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.

11 Best Hotels in Hong Kong

11 Best Hotels in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one rare glass-and-steel city of our times; over 70% of the city is lush country parks and mountains. The captivating and culture-rich city is home to world-class food, historical and cultural gems, dizzying markets, picturesque hikes, and beautiful beaches. However, the vertical city is most known for its iconic, skyscraper-filled skyline and…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Hong Kong

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Hong Kong

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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…