital typically contains the government center and because much effort and investment is made in these government buildings, they are frequently must-see attractions for the tourist. It is also interesting that, outside of the United States, a country’s capital is often its largest city.
Here are the capitals on the Asian continent which Lee and I have visited.
Beijing, China — Certainly the cultural Mecca of China, Beijing has much to offer the traveler, including convenient access to the Great Wall, China’s most significant tourist attraction.
Bangkok, Thailand — Southeast Asia’s largest city is a bustling metropolis and business center.
Tel Aviv, Israel — This modern city on the Mediterranean Sea welcomes visitors to this ancient land which is a major destination for travelers who are interested in religious history.