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

Travelling in the Trans-Siberian: From St. Petersburg to Beijing

Back to nature: 13 of the world’s richest national parks

14 of the most extraordinary environments on earth

10 things the rest of the world can learn from Japan

This video will make you want to visit Georgia right now

13 awesome free things you can do in Tbilisi

A photographic journey to Everest Base Camp

14 mind blowing images of night skies from around the world

This video will make you want to visit Thailand right now

This video will make you want to visit the Philippines right now

10 things the world can learn from China

The hill tribe villagers of Vietnam

10 things the world can learn from Koreans

The spirit of fearless travel: Pedaling the Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of a grave

How to visit Kawasan Falls in the Philippines

How to visit the Arcadia Backpacker Hostel’s awesome waterpark in Cambodia

How to see the red crab migration on Christmas Island

15 images that will make you want to explore the Philippines

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