Timor

Timor is an island at the southern end of Maritime Southeast Asia, north of the Timor Sea. It is divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, belonging to the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. Recommended Listening To the Head of the Crocodile – In ancient stories, the island of Timor …

Himalayas

Photo: European Space Agency, Mount Makalu, Himalayas The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range has the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,600 feet) in elevation. By contrast, …

India

Photo: Urban lagoon in Hyderabad India is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. New Dehli is the national capital. Features Wild …

Thailand

Photo: World Tourism Organization, Tourism for All Thailand is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. By the maritime boundary, the country is bordered to the southeast …

Bahrain

Photo: abcdz2000, Flag about Bahrain (source) Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands, the largest being Bahrain Island. Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway. Iran lies 200 km (120 mi) to the north across the Gulf. The peninsula of Qatar is to the southeast across the …

Turkey

Map Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan (the exclave of Nakhchivan) and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and the Black …

Macau

Photo Macau, along with Hong Kong, is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. Macau is the only place in China where casino gambling is …

Siberia

Siberia is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest definition is also known as North Asia. Siberia has historically been a part of Russia since the 16th and 17th centuries. The territory of Siberia extends eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and Arctic drainage basins. – Wikipedia Key Links …

Pakistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Batura Glacier Pakistan is bordered by the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. The capital is Islamabad. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/wzEDreKiKbWgDz6x9 Photos Planeta.com Pakistan Links Asia

Laos

Laos flag Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. Of the country’s 237,000 square kilometers, about 70% of the country is mountainous. The highest peak, Phou Bia reaches 2,817 meters (9,242 feet). Other geographic features include the Xieng Khouang and Bolavens Plateau and the Mekong River Valley which forms part of the boundary with …