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

Nothing will boost your Instagram feed like a trip to Turkey. Here’s proof.

The reality behind Thailand’s Kayan Long Neck Hill Tribe will make you rethink your trip

5 ways traveling through Japan can be cheaper than you think

The 16 funniest Hindi expressions (and how to use them)

5 ways to save money on your trip to Hong Kong

Watch: Cambodia and the negative impact of voluntourism

Thailand’s amazing Maya Bay: What you should know to visit

Why you don’t want to get on the wrong side of the law in Japan as a foreigner

Flight of the Gibbon: Thailand’s awesome zipline canopy tour

How well do you know China’s UNESCO Heritage sites? [QUIZ]

The 6 mistakes I made when I traveled to Afghanistan

5 things expats in Japan are total snobs about

5 myths about Japan that need to die

6 ways to prove you’re an American in Japan

The Rickshaw Adventure

How my family in Singapore ensures its prosperity by making a communal fish salad

How to visit the Katskhi Pillar in Georgia

8 of the most romantic spots to visit in Turkey

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