Category Archives: Asia

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Libya Archaeology

Since the late seventies there have been numerous archaeological discoveries, many due to regular excavations, many due to the great development that the country has experienced in every region and in every sector. Numerous museums have also been created: one, imposing, inside the Tripoli Castle, has taken the place of the previous archaeological museum arranged… Read More »

Indonesia – Neo Indonesians

EASTERN INDONESIA. – New state, founded, according to the directives of the Malino conference, on December 24, 1946 in Den Pasar (Bali). It includes the island of Celebes, the small Sunda islands and all the other islands of the Dutch Indies east of Borneo and Java and west of New Guinea. It consists of the… Read More »

Provinces in South China

Guizhou Guizhou [gwe ɪ d ʒ ɔ u], K Weichow, Kweitschou, province in southwest China , 174,000 km 2, (2010) 34.7 million residents, including national minorities such as Miao, Yao, Bai, Tujia, Buyei, Dong and others, which make up around 36% of the population; The capital is Guiyang. The province comprises a high plateau crossed… Read More »

Turkey Since Independence

Here we are dealing with the history of Turkey starting from the proclamation of the republic, while, for the previous history of the Turkish state, see ottoman, empire. When the Grand National Assembly of Angora decided on the abolition of the Ottoman sultanate (November 1, 1922), Turkey found itself to be an ill-defined republican state,… Read More »

India Recent Archaeological Excavations

Prehistory. – The results obtained twenty-five years ago by H. De Terra with a classification of the Pleistocene cultures of India, have had in recent years a control through various stratigraphic excavations. De Terra was able to establish, with regard to the Panjab, that two lithic cultures coexist with divergent characters, the abbevillio-Acheulean one of… Read More »

Kazakhstan Landmarks

Take a group tour to Kazakhstan, which is located in Central Asia but a small part (about 5.4% of the surface) is in the far east of Europe! Explore this large, partly untouched land and its nature reserves, reserves, the very diverse nature, flora and fauna. You can also visit one of the many health… Read More »

Travel to Beautiful Cities in Turkey

Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Turkey Istanbul Visit Istanbul, the old Constantinople, the cultural and economic center of Turkey and the only metropolis that lies on two continents. Get to know the different religions on a study tour, but don’t forget the culture and other attractions such… Read More »

Korean Arts

Korean Korean art, the art of the Korean Peninsula. Despite some strong Chinese influence, it has its own character. Prehistoric period Since the 1970s, numerous archaeological finds have shown that Korea was already settled in the Paleolithic. From about 6000 to 2000 BC The Neolithic epoch, which is called the “period of the comb ceramics”… Read More »

Israel History: The Second Intifada

Sharon’s demonstrative visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on September 28, 2000, accompanied by 1,000 police officers, triggered serious and long-lasting Palestinian unrest (“Al-Aksa” or “second intifada”). On December 10, 2000, E. Barak submitted his resignation to force new elections for the office of Prime Minister. At the end of 2000 / beginning of 2001, however,… Read More »

Laos Brief History

Long ago, Laos was called Lan Xang which means “The Land of Millions of Elephants” and referred to all the animals that lived here. Unfortunately, this expression is no longer correct. During my trip to Laos, I did not see a single elephant. There are still elephants in Laos, but they can no longer be… Read More »

Facts of Burma

Read more about transport, price levels and more in connection with your trip to Burma. Language: Burmese Capital: Naypyidaw Population: 55 million Religion: Hinayana Buddhism Currency: Kyat Surface: 676,577 km2 Worth knowing Time difference The time difference between Sweden and Burma can vary, depending on whether it is summer or winter time in Sweden: Summer… Read More »

Travel to Sri Lanka

Customs and traditions The Sri Lankans are a wonderfully nice, kind-hearted and smiling people who receive tourists with warmth and big hospitable smiles. Although Sri Lankans are generally accustomed to many tourists, their shrines and customs are expected to be respected with humility and proper manners and dress. As in all places in Asia, certain… Read More »

China History Timeline

According to ehistorylib.com, China (official name: People’s Republic of China) is the largest country in East Asia and the fourth largest country in the world ( Russia, Canada and the United States are larger). With a population of more than 1.3 billion people, which is approx. one-fifth of the earth’s population, it is the world’s… Read More »

Places to Visit in Japan

According to Mathgeneral, Japan is an East Asian state in the Pacific and comprises 6852 islands. In terms of area, Japan is the fourth largest island nation in the world. The main islands are Hokkaidō in the north, the central and largest island Honshu, and Shikoku and Kyushu in the south. Japan is 70% covered… Read More »

Pakistan Industry and Mineral Resources

Pakistani industry has been clearly directed to the processing of local agricultural products; however, some basic sectors have experienced a certain expansion, such as the iron and steel, chemical (production of nitrogen fertilizers, sulfuric acid, caustic soda, etc.), petrochemicals and mechanics, present with both assembly and repair industries (factories automotive, railway and aeronautical workshops, etc.).… Read More »

AFTA AT A GLANCE

ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Background In 1992, the then six ASEAN states (Association of Southeast Asean Nations) initiated the establishment of a free trade zone, which was to be implemented through an extensive program for the gradual reduction of regional tariffs and which has now also been implemented as AFTA. AFTA is not an… Read More »

Cambodia Country Overview

(Preǎhréachéanachâkr Kâmpǔchéa). State of Southeast Asia (181,035 km²). Capital: Phnom Penh. Administrative division: provinces (20), municipalities (4). Population: 16.069.921 residents (2018 estimate). Language: Khmer (official), French. Religion: Buddhists 93%, Muslims 4%, Christians 2% others 1%. Monetary unit: riel (100 sen). Human Development Index: 0.582 (146th place). Borders: Laos (N), Thailand (N and W), Viet Nam… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan History

HISTORY: BEFORE INDEPENDENCE In the fifteenth century. Kyrgyz nomadic shepherds, coming from the territories north of present-day Mongolia, began to occupy both sides of the Tian Shan range (current border between China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan). From the beginning of the 1700s, severely attacked by the Mongols, many of these nomadic groups concentrated on the territory… Read More »

Information about India

India is chaotic, adventurous, confusing and present – pure bombardment of sensory impressions. In and out of an endless hustle and bustle, men in turbans, women in colorful saris, frantically honking cars, green autorickshas, ​​fermented bicycle taxis, donkeys, camels and sacred cows flow. On this page you will find practical information and facts about India.… Read More »

Uzbekistan History

Islamization and Mongolian Empires The area of ​​today’s Uzbekistan, belonging to the historical region of West Turkestan, shared its history in antiquity and the Middle Ages (Turkestan , especially the landscapes of Sogdiana , Charism). At the beginning of the 8th century the area was conquered by the Arabs and then Islamized as part of… Read More »

Turkey Cinema

CULTURE: CINEMA Begun in 1914 with short films and war newsreels, the national production recorded a dozen films in the silent period and a hundred with sound up to 1950. The absolute ruler was Muhsin Ertuğrul (1892-1879), a man of the theater who limited himself to filming the own repertoire. Pioneer of the cinematographic language… Read More »

North Korea Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in North Korea? There is a lot of forest in North Korea. More than 60 percent of the country’s area are forest areas, mostly mixed forests with oak, beech, maple and birch, trees that you can also find here. If you go up, you will also find many conifers… Read More »

Sri Lanka Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Small country – great diversity! Due to the different climatic and landscape zones, the diversity of species in Sri Lanka is great. Animals that live in the rainforest are very different from those on the coast or in the mountains. There are 240 species of butterflies alone. But also the number of… Read More »

Thailand Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Where did the woods go? In the middle of the last century, more than half of Thailand’s land area was still forest. These stocks have declined sharply, to only 20 percent in a few decades, and they continue to decline. These areas were cleared and often also settled in order to create… Read More »

Vietnam Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants The forests of Vietnam Forest extends over a quarter of the country in Vietnam. This used to be different, when two thirds of the country was forest. In the northwest there are primarily coniferous forests, but tropical rainforest, monsoon forest and mangrove forest also grow in Vietnam. The vegetation is also very… Read More »

Yemen History and Politics

Yemen was on the Frankincense Route We know little about the very early history of Yemen. But contacts between this region in southern Arabia and the Mediterranean were probably very early on. Frankincense in particular was traded because the famous Frankincense Route ran through the Yemen region. Dromedaries carried frankincense and myrrh, but also spices… Read More »

Vietnam History and Politics

1000 years of Chinese rule As early as 207 BC, The Lac Viet tribe conquered what is now Vietnam. Nam Viet means something like “southern country of the Viet”. The Red River Delta became the center of this forerunner of today’s state. The influence of the Chinese grew and about 100 years later, the Chinese… Read More »

North Korea Politics

Famine in North Korea In the 1990s the Eastern Bloc collapsed and this development had serious consequences for North Korea. The food situation deteriorated even further. If North Korea was previously supported by food imports, these suddenly stopped and the country was left on its own. In the absence of alternatives, supplies collapsed and many… Read More »

North Korea History

Kingdom of the Dolmens The Korean peninsula was inhabited 18,000 to 12,000 years ago. The people who settled there probably came from Siberia and Mongolia. Much of the world’s megaliths have been found in Korea. Korea is also known as the “Kingdom of the Dolmen”. Empire and conquest by Japan In the first centuries after… Read More »

Myanmar Culture and Tradition

Typical Myanmar One-legged rowers in Myanmar on Inle Lake Inle Lake is the most famous lake in Myanmar. The lake is an important source of food for the residents. In the surrounding villages, many live from fishing. The way people fish on Inle Lake, however, is a little different from what you may know. The… Read More »