Top Ten Most Interesting Asian Countries

I have already made this type of list about europe, south america and latin america, and the list about africa has already been made before so I shall continue to do these types of lists. I did one about specifically central asia, but now I will do a list of the most interesting countries in asia as whole. Keep in mind that asia is the biggest continent in the world with over 50 countries so this list was surely quite hard to make, there were tons of countries I wanted to include in the list but couldn't because there were just so many. Alright, without further ado, let's start!

The Top Ten

1 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is a landlocked country. It is one of two doubly landlocked countries in the world, a country completely surrounded by landlocked countries in Central Asia. more.

Damn you're very educated - Redrocky416

Uzbekistan best country - iliekpiez

I wouldn't be able to tell you one thint about Uzbekistan. - ParasN2000

I think Uzbekistan is definitely the most interesting asian country, for a number of reasons, but I think something everyone here can agree is that the history is very interesting and fascinating. During a long, long time ago, there was the silk road, which was an ancient network of trade routes, which connected the west and east, and the three cities Samarkand, Chiva and Bukhara who played a big role during the ancients are all located in Uzbekistan, and it's all juts so fascinating! This is also one of the three countries where the Aral sea is located. The Kyzylkum desert is also located here, a big desert. It's easly the most interesting one in my opinion - darthvadern

2 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.

I guess something that makes the central asian countries so interesting is that people barely know anything about those countries and that automatically makes them even more interesting, that's part of the reason I made the most interesting central asian countries list in November 2018. Turkmenistan is the second biggest country in that region (the only country bigger in central asia is Kazakstan) and is the country in the region with the most desert, as the karakum desert takes up a lot of the country, even more than what the kyzylkum desert take up of Uzbekistan, in the karakum desert, there is this very fascinating crater Darvaza gas crater, or better known as the "door to hell". It's quite spooky, and it's certainly one of the most interesting asian countries - darthvadern

3 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

India surely deserves a spot on the list! When it comes to political geography, India is the most complex of the complex! There are hundreds of exclaves in India which belong to Bangladesh, as well as tons of indian exclaves in Bangladesh. There's even more to talk about. The culture is very interesting and it has quite an interesting history. It's also the biggest hinduism country in the world, as hinduism is the main religion of the country. The capital city is New Delhi located in the northen part of the country, however the biggest city is Mumbai, located on the west coast. There's just so much to cover about this country, and I don't want to get to complex so we'll move on - darthvadern

4 Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. more.

Iraq is the country in which the two rivers Tigris and Eufrat are located, and do you know what ancient country was located between those two rivers? Mesopotamia, this is such an interesting country! In the ancient land of mesopotamia (technically Mesopotamia was located in Syria as well, but most of it was located in Iraq). The people who dominated mesopotamia were the sumerians in the south, the babylonians up bit more north, and in the northern parts (And this is the part located in Syria) the assyrians lived. All of them are very interesting, and I think the fact that Mesopotamia was located mostly here alone is a good reason to why it's so interesting - darthvadern

5 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.
6 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

Well obviously, this list wouldn't be finished without the most populated country in the world (as of 2019). China is one of the biggest countries in the world with tons of land, this makes every part of China very different from each other, although chinese is the official language in the whole country. Speaking of which: chinese. There are many different chinese languagues, with the two biggest ones being mandarin and cantonese. Mandarin is the largest and is spoken in almost all of China. Cantonese is mostly spoken in the south-eastern parts such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, and it's more complex than mandarin due to there being more sounds and stuff. It is surely quite an interesting country - darthvadern

Interesting in their censorship of Winnie the Pooh especially - iliekpiez

7 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

I wanna know how they got that name. It's bound to be an interesting story - TwilightKitsune

Maybe it has to do with turkish delight which is food, and they wanted to have a food in their name, but another type of food, thus that may be the reason the name "Turkey" was chosen - darthvadern

8 Myanmar Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains more.

The biggest country in south-east asia in my opinion is Myanmar (formely known as Burma), something cool about their flag is that their flag is almost completely identical with Lithuania's flag, except the colours are brighter and there's a star in the middle. It's quite a nice reference as I am half-lithuanian. This is quite a fascinating country. It has very interesting culture and history overall and there's tons of cool places here. Capital city is Nay Pyi Daw, but it actually used to be Rangoon (the biggest city) until 2006 when they changed the capital city. Very fascinating country - darthvadern

9 Tajikistan Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia with an estimated 8 million people in 2013, and an area of 143,100 km2.

Even though I haven't been to any asian country yet, something people usually talk about Tajikistan is that the scenery is breath-taking, gorgeous, and that it feels so adventurous to travel there, as if you were in a dream world, and from what I've studied about this country, it truly seems gorgeous. Very interesting culture as well I gotta say. It's also the only central asian country where persian is the official language (Afghanistan is south asian), although it's technically a dialect of persian, called tajik, and a difference is that it uses the cyrillic alphabet unlike standard persian. Really interesting country - darthvadern

10 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

Iran is the location in which the persian empire started, and while I do not know much about the persian empire, I do think it's quite interesting. Very interesting culture and history, and I really want to study more about this country because of how interesting it is in my opinion - darthvadern

The Contenders

11 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

South Korea is more interesting than this - ElSherlock

12 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia.

Have you ever heard of the mountain lake known as Issyk-Kyl? That people have found a town buried under it? That the lake never freezes despite being a mountain lake? Well then you should know that it's located in Kyrgyzstan, the lesser known of the two mountain twins of central asia (yet the bigger one in terms of size), the other one being Tajikistan, the latter one which to an extent is somewhat more known, due to Emomali Rahmon being quite a known president. I find it quite interesting, mainly because of the issyk-kul lake, but history is quite interesting as well. I think the events after it recieved independence is quite interesting. It's just overall a very interesting country in Asia - darthvadern

13 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.

Russia is a European country, not asian - ToddHoward

Russia is both European and Asian. At least it deserves to be on the list more than the Middle Eastern countries like Turkey and Iraq. - Rpemk

Mother Russia Makes You Strong - TwilightKitsune

14 Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

My dad was born In Thailand - SimeOh

15 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

So interesting... that it's on the list twice...

Âみこ lives here, so... (my aunt’s name) :3

16 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
17 Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
18 Laos Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to more.
19 Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.
20 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.
21 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
22 Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

The assyrian empire in Mesopotamia was mostly located in what is today modern Syria (although a bit in Iraq as well), and is part the reason this country is on the list. However since Mesopotamia was located mostly in Iraq, and due to the fact I find the sumerians and babylonians to be more interesting I put it higher than Syria. Still a very interesting country - darthvadern

23 Armenia Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the more.

The neighbour and rival of Azerbaijan, Armenia. Remember how I talked about the nakchivan enclave that was located in Armenia but is officially a region of that country? Well in Azerbaijan there is the nagorno region, that actually isn't part of Armenia though, as Azerbaijan has control over it. Man there's surely a lot of controversy around these two countries. I think one of the most interesting aspects about Armenia has got to be its language. It's quite a unique one, and it's one of the only three languages in Europe that doesn't use the cyrillic or latin-based script. It's instead completely different, and uses the armenian alphabet and there's even a monument in Armenia about the letters. It's quite interesting - darthvadern

24 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.
25 Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

It's such an interesting country! - neehawgamer

26 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

First country in the alphabet is surely quite a deep and interesting country! It's a very mountainous country with tons of mountains and a very big history and interesting culture. Official languages of the country are pashto and dari. Pashto is an indo-european language spoken by the pashtun people, while dari is a dialect of the persian language, also an indo-european language, and because of this communication between the only three countries in which persian is an official language: Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan isn't that hard, fun fact, this is the only country of the three that border both countries, as the other two countries may border a lot od countries as well, but they only border one persian-speaking country, which is Afghanistan. It's a very interesting country in my opinion - darthvadern

27 Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

Lebanon has among the oldest history of the arab countries and were the country where the phoenicians originated from and they are surely interesting. They were quite famous for seafaring and they are the main reason Lebanon is so high up - darthvadern

28 Maldives Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

Paradise on earth

29 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.

Azerbaijan is quite a cool country. Along with Armenia and Georgia, it's one of the few countries that is technically located in Asia, but some people classify it as a european country. It's surely an interesting country. Azerbaijan has a strong rivalry with its neighbour Armenia and it shows. Both sides have attacked each others and have exclaves in both countries and they fight a lot over it. In armenia there is a part of this country called the nakhchivan republic. There's a bit of controversy there as Armenia claims that is should belong to them and that it's an armenian place but Azerbaijan claims it's their land. One of the most interesting parts about the country has got to be the gobustan region though, in which you can literally find mud volcanoes. About half of all the world's mud volcanoes can be found here and it's so fascinating! - darthvadern

30 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.
31 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.
32 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.
33 Brunei Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.
34 Bahrain

A very small country in the persian gulf with some pretty interesting things about it. As it's an island, the only way to get to the mainland is through a bridge that borders Saudi Arabia. As a member in the arab league, it's one of the most free arab countries as well in the world. It's technically an archipelago. It's kinda funny as Bahrain is another very rich country in the persian gulf with loads of modern buildings but it's usually overshadowed by countries like the UAE and Qatar. Bahrain is surely an underrated country - darthvadern

35 Oman Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Yes definitely, Oman deserves a mention. It's known for being one of the friendliest countries in the arab world and it's one of the most conservative countries in the arab world. Just by looking at the pictures in Oman it's like travelling back in time because the culture and stuff is still the same as it was a few hundreds of years ago, it's not super modern, like the UAE or Qatar for example - darthvadern

36 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia was the birthplace of Islam which in itself makes it a very interesting and old country overall. There are some very holy and interesting cities here such as Mecca and Medina and it deserves a mention on the list - darthvadern

37 Georgia Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country's capital and a largest city more.
38 Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.


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