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 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 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 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…

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…

The Best Chinatowns In The World

9 Best Chinatowns In The World

Who knew there were so many Chinatowns around the world?, each with their own vibrant feel, but distinct features and different quirky flavor, infused by the city around it. The bustling atmosphere and top-notch food on offer make Chinatowns worth a visit at any time of year. Pork dumplings? Braised noodles, sticky rice and mango, Szechuan chicken? get your chopsticks…

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…