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 Taipei

11 Best Hotels in Taipei

The eclectic capital of Taiwan, Taipei is an alluring city with a history of more than 300 years. The predominantly Chinese city also has curious Japanese, Asian, and Western influences. Straddling the Tamsui River, it’s also one of the most unique cities in Southeast Asia. Taipei is chock-full of Taoist temples, Japanese-era mansions, and heirloom…

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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…