It is almost impossible to sum up Asia in one paragraph. From tropic islands and barren desert sands, to the world's tallest mountain ranges and secret traditions, Asia is the most populous, energetic and divergent continent on earth.
Secluded mountain monasteries, temples and bustling markets; arid deserts and towering peaks; tiny villages and sprawling neon lit cities; ancient history and sci-fi modernity; loaded crowds and tribes so remote you won’t find another human in site for miles - Asia will simply blow your mind away.
Spot wild orangutans in the Indonesian jungles, help baby turtles as they race toward to the Sri Lankan ocean, scuba-dive with wide sharks and whales in the Philippines, hike by moonlight through Malaysia’s Belum Rainforest, climb the powerful heights of the great Mount Everest, discover new flavours on a street food markets in Thailand or explore the neon light skies of Tokyo and Hong Kong..
There is a reason why Asia is the most popular tourist destination in the world and why it will always have a special place in our hearts!
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Covering an extremely wide spread of countries from Turkey to China to Indonesia, Asia’s population is currently around 4.6 billion (with China housing nearly 1.4 billion people). Asia's tropical sands, dense rainforests, freshwater environments and isolated mountain ranges (including the Himalayas that extends for about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles)), gives you the chance to encounter some of the planet's most unique wildlife. Ranging from native tigers and elephants living across Eastern Asia, to friendly pandas in China, and rhinos, orangutang and sun bears in the South, prepare to diversity like never before.
Where to start? The cultures of Asia are mind-blowingly fascinating. India: inspired by a whirlwind of colour, smells and traditions (as well as the cradle of the world’s oldest religion), The Middle East: the birthplace of agriculture, mathematics and writing, China: gave the world unparalleled architecture, printing, paper and the old Silk Road, while Japan: offers neon light skies, unbeatable cuisine and sci-fi fancies. Asia has become the birthplace for so many traditions, important religions and miscellaneous heritages, it would be impossible to list them all. However, it is important to know that all customs, values and traditions are extremely important to all locals across the continent.
Indian Masala, Japanese Sushi, Chinese dim sum, Vietnamese pho noodles and Thailand's pad thai; are just some of the reasons why Asian cuisine is so loved and cherished all over the world. Even if the culture doesn't do it for you, it is worth the visit simply for the food.