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Asia

Overview

The continent of Asia is an exciting destination to explore for its diverse languages, cultures, and landscapes. In fact, many travelers who limit their visit to only one country come away with an intense desire for more.

Some of Asia’s well-known sights include the majestic spires of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Taj Mahal in India, Moscow’s Red Square, and the Great Wall of China. But discovering Asia is not just about gazing at big attractions. There are endless local and intimate experiences to be had like camping on a beach in Thailand, learning to belly dance in Turkey, or riding a motorbike through villages in Vietnam.

The Matador community of writers and wanderers offers articles about Asia for short and long term travelers, teachers, and students of language. Search our archives for tips on climbing Mount Fuji, not embarrassing yourself at a bathhouse in Syria, and drinking alcohol in Pakistan, among countless other recommendations and stories.

Asia Articles

9 Things I wish I’d known before visiting the Taj Mahal

35 signs you’ve spent too long in Thailand

Maldives’ Soneva Jani Resort: How to experience paradise

5 ways to save money on your trip to Colombo

I thought Bangladesh was a country difficult to love. I could not have been more wrong

How to visit the stunning Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang, Laos

How to visit Kulen Falls in Cambodia

Watch: Windsurfer takes his board down a snow-covered mountain

15 ways to save money on your trip to Hong Kong

9 amazing images of Japan’s traditional facet

8 things I wish I knew before visiting Ha Long Bay

6 ways to do Singapore on a budget

Watch: nightmare landing at a Turkish airport ends up with the airplane over a cliff

5 ways to enjoy winter in South Korea without freezing your butt off

How to save money on your trip to Seoul

4 alternatives to see the Taj Mahal away from the crowds

Jigokudani Monkey Park: What you need to know to visit Japan’s snow monkeys

Matador Original Video Series: People of Paradise Ep. 4

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