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 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 Information—Official tourism site with overview of notable destinations
- CIA The World Factbook: Armenia—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
- CIA The World Factbook: Azerbaijan—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
- Embassy of Kazakhstan—Official site with historical, political, and cultural information, current headlines, and a photo gallery
- CIA The World Factbook: Kazakhstan—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
- CIA The World Factbook: Turkmenistan—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
- 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 Travel —Extensive cultural information and photo gallery
- Embassy of Tajikistan to the U.S.—Information on current headlines, industrial investments, and the government
- Afghanistan Online—Covers Afghanistan’s culture, history, politics and economics.
- CIA The World Factbook: Afghanistan—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
- (Wiki News | Cato Institute)—Information on the Afghan Opium Trade
- Incredible India—Official tourist site. Much information, nice destination guide, and a few pictures.
Pakistan and Bagladesh
- CIA World Factbook webpage on Pakistan—Information includes the country’s geography, people, government, and economy
- Pakistan4ever—"Pakistan Travel and Tourism Guide"
- Virtual Bangladesh—Award-winning comprehensive site on Bangladesh. Quite good!
- Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington D.C.—Information on relations between the country and America
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
- Website on Sri Lanka’s tourism—discusses ideas on traveling in the country
- CIA The World Factbook: Sri Lanka—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
- Homepage of the Maldives—Contains country facts and statistics, culture, and much more
- Visit Maldives—Great Maldives destination guide. Lots of nice pictures.
Chapter 15: Southeast Asia
- Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board Home Page—Some good travel site descriptions but little country information.
- Myanmar Travel Information—Very interesting site! Covers various aspects of Myanmar.
- Tourism Authority of Thailand
- The Royal Thai Embassy, Washington, D.C.—Nice overview site on Thailand
- Discovery Thailand—Covers a lot of information about Thailand including history, climate, and more.
- Lao National Tourism Administration (National Tourism | Ecotourism Laos)—Official tourism sites with much information and many pictures!
- Inter Lao Tourism—The longest-established tourism operation in Lao LDR by the Laotians
- Cambodia in Modern History: Beauty and Darkness—Lots of info, good links, and some excellent photo galleries.
- CIA The World Factbook: Cambodia—Information on Cambodia's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military
- 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
- CIA The World Factbook: Malaysia—Information on Malaysia's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military
- Malaysia Homepage—Great site! Well-organized and comprehensive look at Malaysia.
- Your Singapore—Official Singapore tourism website
- Embassy of Brunei Darussalam, Washington, D. C.—Nice overview site on Brunei Darussalam
- 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 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
Chapter 16: East Asia
- China’s Official Gateway to News and Information: China in Brief—Much info on China’s people, land, history, politics, economy, education, and more.
- China National Tourist Office—Official site of China National Tourist Office, the oversea offices in New York and Los Angeles. The headquarters is in Beijing.
China's Autonomous Regions and Mongolia
- Official Page of the Tibetan Government in Exile—Basic information on Tibet and Tibet in exile. Also includes explanations of the causes and events leading to the current political situation.
- Press Club of Tibet—Great information about Tibet. A lot of things to discover.
- Welcome to Taiwan—Official tourism site. Much information on Taiwan and good destination guide.
- 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
- CIA The World Factbook: North Korea—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
- DPRK—Official webpage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). It is the first DPR Korea Government webpage on the Internet.
- Koryo Tours: Galleries—Best visited for its photo gallery.
- North Korean Political Prison Camps Drawn by Defectors
- 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.
- 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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