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Welcome to Asia
Asia is a continent full of intrigue, spirituality, solace and adventure. For centuries it has captivated travellers with its stunning coastlines, tropical islands, snow-capped mountains, impenetrable jungle exquisite cuisines, compelling cultures and welcoming locals. Asia is where ancient and modern wonders and civilisations co-exist, a place where futuristic mega-cities and quiet backwater villages sit side by side.
Asia is as large as it is diverse! In fact Asia is literally the largest, most populous and diverse continent on the planet. With 48 different countries it is home to about 4.5 billion people, which is over half of the worlds population! Occupying 80% of the Eurasian landmass its sheer size means that it has a diverse creation of landscapes, vegetation, animals and cultures.
Ancient wonders, architectural triumphs and sacred spaces cover the continent, from the Great Wall of China, to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Taj Mahal in India or the lesser-known Bagan Temples in Myanmar. It’s a land where Tigers roam free, monks can be found in mountain monasteries bent in prayer or where spiders can be considered a food. Asia is moving fast into the 21st century where the continents big metropolises easily challenge Europe or America as global hubs.
With so many different cultures, religions and regions there always a reason to celebrate in Asia. Carnival is an important part of life in Asia and they are rich in cultural diversity. Whilst they vary from place to place they all are vibrant, enchanting, big, chaotic, colourful and incredibly memorable. Spectacular parades, colourful costumes and never ending parties are the main part of carnival in Asia.
Carnival exposes some of the most ancient and intimate aspects of Asian culture. It is the best way to learn about local culture and customs first-hand as well as meet the locals and indulge in authentic cuisine. So let loose and discover some of the best places in Asia to celebrate carnival and have a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.