Asia, the world's largest continent, covers 29.9% of the Earth's land area. Its 4 billion inhabitants account for 60% of the world's current total population, which also makes Asia the world's most populous continent. It is so large that it is divided into regions: Central Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Russia and the Caucasus, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Traveling to Asia presents many options. From the ancient ruins, jungles, and pristine beaches of Southeast Asia to the megacities and modern malls of East Asia and the Middle East, every traveler will definitely find Asia a fascinating destination that is rich in cultural diversity, great people, and delicious cuisine.

Defining the borders of Asia can be difficult as it is so large and diverse to quantify at simple levels. However, we can safely say that it is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Indian Ocean to the south, the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, and Arabian Sea to the west, and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Asia's highest point is Mount Everest, rising 29,028 feet above sea level. The lowest point is the Dead Sea which is 1,312 feet below sea level.

Food, music, art, and religion play a major role in many Asian cultures. Travelers will find the variety of the aforementioned very different from each other and most will have traces of western influences due to colonization.

Religion also plays a major part in Asian living. In fact, you'll find the birthplace of six major religions in world in Asia: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Shinto, Taoism, and Confucianism.