The millions of discerning travelers from all over the world have given their say and the announcement has been given. Bali has just received the title of Tripadvisor’s top travel destination in Asia for 2019 with Phuket coming in second. The two islands have taken top ranks among dozens of other travel destinations throughout the continent including Siem Reap in Cambodia, Hanoi in Vietnam, and Japan’s city of Tokyo.

Having burst into worldwide popularity for its numerous surfing hideaways, marvelous temples, and breathtaking rice terraces, 2019 finds Bali luring travelers with other leisurely genres. Based on their data, the island’s top attractions include the fascinating Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets and the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud.

On the other hand, the charm of Phuket’s numerous beaches continues to be unresisted by tourists. Bang Tao and Freedom sit as the islands top attractions.

However, travelers are also venturing and discovering more of Phuket’s experiential offerings. Attractions like the Soi Dog Foundation and Phuket Town’s Monkey Hill are also on the top-ranking list. In the midst of all this, the island is still a go-to destination for elite travelers. Phuket is home to an abundance of luxury villas and posh resorts. The island is also hailed as a yachting haven hosting four marinas and some of the most anticipated yachting events in Asia.

Loaded with over 730 million reviews from an extensively diversified community of travelers, Tripadvisor is unquestionably one of the most relied on sources today. The website may arguably be considered an epitome of the rise of social networks and how it has changed the way the dynamics of marketing. Today, its invaluable data helps people from everywhere in the globe in achieving the most unforgettable experiences and the most unique adventures.

See the complete list of Top 25 Destinations in Asia by TripAdvisor here.