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
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.
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
Thailand – Thai language and cultural learning resources – a 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