In Animal Kingdom's newest land, Asia's landscape, culture, history and animals await your visit. Asia is a melting pot of lush vegetation, ramshackle ruins and mystical temples, which have been borrowed from countries such as Nepal, Mongolia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and India, to create a mythical land known as Anandapur. The name means "place of all delights", and its beauty certainly lives up its name.
According to the fictional "Disney history" of Anadapur, it was established in 1544 as a royal hunting reserve. A village evolved from this base and thrived, while the reserve has found itself in a state of ruin and decay. The current royal family converted the crumbling reserve into its current state as a conservation area.
Bamboo scaffolding supporting two 50-foot monument pillars has become home to two families of Siamang gibbons. The Siamangs have strong family bonds and perform their playful gymnastics to the delight of the entertained audience. The white-cheeked gibbons, whose hoots can be heard throughout the land, inhabit the second pillar.
The colourful Anandapur Ice Cream truck serves frozen treats in addition to smoothies and floats. On hot days, cold drinks are found at Drinkwallah.
At Mandala Gifts, you'll find such Asian treasures as stuffed tigers, strings of melodious bells, jewellery, masks and tiger apparel.