North-East Asia Travel GuideEdit This The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and see
Japan has kept an interesting mix between old traditions and new customs. Some people avoid Japan, assuming it is not interesting enough. The only reason we can imagine for not going there, is the high cost of living (and travel). But if your budget permits you should not give this extraordinary place a miss. Most people enter Japan by taking a plane to Tokyo or Osaka.
Rather inexpensive is a visit to China. You've got to see what this country has to offer. Among the long list of highlights are, for example, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the stone warriors of Xian, the mountains of Guilin and the interesting ethnic mix of Yunnan Province. Something completely different is the commercial centre of China, Shanghai. It is hardly necessary to mention that Tibet is a great place to visit, too (especially in March). Visitors should be aware of the difficult political situation there. Do, however, consider, that China is a vast country, and a lot of ground has to be covered.
Being now part of mainland China Hong Kong and Macau are still great places to visit. Hong Kong is still an economic power centre in North-East Asia. Just an hour away by jetfoil is Macau, the oldest former European settlement in the East and a relaxing contrast to busy Hong Kong
Taiwan is situated about 160 kilometers off the southeastern coast of the Chinese mainland. Taiwan's relationship with mainland China has been complicated for many decades. The same is true for he economic strong South Korea and the rather isolated North Korea. There are hardly any accurate information on travelling available in North Korea. In recent months the ice between the hostile brothers is melting slowly.
Last but not least the exotic homeland of Jingis Khan, Mongolia, should not be forgotten.
North-East Asia is waiting for you to explore it. Just go!