a little about Asia
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Asia is the world’s largest continent and home to more than half the world’s population. Boasting one of the oldest known civilizations (China), it’s a region of ancient temples, rugged mountains, verdant rice fields, golden beaches and friendly people. There are tropical islands, maharajah’s palaces and cities sited along the Great Silk Road. Art and architecture compliment the region’s cultural heritage where ancient temples and marble palaces stand alongside the concrete and glass skyscrapers of Asia’s modern capital cities - a stark contrast to the remote tribal villages.
Asia has seen the rise and fall of many mighty empires. Its turbulent and fascinating history resounds with the names of the great empire builders – Tamerlane, Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. Today’s modern Asian empire is economically driven - its ‘tiger economies’ being pre-eminent in global terms.
Whether trekking amongst the world’s highest mountains (the Himalayas) or visiting some of the planet’s most isolated indigenous peoples, you cannot fail to be impressed by all this continent has to offer as a holiday destination.
There are many photographs in the gallery of my visits.