The largest part of the world, washed by three oceans and containing 53 states, Asia on the world map is like a motley carpet of cultures, languages, and nationalities. Perhaps there is no region on Earth that is more diverse and rich in all sorts of curiosities. From Israel to the Philippines, from Mongolia to India, its mercilessly scorched lands stretched. Although man originated from Africa, it was here that he learned to sow and reap, invented the wheel, writing and philosophy. Over the millennia, Asia has seen a lot: the rise of great civilizations and the bloodthirsty hordes of nomads, magnificent pearls of creativity and primitive cruelty, devastation and fertility, wars of millions and the birth of religions. It is not surprising that today Asia is the subject of the closest tourist interest. Here are such pillars of the industry as Turkey, Thailand, Maldives, India, Israel, UAE and a lot of developing countries in the sense of tourism – Vietnam, South Korea, Oman, etc.
What is he, a portrait of an “Asian” tourist? Let’s start with the fact that the main thing that people go to Asia for is, of course, exotic, and exotic is its own, authentic and not at all like, say, African. Whether it’s the temple complexes of India or the fiery tom yum soup in a Pattaya diner, calls to prayer pouring from the minarets of Damascus, or Orthodox Jews marching in the July heat in fur hats through the streets of Jerusalem – everything permeates Asian flavor: bright, always unexpected, a little discouraging and remaining in memory like a frozen frame from a movie. Pictures of Asia are a whirlwind of colorful colors, a combination of incongruous, crazy beauty and an excess of lines, shades, shapes.
By the way, in terms of climate, Asia is more than diverse: on its territory you can find weather for every taste. I wanted snow – welcome to the northern coast of Mother Russia, if you like the heat – please follow to the July Emirates, if you want wet tropics – you have a direct road to the Philippines. In addition, God himself ordered climbers to go to Asia – to Everest and for those who prefer more than calm sea expanses – to the Dead Sea. And for those who want to stand in the very center of Asia, we recommend going to Irkutsk : it is this city that bears the title of the geographical “navel” of the region.
In addition, Asia is visited in order to touch spirituality. The largest world religions once arose on its territory: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam. So the number of religious monuments here is appropriate: numerous Buddhist monasteries, pagodas and stupas, and places associated with the earthly life of Christ, and the most significant mosques.
Last but not least, it is worth mentioning the “idle” advantages of Asia, which include the coasts of several oceans and numerous seas at once, the cleanest beaches with fine sand and other amenities near the beach – in the form of hotels, restaurants, discos and other developed infrastructure. And, of course, gourmets will not be left without vivid impressions: the world has never seen so many spices, aromatic plants and hot peppers that Asian housewives use! Whether it will be Rajasthani chicken with curry sauce or Tajik khash – an unforgettable experience is guaranteed!
- Western Asia: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bahrain, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Qatar, Cyprus, Kuwait, Lebanon, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey
- South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
- Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia
- East Asia: China, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, Republic of Korea and Mongolia
- Central Asia (aka Central or Front): Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
According to Countryaah, Asia has the following countries:
- Journal/7 reasons why wintering in Asia is a bad idea
- United Arab Emirates
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- South Korea