Asia is home to the majority of humanity, lively cities, sublime landscapes and almost endless options. Asia varies from the mega-cities and technology capitals of to the magnificent monuments in , and from the beach bungalows and jungle treks of to the desert ruins and modern mega-malls of the .

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, the largest country in , has many of the world's highest mountains, most populated cities, and longest rivers. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, known as Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, is an island nation in . Photo: JurriaanH, CC BY-SA 3.0.

was the cradle of ancient civilizations such as Imperial China, ancient Korea, ancient Japan and the Mongol Empire, and is today home to 1.6 billion people. Photo: Q197342, Public domain.

is one of the world's oldest civilizations. Its long and rich history is present both in people's thinking and values and in the art, architecture, and feats of engineering that remain from dynasties past. Photo: Seebeer, Public domain.


, also known as the Indian Subcontinent, is a triangular landmass bordered by the in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, and the Ganges and Indus river valleys in east and west. Photo: Simon-and-you, CC BY 3.0.

is a group of diverse tropical countries between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, featuring cultures influenced by both and and hosting large communities of Overseas Chinese. Photo: Gerd Eichmann, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a region mainly in Western Asia, between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a rugged, arid region, historically coveted for its position between and… Photo: Tokatosha, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is a region between the Black and Caspian Seas. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


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