Asia stretches the imagination and your reflexes as you pass from ultra-modern cities like Tokyo and Singapore through to tiny isolated villages in forests or mountains. Drop south from gargantuan China into the Indian subcontinent or venture through South East Asia’s beautiful countryside and beaches instead.

Considering that more than half the world’s population lives in Asia, you’re likely to be blown away by the sheer number of people, and the terrifying differences between the rich and poor. There’s plenty of space though — Asia isn’t so much a destination as a container to hold an amazingly diverse set of cultures and places.

With some of the richest archeological remains in the world, Asia is a culture-lover’s dream destination; at the same time, the cheapest beers on the planet make it a party-goers paradise. Whatever your reason for travelling to Asia, you’re going to love it!

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Where are you headed? Check out our country pages for Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos and Thailand, or browse the articles below.