Sam Rainsy would not be able to follow his plan to land in Thailand and make his way from there to neighboring Cambodia. Asia has the highest average elevation of the continents and contains the greatest relative relief. The Romans named a province Asia , located in western Anatolia in modern-day Turkey. Asia is more a geographic term than a homogeneous continent, and the use of the term to describe such a vast area always carries the potential of obscuring the enormous diversity among the regions it encompasses.
For discussion of individual countries of the continent, see specific articles by name—e. Azov, Sea of Sea of Azov. Sun Narin contributed reporting from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Migration across those barriers has been possible only through mountain passes.