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Unit 6: Asia | Cultural Geography, 4th ed.


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Chapter 14: The Caucasus, Central Asia, and South Asia

  • Library on Central Asia and the Caucasus—Provides a brief "overview of the politics, economy, and culture of Central Asia"
  • Eurasianet—Current headlines for each country in this region, photo essays, and political cartoons
  • Asianinfo.org—Index of Asian countries with an overview of the people, culture, history, etc. Some news posted also.

The Countries of the Caucasus

Georgia

  • Georgia Revealed—A photographic and journalistic record of the experiences of an expedition of photographers and journalists to explore history, culture, and nature in Georgia
  • Georgia: Europe Started Here—Official tourism site with information on Georgian history, culture, and notable destinations

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Central Asia

Kazakhstan

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

  • Central Asia—Covers the Central Asian countries in detail with photos and national statistics
  • Tourism.uz—Provides information on local customs, notable places, and historic sites

Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan

Afghanistan

South Asia

India

  • Tour India—Information organized into country region and by city
  • Incredible India—Official tourist site. Much information, nice destination guide, and a few pictures.

Pakistan and Bagladesh

Nepal and Bhutan

  • CIA The World Factbook: Bhutan—Information on Bhutan's  people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military
  • Bhutan: The Last Shangrai-La (PBS)—Focuses on the natural environment and fauna of Bhutan. Short sections on history and culture. Good photos. Linked to the official tourist site of Bhutan.
  • Nepal—contains visiting ideas for trekking, tours, and outdoor activities

Sri Lanka and Maldives


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Chapter 15: Southeast Asia

Indochina

Myanmar

Thailand

Laos

Cambodia

Vietnam

  • Vietnam Tourism—Official tourism site. Great destination guide. Lots of information given but be aware that some portions (especially the history) show a definite government bias.
  • VietVentures—Vietnam Information Guide. Great website to discover.

The Malay Archipelago

Malaysia

Singapore

  • Your Singapore—Official Singapore tourism website
  • Singapore—Contains a variety of information about Singapore and a photo gallery.

Brunei

Indonesia

  • Indonesia-Tourism.com—Good overview of Indonesia. Nice interactive map. Don’t neglect the links at the bottom of the first page.
  • Indonesian Tourism—Official site of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Indonesia. Contains lots of great information and pictures.

Philippines

  • Philippines Travel Guide—Contains much information and nice pictures. Great destination guide.
  • The Philippines—Well-presented site. Covers the usual information with a nice destination guide, but also focuses on the ecosystem of the Philippines, including animals, plants, volcanoes, hurricanes, and much more

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Chapter 16: East Asia

China

China's Autonomous Regions and Mongolia

Tibet

Taiwan

  • Welcome to Taiwan—Official tourism site. Much information on Taiwan and good destination guide.

Mongolia

  • Mongolia Tourism—Official tourism site. Good info and photo gallery.
  • Visit Mongolia—Good sections on history, culture, climate etc. Great destination guide and photo gallery.

North and South Korea

North Korea

South Korea

  • Korea.net—Official tourism site of the Republic of Korea
  • Tour2Korea— Lots of useful information in the usual categories, a nice destination guide and a beautiful photo gallery.

Japan

  • Web Japan—Some good information. Mainly useful for travel destinations, whether historic or natural.
  • Explore Japan—Official tourism site. Detailed travel guide and great photo gallery.

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