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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

11 female photographers shaking up our perspectives on India

You can sleep in this odd floating capsule in Japan and wake up on a desert island

How to get a job and move to Japan

The world’s dreamiest island is now banning tourists

Tokyo might have a mile-high skyscraper, the tallest in the world, by 2045

Round-trip flights to Bali are under $600 right now — seriously.

This underwater villa in The Maldives lets you sleep with sharks

The most beautiful hidden diving spots in Southeast Asia

Taiwan might be getting a millennial pink museum

Glamping on Mount Everest is a thing now, so you don’t even have to hike.

10 things you need to know before visiting the Great Wall of China

A traveler lost their passport and Reddit came to the rescue. Here’s what happened.

8 stunning images that show Osaka’s perfect blend of old and new Japan

Uber is leaving Southeast Asia in two weeks

Adventures in Korea with TravelingJules

How to visit Jiuzhaigou National Park in China

Pokémon Go players nearly eradicated this rare beetle in Japan

This little Chinese city makes four more times in gambling revenue than Las Vegas

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