The biggest continent on earth and by a distance the most diverse, Asia warrants a lifetime of exploration. The countries of Asia span the range of travel experiences, from the most popular tourism destinations to the remotest, and the most modern cities in the world to the most untouched landscapes and traditional cultures. The continent can be traversed on travel's most evocative journeys - the Silk Road and the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Himalayas and nearby ranges are the world's premier destinations for trekking and mountaineering, while some of the world's most iconic and endangered species (the tiger, orangutan and giant panda) make for unforgettable wildlife experiences. And you're still barely scratching the surface of Asia.

To begin your exploration of Asia, use the map below to focus on specific regions, countries and the great multi-country journeys on the continent. For further inspiration, explore the great Asian travel experiences below.

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Regions of Asia
Journeys of Asia

Asian Travel Experiences

To explore the great travel experiences of Asia, choose one of the activities or themes below.

Natural Attractions Historical Attractions
Wildlife experiences Trekking experiences
Rail Journeys Boat Journeys

The Classics

Hike the crumbling remains of the Great Wall of China

Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway across the continent

Trek the classic route to Everest Base Camp

Gaze in awe at the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, India