With an abundance of mountains, forests, beaches, rivers and more throughout the area, the views are breathtaking and also provide many things to do. While some opt for activities like Mekong river cruises in Asia, others may choose to visit popular sites like the Great Wall of China or Mount Fuji. The Maldives and Borneo are some other scenic tourist hot spots and are among the best places to visit in Asia. No matter where I may end up in Asia first, I don’t think I will go wrong with so many beautiful sights and attractions!
The food: Serving options like octopus, dim sum, nasi campur, pad Thai, authentic sushi and pho, the continent is home to both familiar dishes and new ones (some of which I have never even heard of before). Your stomach will be satisfied after one of these delicious meals.
Not only is Asia known for it’s mouth-watering dishes, but it is also known for its many street vendors. Instead of the best food being found in fancy restaurants like you may typically be used to, you can actually find some of the tastiest meals from the carts and stalls lining the streets in many Asian cities. If you are on a mission for street food, some of the top cities where you will find success are Penang, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Singapore and Seoul, just to name a few.
Asia is home to more temples than any other continent in the world. It is also the place where many of the world’s mainstream religions and beliefs were born. Therefore, a visit to Asia would not be complete without stopping to see at least a few of its majestic temples. Angkor Wat, one of the most famous temples, is the largest religious monument in the world and is located in Cambodia. Balanced on the edge of a 3,000 foot high cliff, the Taktsang Dzong temple is a well-recognized symbol of Bhutan. Finally, the Temple of Heaven dating back to the early 1400s is an impressive site to see and is also surrounded by a large public park, the grounds where many locals will practice tai chi throughout the week. However, these few barely scratch the surface of the incredible architecture, history and detail that is found in the many temples throughout Asia.
There is such a wide array of cultures and people from all different backgrounds present across Asia. From the variety of ancient religious ceremonies to the unique beauty routines of Asian women, the customs and traditions of Asia are so intriguing. Learn more about them and experience them firsthand.
With an endless wealth of things to do and see and so many places to visit in Asia - the hardest part will likely be choosing exactly where to go.
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometers (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4,522,036,285 people (As of 28 September 2018) constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.