Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts

Monday, June 14, 2021

Iran


We just learned about the country of Cambodia

Let's learn a little about the country of Iran!

Iran is in Asia, bordering Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Iraq.
About 83 million people live in Iran, and it is about 630,000 square miles.
People in Iran speak different a few languages, but mostly Persian.


(from: wikipedia - iran)

The flag of Iran is stripes of green, white and red, with the national symbol in the middle.


(from: wikipedia - flag of iran)

To eat in Iran you might have Chelow kabab, which is steamed rice and kabab, with vegetables.


(from: wikipedia - chelow kabab)

Visiting Iran you might go to Persepolis, which is an ancient city going back to 500 BC, with ruins of the old city.


(from: wikipedia - persepolis)

An old musical instrument from Iran is called the zurna, which was a woodwind kind of like the oboe.

(from: wikipedia - zurna)


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Monday, June 7, 2021

Cambodia


We just learned about the country of Brunei

Let's learn a little about the country of Cambodia!

Cambodia is a country in easter Asia, bordering Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, and the Gulf of Thailand.
About 15 million people live in Cambodia, and it is about 70,000 square miles.

People in Cambodia mostly speak the language Khmer.


(from: wikipedia - cambodia)

The flag of Cambodia is blue and red, with a picture of the Angkor Wat temple in the middle.


(from: wikipedia - flag of cambodia)

One of the national dishes of Cambodia is Fish Amok, which is fish mixed up with spices, coconut cream and eggs.
The mix is then put into a banana leaf container, and served with rice.


(from: wikipedia - fish amok)

Visiting Cambodia you might go to see Ankor Watt, a giant place of worship that is over 400 acres.


(from: wikipedia - ankor watt)

Another famous place in Cambodia is Phnom Kulen, a park with waterfalls and temples.


(from: wikipedia - phnom kulen)


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Monday, May 31, 2021

Brunei


We just learned about the country of Bhutan

Let's learn a little about the country of Brunei!

Brunei is a small country in eastern Asia, on the island of Borneo.
It is surrounded by a state called Sarawak, which is part of the country of Malaysia.

There are about 430,000 people in Brunei, and it is about 2,200 square miles.
People in Brunei speak either Malay, Chinese, Arabic or English.


(from: wikipedia - brunei)

The flag of Brunei is yellow with diagonal stripes of white and black through the middle.
In the center of the flag is the symbol of Brunei that stands for justice, success, peace.
The yellow stands for royalty and the black and white are for the rulers of Brunei.


(from: wikipedia - brunei)

To eat in Brunei you might have ambuyat, which is made from the trunk of the sago palm tree.

(from: wikipedia - ambuyat)

Visiting Brunei you might go to Jerudong Park, which is an amusement park with roller coasters.

(from: wikipedia - jerudong park)

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a place of worship in Brunei, built in 1958.

(from: wikipedia - omar ali saifuddien mosque)


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Monday, May 24, 2021

Bhutan


We just learned about the country of Bahrain

Let's learn a little about the country of Bhutan!

This is a small country in Asia, bordering China and India.
Only about 750,000 people live there, and it is only about 15,000 square miles.

The country is known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, and people in this country speak a language called Dzongkha.


(from: wikipedia - )

The flag of Bhutan is yellow and orange, with a white dragon in the middle.


(from: wikipedia - flag of bhutan)

To eat in Bhutan you might have Ema datshi, which is made from hot peppers, cheese and rice.


(from: wikipedia - ema datshi)

The highest unclimbed mountain peak in the world is in Bhutan called the Gankhar Puensum, or also White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers.
It is part of the Himalayan mountain range, and the Bhutan people believe it is a special place so they do not allow anyone to climb it.

(from: wikipedia - gangkhar puensum)

The takin (Budorcas taxicolor; /ˈtɑːkɪn/), also called cattle chamois or gnu goat,[2] is a large species of ungulate of the subfamily Caprinae found in the eastern Himalayas. It includes four subspecies: the Mishmi takin (B. t. taxicolor), the golden takin (B. t. bedfordi), the Tibetan (or Sichuan) takin (B. t. tibetana), and the Bhutan takin (B. t. whitei). Whilst the takin has in the past been placed together with the muskox in the tribe Ovibovini, more recent mitochondrial research shows a closer relationship to Ovis (sheep).[3] Its physical similarity to the muskox is therefore an example of convergent evolution.[4] The takin is the national animal of Bhutan.[5] The national animal of Bhutan is the Takin, which is sort of like a goat-antelope.

(from: wikipedia - takin)


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Monday, May 17, 2021

Bahrain


We just learned about the country of Wales

Let's learn a little about the country of Bahrain!

This is a small island country in the Persian Gulf in Asia which is a small area of water just surrounded by Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran.

Bahrain is made up of one big island and about 100 other small islands.
It is only about 290 square miles in size, and about 1.5 million people live there.


(from: wikipedia - bahrain)

The flag of Bahrain is white and red, with the middle of the flag shaped like a triangle line.
The five white triangles are for Islam.


(from: wikipedia - flag of bahrain)

To eat in Bahrain you might have Kabsa which is rice mixed with meat, vegetables and spices.


(from: wikipedia - kabsa)

Visiting Bahrain you might go see the fort Qal'at al-Bahrain, which is a very old castle that was built on top of ruins from older castles.
Archeologists have dug up old ruins going back 3,000 years.
Over thousands of years, different people have taken over this fort area, and built their new castles on top of it.


(from: wikipedia - qal'at al-bahrain)

If you are visiting Bahrain you might see flamingos that live there.

(from: wikipedia - bahrain)


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Asia - Many Countries


Even though we've covered 22 different countries in Asia, we're not even half way through all of them!

There are some very small countries that are just the size of a city!

Here is a list of 49 countries in Asia!

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste/East Timor, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Asia is the largest continent, so it's no surprise it has so many countries!
asia
(from: wikipedia - list of sovereign states and dependent territories in asia)


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Sri Lanka


We just learned about the country of Lebanon.

Sri Lanka is a small country in Asia, just South of India.
sri lanka
(from: wikipedia - sri lanka)

To eat in Sri Lanka, you might have kiribath, which is a kind of rice pudding made with coconut milk.
kiribath
(from: wikipedia - kiribath)

Cyril Ponnamperuma was a famous scientist from Sri Lanka that came to the United States to work on the space program at NASA.
cryil ponnamperuma
(from: wikipedia - cryil ponnamperuma)

Hundreds of years ago, a king built a palace inside a giant stone mountain, called Sigiriya.
sigiriya
(from: wikipedia - sigiriya)

The most popular sport in Sri Lanka is called cricket. It is a little like baseball, but the bat is much larger like a paddle.
cricket
(from: wikipedia - cricket)


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Lebanon


Lebanon is a small country in the Middle East in Asia, West of Syria.
lebanon
(from: wikipedia - lebanon)

To eat in Lebanon you might have kibbeh nayyeh, which is uncooked lamb meat with spices.
kibbeh nayyeh
(from: wikipedia - kibbeh nayyeh)

A famous poet from Lebanon was Khalil Gibran. He was the third best selling poet of all time.
khalil gibran
(from: wikipedia - khalil gibran)

One of the largest ancient buildings is in the city of Baalbeck, a place called the Temple of Bacchus.
temple of bacchus
(from: wikipedia - temple of bacchus)

Through history, the cedar trees that grew in Lebanon were very important for making buildings, ships and even medicine. The cedar trees in Lebanon are still a symbol of the nation today.
cedar trees
(from: wikipedia - cedrus libani)


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Monday, March 3, 2014

Jordan


Jordan is a country in the Middle East in Asia, in between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
jordan
(from: wikipedia - jordan)

For a meal in Jordan you might have mansaf, which is lamb with yogurt and rice.

(from: wikipedia - mansaf)

Daoud Hanania is a famous surgeon in Jordan, and was the first to perform heart surgery in the country.
(from: wikipedia - daoud hanania)

A very famous tomb was carved out of a mountain in a place called Petra.
petra
(from: wikipedia - al khazneh)

There is an ancient place in Jordan called Bethabara that people believe is the place where John the Baptist brought people to be baptized.
bethabara
(from: wikipedia - bethabara)


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Monday, February 24, 2014

Iraq


We just learned about the country of Saudi Arabia.

Iraq is a country in the Middle East in Asia, just south of Turkey.
iraq
(from: wikipedia - iraq)

For a meal in Iraq you might have fattoush, which is pita bread with leafy vegetables and other mixed vegetables.
fattoush
(from: wikipedia - fattoush)

One of the most powerful kings the world ever saw was Nebuchadnezzar, who was from the area where Iraq is now. When he was king there, the land was called Babylon.
nebuchadnezzar
(from: wikipedia - nebuchadnezzar)

There are ancient ruins in the town of Hatra
hatra ruins
(from: wikipedia - hatra)

The area is sometimes called the cradle of civilization because it is where some of the oldest buildings in the world are found.
mohenjo daro
(from: wikipedia - cradle of civilization)

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Saudi Arabia


We just learned about Afghanistan.

Saudi Arabia is a country in Asia South of Israel.
It is also in an area known as the Middle East along with Israel and Turkey. saudi arabia
(from: wikipedia - saudi arabia)

For a meal in Saudi Arabia, you may have Kabsa, which is spices with rice, meat and vegetables.
kabsa
(from: wikipedia - kabsa)

A famous woman scientist in Saudi Arabia is Hayat Sindi.
It is very difficult for girls in that country to go to college or be scientists.
Many people there think that women should only stay home and cook and watch children.
Hayat Sindi has made many successes and helps teach little girls in her country that they can be anything they want to be.
hayat sindi
(from: wikipedia - hayat sindi)

In the town of Mada'in Saleh, there are some giant tombs carved into the side of mountains.

(from: wikipedia - mada'in saleh)

In Saudi Arabia, women have to wear something called a hijab, which covers their head and chest.
hijab
(from: wikipedia - hijab)

Men wear something called a thawb which is like a long robe.
thawb
(from: wikipedia - thawb)

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