Vietnam and Cambodia
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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 […]

FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN ALANYA
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ATTRACTIONS IN ALANYA

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 […]

Northern Cyprus
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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 […]

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Asia History

Immigration About 120,000 years ago, a group of so-called modern people wandered. Homo sapiens sapiens, north of Africa through Egypt and across Sinai to Israel, but this group died out 90,000 years ago. 85,000 years ago, people crossed the Bab el-Mandeb Strait on the Red Sea to the Arabian Peninsula, which was narrower than it […]

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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 […]

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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. From the Middle Ages, today’s Vietnam consisted of three main parts, An Nam (middle and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sri Lanka History

Sri Lanka was populated by Sinhalese and Tamils from ca. The 500’s before our time calculation. Several different Buddhist kingdoms were established on the island. In the 16th century, Europeans began to colonize Sri Lanka. First out was Portugal, then the Netherlands and Denmark-Norway, without being able to establish themselves. Britain took over as a […]

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South Korea History

History Following the proclamation of the Republic of Korea under the name of the Republic of Korea on August 15, 1948, the government transferred to the newly elected parliament and the government led by President Syngman Rhee. Rhee’s presidency was marked by the strong political tension in North Korea that would lead to the Korean […]

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Singapore History

History Singapore’s early history is disputed. Some native historians claim that the island was a regional superpower called Tumasik about 1000-1400, ie. during and for some time after the Srivijaya Empire. Others believe that Singapore was only a local outpost until Stamford Raffles established a British trading station on the island in 1819. Modern Singapore […]

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Saudi Arabia History

Today’s Saudi Arabia was established in 1932. The first Saudi state was established almost two hundred years earlier in 1744, but people have lived in the area for about 20,000 years. Saudi Arabia’s history is marked by the country’s geopolitical position, home to Islam’s two holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, as well as major oil […]

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Russia History

Prehistory From the early part of the Paleolithic, a few places of discovery are known in the southernmost part of the Federation, while the later Paleolithic settlements (see Sungir) are scattered throughout most of the area. Beginning in the Neolithic, the area’s prehistory can best be followed divided into four zones: 1) the Black Sea […]

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Qatar History

Prehistory Traces of settlements in the Qatar Peninsula date back to Paleolithic and Neolithic times. A larger find of stone implements dates to about 4000 BC. From the third millennium BC there are a large number of burial sites similar to those in Bahrain. However, Qatar seems to have remained more isolated than Bahrain due […]

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Philippines History

The guerilla shoots itself in the foot The guerrillas, the Communist Party and the popular organizations reached a climax in their organizational development in the mid-to-late 1980s, but made a number of mistakes that came at a very high cost. The first serious mistake was not to support the popular revolt against Marcos in 1986. […]

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Pakistan History

The areas of the Indian subcontinent gathered in the state of Pakistan have their individual history long before Islam. Excavations at Kot Diji east of Indus, not far from Mohenjo-Daro, and at Amri a little further south show traces of a Bronze Age culture from about 3300 BCE. Findings from Baluchistan and from the Soan […]

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Oman History

Prehistory Oman has often been considered to be identical to the land of Magan, which is mentioned in Sumerian texts from the 21st century BC. From this time, settlements based on fishing, agriculture and trade are occupied. From the 300s BC belonged to the Hadramawt area. During the 20th century AD came the supremacy to […]

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North Korea History

North Korea’s history begins after World War II, when Korea was divided into North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and South Korea (Republic of Korea), both proclaimed as separate states in 1948. Between 1950 and 1953, the Korean War between North and South continued. After the split, Kim Il Sung became leader of the […]

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Nepal History

Prehistory Surrounded by India and Tibet, Nepal has been isolated but also a connecting link for trade across the Himalayas. That Nepal had an early settlement is evident from the finds of stone implements. Historically, the Liccha Empire is from the 400th to the 700s. History Nepal, until 2008 the world’s only Hindu kingdom, was […]

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Myanmar History

Myanmar’s history can be said to begin when Burmese immigrated from the north and founded the capital Pagan (Bagan) in 849. Buddhism and Hinduism became dominant religions. In the 1000s, the country was united into one kingdom. Mongols briefly conquered Pagan in 1287 and the country was dissolved into smaller kingdoms. In the 16th century, […]

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Mongolia History

Mongolia’s history begins with the Mongol Kingdom in the Middle Ages. This kingdom was conquered by China in the late 1300s. Mongolia was under Chinese rule until the early 1900s, but Russian influence also prevailed. In 1911, Outer Mongolia declared itself independent after contact with St. Petersburg. Inner Mongolia remained part of China. However, Russia […]

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Maldives History

Prehistory When and from which the Maldives were first populated is still unclear, but the islands were probably known and inhabited by seafarers from India and Sri Lanka at least from the middle of the first millennium BC. The even earlier dates proposed by Thor Heyerdahl after exposing extensive remnants from the pre-Islamic period in […]

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Malaysia History

The Malay Peninsula has been populated since about 4000 BCE, possibly earlier. From the 16th century, the peninsula was conquered by Europeans, first Portuguese, then Dutch and British. Malaya declared independence in 1957. In 1963 the territories of Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak were included, and the country changed its name to Malaysia. In 1965, Singapore […]

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Lebanon History

Prehistory Lebanon’s prehistory runs partly parallel to that of present-day Israel. Tool finds indicate that humans (Homo erectus) have been living in the area already about 1.5 million years ago. From the younger Stone Age (c. 8300-4800 BC), settlements are located near Byblos. Although the Lebanese coast lacks natural ports, the coastal cities of Byblos […]

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Laos History

Laos’ history begins with the creation of the kingdom of Lan Xang, “the land of millions of elephants,” in 1353, which is considered the first true Laotian kingdom. Later, the area was characterized by civil wars, and Laos has been sound during Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The first Europeans came in the 17th century, and […]

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Kyrgyzstan History

The area that today constitutes Kyrgyzstan has been controlled by various Central Asian ethnic groups due to the large migrations in Central Asia in ancient times. The Kyrgyz are believed to have come to the Tian Shan Mountains from areas further north around 200 BCE. In the 18th century, the Russians began to move further […]

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Kuwait History

Prehistory Archaeological finds have shown contacts with Mesopotamian river cultures from Neolithic times. On the island of Faylaka, there are remains of temples, homes and tombs with stamped seals from the 21st century BC. found. Of the influence of later cultures, the remains of a Hellenistic (Seleukidic) temple, likewise at Faylaka, constitute tangible evidence. From […]

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Kazakhstan History

Prehistory Already from older Palaeolithic there are finds (Karatau). During the Neolithic, herdsmen and farmers established themselves in the area. Most of Kazakhstan was covered by the Andronovo culture during the Bronze Age. The economy was differentiated during the Iron Age: on the one hand, nomadic livestock management played an increasingly important role, and on […]

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Jordan History

Prehistory Jordan has been inhabited at least since the early Paleolithic period (Abu Khas) about 1.2 million years BC. During the Middle Paleolithic period (about 100,000-40,000 BC), several settlements arose in Wadi al-Hasa and in the region of Kerata, followed by a longer decline due to drought. During the epipaleolithic period (18,000-8,000 BC), the semi-nomadic […]

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Japan History

Japan’s history begins around 500 AD The country then consisted of several patriarchal controlled tribal communities, each with its own territories. Japan was an empire from the 6th century, but in 1185 the Minamotu family prevailed, taking the title of shogun (general), and the shogun became the country’s real ruler. Eventually, warring factions emerged that […]

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Israel History

The State of Israel was established in 1948, but its roots extend much further back in time. The idea of ​​a separate state for the Jews emerged in Europe in the late 1800s, in response to rising anti-Semitism and nationalism there. The Jewish nationalism that propelled the establishment of Israel is called Zionism. The years […]

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Iraq History

Prehistory The oldest finds of human activity in Iraq derive from the mountainous regions on the Iranian border. The most significant of these cave finds are the Neanderthal tombs of Shanidar, dating to the Middle Palaeolithic (about 80,000 BC). The climatic conditions that condone human adaptation have not undergone any radical change in Iraq over […]

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Iran History

Prehistory Finds of stone tools, including the presence of hominids in Iran’s peripheral areas probably already dates to about 800,000-700,000 years ago, while very few evidence exists for settlements in the central highlands. From the Middle Paleolithic (100,000-40,000 BC), there are several cave settlements in the Zagros Mountains (including Ghar-i Khar, Varvasi and Kunji caves); […]

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Indonesia History

Archaeological traces show that Indonesia was one of the first places on earth where homo sapiens lived. The current population is predominantly descended from immigrants from Malaya, who around the year 400 had developed kingdoms in Java (Jawa) and Sumatra (Sumatera) with cultural and religious influence from India. The heavily centralized kingdoms were based on […]