Flights to Asia
Flights to Asia
Some of the popular airlines that offer cheap flights to and from Asia include Japan Airlines, Air China, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and Air India.
Countries in Asia
Asia is the largest continent in the world both in terms of size and population. Asia consists of 48 countries, ranging from the hot deserts of the Middle East to the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. China is the largest country in the continent while the island chain of the Maldives is considered to be the smallest.
Population of Asia
Asia is the most populous of all the continents with a total population of around 4.436 billion, thus accounting for more than half of the world's population. As you'd expect from a continent so large and populous, Asia is an incredibly diverse place on both a cultural and a religious level. Asia represents the birthplace for many of the world's religions, with the primary religions of the continent being Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Jainism, Sikhism, Judaism and Zoroastrianism.
How big is Asia?
The largest of the continents, Asia covers a staggering 44.5 million square kilometres. Consider that Europe covers approximately 10.2 million square kilometres and you can start to get an idea of how large this continent really is.
There are over 2,000 spoken languages in Asia, with some of the most commonly spoken including Hindi, Russian, Indonesian, Arabic, Bengali, Japanese, Punjabi, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese.
The food prepared and eaten within this continent is as diverse as its culture. For example, Central Asian cuisine tends to include a lot of grilled meats and kebabs as well as grain and wheat based dishes, while East Asian dishes generally includes cooked meat and seafood with local herbs and vegetables, noodles, rice and grain dishes.
Weather in Asia
The weather across Asia is tropical across the southeast sections and dry in areas such as the Middle East. With the weather being so diverse across this enormous continent, you should check the weather of the specific country you're planning to travel to to get a clearer idea. The best time to visit South East Asia is between January to March and June to September, while the best time to visit Central Asia is April to October.
Top destinations in Asia
If you're looking for cheap flights to Asia, popular destinations worth visiting include Tokyo, Hokkaidō, Shànghǎi, Jeonju, Con Dao Islands, Hong Kong, Pemuteran and the Trang Islands in Thailand.
Attractions in Asia
Asia is such an incredibly diverse place and it's packed full of incredible attractions. Attractions range from the fascinating Great Wall of China to the tech-savvy Tokyo in Japan. You could visit Thailand's stunning islands, or scale Japan's Mount Fuji. There's the Taj Mahal in India or the largest Buddhist temple in the world - Borobudur in Indonesia.