Asia Destination Guides
Bali is a province of Indonesia which is located between the islands of Java and Lombok island, Bali island is also commonly referred to as The Island Of Thousands Temples, The Island of Gods, and Bali Dwipa. Bali also has several small islands are also included in the province of Bali, and the island of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan Island, Nusa Ceningan Island, Serangan Island and Menjangan Island. The capital of Bali is Denpasar, located in the south of the island, the island of Bali is renowned as a world tourism destination with unique art and culture.
While Bangkok is typically known for its risky late-night behaviors in the red-light districts, there's more to it than meets the eye. The capital of Thailand also has a rich history and a vibrant culture, along with beautiful natural elements and astonishing architecture. Once you visit, it's easy to see why and how around 9-million people reside in the metropolis, also known by its ceremonial name, Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit.
Dubai enjoys a rich heritage, with Dubai history going back to prehistoric times, although the Emirate itself is much more modern. The biggest changes in the history of Dubai have come since the discovery of oil around 50-years-ago.
The bustling metropolis that is Hong Kong holds over 7-million people within its borders in southern China. This lively, crowded city is rich in history, culture, and entertainment. Known as a unique administrative region, it maintains separate government and economic systems from the rest of the country. With on the most thriving economies, investing and international trade is massive in Hong Kong.
India has an incredibly long history that reaches back to the beginning of human civilization. Artifacts from 500,000 years ago have been found there. From the emergence of Hinduism during the Vedic period (1750-500 BCE) to the impressive art and architecture created during the Mughal Dynasty (early 16th century to the mid-18th century) to British rule (1858 to 1947) to present-day independence, India has a rich and fascinating history that could take a lifetime to study and understand.
The Maldives is a country in the Indian Ocean made up of 1,190 islands. Starting in 1153, the country was governed as an independent Islamic sultanate. It remained this way until 1887, when the land was colonized by the British. In 1965 the Maldives was granted independence from Britain.
The Philippines is named after King Philip II of Spain (1556-1598) and it was a Spanish colony for over 300-years. Today the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,000 islands. However it is believed that during the last ice age they were joined to mainland Asia by a land bridge, enabling human beings to walk from there.
Shanghai, China, has grown from a fishing village to a bustling metropolis. Its coastal location led it to become a port during the rule of the Eastern Jin and Tang dynasties. The Southern Song Dynasty elevated Shanghai from village to market town in 1074. It was named a city in 1291, thanks to the Yuang rulers. Shanghai's original name was Hudu, derived from the word that describes wooden fish traps.
Singapore is a sovereign island in Southeast Asia. Just off southern Malaysia, Singapore serves as a financial center with a multinational population. With its beautiful tropical climate, the island is a rapidly growing city-state with striking natural elements.
Sri Lanka’s earliest inhabitants date back more than 2 million years during the hunter-gatherer era. Fast forward to the 5th century BCE, and we see the first significant wave of immigration from northern India. This group formed the modern Sinhalese population. Two centuries later, arrivals from southern India arrived, settling in Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, and forming the Tamil population. There were several distinctions between the two groups.
Known for video games, anime, and electronics, Tokyo is a vibrant, colorful city with lots of energy. Expect to see market filled streets, lots of lights, and a ton of people. Tokyo has a predicted 14-million people living in its borders. Vanishing in to the city for some shopping and photography is an everyday activity among the residents of Tokyo.