Asia is the most extensive and densely populated part of the world. It stretches from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and from the North Pole to the tropical zone.
Thanks to a huge length from north to south, a variety of natural areas is presented in Asia – from the tundra and taiga to the forest and steppes, deserts and jungles. The highest peak of the world – Mount Everest (8848 m) is located in Asia, and the deepest depressions of the Dead Sea (-405 meters below sea level) and Lake Baikal (depth of 1620 meters) are located in Asia as well.
Today 54 countries are wholly or partly situated within Asia. It’s the birthplace of the ancient agricultural civilizations. Those tourists who are going to visit Asia will be able to see the monuments of the Mughal era, the ruins of ancient Persia, white Indian Taj Mahal, exotic Hindu and Buddhist temples, imperial palaces and ultramodern skyscrapers.
If you prefer exotic, you will definitely need to visit Singapore.
Singapore is a wonderful city-country, which is located in Southeast Asia. You can optimally combine an excellent excursion tour with a beach vacation. Stunning architecture, skyscrapers, landmarks will conquer your imagination. Undeniably, Singapore is gorgeous place, it is a city of the future, a city of dreams! It’s a clean and prosperous city; everything here lives, breathes, moves on Feng Shui. The main population here is Chinese, Malays and Indians.
Singapore is a city of contrasts. You will find rickshaws which could be descendants from medieval times but also a covered moving walkway and tiered bridge which connects Sentosa and Singapore, cruise ships crowding the quays, and traditional fishing boats whose design has not changed since the days of the god Shiva, tall buildings and “Chinese Baroque” Chinatown.
The different cultures and religions peacefully co-exist here. For example, Hari Raya as-Puasa (the Muslim Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan), Christian Easter and Buddha’s Birthday the entire population of the country celebrate with equal zeal and passion.
The country’s economy is highly developed. You can find the offices and branches of leading World banks.
In so far as Singapore is a relatively young city, you will not find ancient ruins and castles. But tourists come here to admire beautiful parks, amazing zoo, gorgeous evening shows.
Japan tourist attractions
This exotic country with its own culture and traditions attracts many tourists from around the world. Even a year is not enough to see all the attractions and sights of Japan, because a little shrine can be hidden from prying eyes in every yard and every street. Everyone who has ever visited the country of the rising sun, could note the careful attitude of local people to every little green patch of land, which is lost among the skyscrapers. The reverent attitude to the natural wealth of the country is a tradition which is passed from generation to generation.
The main attractions of Japan are the Imperial Palace, Ginza and Akihabara shopping district, Meiji Jingu Shrine and Asakusa temple, and that’s just in Tokyo. Tour companies offer their customers visits to the ancient city of Kyoto and Kamakura, the cities of Osaka and Yokohama, or you can relax in the Nikko and Fuji-Hakone national parks.
Thailand tourist attractions
One of the most popular tourist destinations of Asia is Thailand. Thailand is a mystical country where you can find a rich history, smiling and friendly locals, and natural attractions.
Thailand in general, and Phuket in particular, is famous for its snake show. During the show the trainer not only kisses a dangerous venomous snake (king cobra), but makes it angry, and then deftly dodges bites. Various goods which are made from the snakeskin and medicines, which are made from the venom of the snake, can be bought on the farm.
Waterfall Ton Pry is the largest waterfall in the vicinity of Phuket, which is located in the national park of Tai Muang. The stream of water coming off the mountains cascades from a height of 25 meters.
Wat Koh Siray is one of the most amazing and beautiful temples which is located in the vicinity of Phuket. This is a great place for a walk and personal quiet reflection: there are practically no people around, except a watchman. Entrance to the temple is free. You will find a statue of Buddha in a reclining position inside the temple, and maybe a few visitors, who put burning incense sticks next to the statue.
The Nong Nooch village is famous not only for its magnificent gardens, listed in the Guinness Book of Records, there is also an amazing theater with a stunning show there. The village is located approximately seventeen miles (27 km) south of Pattaya. The lovers of Thai flora adore visiting the garden: there are hundreds of the rarest and most beautiful flowers and trees collected there.
Most tourists who have ever been to the Samui resort, consider that the Paradise Park is its main attraction. You can come with children as everyone will have fun there.
Butterfly Garden is located on the north of Koh Samui. It is a tropical park. There are numerous waterfalls, bridges and rivers here, but the main feature of the Garden is the large number of different kinds of butterflies, bees and other insects.
Magic Buddha Garden is located on the hills of Koh Samui. The garden is notable with its marvellous statues, and moreover you can meet musicians, singers, dancers and monks here.
The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok is one of the main attractions of the capital of Thailand and it is the largest Buddhist shrine. The figure of the Emerald Buddha, who is sitting on the golden throne, is the most beautiful statue at the temple.
China tourist attractions
China is the cradle of Asian culture. You can discover many different sights in China, such as: the highest mountains and uplands; lowlands and plains; ports, beaches and resort areas which are located along the shores of the many seas; famous monasteries, including the legendary Shaolin Temple; ginseng farm in Qinghai Province; numerous archaeological excavations in the Gobi and Takla Makan Deserts. Climbing bases are on the eastern slopes of the Himalayas and Karakoram.
Travelling along the ancient Silk Road, you can visit Xinjiang, where there are three well-known canyons: one of them is located in the Three Gorges by the Yangtze River, the second one is located on Mount Emei, and the third is in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve. The Lijiang River in Guilin and five “sacred” mountains, which are teeming with beautiful places is the unique landscape of this picturesque region. Huangshan Mountain is considered a “person of Chinese mountains”, and Mount Emei is famous for its inaccessibility and unique charm. Tourists can visit 99 cities of huge cultural and historical significance, 750 unique cultural monuments and 119 landscape areas are under state protection.
But undeniably, the Great Wall of China is one of the largest and most ancient monuments in the world. Overall, its length is 8851.8 kilometers.
Laos tourist attractions
Laos is one of the most beautiful and mysterious countries of Asia. This country has no outlet to the sea, but is full of rich architecture, and fabulous natural beauty. The small country has numerous historical monuments, palaces and sculptures. Caves, forests and the extraordinary beauty of its waterfalls impresses even the most experienced tourists! In many caves you can see the image of the Buddha, or even figurines of him, which are made of different materials.
The natural beauty of this country is multifaceted, but waterfalls just blow your mind! One of the most beautiful ones, Con, begins where the Mekong River falls down from a great height. It’s located in the south of the country. The beauty of sparkling spray and noisy current speaks of strength and power. But more amazing is the waterfall at Tat Kuang Si where the water has a wonderful turquoise color, which harmonizes with the color of the sky and makes it unique of its kind.
Cambodia tourist attractions
The Kingdom of Cambodia has all the conditions to attract tourists: the azure coast with white sand, a huge number of unique antiques and national parks. Today Cambodia is a bright welcoming country that can surprise even the connoisseur of Asian exotica.
The main pride of Cambodia is the huge temple complex of Angkor Wat. Its bas-reliefs, which depict scenes of hunting, war, myths and trade, are almost the only source by which we can reconstruct the history of the Khmer empire. Siem Reap is the bustling tourist center with hotels and with dozens of Buddhist temples.
The white-yellow building of the Royal Palace, monastery Wat Phnom and half a dozen motley markets are the attractions of the capital Phnom Penh. The seaside resort of Sihanoukville is located 200 km from the Cambodian capital, and 18 km away you can find the Ream National Park with coastal tropical islands. In Ream you can take a boat ride or take a light trek through the jungle to the beautiful secluded beach.