The largest continent in the world is a land of great diversity, having both the world’s highest point, Mount Everest along the border of Tibet and Nepal, and the lowest point, the Dead Sea located where Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories converge. From the scorching hot deserts of the Middle East to the frigid climate in Siberia, Asia is also a land of extremes both in its landscapes and people. While Asia has some of the most developed regions in the world like ultra-modern Japan, Singapore, China, and Russia, there are regions that are extremely poor like Laos, Yemen, and East Timor.
Its people too are as diverse as the landscape, with Russia forming its northern and eastern borders, the Middle East countries to its West and the Indian subcontinent to the South. It’s not easy to stereotype an Asian as the countries that come under the borders of this continent are so diverse. Most of the world religions like Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism were founded in Asia and so the land is also steeped in spirituality. Predictably too, the continent has some of the most religious places in the world, such as Jerusalem, Varanasi, Mecca, and Bodh Gaya. A visitor to these lands is easily mesmerized by the uniqueness of the continent and drawn to its beauty, be it the magnificent ancient monuments such as the Great Wall of China, and the Angkor Wat in Cambodia, to the desert ruins and ancient cities of the Middle East, and the wide expanse of idyllic beaches, Asia has to be experienced to be truly appreciated.

Top 10 Things To Do In Jaisalmer

Top 10 Things To Do In Jaisalmer

India is known for mysticism, a rich history, and a diverse cultural vibe. Steeped in history, the picturesque city of Jaisalmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan is synonymous with an old-world charm that makes you a time traveler. Just 300 km (16 miles) from Jodhpur, it’s tucked in the heart of the Thar Desert.…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Tokyo

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Tokyo

The capital of Japan is home to one of Asia’s biggest LGBT communities. So it’s hardly any surprise that there are plenty of gay hotels in Tokyo. Many are within easy reach of Shinjuku Ni-Chome, arguably the most popular Tokyo gay district. Lively enough by day, it’s more exuberant at night when the clubs and…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Bangkok

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Bangkok

Bangkok’s reputation as a gay-friendly destination goes beyond the smattering of gay-friendly clubs and bars in the city. With the number of gays traveling to Bangkok being on the rise, it has led to the presence of a lot of gay friendly hotels in Bangkok. For gay travelers on a budget, there are many gay…

Top 10 Things To Do In Nara

Top 10 Things To Do In Nara

Established in 710 AD as the “Citadel of Peace” (Heijo-Kyo), Nara was Japan’s first permanent capital. It’s also the capital of the Nara Prefecture in Honshu’s Kansai region in central Japan. The city lies less than an hour’s drive from Osaka and Kyoto, and roughly 500 km (311 miles) southwest of Tokyo. There are plenty…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Tel Aviv

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is often jokingly referred to as a ‘straight-friendly’ city because of the high population of gay people that live here. With an estimated 25% of the city’s population identifying themselves as gay, it is no wonder that the city was once touted as the gay capital of the world. Tel Aviv’s gay scene…

Top 10 Things To Do In Timor Leste

Top 10 Things To Do In Timor Leste

When you travel to Timor Leste, you’d be forgiven for wanting to extend your vacation. Many parts of this country in Southeast Asia are unspoiled pockets of paradise. Think crystal-clear aquamarine waters, deserted white-sand beaches, and one of the world’s most biodiverse marine habitats. Centuries of colonization by Portugal followed by tumultuous occupation by neighboring…

Top 11 Things To Do In Jaipur

Top 11 Things To Do In Jaipur

One of India‘s most popular travel destinations is the ‘Pink City,’ Jaipur,  a new entrant into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Jaipur is an intriguing mix of grand historical palaces staring down in consternation at chaotic streets where camels amble amongst cycle rickshaws and motorcycles. Jaipur, roughly a 5-hour drive southwest of New Delhi, is…

Top 10 Things To Do In Kandy

Top 10 Things To Do In Kandy

Looking for the top 10 things to do in Kandy, Sri Lanka? We’ve got you covered. This ancient and historic city is the capital of Sri Lanka’s Central Province. Once the seat of the country’s ancient kings, Kandy dates back to the 1st century AD. Today, many visitors flock to Kandy to see the beautiful…

Top 10 Things To Do In Fukuoka

Are you looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city? Do you enjoy traditional and regional cuisine, events, attractions, and beaches? Then the harbor city of Fukuoka might just be the destination you’re seeking. Here, you’ll get to experience both old-school Japanese charm and the sights and sounds of an ever-growing…

Top 10 Things To Do In Yekaterinburg

Top 10 Things To Do In Yekaterinburg

Perched on the banks of the Iset River smack dab in the middle of Eurasia, Yekaterinburg—or Ekaterinburg— is one of Russia’s biggest and most populous cities. It lies on the eastern slope of the Middle Urals, roughly 1,500 km east of Moscow. The city has been called the Window to Asia and travelers can say…

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The Philippines

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The Philippines

Want to know more about the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines? There are several things to keep in mind. Firstly, there’s no shortage of beaches here. Consisting of more than 7,000 islands, this country in Southeast Asia is home to stunning stretches of sand and balmy, crystal-clear waters. Secondly, the Philippines has one of…

Top 11 Things To Do In Phnom Penh

Top 11 Things To Do In Phnom Penh

It’s easy to understand why Cambodia‘s most populous city and capital, Phnom Penh was once referred to as the ‘Pearl of Asia.’  As a French colony in the latter half of the 19th century, the riverside village was transformed into the beautiful capital city that earned it the nickname, but the wars and revolution of…

Top 11 Things To Do In Xi'an

Top 11 Things To Do In Xi’an

One of the oldest cities in China and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient capitals of this ancient civilization is Xi’an, also known as Sian. Xi’an was where the Silk Road began and so the city was once a hotbed of activity and a melting point of cultures. However, although the city’s importance on…

The 11 Most Beautiful Places In Jordan

The 11 Most Beautiful Places In Jordan

Barring a small 26km stretch of coastline to the south, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a landlocked country with some of the most contentious nations at its borders. Despite the turbulence that surrounds it, Jordan has remained an oasis of calm and is one of the safest countries in the Middle East, Asia. Renowned…

Top 12 Things To Do In Ko Pha-ngan

Top 12 Things To Do In Ko Pha-ngan

The tropical paradise, Koh Phangan is the fifth-largest island in Thailand, located 12 km from Koh Samui. It has sandy beaches stretched along the coastlines while the inner part is covered with rain forest. Koh Pha-ngan doesn’t have an airport and travelers take ferries to reach the island from the mainland. We have picked up…

Top 12 Things To Do In Krabi

Top 12 Things To Do In Krabi

Krabi is located on the western coast of Thailand, facing the Andaman Sea. Krabi Town is the capital of the province of Krabi with the Krabi River falling into the Phang Nga Bay. The picturesque Phi Phi Islands are also part of the Krabi province which is famous for its tropical beaches, limestone cliffs, and…

The 11 Most Beautiful Places In Yemen

The 11 Most Beautiful Places In Yemen

One of the most embattled regions of the Middle East is the country of Yemen, located at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. From fighting an internal war against poverty and corruption to an al-Qaeda insurgency and Houthi rebellion, and a cholera epidemic, Yemen has endured a lot over the past few decades. However,…

Top 12 Things To Do In Afghanistan

Top 12 Things To Do In Afghanistan

The naturally beautiful land of Afghanistan has been embattled by invasions and conflict throughout its history. From Alexander the Great to the Mauryas, Mughals and more recently British, Soviets and Americans, the country has continuously been besieged by military campaigns. However, the civil war that followed the Soviet withdrawal has pushed the development of the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Tehran

Top 12 Things To Do In Tehran

Sitting at an elevation ranging from 1,712 meters to 2000 meters in the north, on the lower slopes of the Alborz Mountains, Tehran is the 9th highest capital city in the world. The wealth of cultural attractions in Iran‘s capital city is a huge draw for visitors to this part of the world. Over 250…

Top 12 Things To Do In Goa

Top 12 Things To Do In Goa

India‘s smallest state, Goa, packs quite a punch when it comes to hospitality and vacationing. With more than 100km of beach stretching across the state and a party vibe that’s unparalleled to the rest of the country, Goa is where India heads to bring in the New Year. Located on the southwest coast of India,…

Top 12 Things To Do In Ulaanbaatar

Top 12 Things To Do In Ulaanbaatar

Mongolia’s largest city, Ulaanbaatar, is rated as the coldest capital city in the world with temperatures plummeting to between -30 to -40 degrees Celcius in January. The city which was founded in 1693 was initially a yurt monastery located about 230kms from its current location. The ‘mobile town’ shifted continuously until between 1733 to 1778…

Top 12 Things To Do In Boracay

Top 12 Things To Do In Boracay

The small island of Boracay in the Philippines, located south of Manila is a vacationer’s paradise. Just 7km long and 1km across, the island is renowned for its pristine beaches and throbbing nightlife, making it the most popular beach destination in the country. Visitors to the island generally come here to relax on the numerous…

Top 7 Things To Do In Doha

Top 7 Things To Do In Doha

Doha is the capital of Qatar, a modern and rapidly developing city, located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. It is the richest country in the world per capita (according to Forbes) and considering the money being poured into construction, Doha looks like it is set to become one of…