Asia is a vast continent, filled with an astounding variety of wildlife, landscapes, cultures and people. Here are some Asian destinations where you will find natural scenery and wildlife that is unique to this part of the world.
The rainforests of Borneo are the oldest on earth, and home to many rare and endangered mammals, including orang-utans, proboscis monkeys, and gibbons, and hundreds of different species of birds. Visitors should not miss the Gomantong Caves, hanging with countless bats and swiftlet nests, and the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok. If you can, spend time with the native Iban or Dayak peoples, who still practice their traditional way of life, living in longhouses in the Sarawak jungle.
Many destinations in Asia involve flying very long distances, making them costly to travel to. If you are on a budget and plan on making the most out of your cheap holiday Turkey, you would certainly enjoy your stay in this country as it is full of natural beauty. Bird lovers, or anyone who loves spectacular sights, should visit the Bosphorus in the autumn, when a vast number of storks, eagles, vultures, osprey and falcons fill the air in their annual migration. Turkey has 20 national parks, protecting huge areas of forests, mountains and wetlands, and all are a great place to camp and get close to nature.
Asia is home to one of the most beautiful and endangered animals in the world, the tiger. There are 53 tiger reserves in India, where over half the world’s remaining tiger population lives. India has many beautiful national parks, such as Ranthambore, a huge green expanse filled with ruined temples, forts and wildlife. As well as tigers, the park is home to sloth bears, antelope and crocodiles. Visit the nearby town of Pushkar and see the annual Camel Fair; an extraordinary annual festival when thousands of herders from all over Rajasthan descend on the small town with their animals.
The Himalayas is high on the list when you acquaint yourself with the most visited destinations in Asia, with its towering mountain peaks and spectacular views bringing visitors from all around the globe. The Nepalese Sherpa are famed for their hospitality and the aid they give to those who wish to climb the slopes of the Himalayas, and while scaling Everest is only for the brave, a walk in the clouds in the mountains of Nepal is an experience you will never forget.