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European powers that once had control
Britain, France, Portugal, Dutch, and Spain
India
-Worlds largest democracy
-700 languages
-80% population Hindu
Delhi
-Capital of India
-Divided into old and new
Agra
Taj mahal Palace
Built by emporor Shoh Jahan to house the body of his wife
Jaipur
"The Pink City" was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876
Pink is the color of hospitality
Mumbai (Bombay)
Largest City in India
Home of "Bollywood"
Chenni (Madras)
Tropical city, a lot of outsourcing
Kolkata (Calcutta)
Port of trade, crowded city with many people living in slums. One of the poorest cities in India
Vernasi (Benares)
Religious Center of India, compared for rome, jerusalem, and mecca
Kashmir
Disputed territory, india controls 2/3. Predominantly Muslim
Goa
Portuguese colonizied the area and influence lifestyle and religion, resorts with many beautiful beaches
Wildlife tours in India
Animals are solitary
Thailand
Never a part of European colonial empire, many resorts south of capital Bangkok
Pattaya
Known as the Thai Riviera. largest and most crowded city. Grand palace- houses the emerald buddah (major landmark)
Chiang Mai
Second largest city in Thailand
Singapore
Key financial center of the world. Geographical location is important (trading post/ great port and airport). High standard of living (modern metropolis)
Indonesia
Previously owned by Dutch, Obama went to school here
Vietnam
Reopened to tourism in 1990s
China
Most populated country in the world, Mandarian is spoken in 700+ different dialects
Beijing
Capital of China, cultural and political center, Forbidden City surrounded by the Imperial City. Tinnamen Square (biggest in world) tourism.
Shanghai
Largest city in China, once known as the Paris of the East. French designed the Opera House (a popular destination)
Nanjing
one of China's most beautiful cities, Ming emperors has their seat of government here
Guangzhau (Canton)
Closest city to Hong Kong, center of handicraft industry. Ivory and jade carvings
Terracotta Warriors
Site contaims army of 600 Terracotta Warriors, all have different faces. located in Xian
The Silk Road
Traveled by Marco Polo. Xian was the easternmost city of the Silk Road.
Magao Caves
Desert caves with murals telling the story of Buddhism
Chengdu
Site of religious sites. Leshan has a display of giant stone Buddah, Panda bears are a reason for tourism
Guilin Region
Magnet for poets, writers, monks, and missionaries
Stone Forest
near Vietnam and Laos, rocks shaped like needs form the trees
Tibet
Part of China since 1950s, Centuries of independence, Monks introduced Buddhism
Hong Kong
British took Hong Kong from China in 1841 after Opium War, returned in 1997.
Kowloon side- where you'll find the golden mile where most of the hotels are found
Jong Kong side- where the World Financial Center is located
Macao
Former Portuguese colony
returned to China in 1999, 40% of income comes from gambling
Japan
4 large Islands make up 98% of its territory
Tokyo
Capital of Japan. Business center and home of the emperor, devastated in 1923 by earthquake and then in 1945 by air raids.
Ginza
expensive shopping district in tokyo
Kyoto
Japan's 1st Capital. Center for the arts, culture, religion,and thought
Osaka
"Venice of Japan", many canals and rivers
Mt. Fuji
Few hours from Tokyo, highest and holiest mountain, it is a dormant volcano
Nikko
"Sunlight", center of Japan's greatest shrine. The Toshogu Shrine is center of pilgrimage.
Hokkaido
Northern most island, mostly rural and traditional, Winter Olympics training center.
Shikoku
Smallest of Japan's 4 islands, very scenic, part of the Inland Sea National Park, Has many holy temples
Kyushu
Japan's southern most island, Nagasaki on the West Coast (destroyed by atomic bomb), was the first japanese port to open to foreign trade in 1857
Bangladesh
Known for tropical cyclones and poverty
Maldives
Asia's smallest independent country, consists of coral atoll islands (Europeans like to travel here)
Sri Lanka
Previously known as Ceylon. Southeast tip of Asia, Colombo (capital), Known for tea and coconut plantations
Nepal
Between india and Tibet in the Himalayas, Mt. Everest, one of the world's most remote/beautiful places, place to climb mountains
Myanmar
Mandalay is the old royal city, Country's buddhist center, years of ethnic strife and military rule
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpar (Largest city), modern with high rise buildings, Penang- Pearl of the Orient
Indonesia
Worlds biggest island chain, known as the Dutch East indies, Jakarta is the capital and 80% of people live there
Laos
Only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, Opium cultivated in the Golden Triangle
Cambodia
Old French protectorate, The Khomer Rouge ruled during 1970's
Vietnam
Hanoi is the Capital
Brunei
Oil and gas provides its citizens with cradle to grave care, one of the last absolute monarchies
Philippines
Archipelago of 7000 islands, Manila (Capital), Ruled by spain for a long time
Mongolia
Genghis Khan was the leader, the lord of all people, Empire stretched to Europe
South Korea
China and Japan have dominated its history, Seoul (capital)
Taiwan
Originally called Formosa. Taipei (captial), National Palace rated among the world's top 4 museums, double decker sidewalks