Asian Resources

FOR ALL COUNTRIES:

CIA World Factbook-The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues .

Asian historical architecture -Select photos by country and by city – great views of historical places and tourist attractions

Infoplease -Countries of the World

Lonely Planet

Asia Recipe.com

CHINA:

Travel China Guide – opening page offers a table of contents – traditional festivals, religions, geography

China Vista - virtual tours of many famous tourist attractions

Chinese Culture – A page of good links to specific topics

About.com – Chinese Food – Look for section on traditional dishes

Peabody Essex Museum -Yin Yu Tan- A Chinese home – The  Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA has dismantled and reconstructed a traditional wealthy merchant’s house. Virtual tour.

chinese homes

more china images

Way Gate of the Temple of Confucius

Temple of Confucius

JAPAN:

Japan-guide.com

The Japan National Tourism Organiation -history and culture

Japanese Travel Info – Tourist sites, holidays and culture

Kids Web Japan - a great, interactive and informative site, also contains an interactive house tour

Web Japan – great, informative fact sheet with clear categories

Japanese foods – See traditional dishes

Traditional Japanese Architecture- Great slide show of all aspects of architecture: houses, castles, temples

Japanese Style – Good site for simple pictures and explanations – click on informational articles — clothing

Discover Japan - Great site for culture, tourist sites, regional information

More Japanese houses

THAILAND:

Thailand – Thai language and cultural learning resourcesa comprehensive site. Use New Unicode Thailand under Language and Culture. For pictures of Thailand, use Southeast Asia Picture Database and then choose Thailand. Check out the menu – lots of information on festivals, language and fascinating slide shows

Thai Language - a site that allows you to plug in an English word and find the Thai word.

Amazing Thailand – lots of basic information

Thailand -Thai Language and Culture Learning Resources