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.

11 Best Hotels in Beijing

11 Best Hotels in Beijing

Beijing is not only China’s capital, but it’s also its cultural powerhouse. It went from being a timeworn walled city to a thriving megalopolis in less than 100 years. Having been ruled by three dynasties, the city has some jaw-dropping architectural wonders. Think the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, and even Buddhist monasteries.…

11 Best Hotels in Macau

11 Best Hotels in Macau

There’s no place on earth like mesmerizing Macau. With a scintillating skyline and gambling aplenty, the moniker of the “Las Vegas of Asia” suits it. Indeed, it’s the center of all that is decadent on this side of the world. But, that’s not all that this Special Administrative Region of China is known for. It’s…

11 Best Hotels in Shanghai

11 Best Hotels in Shanghai

Few cities evoke as much history, mystique, and glamour as exotic Shanghai does. Its vertigo-inducing skyline is peppered with a smattering of modernist and art-deco structures that include everything from Buddhist temples to shopping malls. In fact, Shanghai’s skyline famously has some of the most skyscrapers in the world! What’s more, the city promises to…

11 Best Hotels in Hangzhou

11 Best Hotels in Hangzhou

‘Heaven on earth’ Hangzhou straddling the Qiantang River has the repute of being China’s most romantic city, and why not? The city is most known for the lush forests-fringed dreamy West Lake and its willow-lined banks and the mist-swathed hills. However, Hangzhou is also famous for its shíkùmén (stone-gate) architecture, quiet, serene temples, and ornate and…

11 Best Hotels in Guangzhou

11 Best Hotels in Guangzhou

The glittering maritime city of Guangzhou, formerly Canton, is also one of China’s wealthiest cities. The dazzling city straddles the lovely waters of the Pearl River and is a heady mix of old-world China and its 21st-century variant. Guangzhou is best known for being home to some of the world’s most skyscrapers and its delicious…

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 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 Hangzhou

Top 12 Things To Do In Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the city of China is considered as one of the most prosperous places in the country. This place is a rich town that embraces a number of ancient architectural as well as heritage sites. Even today, all of these sites are maintained very properly which further makes this city one of the most traveled…

Amazing Light Show at Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

Amazing Light Show at Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

We have seen a couple of impressive architectural works of art in China, yet we didn’t see this one coming. The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort joins these high tech, eye-catching architectural achievements and achieved international wow-coverage for its extraordinary ring-shaped design, which has been compared to both a horseshoe and a donut, and which loops…

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 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 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 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…