From the vibrant metropolis to the serene countryside, East Asia is leading the world in change. Every year, cities grow bigger, technology becomes more advanced and communities skyrocket to new heights. The countries of East Asia include Japan, China, Mongolia, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. These areas represent some of the oldest religions in the world including Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism and Chinese folk religion. Additionally, more than 22% of the world’s population resides in East Asia.
An interesting variety of sights and sounds await a traveler to one of these distinct yet culturally-connected countries. From Taiwan’s Stinky Tofu to Tokyo’s bright lights, Shanghai’s bustling open-air markets to Mongolia’s wide-open spaces, the sights and sounds of East Asia are like no other.
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Photos (China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea)