Asia is the largest and most populous continent on our planet. It shares borders with Europe, Oceania, and the Middle East. Because of its size and diversity, calling Asia a “destination” would be a disservice.
What is so unique about this region is the fact that there are areas of extremely dense settlements and then areas where a region may be barely populated.
Two nations, China and India, account for about 2.7 billion people, or just over 35% of the world’s total current population. At the same time, about 40 million people live in Siberia, which accounts for 77% of the total land area for Russia, but just 27% of the country’s total population.
Africa may be considered the birthplace of modern humanity, but Asia is considered the birthplace of modern spirituality. Virtually every mainstream religion has foundations within this region. That has led to political difficulties at times, but it has also promoted high levels of cultural diversity.
Ancient influences helped Asia to grow into the diverse array of cultures that it happens to be. One major influence was the Silk Road, which was the primary trading route that ran East to West, bring people from Europe to Asia for commercial purposes. This helped populations to thrive throughout the region, even in the hot, dry deserts that can be found here.
From the beautiful peaks of the Himalayas to the rugged deserts of the Middle East, Asia offers amazing vistas and beautiful horizons. You will find the available destinations here provide incredible opportunities for everyone.
Below you find a list of the Asian countries from A-Z
POPULAR COUNTRIES TO VISIT IN ASIA
Despite a turbulent history, Cambodia has emerged as an infectious holiday destination, home to one of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites, charming and relaxed river towns and gorgeous beaches. Embarking on Cambodia holidays will see you joining the recent tourism boom as adventurous holidaymakers flock to experience the remarkable temples of Angkor, dine on traditional cuisine in the capital Phnom Penh and soak up the sun and clear blue water around Sihanoukville.
There are countless things to do in this diverse country, continually switching from charming and tranquil towns and villages, to bustling and forward-thinking cities, and from temple fortress to sand-filled islands – loved by backpackers and frequented by tour groups; holidays to Cambodia are quickly becoming features of many a traveller’s wish list.
Alongside Borobudur in Indonesia and Bagan in Myanmar, the Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most significant and breath-taking sites in Southeast Asia. The bustling town of Siem Reap provides the access point for the park and is home to some great restaurants and, along with the capital, some of the best Cambodia hotels. The expanse and maintenance of the park is staggering, and catching the sunrise or sunset beside the imposing Angkor Wat will create a memory you won’t forget in a hurry.
A Natural starter point for most Cambodia holidays comes in the form of Phnom Penh – a rejuvenated capital city that contains many historical sites of interest and provides a good insight into Cambodian ideals. A Mixture of French and local influences can be found embedded in the architecture, landmarks and cuisine, while recent significant history can be explored at the moving Killing Fields and Genocide Museum.
If you need some sunshine and sand to remove the morose nature of the Khmer Rouge from your mind, head south to the beach resort of Sihanoukville or the island escape of Koh Rong – both boasting stunning sandy strips and clear blue water, providing the perfect beach break element to your holidays in Cambodia.