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There are hundreds of interesting sites spread across Asia and these are but a few. For additional info and links explore the individual countries on the map.

  • Angkor Wat, built by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century, is a temple located in Angkor, Cambodia....
  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, located in central Honshu, Japan, is home to Mt. Fuji, and draws over 100 million visitors annually....
  • The Great Wall of China at 3,889 miles (6,259 km) stretches along the entire northern part of China, from Shanhaiguan west to Lop Lake. The wall contains a series of fortifications constructed of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, and was built in the 7th century BC to protect the borders of the Chinese Empire....
  • Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh, Vietnam, features stunning views of towering limestone formations rising from the sea. The bay contains over 3,000 limestone monolithic islands, some of which are hollowed caves and grottos...
  • Hermitage Museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia is one of the world's oldest and largest museums in the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great....
  • Hikkaduwa Beach on the coast of Sri Lanka is well known for its surfing, corals, and nightlife, and is an ideal place for those looking for a bit of relaxation under the sun mixed with a little adventure....
  • Jerusalem is a volatile spot within the Middle East, as it is significant for Christians, Muslims and Jews alike recognized as a holy city by all three faiths....
  • Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is located on the border of Nepal and China, and peaks at 29,029 ft. (8,848 m). The mountain attracted 3,142 individual climbing enthusiasts and Sherpas in 2010....
  • Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is an ancient city in Ma'an, Jordan. Famous for its rock cut architecture, the structure was built around 1200 BC....
  • Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, is a Russian Orthodox church that was constructed in the late 1550's....
  • Taman Negara National Park, in the Titiwangsa Mountains of Malaysia, is known as the world's oldest tropical rainforest....
  • The Taj Mahal was constructed in 1632, in Agra, India, in memory of the third wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and attracts close to 4 million visitors each year....
  • Victoria Peak in Hong Kong offers breathtaking views, and is home to numerous species of birds and butterflies....

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This page was last updated on September 19, 2016.