History of Asia
important people and places
It was built in the A.D. 1100s by the Khmer, whose empire included Cambodia and much of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The empire enjoyed great wealth and it is said that the king, wearing gold and pearls, rode on an elephant whose tusks were wrapped in gold. The remains of Angkor Wat stand today as proof of the great civilization.
It also changes colors at different times of days. The Taj Mahal is surrounded by gardens. Sahan Jahan ordered that the builders get their hands cut off so they don't make any thing like the Taj Mahal. The main dome is about 10 stories tall.
He taught that everyone has duties and responsibilities. If one acts correctly, the effect is that their will be peace and harmony. His ideas helped China in 2 ways and they are for the government to run smoothly for years and Chinese cultures too for the last centuries.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
He was an important role in India. He had a vision of a free India. He was killed from being assassinated. Gandhi studied law at the University of Bombay for one year, then at the University College London, from which he graduated in 1891.
Great Wall of China
For much of its history, China had little to do with the rest of the world. The Great Wall of China--started before 206 B.C.--is a symbol of china's desire to keep the world at a distance.
Chinese leaders renamed their country the middle kingdom because to them, it was center of the universe. Ancient China was governed by an emperor--a ruler of wide--spread lands and groups of people.