A place of wonder and hidden beauty, wild, unexplored terrain, busy streets, glistening beaches, and ancient temples, this is what makes Asia a place worth visiting. From spicy cuisines to colorful festivals. From medieval traditions to heartwarming culture, Asia has a lot to offer and has a little something for everyone. You will never be bored or has a dull moment in Asia.
Asia is the largest continent in the world. And undoubtedly offer the most in terms of beautiful terrains stretching from beautiful mountain peaks to beautiful beaches, deep forests to beautiful plains, visiting Asia is a treat for your eyes and soul. The peace and tranquillity that you receive just from sitting in a Buddhist temple in Nepal is incomparable.
We all know about the Seven Wonders of the World, but do you know there are Seven Wonders of Asia as well?
These Seven Wonders Of Asia represent the art and architecture of the most innovative and iconic achievements of mankind all around Asia. These are the wonders that showcase manmade architecture and stand separate from the natural wonders of Asia.
We are all aware of the Taj Mahal in India, The Great Wall of China, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, though they are renowned as the Seven Wonders of the World. They are recognized as the Ambassador wonders for the Seven Wonders of Asia.
Seven Wonders of Asia
Before coming to the top 5 countries let’s have a look at the seven wonders of Asia that you must know.
First is the Bagan, previously known as Pagan. This used to be the capital of the Pagan Kingdom. It is an archaeological landmark hosting over 2,200 Buddhist temples and Pagodas. It is situated in Myanmar.
Also called Barabudur, it is a Buddhist temple located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. It is one of the main tourist attractions in the country.
3. Burj Khalifa
This is one of the most well-known buildings in the world. The Burj Khalifa or the Khalifa Tower or the Burj Dubai is a massive skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It also holds the crown of the world’s tallest building, with a height of 2,722 ft.
4. Forbidden City
The Forbidden City used to be the imperial palace of the Ming dynasty of China. It consists of 980 buildings in an area of 180 acres. It holds the designation of being the world’s largest preserved ancient wooden structure collection. It was also given the title of World Heritage Site, which was given in 1987.
5. Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar or also known as the world’s first shopping mall is the oldest and the largest covered market in the world. It is located in Istanbul, Turkey. It consists of 4000 shops individually.
6. Great Mosque of Mecca
The Great Mosque of Mecca, or Makkah, holds the Kaaba, the holiest place of Islam. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam to perform Hajj. It has the capacity to hold 900,000 worshippers on a regular basis and 4,000,000 during Hajj.
7. Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army is a representation of the armies of Qin Shin Huang, the first Emperor of China, in terracotta sculpture. They are believed to protect the Emperor even in the afterlife. The Army consists of over 8,000 soldiers, 520 horses, 130 chariots, and 150 cavalry horses. The Terracotta Army is a part of a larger necropolis area measuring up to 38 sq. miles.
Beautiful Countries of Asia
Asia is a land of beauty, culture, and tradition. Each and every country in Asia embody these features in them, which is why Asia attracts the most number of tourists each year.
If you ask me what makes the Philippines such a beautiful country, the answer to that it has a rich natural beauty. With its beautiful glistening beaches, tropical islands, and rich cultural diversity, the Philippines poses a unique blend of culture and tradition, which can be seen through its food, people and lifestyle. It truly is one of the most beautiful places in Asia.
When I say Japan, it’s not only because of manga, anime or even video games. Japan is definitely known worldwide for its pop-culture contributions, but it consists of serene natural treasures, beautiful temples, gardens, and its people, which is what makes Japan a place worth visiting at least once in your lifetime.
Indonesia, also known as the Island country of Asia, is located between the Pacific and the Indian oceans. It is known as the most beautiful country in the world as it is made of more than 17,000 islands, which means it has a stretch of more than 50,000km of beautiful coastal land. The most visited place in Indonesia is Bali, known for its beautiful beaches for both families and couples. They have private honeymoon beaches for newly married couples, who can go straight to “love” and avoid “eat” and “pray”.
Known for its wartime history, Vietnam is one of the most beautiful places in the world. From its vast rice fields, waterfalls, and sandy beaches to its mountains and the rich culture of its people, cuisine and lifestyle. Vietnam has a lot to offer as a beautiful country with such a horrifying history. One of the things that makes Vietnam such an attractive tourist destination is its cheap prices. Vietnam is known as the cheapest country to go to in the present day.
Last but not least, India is known as a subcontinent of Asia and has the most diversity in terms of terrains, language, people, and food. Being an Indian, my opinion may be a little biased, but India is a must-visit. It is the home to the popular Taj Mahal. India has a vast array of tourist attractions, from the mountains to desserts, from beaches to forests; India has a lot to offer to showcase its beauty. India is also the home to Kashmir, known as Paradise on Earth, so visit Kashmir to enjoy the true beauty of India.
Asia is a beautiful continent, containing beautiful countries which are not to be compared with each other. Each country has their own unique aspect of beauty and culture, and tradition. So, to experience all, you have to add “Visit Asia” to your bucket list of things you want to do in your lifetime.