Category: Asia

Cambodia Overview

Cambodia prides itself on its millennial culture. The legacy of Angkorian high culture is reflected everywhere. Traditions and Buddhist values are alive, but decades of war, civil war and genocide…

Before the trip to India

Passport, visa and customs For entry to India, a visa is required. A tourist visa is valid for 6 months. Check that the passport is valid for at least six…

Magic Malaysia

Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures and a paradise for nature lovers and shopping enthusiasts. On this trip we make an impact on the Malaysian peninsula to get a…

Before the trip to Thailand

Passports and visas Nordic citizens can stay in Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa. However, there is a requirement that the passport must be valid for 6…

Yemen History

Early and ancient times In ancient times, the area of ​​today’s Yemen was called “Happy Arabia” (Latin: Arabia felix) due to its fertile valleys. The southern Arabian peninsula was shaped…

Vietnam History

Pre and early history From around the 4th century BC. Relatives of the Vietnamese peoples originally from southern China invaded what is now Vietnam. In the Delta of the Red…

Uzbekistan History

Beginnings In the 1st millennium BC. the area of ​​what is now Uzbekistan was populated by Iranian tribes, during this time the empire of Choresmien was formed south of the…

United Arab Emirates History

Archaeological finds indicate that the islands off the coast of what is now the UAE are populated as early as the 3rd millennium BC. there. Nomadic tribes probably lived on…

Turkmenistan History

Changing domination Around the middle of the 6th century BC. was the area of ​​today’s Turkmenistan under the rule of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. In the 4th century BC the…

Turkey History

Beginnings In Asia Minor there are traces of settlement from the 7th millennium BC. (Çatal H¨¹y¨¹k). Archaeological finds indicates agriculture, metalworking and trade links to the Red Sea. In the…

Thailand History

Middle Ages to the 15th century The Thai people immigrated from China to what is now Thailand in the 12th century. By this time, there had been various Buddhist (Dwarawati)…

Tajikistan History

Early history to late antiquity The Tajiks are direct descendants of Iranian immigrants who settled in the territory of today’s Tajikistan in the first millennium BC. It was there that…

Taiwan History

Beginnings The island of Taiwan was first mentioned in writing in Chinese documents dating from the 3rd century AD. come. Probably from the 6th century the first Chinese settlers came…

Syria History

Early history and antiquity The area of ​​today’s Syria was probably already from the 8th millennium BC. settled. Around the middle of the 3rd millennium BC. Gradually Semitic tribes migrated…

Sri Lanka History

Early period until the 15th century The Wedda are the longest-living ethnic group on the tropical island. Today, just under 1,000 agreements still live in the interior of the country….

South Korea History

Beginnings Already in the 3rd millennium BC. the area of ​​today’s North and South Korea was populated by Tungusic tribes, which belonged to the Mongolian peoples and presumably came from…

Saudi Arabia History

Medieval to modern times The real history of the Arabian Peninsula or Saudi Arabia begins with the flight of the Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Medina 622. This year is…

Russia History

Early history to the Middle Ages Semi-nomads already lived in the regions of western Russia 5000 years ago, but it was only in the 9th century that Slavic tribes and…

Qatar History

18th century Very little is known about the country’s history before the 18th century. Until 1766, when the sheikhdom of Qatar was founded, there were probably only a few nomads…

Philippines History

Early period until the 15th century Around 25,000 years BC The first settlements on the Philippine Islands took place, the area has been settled for about 10,000 years. Around this…

Pakistan History

Beginnings Pakistan’s history is closely linked to that of India. The Harappa culture, which dates back to around the 3rd millennium BC. originated in the Indus Valley is considered one…

Oman History

The area of ​​today’s Oman was probably already settled in the Stone Age. Even before the area was Islamized around 630, the local Bedouin tribes traded copper and incense. The…

North Korea History

Beginnings Already in the 3rd millennium BC. the area of ​​today’s North and South Korea was populated by Tungusic tribes, which belonged to the Mongolian peoples and presumably came from…

Nepal History

Early to middle ages Around 1000 BC In the northern regions of what is now Nepal lived ethnic groups who came into the country from the north, while in the…

Mongolia History

Antiquity and the Middle Ages Even before the beginning of the Christian era, powerful peoples lived in Mongolia, such as the Huns and Xiongnu. According to new knowledge, the Xiongnu…

Maldives History

Middle Ages to the 19th century The Maldives have been continuously populated since the 5th century, presumably by fishermen from India and Sri Lanka. Formerly Buddhist, Islam was introduced by…

Malaysia History

Beginnings The Malay Peninsula was probably already settled in the Stone Age. In the 3rd millennium BC. the ancestors of the Malays migrated from southern China (so-called Proto-Malays). In the…

Lebanon History

Estimated in the 3rd millennium BC. the area of ​​today’s Lebanon was settled by the Phoenicians, who founded several city-states on the coast such as Byblos (today Jubayl), Berytos (Beirut),…

Laos History

Beginnings Archaeological finds prove that the area has been inhabited since the 6th millennium BC. The finds on the Tran Ninh Plateau (Plateau de Xiangkhoang, level of clay jugs) in…

Kyrgyzstan History

Early to late antiquity Already around 1000 BC the city of Osh was founded in the Ferenga Valley in the south. The regions of today’s Kyrgyzstan were mainly inhabited by…

Kuwait History

Beginnings Based on archaeological finds, it is believed that the island of Failaka, which lies about 30 km northeast of the capital of what is now Kuwait in the Persian…

Kazakhstan History

Early to modern times Remains of human settlement have been found in the vastness of Kazakhstan since the Paleolithic Age. However, the country’s history does not begin until the end…

Jordan History

Early period until the 19th century Archaeological finds on today’s state territory refer to hunters who already inhabited the region in the Paleolithic Age. The East Bank was closely linked…

Japan History

Pre and early history The first traces of settlement on the islands, which today belong to Japan, date from the 5th millennium BC. (Jomon culture). From 300 BC followed the…

Israel History

Early history The first residents of Palestine, the Canaanites, already lived in the 3rd millennium BC. in this region. Their religion had a significant influence on the Jewish faith and…

Iraq History

Early and prehistory The historical landscape of Mesopotamia, which today forms part of Iraqi territory, was probably already from the 8th millennium BC. settled. From around 3000 BC The high…

Iran History

Country data Area: 1,648,000 km2 (world rank: 17) Residents: 81,163,000 Population density: 49 per km2 (as of 2017, world rank: 18) Capital: Tehran (Tehran) Official languages: Persian (Farsi) Gross domestic…

Indonesia History

Early period until the 19th century The Indonesian archipelago is one of the oldest inhabited areas on earth. The so-called Java man (Homo erectus) lived here around 500,000 years ago….

India History

Pre and early history In the area of ​​what is now India, there was already a highly developed culture in the third millennium BC, which is now called the Harappa…

Georgia History

Beginnings Around 600 BC Greek (Ionian) trade colonies were founded along the Georgian Black Sea coast. The name Kolchis for the lowlands west of the Surami Mountains comes from this…

East Timor History

Archaeological finds point to human life on the island of Timor as early as the Stone Age. In the first half of the 16th century, Portuguese seafarers took possession of…

Cyprus History

Beginnings Archaeological finds indicate that the island has been inhabited since the 7th millennium BC. there. Copper deposits were discovered here probably in the 3rd millennium. The name of the…

Cambodia History

Rise of the Khmer Empire In the 1st century AD The Fu-Nan Empire, which had close trade relations with China, India and Arabia, originated in the south of today’s Cambodia….

Myanmar History

Early to middle ages Before the beginning of the Christian era, the monks related to the Khmer settled in the south of today’s Myanmar. The Pyu people, who came from…

Brunei History

The island of Borneo (the third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea with around 755,000 square kilometers) was already before the middle of the third millennium…

Bhutan History

The area of ​​today’s Bhutan was probably under the influence of Tibet from the 7th century. From there, Buddhism was brought into the country, which in its Lamaistic form became…

Beijing Attractions and Tourist

Attractions in Beijing Beijing is a huge city. And it offers a huge amount of sights and attractions. There are no problems finding photo objects in this city. We have…