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  Bali, the Island Paradise
  A Closer Look at Vietnam
  The History of Bali, Indonesia
  History of Vietnam
  Early Vietnam History
  Vietnam Independence Part 1
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  Vietnam Under French Rule
  Ho Chi Minh
  Vietnam Religion Part 1
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  Angkar Wat
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  What is a Sarong ?
  Thailand Today
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  Kalagas of Burma
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  Cambodia Ancient History
  The Angkorian Period
  Cambodia Colonial Period
  Ancient Laos Civilization
  Laos - Lan Xang
  Laos and the Mongol Influence  
  News from Indonesia
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  Korea History
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Many of us still think of Vietnam as a nation heavily involved in war, though the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.  Vietnam is a gorgeous nation, based on a foundation of stunning natural beauty and calming village lifestyles. 

Vietnam continues to hold highlands and rainforest regions brimming with new species awaiting discovery and teeming with exotic wildlife. Additionally, its beaches are perfect for a relaxing, sun-filled vacation. 

Two decades free of war have provided Vietnam ample opportunity to take advantage of its national union, and they certainly have maximized their potential, becoming one of today's most outstanding travel destinations.  Click here to read more.


The country of Cambodia is home to some of the most spectacular religious temples in the world.  These temples are centered on the village of Siem Reap, some 200 miles from Cambodia's capital of Phnom Penh.  Built during the reigns of several Cambodian kings the temples and edifices of Angkor Wat constitute the largest religious site in the world, and are built on a scale that rivals the pyramids in Egypt and the Mayan temples in Central and South America.  Though decades of political turmoil kept the world away from Cambodia, a new openness has allowed many people from other cultures to explore Angkor Wat and experience the wonder of its many temples and towers. 

While historical accounts differ slightly, it is generally agreed that building on the site of Angkor Wat began during the eighth or ninth century.  From this time until the mid-fifteenth century (with many stoppages due to regime changes and wars) several building projects were undertaken.  Many of the kings and rulers who came to power during this period started their own temples, pyramids, and other structures; these structures were designed to become their tombs upon their deaths.  However, as the landlocked Cambodian kingdom shrunk and faced pressures from other nations (in particular Thailand and Vietnam) Angkor Wat's importance faded, and the city was finally taken by the Thais and sacked in 1431.   Click here to read more.


Korea is a unique country.  As an example, you will find a magnificently beautiful capital city where just hard-line party members are allowed to live.  This country also excludes the elderly and pregnant women, who must live in beautiful Paekdusan, which borders China.  However, Korea is a beautiful country with gorgeous national parks and amazing countryside.  The history of the Cold War also draws people in from around the world, eager to experience the long history and the current day beauty of this country.

Historians estimate that the first Koreans were born around 2333 BC although some scientists insist their history dates back to around 30,000 BC when central and northern Asia tribes came to the peninsula.  Regardless, the tribes of Korea felt tremendous pressure from China so in the 1st century, the Koreans banded to create a kingdom called Sillia.  This kingdom was quite impressive, including pleasure gardens, pagodas, and palaces, which actually helped influence the culture of Japan. Click here to read more.

We offer the Internet's largest selection of Asian Arts, Crafts, and Collectibles with over 4,000 different items in stock in our Maryland warehouse. Our products are handcrafted and imported from Japan, China, Korea, Bali, India, Vietnam, Russia, Ceylon, Nepal, and Thailand. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit.


 

 
Sushi & Sake Set for Two
Sushi & Sake Sets
White Rabbits / Brown Rabbits
Chinese Snuff Bottles
Netsuke, Inro, Ojime
Gold Leaf Painted ~ 10 Inch Turnip Vase
Gold Leaf Lacquer
Pair of 10 Inch Closionne Vases
Cloisonne
 
 

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