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 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 is a major stop on the Golden Triangle tourist…

Top 10 Things To Do In Kandy

Top 10 Things To Do In Kandy

Looking for the top 10 things to do in Kandy? 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. Some of Sri Lanka’s famous personalities hail from Kandy. They include King…

Top 10 Things To Do In Fukuoka

If you’re looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy traditional and regional cuisine, events, attractions, and beaches, there’s no better place than the harbor city of Fukuoka. You’ll get to experience both old-school Japanese charm and the sights and sounds of an ever-growing city. Fukuoka is located only…

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…

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…

Top 12 Things To Do In Male2

Top 12 Things To Do In Male

Male the capital of the Maldives is throbbing with energy with the number of visitors that constantly descend on the island. Visitors either come to explore the attractions of the island or transit from Male to the other resort islands. With its ever-growing population, Male has the distinction of being the fifth most densely populated…

Top 12 Things To Do In Hiroshima

Top 12 Things To Do In Hiroshima

For most people, the name Hiroshima instantly conjures up the horrific events of 6 August 1945, when the city became the target of the world’s first atom bomb. Poignant reminders of that tragic time are visible in different parts of the city that has risen from the ashes like a phoenix. Today one can hardly…

Top 12 Things To Do In Yangon

Top 12 Things To Do In Yangon

The largest city and the commercial capital of Myanmar, Yangon or formerly Rangoon is a tourist hotspot of the country as well as south-east Asia.  It was originally developed as a center for sea trade along the coast of Bay of Bengal and later developed into a prime metropolis. Although the city has witnessed the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Lahore

Top 12 Things To Do In Lahore

Lahore is the capital city of the Punjab Province of Pakistan. It is the second wealthiest city in Pakistan after Karachi. Its wealth is not only monetary but Lahore also displays a very rich cultural heritage. Dating back to days of Indus Valley Civilization, Lahore has been under the rule of various rulers ranging from…

The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Tibet

The 12 Most Beautiful Places In Tibet

Nestled among the mighty Himalayas, to the north of India, lays the mystical land of Tibet. It is the highest habitable place on the face of this earth lying at an average elevation of 5000 m above the level of the sea. A place where you can touch the sky, if anybody is asked what…

Top 12 Things To Do In Varanasi

Top 12 Things To Do In Varanasi

Varanasi’s claim to being the oldest city in the world may still be undecided, but there is no doubt whatsoever that this city is known to every Hindu in the world as a place they must visit at least once in their lives. A dip in the Ganga here is supposed to cleanse one of…

Top 12 Things To Do In Ko Samui

Top 12 Things To Do In Ko Samui

Ko (Koh) Samui or Samui Island is Thailand’s second-largest island after Phuket. It is famous for its sandy beaches, luxurious to mid-range hotels, lush vegetation, deep blue waters, and coral reefs. Travelers and tourists around the world visit Ko Samui in large numbers each year and enjoy this beach paradise. Samui was once a fisherman’s…