Indonesia Travel Guides – History
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The strategic position of Indonesia, has had distinctive influences on both the political and economic history of the islands.
Fossils of "Java Man" (Pithecanthropus Erectus) which date back some 500,000 years, were discovered near the village of Trinil in East Java by Dr. Eugene Dubois in 1809. T...
Malaysia Travel Guides – History
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The Malaysia of today is a masterpiece that took over 200 years of creation. It goes way back with the establishment of British stations at Penang (1786), Singapore (1819) and Melaka (1824) and the expansion of their influence across the vast heartland of the Peninsula. In the older days it was spic...
China Travel Guides – History
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Ancient Times (from Antiquity to A.D. 1840)
China, one of the worlds most ancient civilizations, has a recorded history of nearly 4,000 years. Anthropologists working in Yuanmou, in Yunnan Province, have uncovered the remains of Chinaearliest discovered hominid, Yuanmou Man,กฑ who lived in this a...
Laos Travel Guides – History
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For much of its history, Laos has been under the thumb of its neighbors – at various times the Cambodians, Burmese, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Siamese (Thais). The result is that Laos has experienced great difficulty in establishing a national identity.
The earliest inhabitants of Laos were migrant...
Myanmar Travel Guides – History
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Archaelogical findings reveal that parts of Myanmar were inhibited some five thousand years ago. The ancestors of present-day Myanmars, the Pyus and the Mons established several kingdoms throughout the country from the 1st century A.D. to the 10th century A.D. From that early beginning, there are to...
Vietnam Travel Guides – History
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Vietnam's identity has been shaped by long-running conflicts, both internally and with foreign forces. In 111 BC, China's Han dynasty conquered northern Vietnam's Red River Delta and the ancestors of today's Vietnamese. Chinese dynasties ruled Vietnam for the next 1,000 years, inculcating it with Co...
Cambodia Travel Guides – History
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Funan : The first civilization of Cambodia existed from the 1st to 6th century in a State referred to as Funan. It was the oldest Indianized state in Southeast Asia, and from this period Cambodia’s first writing language Sanskrit began. Influenced by Indian cultures, Funan accepted Hinduism, which...
Thailand Travel Guides – History
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Thailand means “land of the free”, and throughout its 800-year history, Thailand can boast the distinction of being the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized. Its history is divided into five major periods :
Nanchao Period (650-1250 A.D.) The Thai people founded their kingdo...
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