Asia is home to the majority of humanity, lively cities, sublime landscapes and almost endless options. Asia varies from the mega-cities and technology capitals of East Asia to the magnificent monuments in South Asia, and from the beach bungalows and jungle treks of Southeast Asia to the desert ruins and modern mega-malls of the Middle East.
Popular destinations: Tokyo, Mumbai and Hong Kong
East Asia is a cultural and geographic region of Asia. East Asia, also popularly known as "the Far East" is what used to be known in the West as The Orient, a mysterious land inhabited by a race of inscrutable tea-sipping Orientals.
Popular destinations: Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing
Central Asia consists of Asia east of the Caspian Sea. The region has no exact boundaries, but is usually considered to include the former Soviet republics, as well as Afghanistan; also known as "the -stans".
Popular destinations: Kabul, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan