Category Archives: Asia

Asia around 1300
The map shows the Mongol Empire at the time of its greatest expansion around 1300. The enormous expansion of the Mongols was largely the work of Prince Temujin (1167-1227), who called himself Genghis Khan (“Ruler of the World)” from 1206. As a superior general, he organized the best cavalry in the world. Within only two years he united the Mongol peoples and began a permanent campaign of conquest with them. When he died in 1227, he had made himself the ruler of a well-organized empire that spanned Central Asia, Persia, the northern Caucasus and the northern China, including Beijing, and his sons, among whom he had divided his empire, and grandchildren continued expansion, and in 1259 the Mongols advanced into the Middle East and Europe.In China, they were initially resisted by the southern Sung Empire, which they were also able to conquer by 1279.

The Mongolian Khanates
In the empire of the Great Khan, the Yuan Dynasty (1279−1368) created by Kublai Khan, which extended over large parts of today’s China, the population was divided into four groups. The ruling class was made up exclusively of Mongols and Tatars. “Auxiliary peoples” such as Turks, Persians, Syrians and Arabs formed a middle class of merchants and higher officials. The northern Chinese were allowed to do a craft, small-business and occupy local administrative positions, while the southern Chinese, the majority of the population, had no rights whatsoever. Marriage between the individual groups was forbidden, the regulations were monitored by Mongolian inspectors. For more information about the continent of Asia, please check

Cebu, Philippines

Cebu is one of the key resorts in the Philippines, which combines comfort, relaxation on paradise beaches against the backdrop of palm trees and golden sand, and a rich “excursion”. On the island, tourists are waiting for secluded lagoons with the purest water, modern hotels with a full range of services, magnificent colonial architecture from… Read More »

Natural Conditions of Russia

Russia can be divided into five main physical-geographic regions: the East European Plain, extending from the western borders of Russia to the Urals, the Ural Mountains themselves, the West Siberian Plain between the Urals and the Yenisei, the Central Siberian Highlands – the area between the Yenisei and Lena rivers – and the mountainous regions… Read More »

What to See in Japan

Yokohama, Honshu island (Japan) According to RCTOYSADVICE, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and is located only thirty kilometers southwest of Tokyo. It is the largest Japanese port and the capital of foreign trade. Its distinctive features are the architecture of the “22nd century” and the frantic, even by Japanese standards, rhythm of… Read More »

Pudozh, Russia

In the eastern part of the republic is the city of Pudozh. It stands on the banks of the Vodla River, 25 km from its confluence with Lake Onega. You can get to Pudozh from Petrozavodsk on a comet along Lake Onega. For the first time, Pudozhskaya Sloboda was mentioned in chronicles under 1382, as… Read More »

Georgia Travel Tips

The Russian language has a rather limited use. He is remembered mainly only by people over the age of 30, and even then only in the central regions. It is almost impossible to find a person who speaks fluent Russian in the mountains. According to COMPUTERDO, the Georgian language belongs to a separate Kartvelian group,… Read More »

Sights of Turkey

Turkey attracts tourists with a large number of natural and man-made wonders. Magic landscapes, extraordinary places, exclusive monuments of the Byzantine and Ottoman eras – the list includes dozens of interesting sights. Here you will learn about the most popular “highlights” of the Republic of Turkey, which we recommend visiting if you have chosen trips… Read More »

Sri Lanka Geography and Arts

Physical characteristics Like peninsular India, of which it represents a continuation, the island of Sri Lanka is a fragment of the ancient land of Gondwana. For the 9/10 it is composed of rocks from the Precambrian age (schists and gneisses), which in the northern section give way to more recent rocks of sedimentary origin, similar… Read More »

Palestine Population and Economy

Demography and economic geography. – By Palestine we mean the set of territories destined for the formation of the Palestinian state, namely the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The overall population has grown by 20% compared to the 2007 census, reaching 4,436 in 2014. 411 residents, According to an estimate by UNDESA… Read More »

Holidays in China

China is an amazing country that attracts tourists with its culture and ample opportunities for a varied holiday. Holidays in China are liked by very different people, as here everyone can find something of their own – sights, noisy nightlife, exotic cuisine, beaches, shopping and much more. Climate According to, it is difficult to… Read More »

Tours to Japan

Tours to Japan is a fascinating journey to the country of Fuji and sakura, origami and bonsai, acquaintance with the original culture of geishas and samurai, as well as much and much more. Holidays in Japan are like this bright and unusual country: a mixture of styles in architecture, amazing historical and cultural sights, cities… Read More »

Laos Description

Tours to Laos is an exciting journey to the most mysterious country in Southeast Asia. Holidays in Laos became available to tourists from Moscow and other regions less than ten years ago, and over the years the beautiful country has become more and more attractive and no less mysterious. The climate in this amazing country… Read More »

Nepal Tourist Information

Nepal is an incredibly interesting and beautiful country that more and more Ukrainians want to visit every year! Tours to Nepal are suitable for those who want to go on an unusual journey. After all, here you will be met by very unusual combinations of recreation: the program of tours combines excursions to unique ancient… Read More »

Russia History

Russia is the common name [2] of a country in Europe and Asia, which until 1991 was part of the Soviet Union (USSR). [3] Its official name is the Russian Federation. [4] The territory it occupies is the largest in the world. It has a surface area of 17,075,400 square kilometers, with a wide diversity of climatic zones and geographic regions. The land area of… Read More »

Republic of China Culture

Taiwan, also known as Chinese Taipei and officially the Republic of China. It is an island of about 36,000 km 2, located off the coast of the Chinese province of Fujian, separated from it by the Taiwan Strait. To the north is the East China Sea and to the south the South China Sea, while the eastern coast of the island is washed… Read More »

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Overview

Cambodia. (official name, Preah Reach Ana Pak Kampuchea, Kingdom of Cambodia). Monarchy of Southeast Asia, bordered to the northeast with Laos, to the east and southeast with Vietnam, to the southwest with the Gulf of Thailand and to the west and northwest with Thailand. Cambodia occupies an area of 181,035 km². Cambodia’s capital and largest city is Phnom Penh. History The city… Read More »

Pakistan Society

Cinema In Pakistan there is an indigenous film industry known as Lollywood, based in Lahore, currently producing more than 40 films a year. Music Pakistani music is represented by a wide variety of aspects. From traditional styles, such as qawwali, to more modern styles that try to fuse traditional Pakistani music with western music. Pop music is also prevalent, with… Read More »

Oman Country Overview

Oman. Located in the southeastern part of the Arabian peninsula, in Asia. Since 1967, the Kuria Muría islands, claimed by the Republic of Yemen, belong to Oman. Oman borders to the west with Saudi Arabia, to the south with the Republic of Yemen and to the northwest with the UAE. To the northeast it borders the Gulf of Oman and to the east with the Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean). History Archaeological… Read More »

Koh Chang and Koh Phangan, Thailand

Koh Chang Be active in Koh Chang The attractive range of activities in this beautiful holiday destination ranges from diving to snorkeling, swimming with elephants, jungle hikes, cooking schools, visiting the waterfalls and much more. There are enough options to satisfy the needs of even the most discerning visitor to the island. Diving off Koh… Read More »

Nepal Culture, History and Economy

CULTURE: GENERAL INFORMATION According to aparentingblog, the forms of Nepalese culture are many and different for a double order of reasons: on the one hand, the stratification of influences and traditions linked to the peoples and religions that have settled here; on the other hand, the division of the population into castes, introduced by Hinduism,… Read More »

South Korea Culture

The Korean art, with Pottery in the Neolithic Stone (6000-2000 v. Chr.) And stone tombs in the first millennium BC. Is already tangible, received significant impulses from China, as well as Korean literature and Korean music. On the other hand, Korean art had a great influence on Japanese art. As in the North Korean kingdom… Read More »

Bagan, Myanmar Transportation

Bagan: Arrival and Transport General According to homosociety, traffic information in Myanmar is often subject to change. Information that is still up-to-date today can be completely out of date tomorrow. It is therefore advisable to contact Myanmar Travels beforehand: Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board c / o Traders Hotel, Level 3, Business Center, 223 Sule Pagoda… Read More »

The 10 tallest buildings in the world

The ten tallest buildings in the world are located in Asia and the United States. It is the ambition of many countries to own the tallest skyscraper on earth and to set a monument for themselves. The race towards this goal sometimes produces strange flowers. That is why the list of the ten tallest buildings… Read More »

Cambodia Poverty and Corruption

Poverty Due to the economic boom over the past two decades, fewer and fewer Cambodians are living below the national poverty line. How many there are depends, among other things, on the respective definition and the parameters on which the measurement is based. Although neither reliable data nor uniform reporting trends are available, around a… Read More »

Best time to visit Myanmar

Myanmar , also known as Burma or Burma , has not long been on travelers’ radar. But interest is increasing and the number of tourists is getting higher and higher. No wonder, because the Southeast Asian country with borders to Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, India, China and the Bay of Bengal has a lot to offer.… Read More »

Tour of Georgia

More and more travelers have begun to discover the beautiful Georgia and all that this fascinating country in the exotic Caucasus has to offer. Here you will find wonderful mountain landscapes with snow-capped peaks and a cultural environment strongly influenced by the Georgian Orthodox Church. Georgia was formerly a Soviet republic but has since independence… Read More »

Great Chinese Travel

Our Great China trip combines two magnificent experiences: Tibet and the Yangtze River. Tibet, with the capital Lhasa, perched high in the Himalayas, has been inaccessible to most people for centuries. Then slowly gliding along the Yangtze River is a nature experience far beyond the ordinary. These are breathtaking moments as the ship sails through… Read More »

Vietnam and Cambodia

During our journey we travel along the classic route from north to south. We start in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi with its wide boulevards lined with beautiful French colonial-style houses and then continue to the enchanting Halong Bay with its archipelago of sugar-top-shaped limestone formations. In central Vietnam, we visit the ancient capital of Hue… Read More »

Northern Cyprus – on the Edge of Europe

To the north of the divided island of Cyprus you will find wonderful cultural experiences as well as atmospheric towns and villages. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus may still be a holiday destination unknown to Finns. The colorful history of the area at the crossroads of three continents from ancient times to the present… Read More »


FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN ALANYA The warm sun and good sandy beaches attract tourists to Alanya. Flights and package tours Alanya is a standard destination for many travel agents, but in addition to traditional package tours, there are only flights. Many travel to Alanya from Antalya Airport, located about 130 kilometers from Alanya. Alanya’s… Read More »

Yemen History

Yemen has a changeable history as a modern state formation. Today’s Yemen Republic came into being in May 1990, when the two neighboring states (northern) Yemen and southern Yemen merged into one state. The merger failed to integrate the two parts, and it resulted in both a civil war for detachment in the south and… Read More »

Vietnam History

Vietnam was a Chinese sound empire from around 200 BCE. to 900 AD, when it emerged as a separate kingdom in the northern part of present-day Vietnam. After an expansion to the south, the Vietnamese came to the Mekong Delta. See for Vietnam travel guide. From the Middle Ages, today’s Vietnam consisted of three main… Read More »

Uzbekistan History

Prehistory Uzbekistan was already populated during the older Paleolithic period, perhaps some 70,000 years ago. The disputed find in Tajik-Tash in 1938 by a 12-year-old Neanderthal boy who may have received a ceremonial burial belongs to the Middle Paleolithic (about 50,000 years ago). For the following period, the Mesolithic, dates both several settlements and rock… Read More »

United Arab Emirates History

Although in 1981 the authorities had tried to strengthen other sectors of the industry, technological discrepancies with other countries and the relatively modest domestic market did not allow industrial reform to such an extent as to obscure the possibilities of a reduced dependence on oil. See abbreviationfinder for geography, history, society, politics, and economy of… Read More »

Turkmenistan History

Prehistory Settlements from older Paleolithic are known. During the 5000s BC appeared in Turkmenistan Central Asia’s oldest known agricultural culture (see Dzjejtun). During the Copper Age and the Bronze Age, the contrasts between the Highlands – whose most important known settlement is Namazga-depe – became evident, and groups related to the Androno culture on the… Read More »

Turkey History

The present-day Turkey belonged to ancient and early Middle Ages including the Hellenic world, the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire. In the period 1071 – approx. By 1300, most of Turkey belonged to the Anatolia Seldsju Empire. From the 1300s until 1922, Turkey was part of the Ottoman Empire. When the Ottoman Empire was… Read More »

Thailand History

Prehistory At Lang Rong Rien in northern Thailand, the oldest settlement warehouses are estimated to be about 40,000 years old. The finds from the cave Spirit Cave indicate, among other things. that domestication of plants may have begun as early as 10,000 BC. Recent studies are likely to nuance the traditional notion that Thailand had… Read More »

Tajikistan History

Prehistory Findings from the Early Paleolithic have been made in the more low-lying areas, while the higher lying parts do not appear to have colonized until the Late Paleolithic. During the 2000s BC among other things, appeared the so-called elevator culture, a variant of Central Asia’s Neolithic culture. From the latter part of the Bronze… Read More »

Taiwan History

Taiwan’s history as a separate state begins in 1949 after the Chinese nationalist government Kuomintang, led by Chiang Kai-shek and his followers, fled China and took power in Taiwan when the Communists took power in China. The Nationalists continued the Republic of China, formed in 1911, in Taiwan, while the Communists formed the People’s Republic… Read More »

Syria History

Syria was in ancient times a political and economic center. This part of the world is considered to be the origin of modern civilization. Throughout history, Syria has changed its reach and character both geographically and politically. Historically, Syria has primarily been a term for a geographical and partly administrative area under various rulers until… Read More »