Asia is a gigantic and diverse continent with countless fascinating destinations. From ancient excavations and traditional cultures to ultra-modern cities with state-of-the-art infrastructure, Asia offers an incredible wealth of travel opportunities.
Starting in the west with Middle Eastern countries such as Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Iran and the countries on the Saudi Arabian peninsula, Asia also includes Russia (east of the Caucasus) and various former Russian territories. Central Asia comprises relatively unknown places such as Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The continent extends southwards to countries in South Asia, such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan. It also encompasses popular destinations in South East Asia which include, among others, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. East Asia is home to such destinations as China, Mongolia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
The world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, is located in Asia and the continent boasts many mountain chains, including the Ural Mountains, the Caucasus and the Himalayas. The Asian continent is the location of several important bodies of water: the Caspian Sea, the Black See, Lake Baikal, the Dead Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean as well as the Arctic Ocean in the north.
Some of the most popular city destinations in Asia include Jerusalem, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. World famous monuments and destinations such as the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Petra and Angkor Wat continue to attract a growing number of tourists.
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