I would realy like to know what attracts people (thats you!!) so much about Asia? And what do you want to do in Asia?
is it the different culture, the friendly people, the nature, the adventure? why do you want/ have you been to Asia? And what do you want to do/ have you done there?
I' m writing a report for my university about tourism in Asia....so if you want to help.....yes pls!
I'm from Canada, so a big part of my draw to Asia is geographical distance. It has vast exotic landscapes and cultures, it's cheap, and laid back.
My attraction to Asia is how friendly the people are the difference in cultural and well the difference in landscape compared to europe and the greeat food.
I haven't been to Asia, but I'm dying to go and it's my next destination.
What attracts me in first place is scuba diving: clear and warm water, big diversity of species, lots of famous diving spots...
Besides that: amazing beaches, the food and cultural differences. And also because it's cheap compared to other parts of the world, which will allow me to travel for more time 😊
^_^ yes! it is much different. I am from Asia. I found America different in culture, food and building, expensive and more relaxed.....
Culture, food, architecture, religious, lifestyle are the charming of Asia
I am asian but currently living in arkansas. I still go back to Asian many times a year bcoz there lots of adventure waiting for me . I have travel to most of the country in Asian but i like thailand the most. The foods, the language, the cultures , everything is different. Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia r not so much of culture shock becoz those countries r more advance in terms of technology or fashions. Btw i m malaysian. I am planning to go back to Thailand again somewhere next yr for the foods. love the fear factor bugs foods there.lol
Asia is a different world in itself. To travel there and be amongst the culture is definitely an eye opener. The adventure is fantastic, its exciting and rewarding having to figure out how to do everything for yourself with the language and cultural barrier. Purchasing a single train ticket in China can sometimes prove to be daunting and hilarious. From ordering the right food in Vietnam to figuring out local transit in Beijing, Asia is a land with a wealth of experiences waiting to be had by anyone. A large variety of food can be had in Asia, from the delicious Nasi Lemak in Malaysia to the unbelievable Pho Beef noodle soup found throughout Vietnam. The lifestyle and mentality of the local people is different all throughout Asia and as a Westerner it can sometimes seem hard to understand. Yet the local traditions and living styles are all interesting and educating in their own way. The people are generally friendly and most often walk around with a smile on their faces. A westerner traveling to Asia may find it uncomfortable sometimes in places like China (where everyone stares at you and may try to pet your blond hair) or Cambodia (where you may be confronted by a beggar who lost a leg from a land mine) , yet Asia is an experience that I feel must be had by someone who wants a unique experience and is feeling somewhat adventurous. The amount of opportunities and cultural experiences to be had are countless. It is such a fun place to travel!
asia, among other things mentioned above, is also a low-priced alternative to:
a. paris--there's singapore (http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home.html) for everybody's shopping fix 😊
b. bahamas--there's the dramatic coastline of the philippines, as exemplified by palawan, bohol, davao (http://www.pearlfarmresort.com/home.shtml), and boracay (http://www.boracaysandcastles.com)
c. greece--there's the ancient cities of cambodia (http://www.tourismcambodia.com/TripPlanner/Events_In_Cambodia/index.asp?PID=legendangkor) and thailand that serve as reminders of the region's past
hello! Asia is filled with different characteristics, as all the Asian countries are different with other but still Asian hearts are full love and sympathy. There are many places for tourist.
I believe the culture is so different to say America, Europe which can be all similar in western countries.
Asia has a different thinking and people do tend to live so much more in the moment.
Life is lived at a much slower pace, ans as such makes travelling such a delight.
And as Simba commented there is adventure to be had in Asia with the cultural and language barriers.
Also Asia is so much cheaper to travel in esp somewhere like Indonesia- my favourite country in Asia.
One of the great assets of Indonesia are the people and their friendliness to travellers- such a delight to experience and such a contrast to the rubbish written in Western newspapers and the travel bans instigated by the big western powers.
Le Grande Bleu- Indonesia has some fantastic diving spots- Pulau Weh, Bunaken, Komodo, Bali and so on. You will be in your element.
I had visited south India last year. I think goa and kerala have nice beaches as compared to other parts of India. Due to short trip we haven’t visited other parts of the country therefore I couldn’t say more about Indian beaches.
I think you should refer to some of the traveling forums or sites to get more information such as http://www.bestbeachesindia.com/ or http://www.aardvarktravel.net/chat/
Otherwise search in Google or yahoo for traveling forums.
Especially Nepal India Bhutan and Tibet is center of Adventure and rich culture. I think someone's adventure-qualification is not approved unless they do some trekking and climbing in the Himalaya.