is the world's largest and most populous continent, located in the
eastern and northern hemispheres. It
covers 8.6% of the earth's total surface area (or 29.9% of its land
area). With approximately 4 billion people, Asia hosts 60% of the
world's current human population.
Airlines - Asian
carriers are generally much cheaper than their American or
European rivals, and there are some great bargains to be had. The
low-cost airline industry in Asia is sure to boom in the coming years.
Information about Asian airlines and related info.
Asia Parks - Asia is a continent
of extreme contrasts in
climate and geography and a home to amazing natural wonders of the
This beautiful and massive area offers the very diverse travel options
available to the most avid travelers.
National Park Information -
is located in Southern Asia, between
Tibet and India. It contains 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks,
including Mount Everest - the
world's tallest - on the border with Tibet.
Himalayas - The Himalaya are a range of mountains in
Asia, most correctly defined
as stretching from the Indus river in Pakistan, through India, Nepal,
ending at the Bramaputra River in India. This is often extended to
include the Karakoram, the Hindu Kush, and other minor ranges extending
from the Pamir Knot, as these mountains are continuous with the
Himalaya proper, and the geographical difference makes no difference
for the traveller, we follow this convention here. This region includes
the 14 highest mountains in the world, and over 100 peaks over 7200m.
Cradle Of Civilization - The Middle
a world region that bridges two continents, stretching across south
Asia and North Africa. As one of the wellsprings of human civilisation
in the ancient and medieval worlds, the birthplace of at least three
religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and the focus of much
economic and political importance, the Middle East remains a popular
Dead Sea Area - Dead Sea is the lowest point in the world
at 394.6 m (1269 ft) below sea level. It borders Israel, the West Bank
and Jordan. Currently, 25 km of Dead Sea
coastline lie within Palestinian Authority territory, including Qumran
and Ein Feshka.
Sea From Israel & West Bank Side
Sea From Jordan Side
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NORTH ASIA - A
subregion of Asia. It consists entirely of Siberia,
which lies in the Asian part of Russia.
CENTRAL ASIA includes the following regions: China,
Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
EAST ASIA -
includes part of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South
MIDDLE EAST - a world region that bridges two continents, stretching
Asia and North Africa.
SOUTH ASIA -
South Asia comprises the countries lying between the Himalayas and the
Indian Ocean, some of which were part of the British Empire. Countries:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
SOUTHEAST ASIA -
The southeastern section of Asia, a collection of dissimilar but not
states squeezed between the twin giants of India and China. Countries
in Southeast Asia: Brunei
- tiny oil-rich sultanate in Borneo; Cambodia
- home of Angkor recovering from decades of war; East
Timor - one of the world's newest states at eastern tip of
- sleeping giant of the region, spread across a vast archipelago;
Malaysia - multicultural country covering the skyscrapers of KL and the
of Borneo; Laos
- forgotten country of Southeast Asia between Thailand &
(Burma) - military dictatorship open to the adventurous; Philippines
- freewheeling former Spanish and American colony; Singapore
- clean and orderly city state in the tropics; Thailand
- the most popular destination in the region; Vietnam
- firmly on the long march to capitalism.
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|CHINA - The
People's Republic of China (PRC) comprises most of the cultural,
historic, and geographic area known as China. Since its founding in
1949, it has been led by the Communist Party of China (CPC). It is the
world's most populous country, with a population of over 1,300,000,000,
most of whom are classified as the Han Chinese ethnicity. It is the
largest country in area in East Asia and the fourth largest in the
world, after Russia, Canada, and the United States. The People's
Republic of China borders 14
countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and
Vietnam. China is
incredible in many ways. The list of sights and things to do
there is endless, not to mention the thick culture and wonders of this
- Few people think of wildlife
when Hong Kong is mentioned. But hidden
away on the border between the former colony's New Territories and
China are the Mai Po Marshes, 1,500 hectares of mongrove forests, mud
and ponds which serve as a way station for 250 species of migratory
tours of the marshes
are available and some of them include a walk along the old border, a
to the World Wide Fund for Nature's Wildlife Education Centre, a stop
at the Gei Wai Museum, which displays shrimp farming equipment. You may
even stay behind after the tour to further explore the reserve.
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