to Asia Travel Guide!
Asia is the largest continent in the world, which makes it a land
of great geographical contrasts, finding arid areas and large
jungles, valleys and depressions just kilometers away from the
Himalayas , the most imposing mountain range on the planet. Between
the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, the land is disarmed and gives
rise to thousands of islands, each home to a unique ecosystem.
More than half of the planet's population lives on this
continent. A variety of cultures, religions and languages coexist
in their lands - in some cases friendly and in others not so much.
Asia stands out for the great cultural diversity of the Indian
subcontinent, the traditional dances of Southeast Asia , the great
ancient constructions of China and the arts of ancient Japan . The
steppes of Central Asia still keep different secrets of their
ancestral cultures waiting for new travelers, while the distant
SiberiaIt has become a destination for the most curious adventurers
and goes from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean. This space is among
the largest in the world, but also among the least populated.
Saudi Arabia · Bahrain · Qatar · United Arab
Emirates · Iran · Iraq · Israel · Jordan · Kuwait · Lebanon · Oman ·
Palestine · Syria · Yemen
Land of spirituality and conflict, the
Middle East is the cradle of human civilization and the origin of
the three main monotheistic religions of the world. In the Holy Land
you can visit the holy places of Jerusalem and jump quickly to the
effervescence of Tel Aviv . Syria and Jordan maintain impressive
ruins like Palmyra or Petra , while Iraq tries to resurface where
before was Babylon . The Arabian Peninsula, meanwhile, faces the
duality of the religiosity of Mecca and the excessive luxury of
Afghanistan · Kazakhstan · Kyrgyzstan
· Uzbekistan · Tajikistan · Turkmenistan
The meadows and steppes
of Central Asia have been home to various nomadic tribes throughout
history, taking advantage of their strategic location between Europe
and Asia. From the plains of the Caspian Sea to the high mountains
of the east, thousands of caravans traveled the Silk Road, crossing
beautiful cities like Samarkand and wonderful places like those of
the Fergana Valley . While Afghanistan tries to stabilize after
decades of civil war, the rest of the countries try to develop after
the end of the Soviet domination.
China ( Hong
Kong , Macao , Taiwan ) · North · Korea South Korea · Japan ·
One fifth of the world population so it is not
surprising that this region presents as much variety as the human
being can have. From the vast rice fields of southern China, the
steppes of Sinkiang and Mongolia or the high plateaus of Tibet , one
can travel to the ultramodernity of global shopping centers such as
Shanghai , Hong Kong or Tokyo . Cities such as Beijing and Kyoto
still maintain the monumental essence of the region's ancient great
empires, while Macao delights with its ruins of Portuguese origin
and its exotic casinos. The secrecy of North Korea, meanwhile,
presents a challenge for many adventurers.
India · Pakistan · Sri Lanka · Nepal · Bhutan ·
Bangladesh · Maldives
A mixture of various religions and
traditions, chaotic and crowded cities, peaks that rise to the
infinite and impenetrable jungles characterize this piece of land
between the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean. Going into cities such
as Calcutta , Mumbai , Karachi or Daca are a challenge for any
tourist who wants to really know this region, beyond the classic
attractions such as the Taj Majal . In the north, Mount Everest
stands as protector of the valleys of Nepal , while the remote
Bhutan captivates with its Buddhist traditions. Finally, an escape
to the wonderful beaches of theMaldives can be the perfect close of
an incomparable tour of South Asia.
· Thailand · Cambodia · Laos · Vietnam · Philippines · Malaysia ·
Brunei · Indonesia · East Timor · Singapore
Thanks to its
extensive jungles, beautiful beaches and scattered archipelagos,
Southeast Asia has experienced a tourist boom in recent decades.
Thousands of backpackers have ventured to see ruins such as Angkor
Wat in Cambodia, the wonderful mountains of Laos or the canals of
Hoi An in Vietnam. Thailand stands out for the cultural wonders that
congregate in its capital, Bangkok , as well as spectacular beaches
on islands such as Phuket and Phi Phi . While the skyscrapers of
Singapore and Kuala Lumpur continue to illuminate the night, Bali
delights its tourists with its perfect blend of culture, adventure
and unforgettable landscapes.
Top Destinations in Asia
Nan Madol is a massive archaeological site on
the Eastern coast of a Pohnpei island in the Federal States of Micronesia in
Madolenihmw district. Today Nan Madol archaeological park covers a total
area of over 80 acres of water and islands.
Tash Rabat is a mysterious building situated in
the At Bashy district, Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan. Some claims
indicate that it was a Christian monastery that was found by
some sect that was banished from the Roman Empire.
Petra or Rekem as is it was known to the ancients
is a former capital of the Nabateaeans who rules these lands in the
third century BC. It became famous after appearance of Treasury in the movie
"Indiana Jones and the last Crusade".
Jerusalem is probably the most important city in Western Civilization. It is
considered sacred by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The control
over Jerusalem is still a subject of disputes yet it is safe to
visit and thousands of tourists visit it annually.
Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
Mecca or Makkah situated in Makkah province of Saudi Arabia.
the holiest and sacred city for the Muslims. In fact pilgrimage
here or hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Ephesus is one of the most magnificent and
important sites in the Hellenistic World famous for
beautiful buildings, majestic statues and a house where
Saint Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, lived along with
disciples of her son.