Asia Travel Guide

Asia consists of 48 countries, so it’s hard to narrow down where to begin your visit. It contains the two most populated countries in the world, China and India. While it would take years to truly explore every corner of this continent, most travelers begin in Southeast Asia (like me!).

Asia travel guide

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Know before you go to Asia

Bigger cities like Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong attract travelers from all over the world. The food is the best part of traveling to Asia, with so much variety in cuisine, you will have lasting memories of the food, I promise.

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Best time to visit Asia?

There’s never a bad time to visit Asia. The region is so big and different in climate that any time is best time, but is also boasts some of the world’s best beaches, lush jungles, beautiful temples, and bustling markets.

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No matter what the weather is like, there’s always something to see and do!

The only thing you need to keep in mind when planning a trip to Asia is the monsoon season. It varies from country to country, so it’s easy to pick a destination where the rain has yet to hit.

What to expect in Asia

Central Asia

Central Asia is made up of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. While the popularity is not as nearly the same as the ones of Bali, Singapore, and other destinations in the region.

Girl standing at top of waterfall in Bali
Girl looking from a cliff from Uluwatu temple in Bali

More and more travelers have started to explore these countries in recent years, with Kazakhstan being the focal point. Some of it’s most popular attractions are the gas crater known as the “Gate of Hell” and the cities of Uzbekistan’s ancient Silk Road.

East Asia

East Asia is one of the most traveled regions for international visitors. As you may know, it is made up of China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Mongolia, and Macau. It’s also home to more than 22% of the global population as well as some of the top city break destinations in the world.

South Asia

South Asia is the most densely populated area in the world. It’s where you’ll find destinations like Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal. With luxury destinations such as the Maldives and Sri Lanka, it’s home to impressive cultural heritage like the Taj Mahal and the Sigiriya Fortress.

Girl looking at people walking in Ubud monkey forest

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a popular destination for budget travelers. It’s divided into 15 countries with the most popular countries for budget travelers being: Cambodia, Bali, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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