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.

Weird Things That Could Get You Fined in Singapore

Weird Things That Could Get You Fined in Singapore

A visit to the island city-state of Singapore is often a wonderful experience considering its unique nature. However, your stay won’t be short of some limitations since you will need to be cautious in every action that you take. Failure to be wary risks arrest and imprisonment. Below are some of the weird things that…

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 9 Things to do In Sri Lanka

Top 9 Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Home to  8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Sri Lanka is a tiny island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. A rugged land of misty mountains and rainforest, golden beaches and diverse wildlife with mighty elephants, stealthy leopards and giant whales. Marco Polo described it as the finest island of its size in the world,…

Top 9 Things To Do In Shenzhen

Top 9 Things To Do In Shenzhen

Shenzhen, a modern and beautiful metropolis located in southern China just across the border from Hong Kong, is the world’s largest manufacturing center and China’s richest and most booming Special Economic Zone. Once a small fishing village, Shenzen was chosen as the first of five Special Economic Zones in China by Deng Xiaoping in 1979 as an experiment in…

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 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 8 Things To Do In Maldives

Top 8 Things To Do In Maldives

Consists of 1,190 coral islands and spread among 26 major atolls (200 inhabited islands), Maldives is an archipelago of islands quite unlike any other. The Maldives is recognized for its amazing coral reefs, hardly touched by illegal fishers, which is why its reefs are in such pristine condition. It houses so many different species of fish, making it a world-renowned…

Top 8 Things To Do In Kathmandu

Top 8 Things To Do In Kathmandu

When people hear the word Kathmandu, all they imagine is a small village filled with rickshaws and cattle all over the place, but Nepal’s capital is more than that. It is chaotic and peaceful at the same time. No matter where you come from Vienna, Monaco or Zurich, Kathmandu’s fast pace is contagious. It is…

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 8 Things To Do In And Around Agra

Top 8 Things To Do In And Around Agra

Famed for nestling Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Agra is a trip to remember. This astonishing Indian city is located some 200 km (124 miles) from New Delhi, and has witnessed the construction of numerous buildings on an elaborate scale. It is home to various monuments which are quite magnificent…

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 7 Things to Do in Tbilisi

Top 7 Things To Do In Tbilisi

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and one of the most ancient cities of the world, was called so because of hot sulphur springs (Georgian “tbili” means “warm”). It is a relatively undiscovered travel destination with breathtaking panoramas and a varied history, reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, classical, and Soviet structures.…

Top 7 Things To Do In Myanmar

Top 7 Things To Do In Myanmar

Off-limits for years, Myanmar can now be freely visited. Leave the ordinary behind and travel to Myanmar, the land of sparkling golden pagodas that were built during the 12th and 13th centuries under the Pagan Empire. Myanmar has an extensive coastline with the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal and it contains almost every habitat except desert,…

Top 7 Things To Do In Mongolia

Top 7 Things To Do In Mongolia

Mongolia lies in central Asia between Siberia and China, at an average of 1,500 meters (5,800 ft) above sea level. It is the least densely populated country on the planet, a vast country with endless grassland, evergreen trees and rugged mountains. However, 45% of the Mongolian population lives in the busy capital, Ulaanbaatar, where life is a lot…

Top 7 Things To Do In Laos

Top 7 Things To Do In Laos

The earliest history of Laos can be traced back in time for more than 10,000 years. Laos is a former French colony and a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, sharing its borders with Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. It is a stunningly beautiful country with an interesting history and well-preserved monuments. When looking for…

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 7 Things To Do In Cambodia

Top 7 Things To Do In Cambodia

After a terrible civil war in the 70’s, Cambodia evolved, and nowadays it has become an extremely popular destination for tourists from around the world. Cambodia offers visitors a vast array of stunning temples, tropical beaches, colonial buildings, restaurants, resorts and an abundance of natural attractions. Cambodia is so diverse and so worth going to. Check out our Top 7 Things To…

Top 7 Things To Do In Brunei

Top 7 Things To Do In Brunei

Located on the island of Borneo in South East Asia. Brunei, the smallest non island country outside Europe, is a peaceful Muslim country blessed with vast reserves of oil and beautiful rainforest full of wildlife. Check out our Top 7 Things To Do In Brunei. Kampong Ayer 1 Dubbed as the “Venice of the East” by Antonio Pigafetta,…

Top 7 Things To Do In Bangladesh

Top 7 Things To Do In Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a beautiful country (which most people skip) with exotic beaches, hills, forests, natural wonders and colorful cultural life. It has a delicate and distinctive attraction of its own to offer and it is definitely not a tourist haunt like Nepal or India. Here you will find historical buildings, archaeological sites, the world’s longest…

Top 7 Things To Do In Armenia

Top 7 Things To Do In Armenia

The first Christian nation, Armenia, is an ancient kingdom that has been passed from empire to empire until it gained its independence from the Soviet Union. Armenia is home to world heritage sites, old monasteries and a laid back, friendly culture. It is usually not the first country that will come into your mind but…

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…

Top 6 Things To Do In Guangzhou

Top 6 Things To Do In Guangzhou

Located on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 miles) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 miles) north of Macau, Guangzhou offers all the hustle, bustle, culture and commerce of other major Asian metropolises minus the massive tourist crowds. Guangzhou provides a combination of ancient structures and traditional cultural heritage with modern buildings, art galleries, natural…

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 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…