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Travel Guide to Asia with its Geological Map

Geological maps have always been important whether it concerns the geography of a region, mapping out the natural resources, looking for the reminiscences of the history of great civilizations, or searching for excellent food points or tourism spots – you can sort all that through a geological map. All you need is to own a good geological map and the skills to read it.

A map that comes with detailed information will tell you the exact spot you want to enjoy. The most exquisite experience anyone can have is traveling through different regions of the world as it enhances the exposure about the people and cultures of those regions and also about the historical heritage of those regions.

Asia Continent

Asia is the largest continent of all the seven continents both area wise as well as by population. Asia covers an area of 44, 579,000 sq km and the population of this continent is 4.4 billion, which the 62% of the whole world’s population. Asia consists of total 48 countries of which China is the largest one; the highest peak is the Mount Everest i.e. 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above the sea surface and the lowest point is the Dead Sea which is 422 meters (1,384.5) below the sea level. The average literacy rate of the Asia Continent is 65.5% and the major religions are Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintonism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism.

The principal languages spoken in this region are Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Javanese and Korean.

A Brief History of Asia

The word “Asia” is considered to be the derivative of an Ancient Greek word “Aơiα”, which was firstly associated for relating to the Persian Wars in 440 BC. But initially it was connoted to the east bank of Aegean Sea – the area which was famous for being related to Hittites as “Assuwa”. Another idea is that the word Asia is derived from the word “Asu” which means “rising” or “light” referring to the sunrise, so basically Asia means the “Eastern Land” from which the sun rises.

If we go down the history lane, it will tell us that Asia had been under the rule of various kings in different time zones. The history recorded the wisest king Chandra Gupta Maurya as its first documented ruler; a former slave who was the founder of Maurya Dynasty, he died in 298 BC after becoming known in the Hellenistic world for defeating one of the most powerful of Alexander’s successors, Seleucus I Nicator. Another famous and well-loved king of those times was King Ashoka, the grandchild of Chandra Gupta Maurya.

King Ashoka died in 232 BC. Another golden era in the history of Asia was the era of Muslim rulers, from 632 AD until the Ottoman Empire’s reign in 1566. Many of the Asian rulers had built excellent monuments during their times which are still considered as masterpieces and therefore visited by millions of traveler each passing year.

Culture and People of Asia

The people of Asia are best known for their attractive features and the simplicity in their ways of living. In the Asian culture, the guests are considered very respectful and are highly respected – so they are always seen to be very open-hearted and generous towards their guests.

Asian people also love art, music, literature and philosophy and these are also observed in the culture and values of different societies. In the Asian culture, people strictly follow their religious values so what attracts the Western World towards Asia is its traditional culture and values.

Places to Visit in Asia

Asia is a beautiful contrast of plain fields, deserts, mountains, sea, and snowy areas. There are many places that attract tourists from all other regions to the continent of Asia. The Asian foods are also very famous due to their exquisite taste and the spices used in them. Below is a list of places you surely want to visit once in your lifetime:

  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Great Wall of China
  • Bunaken Marine Park, Indonesia
  • Jaipur, India
  • Ajanta Caves, India
  • Borobudur, Java, Indonesia
  • Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia
  • Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia
  • Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  • Masada, Israel
  • Isfahan, Iran
  • Nara Park, Japan
  • Palawan, Philippines
  • Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Kyoto, Japan
  • Philosopher's Walk, Kyoto, Japan
  • Himeji Castle, Japan
  • Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • Singapore Skyline
  • Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, Gyeongju National Park, South Korea
  • Mount Fuji, Japan
  • Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul, South Korea
  • Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Baekdu Mountains, North Korea
  • Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Paro Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan
  • Kerala Backwaters, India
  • The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
  • Forbidden City, Beijing, China
  • Leh, Ladakh, India
  • Hong Kong Skyline
  • Jal Mahal, India
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Ko Tao, Thailand
  • Lhasa, Tibet
  • Sa Pa, Vietnam
  • Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Taroko National Park, Taiwan
  • Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Gobi Desert, Mongolia
  • Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Arkhangai, Mongolia
  • Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
  • Bagan, Myanmar
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Socotra, Yemen
  • Jiufen, Taiwan
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China

All these places are not only the most beautiful spots in Asia but are also rich in culture and history. Once you visit these places you will come to know how rich and diversified culture prevails in Asian regions.

Another plus point of the regions of Asia is the exquisite food restaurants that offer most delicious food in the whole Asian region. You might also want to have a list of these restaurants; here is the list of the top 20 restaurants of Asia:

  • Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Restaurant André, Singapore
  • Amber, Hong Kong, China
  • Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
  • Waku Ghin, Singapore
  • Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
  • Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
  • Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
  • Hajime Restaurant, Osaka, Japan
  • Les Amis, Singapore
  • 8 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
  • Burnt Ends, Singapore
  • Mingles, Seoul, Korea
  • L'Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan
  • Corner House, Singapore
  • Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
  • Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan

But, of course, if you are going there for the first time you certainly need a guide to lead your way and what could be better than the geological map of Asia. So, if you are now set to visit these places and to enhance your traveling experience which for sure will educate you about the different cultures and rich history of Asia, then it is time you buy maps containing geological information about the regions of Asia.


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