Countries || Interesting Stuff || Animals

 Asia is made up of 48 countries. Look at the map of Asia. Can you find some countries that are part of Asia? The countries of Asia are very different and their cultures have little in common.

 

Countries of Asia

The peoples of Asia all have very different cultures and beliefs. This land has many different religions and languages.

 

Ni hao from China! China is a country in Asia.

 

People of Saudi Arabia are called Saudis. Saudi Arabia is a country in Asia.

Konnichiwa from Japan! Japan is a country in Asia.

Interesting facts, places to see, things to do in Asia!

Asia is the largest continent.

 

Asia has the highest point on Earth! It has the world's highest peak--Mount Everest, found in the Himalayan Mountains.
Asia has the lowest point on Earth! In the western part of Asia is the Dead Sea which is the lowest point on the earth's surface.  
 

 

It's the Great Wall of China! This wall is in China, a country in Asia. The Great Wall of China was built over 2,000 years ago. If you look carefully, you can see the wall in the background as well as the front.
 
It is the Taj Mahal.  This beautiful building is in India, a country in Asia. The king, Shah Jahan, had the Taj Mahal built as a tomb for his beloved wife. It took 22 years to complete.

 

 

Animals of Asia

Many amazing animals live on the continent of Asia.

Pandas are black and white bears from China.

 
   

Camels are large mammals that live in the dry areas of Asia.
   
The Komodo Dragon can be found in Asia. The Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard in the world and a fierce killer.  
   

The Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant) is a huge land animal that lives in Asia.
   
The Siberian Tiger (also called the Amur Tiger) is found in Asia. There are only about 400 of these magnificent tigers left in the wild; they are an endangered species.  

 

Just for fun...
Baby komodos are usually an average of 1 foot in length when born. Watch the birth of a baby Komodo dragon.
This video was provided courtesy of Miami Metro Zoo and requires the free "realplayer" plug-in.

Want more information about Asia?

Check out:
CCSD'S The Continents: Asia

 

 

 

 

PICTURE CREDITS:

Nigel's World
Pics4Learning
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia