Asia

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Facts About Asia

Time Zone: Australia/Perth

Latitude: 29.8406438998344

Longitude: 89.296875

Asia is almost too massive and diverse to conceptualize as a single travel destination. Even defining the borders of the continent is difficult—from the mountains around the Black Sea in the west to the snow fields of Siberia in the east, there are more people and cities in Asia than outside of it. Asia’s highest point is Mount Everest, which rises 29,028 feet above sea level on the border of Nepal and China. In contrast, the lowest point is the Dead Sea, whose surface lies 1,312 feet below sea level between Israel and Jordan.

The longest river in Asia is the Yangtze, which runs 3,915 miles through China. The largest lake is the 149,200 square mile Caspian Sea, which is surrounded by several central Asian nations. Asia is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east, by Australia to the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean to the south. The Red Sea lies to the southwest, Europe is to the west, and the Arctic Ocean is to the north.

There are a wide range of travel options, from the desert ruins and modern malls of the Middle East to the magnificent monuments of South Asia; from the beach bungalows and jungle treks in the Southeast to the megacities and technology capitals of East Asia.

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