Asia


Asia – the continent of superlatives. The land of the highest and the lowest points on Earth, the tallest mountain peak, the largest continuous sand desert, the deepest lake, and the tallest buildings in the world.

Where the sun rises

With its name meaning sunrise, dating back to the classical antiquity, Asia cradled some of the oldest civilizations, like Mesopotamia, Babylonia, and Phoenicia. It gave birth to most of the world’s major religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  The historical heritage of these civilizations can be fou...

Asia – the continent of superlatives. The land of the highest and the lowest points on Earth, the tallest mountain peak, the largest continuous sand desert, the deepest lake, and the tallest buildings in the world.

Where the sun rises

With its name meaning sunrise, dating back to the classical antiquity, Asia cradled some of the oldest civilizations, like Mesopotamia, Babylonia, and Phoenicia. It gave birth to most of the world’s major religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  The historical heritage of these civilizations can be found all over the continent: the colossal Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, the Great Wall of China, the monumental Forbidden City in Beijing, ivory-white Taj Mahal in the city of Agra, India, the Grand Palace of  Bangkok, the pink sandstone cliffs of Petra and others, many of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Between the sunshine and snow

In Asia, you can take pleasure in the warm waters of the south, hidden under the mighty leaves of monsoon forests, experience its unique wildlife, or accept the challenge of the hot desert. You can go climbing the Himalayas, K2 or any other of the “Eight-Thousanders”.  You can even dare to visit the vast ice-covered land of Siberia. You can explore the Amu Darya or the Syr Darya, the Tigris, the Yellow River, the Yangtze or the Ural – the mighty rivers that intersect the continent, providing the local people with cultivating land and food or take a tour to the Mt. Fuji, or Fuji-san, as the Japanese call their holy mountain.

The continent of diversity

Having diverse landscapes and cultures, Asia can hardly be regarded as a single travel destination. To get to know this huge land you have to travel through its 48 countries. Places of interest can be chosen among plentiful goals. More traditional travelers might want to see the historical ruins or the magnificent ancient monuments. Others might want to experience the pleasures of modern mega-malls. From beach bungalows to the most luxurious hotels in bustling cosmopolitan cities like Bangkok, Beijing, Isfahan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Lahore, Mumbai, Seoul, or Singapore, Asia has a plethora of opportunities to offer to everyone.

Depending on your preferences, you might want to fly to reach remote places quickly or take a train along the Trans-Siberian Railway – the longest railway line in the world, alternatively, you can grab a ride on a fast-Japanese Shinkansen. You can even take a Great Silk Road tour and experience the old route through modern cities of today. Wherever you go, you will hear different languages, belonging to several language families and many isolated ones. Your traveling experience is enriched with every mile.

Enjoy your meal

Having such a mixture of cultures and diverse cuisine is not a surprise. Meat, vegetables, rice, and soya with such an extravagant assortment of Asian spices make an infinite range of flavors. You can try sushi in Japan, curry in India, kebab in Turkey, borscht in Russia, Peking Roasted Duck in China, or Tom Yum Goong in Thailand.  Exotic fruit will tickle your tongue– durian, rambutan, mangosteen, jackfruit, star fruit, or less peculiar like mango. Touring Asia is definitely a must in one’s lifetime. So don’t waste your time. Get your Asian itinerary ready.

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