Tourism Asia

Friday, April 1, 2011

Asia is not only a big continent, it is even bigger in tourism. There are a number of exemplary destinations to visit. India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Singapore, Maldives top the list. Each of these destination is unique in itself. The culture, tradition, food, festivals, entertainment options, natural beauty, monumental delights – all club up together to create a complete funfilled and exciting travel package. Infact you can also club up two to three countries in a single tour.

But before that here are some basic facts about these countries

Official Name :Bharat (Hindi), Republic of India (English)
Capital City – New Delhi
Area : 3.3 million square kilometers
Major Religions : Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism
Languages : India has two National languages (Central administrative). They are English (associate official) and Hindi (in the Devanagiri script). The Indian Constitution also officially recognizes 22 regional languages.
Major Attractions : Ayurveda, Backwaters, Himalayas, Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle, Rajasthan, Kerala, Goa, Khajuraho,Wildlife, Religious destinations.

Official Name :People's Republic of China (PRC)
Capital City –Beijing
Area :9,600,000 sq km
Major Religions : Buddhism,Taoism, Islam and Christianity
Languages : Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, and Hakka dialect
Major Attractions : Great Wall of China, Forbidden City , Potala Palace ,Silk Road  Nanjing 
Quick Help : China Tourism

Official Name :Kingdom of Thailand
Capital City –Bangkok (Krung Thep in Thai)
Area :514,000
Major Religions : Buddhism
Languages : Thai
Major Attractions : Bangkok, Phuket Island, Pattaya Beach, Phang Nga Beach, Patong Beach, Krabi Beach
Quick Help : Thailand Tourism

Official Name :The Federation of Malaysia
Capital City –Kuala Lumpur (KL)
Area :329,758 sq km
Major Religions : Islam
Languages : Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai;
Major Attractions : Kuala Lumpur,GentingInland, GentingHighlands, Cameron Highlands, Retreat to theHighlands, FraserHill, Little India, Chinatown, Taman Negara Ntl. Park, Kuala Lumpur,GentingInland, GentingHighlands, Cameron Highlands, Retreat to theHighlands, FraserHill, Little India, Chinatown, Taman Negara Ntl. Park
Quick Help : Malaysia Tourism
Official Name :Republic of Singapore
Capital City –Singapore
Area :699 sq km
Major Religions : Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Taoist, and Confucian
Languages : Malay is the national language. Chinese (Mandarin), Malay, Tamil and English
Major Attractions : Asian Civilization Museum, Escape Theme Park, Jurong Bird Park, Kent Ridge Park, Merlion, Night Safari, Pulau Ubin, Singapore Johore Battery at Changi, Singapore Zoo        

Official Name :Republic of Maldives
Capital City –Male
Area :115 square miles
Major Religions : Islam
Languages : Divehi, with English widely-spoken
Major Attractions : Scuba Diving, Surfing, Snorkeling
Quick Help : Maldives Tourism
Official Name :Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Capital City –Beijing
Area :1104.4 sq. km
Major Religions : Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist with Christian and Muslim minorities
Languages : Chinese (Cantonese dialect) and English
Major Attractions : Aberdeen, Causeway Bay,Disneyland, Lantau Island, Ocean Park, Po Lin Monastery, Victoria Harbour, Victoria Peak        
Quick Help : Hongkong Tourism
Sri Lanka
Official Name :Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Capital City –Colombo
Area :25,332 sq mi
Major Religions : Buddhist 70%, Islam 8%, Hindu 7%, Christian 6%
Languages : Sinahala and Tamil are the two official languages of Sri Lanka.
Major Attractions :Colombo, Kandy,Negombo, Mount Lavania ,  Yala (Ruhuna) National Park, Uda Walawe National Park  
Quick Help : Sri Lanka Tourism



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