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Asia is home to both the largest and deepest lakes on Earth, the Caspian Sea and Lake Baikal. Out of the twelve longest rivers on Earth, seven wind through Asia. All the world's major religions originated in Asia, and two out of every three people on Earth live there. The countries of Asia are so diverse that on the surface they have little in common. If anything, their commonality lies in diversity itself. Many of the societies in Asia are composed of a multiplicity of ethnic groups and religions, tribes and languages. Interknowledge invites our readers to sample this incredible abundance of landscapes and peoples. Those contemplating an adventure in Asia can take heart in the fact that the continent's overwhelming immensity is also the source of what is perhaps its greatest natural resource--choices.
“Go to Tibet and see many places, as much as you can; then tell the world.” HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA. Tibet is simply one of the most remarkable places in Asia. It offers fabulous monasteries, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet.
India bristles with a mind-stirring mix of landscapes and cultural traditions. Your journey through this intoxicating country will blaze in your memory long after you’ve left its shores.