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Birthplace of some of the oldest civilisations in the world, and home to Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, and the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway line in the world, not to mention a population greater than the other continents combined, Asia is one of the most beautiful, diverse and untouched regions of the world. The countries within it are full of contrasts: from modern technology and skyscrapers to centuries-old temples and rolling rice fields (90% of all rice grown is consumed in Asia). Some parts of Asia appear frozen in time, with ancient ruins standing imposingly and a rural lifestyle maintained, and then there are cities with robot-themed cafes and sky gardens. Far from the frenetic streets of the vibrant cities, ancient monasteries and churches still offer solace and spirituality that have inspired travellers and adventurers for centuries.

For postcard-perfect views, you can’t do much better than watching air balloons hover over Angkor, glimpsing the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji or meandering down the sleepy Mekong River. For an ethereal and unique setting, head to Zhangjiajie in China's Hunan province, with its sandstone and quartz cliffs which seem to float through the mist, so mystical that they inspired the fictional world of 'Pandora' in James Cameron's film Avatar. 

Thick forests and parks offer sanctuary to some of the world's most magnificent wildlife: tigers, jaguars, macaques, Komodo dragons, pandas and elephants are just a few of the incredible beasts that can be seen close up. Take a trip back to a time where wildlife roamed the forests and ancient sacred wonders still stand tall. Visit the Great Wall of China and the temples of Japan and Vietnam for a glimpse into an imperial past. Experience varied and incredibly tasty food with India’s red-hot curries, China’s juicy dumplings, Vietnam’s steaming bowls of pho soup and Thailand’s heaping plates of Pad Thai noodles. Whether you are eating in a gleaming Singapore skyscraper or settling down for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, the diverse cultures and cuisine of Asia will amaze and invigorate you.

 

 

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Countries in Asia

Bhutan
Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments.
Borneo
An island of uncharted jungles and tribal culture, Borneo is a destination that exudes adventure! Borneo is one of the best places in the world to see wild animals.
Cambodia
Home to the beautiful ancient temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia is a relatively untouched country frozen time and ripe for exploration.
China
Immerse yourself in millennia of fascinating history and culture, marvel at breath-taking and diverse scenery - much of it unlike anything else on earth, visit dazzling cities and iconic landmarks, see enchanting scenery, mystical temples and golden palaces.
Hong Kong
With its instantly recognizable skyline, Hong Kong is one of the world’s most vibrant and intoxicating cities.
India
Snowcapped Himalayan mountains stand erect and paradoxically to the golden heat of central India. The great expanse of India and the mixing pot of cultures, religions and traditions means that no two places are the same.
Indonesia
Full of stunning beaches, relics and monuments, Indonesia is home to thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages.
Japan
Whether you visit for the wackily themed cafes that range from robots to huskies to reptiles, the emphatic and ostentatious cities are juxtaposed by beautiful scenes of rolling rice fields, cherry blossom trees, the snow-capped horizon of Mount Fuji and traditional tea houses and temples.
Kazakhstan
Futuristic cities and architecture illuminate the urban parts whilst colourful temples and mausoleums tell a story of ancient religions and a rich culture.
Laos
Laos caters to every traveller, from thrill seekers with zip wires, cave swimming and climbing, to the spiritualists who want to explore the ancient ruins and the photographers chasing sunsets and wildlife.
Malaysia
Malaysia is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination. White sand beaches fringe the sunrise-drenched coasts and jewel-like islands.
Mongolia
Mongolia is a country that time has spared, traditions, cultures and the nomadic life has survived in Mongolia, hidden from the rest of the world.
Myanmar ( Burma)
Thousands of temples litter the countryside in Bagan and these preserved cities, temples and traditions need to be witnessed at least once.
Nepal
Journey into the unknown on a remarkable adventure as you uncover the fascinating culture and traditions of this mysterious land.
Singapore
A vastly forward-thinking city with utopic buildings, a melting pot of cultures and incredible, artistic architecture, Singapore is becoming a favourite for tourists from all over the world.
South Korea
Seoul is the powerhouse of Asia’s third-largest economy, but along with a strong economy, this capital is a melting pot of culture, beauty and history.
Sri Lanka
Sitting less than 40 miles off the coast of southern India, the teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka combines tropical paradise with South Asian culture.
Thailand
Thailand, also called the Land of Smiles, is the most popular tourist destination in South-East Asia due to its wealth of natural beauty, culture and history, gorgeous islands, beaches and the mouth-watering food.
Vietnam
Vietnam is a country steeped in beauty, from the picturesque locations to the cities and towns frozen in time just ready to be explored.