Of all the continents in the world (Antarctica excluded of course), Asia is probably the least recognised and most underrated in terms of what it has to offer to tourists and holidaymakers. Usually, when people think of beach holidays, it’s the Caribbean or Mediterranean that springs to mind, or for city breaks, places like Rio, Prague, Barcelona, Sydney, etc, are what first jump into your head. It’s time, however, that Asia started gaining recognition for all that it can offer.
Asia and its countries are so diverse; no two Asian people are alike. Between some of its major regions; Northern, South East and Far East, there is somewhere in Asia that can provide everything a traveller needs to form the perfect holiday.
Northern Asia, comprising the Asian part of Russia, is perfect for outdoors-y holidays. Although desperately cold in the winter, Northern Asia really warms up in the summer time, providing hikers, walkers, climbers and water rafters access to the stunning Ural mountain range. Northern Asia also boasts the trans-Siberian railway, the longest railway line in the world, which stretches across all of Northern Asia and even into Mongolia, North Korea and China.
For those of us who prefer something a little warmer, and would take sand over snow any day of the week, then South East Asia may be a better holiday option. Comprising of many countries, including Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, this warm and tropical part of Asia has many stunning beaches, lush jungles, as well as bustling cities. The unique and beautiful Indonesia has hundreds of stunning beaches, and offers a simple and relaxed holiday to visitors. To experience amazing food, history and culture, Thailand is a great place to visit. Its buzzing cities like Bangkok and Phuket offer an endless supply of attractions and entertainment.
Of course, Asia is also home to the ‘Far East’ or the ‘Orient’. With countries like China and Japan, the Far East is unlike any other place in the world. In Japan, visiting large cities such as Tokyo or Kyoto offers a blend of ancient culture and ultra modernity. China, home to one of the wonders of the world; the Great Wall of China, is such a culturally and historically rich country, it would take a lifetime to truly experience it all.
There are other differing regions in Asia, too, such as the Indian subcontinent or the Middle East. For help and expert advice about visiting Asia, it is worth consulting an experienced travel agent, such as Away Holidays. Away Holidays has years of experience in providing quality holiday to all areas of Asia, and can be sure to get you the best deal and a service that is second to none.