Traditions of Asia.
The largest part of the world, washed by three oceans and containing 53 states, Asia on the world map is like a colorful carpet of cultures, languages, and nationalities. Perhaps there is no region on Earth that is more diverse and rich in all sorts of curiosities. From Israel to the Philippines, from Mongolia to India, its mercilessly scorched lands stretch. Although man came from Africa, it was here that he learned to sow and reap, invented the wheel, writing, and philosophy. Over the millennia, Asia has seen many things: the rise of great civilizations and bloodthirsty hordes of nomads, magnificent gems of creativity and primitive cruelty, devastation and fertility, millions of wars and the birth of religions. It is not surprising that today Asia is the subject of the most intense tourist interest. Here are such pillars of the industry as Turkey, Thailand, Maldives, India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and a lot of developing countries in the tourist sense-Vietnam, South Korea, Oman, etc.
What is it, a portrait of an “Asian” tourist? Let’s start with the fact that the main thing that people go to Asia for is, of course, exotic, and the exotic is its own, authentic and not at all similar to, say, African. Whether it’s the temple complexes of India or the fiery tom-yam soup in a Pattaya diner, the calls to prayer pouring from the minarets of Damascus, or Orthodox Jews marching through the streets of Jerusalem in the July heat in fur hats — everything is permeated with an Asian flavor: bright, always unexpected, a little discouraging and remaining in the memory like a frozen frame from a movie. Pictures of Asia — a whirl of colorful colors, a combination of incongruous, crazy beauty and an excess of lines, shades, shapes.
By the way, in terms of climate, Asia is more than diverse: you can find weather for every taste on its territory. I wanted snow-welcome to the northern coast of Mother Russia, I like the heat — please proceed to the July Emirates, I want the humid tropics — you have a direct road to the Philippines. In addition, God himself ordered to go to Asia for rock climbers – to Mount Everest and for those who prefer more than calm sea expanses – to the Dead Sea. And for those who want to stand in the heart of Asia, we recommend to go to Irkutsk: this city has the title of the geographical “navel” of the region.
In addition, Asia is visited in order to touch spirituality. On its territory, the world’s largest religions once arose: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. So the number of religious monuments here is appropriate: numerous Buddhist monasteries, pagodas and stupas, places associated with the earthly life of Christ, and the most significant mosques.
Not least of all, it is worth mentioning the” idle ” advantages of Asia, which include the coasts of several oceans and numerous seas at once, the cleanest beaches with fine sand and other near-beach amenities-in the form of hotels, restaurants, discos and other developed infrastructure. And, of course, gourmets will not be deprived of bright impressions: The world has never seen so many seasonings, aromatic plants and hot peppers used by Asian housewives! Whether it’s Rajasthan chicken with curry sauce or Tajik hash-an unforgettable experience is guaranteed!