The world’s most populous continent packs a mighty cultural punch. From the seething chaos of megacities like Delhi and Tokyo to the serenity of Southeast Asia’s hilltop temples and rice paddies, it’s a colourful, often spiritual place that defies expectations and nourishes the soul. Our map of Asia is the perfect place to start.

Few parts of the world are better suited for adventure. Asia is home to gasp-inducing Himalayan peaks, as well as subaquatic wonderlands that teem with kaleidoscopic marine life. Add in balmy beaches and the dense jungles of Sumatra, Borneo and northern Laos, and the possibilities for connecting with nature are never-ending.

Foodies too will get a kick out of exploring. Everywhere from the simplest food carts to five-star restaurants, Asian cuisine tickles the taste buds with a mix of fiery and fragrant flavours.

Follow the Silk Road, the Mekong River or the Banana Pancake Trail – or simply go your own way altogether. Asia is where life-changing journeys begin.

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Things to do in Taipei off the beaten track

Things to do in Taipei off the beaten track

Taiwan’s capital Taipei is one of East Asia’s most vibrant metropolises. It's is famous for its night markets; Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest bui…

13 Feb 2019 • Hilton Yip insert_drive_file Article
A first-timer's guide to Patan-Lalitpur, Nepal

A first-timer's guide to Patan-Lalitpur, Nepal

While the frenetic chaos of Kathmandu sprawls and teems across the Bagmati River to the north, Patan – or Lalitpur as it's also known – abides in the ways i…

31 Jan 2019 • Daniel Stables insert_drive_file Article
Where to go for great diving in Vietnam

Where to go for great diving in Vietnam

Vietnam. Perhaps a mention of the country’s name conjures up images of idyllic terraced rice paddies in your mind, or the ubiquitous travel-brochure Ha Long b…

30 Jan 2019 • Tom Fleming insert_drive_file Article
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