Ancient kingdoms, glittering skyscrapers and pristine beaches: these are just a few attributes that make up the world's largest continent, Asia. With a plethora of diverse countries comprising it, Asia is an intriguing and captivating destination.
Asia's largest country, also the biggest in the world, Russia is a fascinating place to visit and admire the grand splendor of its major cities. Russia's neighbor, China, is another vast country with bustling cities and ancient villages that would take years to fully explore.
Although much smaller in scale than China, the Southeast Asian country, India, is a kaleidoscope of various cultures with thousands of different languages spoken and around eight major religions. When visiting India it's easy to fall in love with its people; their joie de vivre is infectious. Thailand is a traveler's favorite, each year drawing crowds of visitors keen to see its idyllic beaches, ancient ruins, high-end resorts and the bustling metropolis, Bangkok.
India and Thailand have their monsoons, Japan, its typhoons and Russia turns into a winter wonderland covered in snow blankets. The weather in Asia does differ considerably and depending on which country you're visiting you'll always need to check before booking your trip.
In general, the best months to visit India and Sri Lanka are from November to March. Try to avoid visiting during the monsoon season; anywhere from May to September.
Japan is beautiful between the months of March and May when cherry blossoms bloom, and although the weather is pleasant at the end of August and September it is their typhoon season. On the other hand, the Philippines is lovely during the same months as Japan – March to May – but from June to October is the wet monsoon season.
The country that experiences the most extreme weather conditions is Russia; it gets bitterly cold in winter – November to early April – and unbearably hot in July and August. While the UAE, on the other hand, doesn't really have different seasons: it's generally warm throughout the year, with the exception of August when the heat can reach the high 90s.