A diverse and dynamic continent, Asia has so much to discover. From the cosmopolitan capitals of China and Japan to the remote hills of Thailand and the colorful cities of India, each and every corner of the continent has something special to offer travelers.
Ancient temples and architectural wonders—few places in the world evoke such powerful and memorable reactions like these jaw-dropping sights.
These busy markets give a snapshot of everyday life in that region. Stop by to mingle with locals, taste regional flavors and pick up something special to take home.
1. China’s silk markets: Silk was developed in China as early as 3,500 B.C. and remains a sought-after luxury to this day. Scour the silk markets in Beijing for a souvenir of your trip.
2. Thailand’s floating markets: Every morning in villages around Bangkok, locals pack fresh, colorful produce into small boats and sell their goods right from the canals.
3. India’s spice markets: A feast for the senses, the spice markets and bazaars in Jaipur offer an array of vibrant colors, smells and tastes.
Towering skyscrapers, sleek architecture and nonstop nightlife show off Asia’s more modern side.
Which destinations have caught your eye?