The Asian continent is home to some of the most diverse collections of ethnicities, cultures and traditions on the planet. With a mix of over 52 culturally distinct ethnicities and several major religions, a visit here is an eye opening experience. Our PTPI programs have explored these traditions and people, and we look forward to participating in the Chapter Network by promoting youth exchange programs to share our cultural history across the globe.
We have programs that allow participants to experience the heart of Asia through contacts with people and their homes, history and culture. Through community service projects, homestays and participation in conferences, we share our rich cultural histories with others. Our festivals date back many thousands of years and when they meet our modern thinking, the blend provides new ways to experience tradition.
The officers that serve the Asian continent, our Asia Executive Committee (AEC or Council) are all established members living and working locally. They bring the expertise and practical experience we need to be effective change agents at a grass-roots level.
Asia is a vast and diverse region, home to many different cultures, languages, and traditions. Here are some things people can look forward to when visiting Asia:
Historical sites: Asia is home to some of the world’s oldest and most iconic historical sites, such as the Great Wall of China, the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, and the Taj Mahal in India.
Delicious cuisine: Asian cuisine is diverse and flavorful, with many different regional specialties to try. Some popular dishes include sushi and ramen in Japan, Pad Thai in Thailand, dumplings in China, and biryani in India.
Vibrant markets: Asia is famous for its bustling markets, from the street food stalls of Bangkok to the night markets of Taipei. Visitors can browse for souvenirs, clothing, and food in these vibrant marketplaces.
Cultural festivals: Asia is home to many colorful and vibrant festivals throughout the year, such as the Diwali festival in India, the Chinese New Year celebrations in China, and the Songkran water festival in Thailand.
Natural beauty: Asia is home to some of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes, such as the Himalayan Mountains, Halong Bay in Vietnam, and the beaches of Bali.
Traditional arts and crafts: Asia has a rich tradition of arts and crafts, such as pottery, weaving, and silk embroidery. Visitors can learn about these traditional crafts and watch artisans at work in many parts of Asia.
Spiritual and religious sites: Asia is home to many important spiritual and religious sites, such as the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, and the temples of Bali.
Overall, visitors to Asia can look forward to a rich and diverse cultural experience, with historical sites, delicious cuisine, vibrant markets, cultural festivals, natural beauty, traditional arts and crafts, and spiritual and religious sites to explore.