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Asia is a continent with 48 countries and is divided in 5 subregions. The countries within this part of the world can be incredibly different from each other. For example, East Asia includes countries like China, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. South Asia includes Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Nepal but also Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bhutan! The most visited by backpackers, Southeast Asia is where Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam amaze millions of tourists every year. Western Asia is often referred to as the Middle East and the countries include Turkey, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Qatar and others.
Since Asia is made up of more than 40 countries, it’s hard to specify what’s important for each one of them. However, some information about Asia for tourists is always valid: Squat toilets are common in Southeast and East Asia and you’ll need to bring your own toilet paper. Insect repellent and sunscreen will make your trip a lot better. Remember to respect the different religions and dress appropriately whenever indicated, for example take your shoes off at temples. Visit a doctor at least 5 months before traveling. Some countries require vaccinations to grant a visa.
Asia can be a quite cheap destination. You can use Worldpackers to save even more money by exchanging work for accommodation in Asia. Make a profile and check our hosts for free! We offer hosts in the main destinations of Asia, like India, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia, Cambodia, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Japan, Philippines, China and many others. Once you have a profile and a list of skills, you can explore all five regions of Asia by becoming a member of the Worldpackers community.
As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.
Choose your plan to travel with Worldpackers as many times as you like.
Complete your profile, watch the video lessons in the Academy, and earn certificates to stand out to hosts.
Apply to as many positions as you like, and get in contact with hosts.
If a host thinks you’re a good fit for their position, they’ll pre-approve you.
Get your documents and tickets ready for your volunteer trip.
Confirm your trip to enjoy all of the safety of Worldpackers and become an Explorer.
Have a transformative experience and make a positive impact on the world.
If anything doesn’t go as planned with a host, count on WP Insurance and our support team!
After your exchange, leave and receive reviews and become an Expert.
Volunteer with other hosts, get more reviews, and participate in the WP Programs.