Asia Culture by LisaB1982

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									Asia
By Eleanor Joyce City of Salem Schools

The Taj Mahal

Angkor Wat is a Hindu Temple built to the God Vishnu in the 1100s. This temple was discovered in the Cambodian rain forest. The carvings are extremely ornate.

In order to climb to the top of the temple, one must climb these very steep (70° incline)

The Great Wall of China was built to keep out invaders.

In Asia, many people live on the water. Pictured below is a floating market.

A Pagoda This is typical of the architecture seen in Asia.

Terraced farming in Asia.

Because of this process of shaping the land, there is an abundance of farm land in the region.

Planting rice in a terraced rice field.

Temple in Asia

Religious Temple

A religious shrine in an intersection. What sign of globalization do you see in the photo?

Today, China's half-a-million square kilometer Loess plateau is very favorable for farms and grazing if the rainfall is enough, Nearly the whole Loess Plateau is being exploited by agriculture and it has about one-fifth of China's tillable land and supports more than one-fifth of its population.

Blowing sand from the Sahara Desert creates loess landforms in China.

Chinese silk rug

Batik fabric is made in India

Ideograms
A character or symbol representing an idea or a thing without expressing the pronunciation. A stop sign is an example of an ideogram.

Drought

Silk

Chinese calligraphy characters and translation.

Jewels
Many jewels are mined in Asia. Sapphires and rubies are found in Southeast Asia


								
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