Also sometimes referred to as the Far East, this region of Asia has been the cradle of various civilizations like ancient Japan, China, Korea, and the daunting Mongol Empire. The Chinese civilization had a large influence on its neighbors for thousands of years, shaping their cultures and future. However, by the late 19th century, Japan began to embrace many western ideals and gradually broke away from Chinese dominance to become East Asia’s largest economy. Japan soon acquired the status of being the regional powerhouse, but never one to back away from a challenge, by the mid-20th century China revamped itself to become one of the largest economies in the world. By the 21st century, it was back in the driver’s seat for the region.
The Eastern part of Asia is a region of great affluence with some of the most expensive cities in the world like Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo located in this region. East Asia is a region where old traditions are held onto very firmly while taking strides towards developing the most modern of cities; a region that will leave travelers at once astounded by its combination of breathtaking natural beauty juxtaposed with the best cities in the world.

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 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…

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 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…

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 Kobe

Top 12 Things To Do In Kobe

Japan is one of the most vibrant Asian countries, thanks to the thriving technological ambiance and dazzling natural beauty. Even though Japan is critically located within the Ring of Fire and there are high chances of some devastating natural calamities, the country is becoming a superpower since the World Wars. And in this country, one…

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…

Top 12 Things To Do In Sapporo

Top 12 Things To Do In Sapporo

While you are exploring the beautiful island of Hokkaido, your visit to the capital city of Sapporo is a must. This part of the island is considered to be one of the most gorgeous sights of the island and also permits you to perform a number of activities. This is the place where you can…

Top 10 Things To Do In Osaka

Osaka is a cosmopolitan city near the ancient capital, Kyoto, best known for its dynamic food and drinking culture, and famously outgoing people. Osaka is Japan’s second city, and on the surface might not seem like an off-the-beaten-path destination. Below are 10 things that will make even those who have already been there to revisit. 1…

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 10 Things To Do In Kyoto

Top 10 Things To Do In Kyoto

Standing in stately contrast to the neon-lit adrenaline of Tokyo, Kyoto is quieter, quainter and the perfect place to experience authentic Japanese culture with a plethora of cultural sights. From ancient palaces to hidden temples. Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto, is famous for its Geisha district and is an important city in Japan’s history. With…

Tashirojima: The Japanese Island Ruled by Cats

A 40-minute ferry ride from Ishinomaki, near Sendai, will get you to a small island named Tashirojima. This is the only island in the world where cats outnumber humans. You will find here a population of 100 people and several hundred cats. Tashirojima is located in the Pacific Ocean off the Oshika Peninsula. Cats were…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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…