ASIA -The largest continent on Earth, Asia stretches all the way from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Its vast landmass encompasses everything from epic mountain ranges such as the Himalayas to the dry and desolate Arabian and Gobi deserts. steamy jungles can also be found in Southeast Asia as well as paradise islands and beautiful beaches. In addition to its colossal size, Asia is a remarkable home to more than half of the world's population. With so many different cultures and languages, the continent's dazzling diversity defies definition. As each country has its own unique history and heritage, Asias many hidden treasures could take a lifetime to unravel.


Made up of 1200 or so islands and atolls, The Maldives boasts some of the best and most breathtaking beaches in the world. Nestled away in the Indian Ocean, the glamorous getaway is renowned for its luxurious resorts, many of them with their own private island. While each idyllic island in the archipelago appears more stunning than the last, the Maldives is also noted for its underwater riches. As such, it is a fantastic place to go scuba diving or snorkeling, with lots of colorful coral reefs and shimmering shoals of fish to discover.


Consisting of Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia, this incredible country is home to some of the oldest rainforest on Earth. Its national parks boast lots of fantastic trekking and wildlife in addition to the marvelous nature and scenery on the show. Very multicultural and diverse, Malaysias thriving cities and capital Kuala Lumpur are home to Chinese, Indians, and ethnic Malays. Amongst the modern skyscrapers, Impressive historical landmarks can be found, and its restaurants serve up lots of delicious local cuisine. While you can find idyllic islands and pristine beaches in Malaysia, seeing an orangutan up close in their natural habitat is probably the highlight of any visit.


Tucked away in between Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, Cambodia is awash with astounding historical ruins and archaeological sites. This is because the mighty Khmer Empire built lots of amazing temples, monuments, and palaces around the county between the 9th and 15th centuries. Of these structures, the undoubted highlight is the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat. Besides the vibrant cities of Siem Reap and the capital Phnom Penh, Cambodia also boasts plenty of delightful nature. With picturesque paddy fields, jungle-clad mountains, and fabulous tropical islands for you to explore, Cambodia has something for everyone to enjoy.


An increasingly popular tourist destination, Sri Lanka is set in the Indian Ocean just off the south of India. While its fabulous beaches are one of its main attractions, the island has a rich history and culture for you to delve into. As its history dates back around 2500 years, Sri Lanka has lots of impressive archaeological sites and historical landmarks to check out. Ranging from ancient temples to colonial-era forts, many of these can be found in the enthralling cities, Galle and Kandy. In addition to this, This country also has some spectacular scenery and incredible wildlife for you to enjoy.

11. OMAN

The Sultanate of Oman's unique culture is visible whenever you go and the proud identity of its people and their welcoming nature is in part what makes the country so charming. Unlike many of its neighbors, Oman hasn't erected any skyscrapers or modernized dramatically.  This means its desert oasis towns still exhibit lots of lovely old architecture and their skyline remained unchanged for centuries. While its souks and medinas are captivating in their beauty, the country's desolate landscape is no less alluring. Home to spectacular mountains, a gorgeous coastline, and lots of scenic sand dunes. Oman is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered.


As The Philippines are made up of over 7000 different islands, it should come as no surprise to learn that it is a very popular beach holiday destination. Its inviting waters make for some fantastic surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling with Boracay and North Palawan particularly great places to enjoy watersports. While some islands are coated in lush rice fields or tropical rainforests, others are home to hidden lagoons and smoking volcanoes. Dotted about its varied landscapes, you can find chaotic yet colorful cities such as the capital Manila. The cultural makeup of the country is varied while traveling around, you'll notice Spanish, American, and traditional influences, amongst others.


The home of K-Drama, K-Pop, and Kimchi, South Korean culture is currently very much in vogue around the world. This represents a marked change as for much f its history. It has been overlooked and outshone by its larger and more powerful neighbors China and Japan. What makes traveling around the peninsula so fascinating is that the nation boasts a rich and unique history and culture. It has however modernized rapidly. You'll find centuries-old palaces and temples alongside skyscrapers and gigantic shopping malls. Deceptively mountainous, South Korea also has lots of marvelous national parks for you to explore, with white beautiful islands and beaches hugging the shore.


With so much history and nature, Vietnam is one of Asia's most rewarding destinations. The country encompasses lots of different landscapes, and its idyllic coastline hugs the South China Sea. many visitors rent a motorbike and explore the Ho Chi Minh trail. This takes you from the colorful yet chaotic capital Hanoi to Ho Cho Minh City, guiding you past the ancient capital of Hue on the way. Ha Long Bay is another must-see sight due to its stunning seascape and breathtaking limestone islands. The picturesque coastal town of Hoi An is also well worth checking out, while the hill tribes around Sa Pa showcase some of the nation's cultural and ethnic diversity.


Due to its strategic location between Africa, Europe, and Asia, Jordan in the Middle East has long welcomed travelers and traders to its lands. Armies also passed through, over the millennia, rulers and empires left behind crusader castles, Roman amphitheater, and of course, Petra. Majestic to behold, this ancient city is sure to be unlike anything you've seen before. Set amid the desert and carved out of rock, it is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to the country. While Petra is justifiably the main attraction, the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum's desert landscapes are also well worth exploring.


One of the best places in the world to go trekking and mountaineering, Nepal is a breathtakingly beautiful country full of amazing scenery. Dominated and defined the Himalayas, the mountain nation is home to many of the tallest peaks on Earth. Of these, Mount Everest stands head and shoulders above them all. While many people come to like Annapurna Circuit, Nepal also boasts a rich cultural heritage. centuries-old temples, Shrines, Monasteries, and palaces dot the country. It is here that the Buddha was born some 2500 years ago. known as the 'City Of Temples' due to its many religious sites, the capital Kathmandu is not to be missed.


Made up of more than 18000 islands than span some 4700 kilometers from east to west, Indonesia covers a huge area. In many ways, the archipelago defies definition. For instance, its small secluded sleepy settlements are in stark contrast to the timing and chaotic capital of Jakarta. one of the most populous nations in the world, its customs, traditions, and cuisines also vary dramatically depending on where you go. Lying between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the island's habitats are just as diverse. While in Bali you can find beautiful beaches, Borneo has wonderful wildlife and awe-inspiring orangutans. With so much to see and do, the 'Emerald of the Equator' delightfully warrants a visit.


Home to one of the world's richest and oldest civilizations, India is awash with different cultures, religions, people, and traditions. It is this diversity that makes it so mesmerizing to explore. While the Himalayas dominate the north, steamy jungle, picturesque tea plantations, and gorgeous beaches can be found in the rest of the country. Tucked away among these varied landscapes are ancient sites and colorful yet chaotic cities such as Mumbai and New Delhi. From the temples to cuisine and history to wildlife, the world's second-most populous country.


Although it consists of almost 7,000 islands, most of Japan's main sights and tourist attractions can be found on the four largest of them. Lying to the east of mainland Asia, the island nation is fascinating place as old and new collide wherever you go.  While the futuristic metropolises of Tokyo an Yokohama are full of skyscrapers and neon lights, Kyoto and Nara instead boast traditional palaces and age-old temples. Covered in mountains and forests, the country is also home to some delightful nature and scenery. This explains why the vast majority of its large population is found in the densely populated cities that hug its long and indented coastline.


Dominating Asia in terms of both its size and population, China boasts one of the world's oldest civilizations. As such incredible historical and cultural landmarks are on show wherever you go. While the Great Wall of China is obviously its main attraction, the Terracotta Army in Xi-an and the forbidden City in Beijing attract just as many people. Others come to enjoy China's beautiful scenery that includes towering mountains, endless rice terraces, and desolated Gobi Desert. The most populous nation on Earth, China is home to many rapidly modernizing cities that are enthralling to visit. A continent of a country, China, and its cities and cultures could take a lifetime to explore.


Thanks to its breathtaking beaches, glittering temples, and welcoming population, Thailand is a very popular tourist destination. Fittingly enough, it is often called The Land Of Smiles". While Bangkok has lots of fantastic cuisine and nightlife on offer, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are home to some of the nation's most famous temples. Further afield, you can find wild jungle, picturesque paddy fields, and quite secluded towns and villages. Lying in between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, its golden sands and underwater marvels attracts hordes of people every year. Many also come to party in its beachside towns, visit idyllic islands such as Ko Tao or enjoy the stunning scenery at Krabi.

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