Time magazine recently released their inaugural list of the World’s 100 Greatest Places, highlighting new and newly relevant destinations.
Editors and correspondents from around the world as well as industry experts came up with nominations across a wide variety of categories, such as museums, bars, restaurants and hotels.
The nominees were then assessed for quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence.
The winners on the diverse list are spread across 48 countries and three categories: where to visit, where to stay, and where to eat and drink.
Check out a few of our absolute favourites from Asia and Australia that made the list.
ChangChui: Creative Park (Bangkok, Thailand)
Whether you’re looking for great food, fun shops, quirky art or just a cool spot to take pretty Instagram photos, this 27,000-square-metre wonderland has it all – even an old airplane smack in the middle of the park.
Museum MACAN (Jakarta, Indonesia)
The 4000-square-metre museum is the first of its kind in Indonesia, boasting a significant collection of modern and contemporary art from the country and around the world.
The name is short for Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, which is the Javanese word for archipelago.
Golden Bridge (Ba Na Hills, Vietnam)
The iconic 150-metre long Cau Vang, or Golden Bridge, rises 1400 metres above sea level.
It looks like it’s being held up by a pair of giant hands, which have been aged to look like they’ve been around for decades.
For more modern, man-made structures in Southeast Asia, check out this list.