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Fun facts about Asia

  • Japan and the East Asian Tigers (regions and countries) of Singapore, Hong Kong (meaning “fragrant harbor”), Taiwan, and South Korea are the continent’s ultra-modern countries.
    • And did you know that Japan has more than 1,600 temples in Kyoto! Now that calls for plenty of sightseeing in Kyoto!
    • Valentine’s Day in South Korea is also celebrated separately, just for single people.
  • Afghanistan, Laos, and East Timor are amongst the poorest countries.
  • China and India are emerging powerhouses.
    • And this is not only because China produces around 45 billion pairs of chopsticks in one year!
    • Yangtze River, Asia’s longest river runs for 6,300 meters (3,915 miles).
  • Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia are known for their warm tropical climate, diverse culture, and great beaches.
    • Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population.
  • Nepal is gifted with nature and history in abundance.
    • The Himalayan Mountain Range found between Nepal and China features the famous Mount Everest. This majestic mountain peaks at 8,850 meters. That is about 29,035 feet.
  • Trấn Quốc Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi.

Regions in Asia

  • Central Asia (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
  • East Asia (China (which includes Hong Kong and Macau), Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan)
  • Middle East (Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Palestinian Territories)
  • Russia and the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Russia)
  • South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Tibet, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).
  • Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
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The DRAGON BRIDGE was opened in 2013 and had since become one of the things-to-do when in Vietnam. The dragon is said to symbolize power, nobility, and good fortune. 

 

Countries and capital cities in the continent of Asia

The continent of Asia constitutes roughly 60% of the world’s population.

Asia varies greatly across and within its regions. Therefore, it’s uniquely diverse with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and government systems.

  • Afghanistan, Kabul
  • Armenia, Yerevan
  • Azerbaijan, Baku (transcontinental between the continent of Asia and Europe)
  • Bahrain, Manama
  • Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • Bhutan, Thimphu
  • Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan
  • Cambodia, Phnom Penh
  • China, Beijing
  • Cyprus, Nicosia
  • Georgia, Tbilisi
  • India, New Delhi
  • Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Iran, Tehran
  • Iraq, Baghdad
  • Israel, Jerusalem
  • Japan, Tokyo
  • Jordan, Amman
  • Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan
  • Kuwait, Kuwait City
  • Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
  • Laos, Vientiane
  • Lebanon, Beirut
  • Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • Maldives, Male

Countries and capital cities continued

  • Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
  • Myanmar (formerly Burma), Naypyidaw
  • Nepal, Kathmandu
  • North Korea, Pyongyang
  • Oman, Muscat
  • Pakistan, Islamabad
  • Palestine, Jerusalem (East)
  • Philippines, Manila
  • Qatar, Doha
  • Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • South Korea, Seoul
  • Sri Lanka, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  • Syria, Damascus
  • Taiwan, Taipei
  • Tajikistan, Dushanbe
  • Thailand, Bangkok
  • Timor-Leste, Dili
  • Turkmenistan, Ashgabat
  • United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
  • Uzbekistan, Tashkent
  • Vietnam, Hanoi
  • Yemen, Sana’a

Besides Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia are also transcontinental countries between the continent of Asia and Europe.

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