Asia, the land of mysticism and wonder, the land of flamboyant culture. The land that will make you want to leave and make you want to stay at the same time. The land that can make you gasp and just stare in wonder, the land that welcomes you and draws you in. Asia is a lot of things to many people.
Asia, the most populated continent, is home to many and a resting pad for many others. The place where lotus’ bloom and tiger’s roam, the place where the cold winds from the Himalayas blow and the warm waters of the Arabia sea flow.
Both the lowest and the highest points on the earth’s surface are in Asia. The tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa – is in Asia. So is the highest mountain in the world, Everest. (Yeah, Everest, at 29,035 ft is the highest mountain in the world, but not the tallest. The tallest mountain in the world is the dormant volcano Mauna Kea in Hawaii, USA that stands at 33,480 ft if you count from the bottom of the ocean floor).
The world’s major religions – Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism were birthed in Asia; so were a few of the minor ones. Many ancient civilizations once thrived in Asia, and the ruins now tell stories of bygone days. Temples, mosques, churches, forts and castles, they’re all here in Asia. Happening places – Mumbai, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, HongKong, Chiang Mai, and so many more – they’re all here in Asia. Exotic cuisines – Vietnamese, Chinese, Afghan, Indian, Burmese, Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Iranian, Thai and so many more – they’re all in Asia.
Okay, you probably got it by now. Asia, the world’s largest and diverse continent has a lot to offer. There’s so much to explore in Asia, from Leh & Ladakh, to Macau and Hongkong, from the forests of Borneo to the foothills of the Himalayas.
I could keep going, but isn’t it better to just read these posts about travel in Asia by my friends and myself here?
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