Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

  • Monkeys have their own special feast day in the town of Lopburi in Thailand – complete with personal invites, mountains of fresh fruit and huge bowls of ice-cream. Just watch out for the food fight at the end!
  • The Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so big you could fit a plane inside it. Although we’ve never actually seen anyone trying to do it!
  • China’s 8th century Leshan Giant Buddha has eyebrows that are more than 5 metres long. Wow!
  • Vietnam exports are more than a third of the world’s cashew nuts. Thank you, Vietnam.
  • If you love a cliff-top view but don’t fancy the climb, head for Bailong in China. You can travel 300 metres up the cliff in an elevator!
  • Vietnam’s kitchen deity Ong Tao is in fact not one god but three – two male and one female. We knew there was a reason Vietnamese food is so scrummy.
  • There are more millionaires in Tokyo than in Paris, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Impressive.
  • Thailand is the only country in South East Asia that has not been colonised by Europeans. And they are super proud of that fact!

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