Srivijaya

The Srivijaya dominated the Asia maritime trade network over the Malacca Strait, controlling the trade between China and Middle East, acted as “middle man”. The importancy of the Malacca Strait in world trade, ancient Asia political situations, and Buddhism development are among the context of the story. It is not just the history of a great empire but also a story of the background of the present-day Southeast Asia situations. Topographical names, geographical changes, Buddhism, pirates, sea trade route, natural products, important ports, language, culture, architecture, and the arts are strongly related to this subject.