Asia is a diverse continent with approximately 48 countries. If you’re planning for a trip there, you should fathom the different climatic conditions, environmental regulations, and legal requirements for your target destination.
This article provides a comprehensive guide that will ease your planning process.
What to Expect in Asia
Asia is a vast continent with some of the largest countries globally. For example, China and India are 5th and 8th largest countries by landmass. As such, visiting different locations in these countries may require a lot of travelling.
In terms of weather, Asian countries can have extreme weather conditions. Interestingly, you may encounter different weather conditions in the same country! This happens when one side is experiencing the monsoon while the other one is relatively sunny.
As such, you can expect sudden changes in the weather, especially if you are travelling to different countries.
A Guide on Specific Locations
- South-East Asia. This region comprises Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. They largely experience tropical climate with beautiful beaches and scenic mountains. The countries are relatively warm and humid but can be hit by monsoon wind from October to December. As such, the most ideal time to visit these countries would be from January to October
- Thailand and Vietnam. These countries have highly diverse weather and you can experience varying weather conditions in different towns. The region experiences humid and hot summers which can be a bit uncomfortable for visitors. As such, it is an excellent idea if you choose November to January as your ideal months to visit Bangkok and other towns in the region. At this time, the place is cool
- Vietnam. This region has 3 different climatic conditions every year. The ideal time to visit the beaches in Central Vietnam is from January to May when the weather is cool. The capital city, Hanoi is best visited between March and April as well as October and December
- Japan. The weather in Japan ranges from extremely cold to subtropical. Hokkaido has the longest winter season in the country. From December to March, Japan experiences winter. If you wish to observe the spectacular cherry blossoms season, then you should visit during the spring season (March to April)
What to See in Asia
Asia has a myriad of places where you can visit ranging from beaches to mountains. In fact, some of the world-renowned beaches are found in Asia! Think of the Maldives and the spectacular Thailand beaches.
Also, the region hosts some of the most beautiful hills and mountains. The Himalayas and Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world are located in this content. Additionally, the region provides unique opportunities to enjoy the culture and learn about history. For example, you can consider visiting the Great Wall of China.
Finally, Asia has some of the most welcoming people in the world. You will get a chance to sample their foods and learn about their culture.
If you’re planning to visit Asia, you should plan accordingly based on your target destination. Ensure that you understand the weather seasons before travelling to allow you to pack the ideal clothes.
Once there, enjoy the many attraction sites and interact with the Asian people to learn their incredible culture!