Oriental Asia Travel


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Nothing quite prepares you for Oriental Asia - a world where the ancient and the futuristic collide, where tradition and innovation exist side by side, where complex cultures intertwine with global trends. Lose yourself in cities filled with thousands of years of history, explore elaborate temples and glimpse the region's spiritual way of life. Dine on spectacular cuisine from sizzling street food in local hangouts to restaurants able to rival the trendiest in the world. Be awed by soaring skyscrapers and neon lights then hit bustling markets and shop till you drop. Prepare to be amazed - this is Oriental Asia...

Travel to Oriental Asia

From booming cities to snow capped mountains; bustling markets to awe-inspiring temples, Asia truly is a melting pot of top travel spots just waiting for you to explore. Whether you're after an urban escapade of neon and karaoke; fancy a culinary adventure sampling some of the world's best street food; or want to immerse yourself in the area's ancient and vibrant cultures we can help you plan a trip of a lifetime!

Places to Visit in Oriental Asia

From bustling cities to olde-worlde villages, rugged mountains to exotic jungles, Oriental Asia is a world of contrasts. Whether you're seeking an intrepid adventure, want to hop from city to city or just want to chill and discover your inner zen, you're sure to find what you're looking for. Get the lowdown on where's where in Oriental Asia and start planning...


Dazzling skyscrapers, incense filled temples, fashionable boutiques and bustling markets - Hong Kong is one of the power houses of Oriental Asia, where East meets West and business and tradition go hand in hand. Dine on delicious local cuisine, hang out in booming Times Square and trendy Central, take a junk boat across Victoria Harbour and when night falls, sip cocktails at awesome rooftop bars.


From the beautiful architecture of Beijing's Forbidden City to the awesome Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an; the natural wonders of the Tiger Leaping Gorge to the mighty Yangtze river; and not forgetting the iconic night-time skyline of Shanghai - the ancient land of China has inspired and intrigued for centuries and continues to do just that today.
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Known as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan has a fascinating history and a rich and complex culture which captivates its visitors time and time again. Learn of the customs and practises of the Geishas in Kyoto and visit impressive Shinto shrines full of peace and tranquility. Hike to the heights of Mount Fuji and recover with a relaxing bathe at a traditional Onsen. Japan truly has it all!


This undiscovered country offers much to those who venture there. Seoul is a city easily able to rival the likes of Shanghai and Tokyo, with trendy neighbourhoods and glistening skyscrapers as well as ancient palaces and temples. Elsewhere visitors are able to discover incredible natural beauty, from mountains ranges to rugged beaches. And let's not forget the sensational South Korean cooking!


Even for the most experienced globetrotters out there, North Korea still remains one of the most unknown corners of the world. Begin to uncover the secrets of this isolated nation with one of our exciting new trips. Be the first amongst your mates to discover this unknown nation by chatting to one of our Travel Experts today.
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This vast country is a place to truly get away from it all, its incredible deserts and never-ending plains both dramatic and inspiring. Experience nomadic living in rural villages, discover cultures unchanged in centuries and spend your nights at Ger camps. Mongolia is the perfect place for an epic overland adventure and for those wanting to really get off the beaten track.


One of the most epic routes in the world, the Silk Road is steeped in history and culture. Stretching from the shores of the Mediterranean to China, it passes through incredible countries almost completely untouched by tourism. From the stunning ancient cities of Uzbekistan to the amazing wilderness of Kyrgyzstan - to name just two - the Silk Road is where overland adventuring comes into its own!

Travelling Around Oriental Asia

Lucky for us reaching Oriental Asia, although lengthy, is relatively easy. There are direct flights available from the UK to major cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul and connecting flights to endless other destinations. STA Travel also offer many exclusive Student/Youth fares to the region. Once at your destination there are some incredible adventure tours available as well as rail passes in Japan and South Korea. Fancy something a little different? What about a Tailor Made trip put together based on your exact preferences? Or what about seeing the area from a different perspective with a TEFL programme? Here at STA Travel we can help you plan it all...
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Asia Adventure Tours
Travel with a knowledgeable local group leader, see the highlights of Oriental Asia and make friends with fellow travellers along the way. From small group adventures and overland truck journeys to tours especially for under 35s, there's sure to be the perfect trip for you. See a selection of our top tour deals and search for more too!
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Tailor Made Asia
Take your pick of a variety of authentic experiences exactly how and when you want it! Our Tailor Made experiences are suited to you, giving you the ultimate freedom to explore unforgettable countries like Japan with one of our very own travel experts helping you plan the perfect adventure.
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Rail Passes
Available in Japan and South Korea, rail passes are ideal for independent travel around the countries. Both rail systems and reliable and convenient and you'll even get to try out the world famous bullet trains!
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Internships and TEFL
Working and travelling around another country is a life changing opportunity, and teaching English can be particularly rewarding. Gain work important work experience perfect for your CV and future career development and see some of the highlights of your country of choice too - the best of both!

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