Countries in Asia

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With so many countries in Asia, there is a wide variety of belief systems, but Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam draw the largest number of followers. Immerse yourself in magical lands, beautiful sandy beaches, warm tropical climates, exotic cultures and spectacular Asian scenery.



Azerbaijan - a nation with a Turkic and majority-Muslim population - was briefly independent from 1918 to 1920; it regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Azerbaijan ... READ MORE


In November 2006, the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced it will be seeking - at the International Court of Justice.[40] - "to prosecute members of the ruling Myanmar junta for crimes a ... READ MORE


A citizen of Cambodia is usually identified as "Cambodian" or "Khmer," though the latter strictly refers to ethnic Khmers. Most Cambodians are Theravada Buddhists of Khmer extraction, but the country ... READ MORE


China, a vast and ancient land that is decidedly unforgettable. Explore the Silk Road which has been the most important connection between the East and West through history, or cruise the great Yangtz ... READ MORE

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located in south China and consists of 4 parts: Hong Kong island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and 260 surrounding smaller islands. Hong Kong Island, only 80 square kilometres, ... READ MORE


India dominates the South Asian subcontinent. With a history that goes back to 3,200 BC when Hinduism was first founded, India is a country of fascinating cultural diversity, the result of the coexist ... READ MORE


Indonesia is archipelago of 17,508 islands (6,000 inhabited) with an amazing 54,716 kilometres of coastline. As a result, Indonesia has a huge variety of wonderful landscapes, from the terraced rice p ... READ MORE


Japan remains something of an enigma to people in the Western world. On one hand it is a giant producer of cars, computers, and a whole array of sleek electronic goods. Yet on the other it is still th ... READ MORE


Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the River Jordan, with and emerging market and is the third freest economy in West Asia and North Africa. ... READ MORE


Kazakhstan is the world's largest labd locked country extending from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east bordering China and Russia.  ... READ MORE


Malaysia is one of the most pleasant, hassle-free countries to visit in South-East Asia. Several decades of sustained economic growth and political stability have made it one of the most buoyant and w ... READ MORE


Oman, a country situated in West Asia is officially known as the Sultanate of Oman. It spans the mouth of the Persian Gulf and shares maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan. ... READ MORE


The Phillipines is a friendly archipelago made up of 7,107 islands in the South China Sea. With a whopping 36,289 kilometres of coastline, the Phillipines promise a hearty choice of long, white sand b ... READ MORE




Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area. It is part Asia, part Europe (the area west of the Urals is considered part of Europe) and features Mount El'brus, Europe's tallest peak, a ... READ MORE

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia covers the bulk of the Asian Peninsula and is located in Western Asia. It is the largest country in the Middle East and Western Asia, with a coastline along both the Red Sea and the Persi ... READ MORE


Singapore is a thoroughly organised and modern city that is undeniably Asian. Singapore enjoys a rich ethnic, cultural and historical heritage with Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions part of the eve ... READ MORE

South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea  is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lies east to the Asian mainland. ... READ MORE

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. ... READ MORE


Taiwan's mountainous landscape flattens to gently rolling plains in west, and a string of teeming cities. The capital of Taiwan, Taipei, is a modern city. Between the congested traffic and pollution i ... READ MORE


Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia. From bustling Bangkok, where ultra-modern technology lies alongside simple canal and riverside communities, to the mist shrouded mounta ... READ MORE


Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in central Asia. It's capital is Tashkent and Uzbek is the majority language, Russian is also widely spoken. Uzbekistan is part of the Turkic world, and a member of ... READ MORE


The people of Vietnam regained independence and broke away from China in AD 938 after their victory at the battle of Bach Dang River. Successive dynasties flourished along with geographic and politica ... READ MORE

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