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.

10 Must-See Places For First-Timers In The Philippines

10 Must-See Places For First-Timers In The Philippines

“It is more fun in the Philippines” seems to be the vocal tagline for luring travelers and tourists alike into this incredibly diverse country. And with various things to see, places to visit and activities to enjoy, it is most assuredly, more fun in the Philippines. A melting-pot of innumerable cultures with a rich historical…

Top 6 Things To Do In Bhutan

Top 6 Things To Do In Bhutan

Tourism in Bhutan was introduced in 1974 , Since then Bhutan has pursued a cautious policy in tourism guided by principles of sustainability that is today the envy of many destinations in the world. WOW Travel put together for you a list of some of the must see places in Bhutan.

Top 12 Things To Do In Tel Aviv

Top 12 Things To Do In Tel Aviv

Despite the global recession, Israel‘s economy is booming, and Tel Aviv, with an influx of 3 million international visitors every year, is its seaside cultural and commercial Headquarters. Tel Aviv is a cacophonous mixtape of heritage that offers an exciting melting pot of cuisines, cultural traits, accents, and world-views. It is often called ‘The City That…

Top 10 Things To Do In Tokyo

Top 11 Things To Do In Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital and largest city in Japan with over 13 million people and it is the center of Japanese culture, finance, and government. Tokyo is a vast city with a marvelous mix of modern living and old-fashioned manners, slick high-tech gadgets and cutesy cartoon mascots. Experience one of the world’s largest cities, home…

Top 14 Things To Do In Dubai

Top 14 Things To Do In Dubai

Dubai, the world’s fastest-growing city ahond one of the leading cities in the world, is quickly becoming a top glamorous, spectacular and futuristic urban destination among both tourists and businessmen for its warm climate and all-year-round sunshine, white sand beaches, glitzy hotels and shopping malls, charming heritage attractions and a thriving business community. Dubai is…

Top 10 Things To Do In Singapore

Top 10 Things To Do In Singapore

An island nation on the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is a great cosmopolitan city blended by Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and European cultures with glitzy high-end shopping malls and colonial buildings. As a cultural melting pot, Singapore offers diverse colorful ethnic quarters; squeezes flavor, color and character into every other street corner. Singapore is a rich, safe, clean, vibrant and…

Top 10 Things To Do In Manila

Top 10 Things To Do In Manila

Manila, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, is located in Southern Luzon, the largest of the more than 7,000 islands that make up the nation known as the Philippines. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world and has a colorful multi-cultural heritage and history. Manila is a…

Top 10 Things To Do In Seoul

Top 10 Things To Do In Seoul

Located in the northwest corner of South Korea, Seoul is the largest city and capital of South Korea with 10 million people in the city and over 25 million in the greater metropolitan area, representing about half of all South Korea. Seoul is continuously growing and has become an economic, cultural, and political hub of the world. The city…

Top 11 Things To Do In Moscow

Top 11 Things To Do In Moscow

Moscow, a truly iconic global city, is one of the world’s most intriguing destinations. It is the capital of Russia, located in the far west of the country on the river Moskva. With such beautiful architecture created over several centuries, a wide range of entertainments and cultural hot spots, Moscow is one of the most…

Top 10 Things To Do In Bangkok

Top 10 Things To Do In Bangkok

There are over 31000 Buddhist temples spread around Tfhailand and some of the most impressive are located in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand and its political, social and economic center. These spectacular palaces and dazzling temples illustrate the glorious past of this great city. Their colorful street food stalls, a world-famous floating market and…

Top 10 Things To Do In Beijing

Top 10 Things To Do In Beijing

Beijing, the Capital of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, is the center of the nation’s politics, culture and international exchanges and a modern metropolis full of vitality. Discover a metropolis filled with history and ancient sites racing into the future with its modern architecture and advanced technology. Walk along the world’s longest wall…

Top 10 Things To Do In Jerusalem

Top 15 Things To Do In Jerusalem

Located in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth) and surrounded on all sides by valleys. Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is one of the most ancient cities in the world with an intriguing history that stretches back thousands of years combined with a bustling modern…

Top 10 Things To Do In Hong Kong

Top 10 Things To Do In Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or simply Hong Kong as we all know it owes its name to the Cantonese language and it means “Fragrant Harbour”. More than fragrant, Hong Kong means success, modernity, hard work and excellence. The city developed so quickly that it became the first of the “Four Asian Tigers”. Hong Kong was a British colony…

Top 10 Things To Do In Mumbai

Top 10 Things To Do In Mumbai

Rich, vibrant, colorful, spicy, exotic, expressive, warm, friendly, busy, spiritual, millenary are just some of the adjectives used to describe Mumbai. Whether you go on a luxury trip to India or backpacking this city has it all for every single kind of traveler. Just like any other harbor city Mumbai is a bustling metropolis with more…

Top 10 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Top 10 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, or KL as locals call it, had a very humble beginning. It was founded by Chinese tin miners in 1857 who were brought to work at the confluence of Gombak River and Klang River, so they called it Kuala Lumpur which in Malay means “muddy confluhoence”. The days of tin and mud are…

Top Things To Do In Baku

Top 8 Things To Do In Baku

On the shores of the Caspian sea lies a small yet vibrant city called Baku. The perfect amalgamation of a nascent nation with the antiquity that dates back for millennia. This city has witnessed a history of an exodus of people that include the Turkic tribe, Shiite Muslims with Persian origins, and the Russians all of…

Top Things To Do In Macau

Top 10 Things To Do In Macau

Macau is to many the “Vegas of the East” but we think it is much more than that. It is important to say that this was the first and last European colony of Asia, it was ruled by the Portuguese for 442 years since 1887 until 1999. Visitors can still feel the rich Portuguese heritage fused…

Top Things To Do In Mecca

Top 8 Things To Do In Mecca

At a height of 277 meters above sea level, in a narrow valley lies the city of Mecca. The holiest city in the world for 1.23 billion people or 23% of the world’s population as designated by the prophet Muhammad as well as the direction in which all Muslims should offer their prayers 5 times…

Top Things To Do In Taipei

Top 9 Things To Do In Taipei

Over the past decades Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, has gained popularity, recognition along with  status all over the world. This small yet great city is Asia’s 2nd richest city per capita as well as one of the world’s leading electronics manufacturing and information technology center. It is an economically pioneering city, an East…

Top Things To Do In Shanghai

Top 10 Things To Do In Shanghai

There are cities in the world never sleep, Shanghai doesn’t even sit down. This Asian metropolis is a multi-cultural and fascinating place, a mix of modern and traditional Chinese traditions. It is the largest city in China by population and it is one of the most important industrial, technological, commercial and financial center in the…

Top Things To Do In St. Petersburg

Top 8 Things To Do In St. Petersburg

The famous and elegant city of St. Petersburg second largest city in Russia and one of the most developed cities as well. This metropolis has lots to offer, let’s not forget it was the capital of Russia for 200 years. A city filled with palaces that once belonged to the wealthiest families in Europe, almost…

Top Things To Do In Bahrain

Top 5 Things To Do In Manama

Manama is the capital city of Bahrain, the smallest among the Arabian countries yet one of the most powerful and richest not only in oil but in culture. This city offers an interesting mix of both Arabian and Persian cultures which shaped the history and way of life of its people. The prosperous economy of…

Top Things To Do In Abu Dhabi

Top 8 Things To Do In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is rich in both natural beauties as well as in resources. While driving across the city and its surrounding oases, it feels like we are living the “One Thousand and One Nights”. Scenic wadis, colossal dunes and palm trees accompany tourists along with caravans of camels next to the roads. The city offers…

Top Things To Do In Amman

Top 7 Things To Do In Amman

Just 1 hour from the shores of the Jordan Valley lies one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world where beautiful limestone houses shine all day long thanks to the eternal sun, this city is called Amman. It is the capital and largest city in Jordan as well as the country’s political, cultural and…