APHRODITE’s (Asian Precipitation - Highly-Resolved Observational Data Integration Towards Evaluation) daily gridded precipitation is the only long-term (1951 onward) continental-scale daily product that contains a dense network of daily rain-gauge data for Asia including the Himalayas, South and Southeast Asia and mountainous areas in the Middle East. The number of valid stations was between 5000 and 12,000, representing 2.3 to 4.5 times the data available through the Global Telecommunication System network, which were used for most daily grid precipitation products. The products are available on a regional basis.
NOTE: The web site: http://www.agrometeorology.org/topics/agromet-market-place/announcement-aphrodite-precipitation-data contains: "The APHRODITE project has successfully ended in March 2011"
Unfortunately, many data links are no longer valid.
National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 27 Feb 2017. "The Climate Data Guide: APHRODITE: Asian Precipitation - Highly-Resolved Observational Data Integration Towards Evaluation of Water Resources." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/aphrodite-asian-precipitation-highly-resolved-observational-data-integration-towards.