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Isfahan square: Naqsh-e jahàn square

Naqsh-e jahān square, Isfahan, Iran. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini,

Naqsh-e jahàn square (Meidān Naqsh-e jahān) today also known as Imam square (Meidān-e Emām) and in the past as Shah square (Meidān-e Shāh) is the most beautiful square in Isfahan in Iran. Its original name “Meidān Naqsh-e jahān” means “Square ...

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Naqsh-e Rostam: the rock tombs of the Kings of Kings

The tombs of Darius II, Artaxerxes I, and Darius I, Naqsh-e Rostam, Iran. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Naqsh-e Rostam is one of Iran’s most important archaeological sites. It contains monuments erected by the kings of the Achaemenid and Sassanid dynasties during a period of time between 500 BC. and the 4th century AD. The site, located just ...

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Tourist attractions of Sri Lanka: what to see in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, the ancient Taprobane, known until 1972 with the name of Ceylon is a splendid island nestled in the Indian ocean in south-east India. Island of spices, tea and coffee, but also of other agricultural products such as rice, ...

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The fortress of Sigiriya: the Lion rock

Sigiriya the Lion rock is a natural inselberg rising from the jungle of central Sri Lanka. The caves and cavities of this spectacular rock were used in the third century as a refuge for Buddhist monks. A cobra-shaped rock stretches ...

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Kandy: Buddhist temples and botanical gardens

Throughout Kandy it is as if the landscape had taken a bath of color and had come out decorated of such intense shades as to be blinding. The fruit in the markets, the Buddhist temple of Dalada Maligawa, the elephants ...

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Mount Diran (Diran Peak), Karakorum, Pakistan

Diran Peak, Karakorum, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Diran Peak (Mount Diran) is part of the Karakoram mountain range, the second highest mountain range on the planet after the Himalayas. This mountain is located in northern Pakistan and is part of the Rakaposhi-Haramosh chain in western Karakoram. Its ...

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The climate of Kuala Lumpur: when to go to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is located a short distance from the sea in the southwestern part of the peninsula of Malaysia at 3 degrees north of the equator. Due to its location near the Equator, the Kuala Lumpur climate is hot and ...

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Kuala Lumpur: the city of gardens and Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur rises at the confluence of two rivers, the Klang River and the Gombak River. The city is located about 40 km from the coast, in a flat area at the intersection of the most important communication routes in ...

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Maldives tourist attractions: what to see in the Maldives

Islands dispersed in the Indian ocean formed by a double cord of over a thousand coral islands. The Maldives are a suitable place for those who love the sea in all its forms. This archipelago of the Indian Ocean is ...

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Ha Long Bay: Vietnam’s natural wonder

To give an idea of the beauty of Ha Long Bay, just think that it has been part of the UNESCO heritage since 1994 and in 2012 the Wonders Foundation officially named Halong Bay as one of the new seven ...

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The climate of Georgia: when to go to Georgia

Tusheti, Georgia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Georgia is nestled between the Black Sea coast and the high Caucasus mountains. Despite the nation’s small size, the climate of Georgia is varied. Its position characterizes its climate, which varies between the mild but very rainy climate of the ...

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The climate of Manila: when to go to Manila

The city of Manila is located 14 degrees north of the equator in a tropical climatic zone. The climate of Manila is characterized by high temperatures throughout the year, high humidity and two seasons that differ according to rainfall. THE ...

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Manila: the eastern pearl of the Spanish empire

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is located at the bottom of a large bay along the west coast of the island of Luzon, where the Pasig River flows into the sea. The city was founded by the Spaniards in ...

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Incheon: Songdo Central Park and the Singi Market

Singi (Shingi) Market, Incheon, South Korea. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini., ..

We had purchased a plane ticket with transit to Seoul-Incheon airport in South Korea. Our transit time was a few hours so we wanted to spend these hours available to see a bit of South Korea. Reading on the internet ...

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Free tours for transit passengers at Seoul-Incheon airport

Free Transit Tour

Are you in transit at Seoul-Incheon airport in South Korea? Do you have a few hours of time between your flights? Why not take advantage of a free service that the airport makes available to its passengers? In fact, you ...

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Seoul-Incheon Airport: among the best airports in the world

Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

South Korea’s most important airport is Seoul Airport. Whose official name is Incheon International Airport, but which is also known as Seoul-Incheon Airport. This ultra modern airport is located on an island along the west coast of South Korea. The ...

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Travel in Yunnan: landscapes and ethnic groups

The natural landscapes are among the tourist attractions of Yunnan, here the Rice fields, Yuanyang, Yunnan, China. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

This time I visited a province of China characterized by a wide variety of landscapes. The variety of ethnic groups living in Yunnan is even richer. Overall an excellent travel in Yunnan with visits to interesting places, including some outside ...

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Flowering desert: a spectacle of nature

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Deserts are inhospitable areas of the earth characterized by great aridity. In these regions there is very little rainfall and life forms, both animal and vegetable, have to face some of the most hostile conditions on the planet. In deserts, ...

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The most spectacular waterfalls in the world

Garganta del Diablo, Iguazú Falls, Brazil-Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The waterfalls are among the most exciting spectacles of nature. Almost every nation on Earth has waterfalls. There are waterfalls of a few meters high up to waterfalls that approach the kilometer in height. A waterfall is formed when the ...

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Yunnan photos: Faces and customs of the population

Women at the market in Zhoucheng, Yunnan, China. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

On this page other photos of my trip in Yunnan. Here I focus on the population. This peripheral province of China is known for high ethnic diversity. Indeed, Yunnan has the highest number of recognized ethnic groups among the provinces ...

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Tourist attractions of Yunnan: what to see in Yunnan

Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, Dali, Yunnan, China. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

A particular China, a province in the southwest of this immense country, inhabited by a multitude of different ethnic groups. A land rich in very varied landscapes ranging from the first buttresses of the Himalaya mountains, which widely exceed six ...

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The climate of Yunnan: when to go to Yunnan

Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang, Yunnan, China. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Yunnan is located in the southern part of China close to the borders with Burma, Laos and Vietnam. This region of China is located at a rather low latitude and is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer line. Thanks to ...

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Hainan: a tropical island in southern China

The island of Hainan, an autonomous province of the People’s Republic of China, is the largest island in China with a territorial extension similar to that of Belgium (32,900 sq km). Located at the southeastern end of the country. The ...

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The climate of Jakarta: when to go to Jakarta

The climate of Jakarta (Jakarta) – a city located a few degrees south of the equator – is a monsoon tropical climate with two distinct seasons that differ according to the rains. The city has constant temperatures throughout the year. ...

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Jakarta: ancient Batavia, the capital of the Dutch Indies

Today’s Jakarta, ancient Batavia, the capital of the Dutch East Indies. Founded in 1619 by J. P. Coen. Since its foundation, this city has been one of the most important commercial centers in the Far East. Since its inception Batavia ...

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The climate of China: when to go to China

China is one of the largest nations on the planet and its size means that the country is characterized by multiple types of climate. The climate of China is extremely varied due to the huge differences in latitude, longitude and ...

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Mount Rakaposhi, Karakoram, Pakistan

Mount Rakaposhi, Karakoram, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

One of the most beautiful mountains in Pakistan is undoubtedly Mount Rakaposhi. A mountain that is part of the Karakoram chain in northern Pakistan. The Rakaposhi is a mountain that can be seen from different vantage points while going along ...

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Lebanon: a small country rich in history and archeology

Sunset on the Pigeon Rocks, Beirut, Lebanon. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

If we talk about Lebanon in the current imagination, people remember a place of war and instability, but today the country is a quiet destination with splendid archaeological sites and a thousand-year history. The civil war that destroyed the country ...

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Live the Diversity in Iran: Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Kashan

Detail of a carpet, Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran, Iran. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Live the Diversity in Iran is Written by Farzad Mohammadi About Iran Iran, also known as Persia officially the Islamic Republic of Iran in is the second largest country in the Middle East. Iran is known as one of the ...

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Asia: the largest and most populous continent

GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA Asia is the largest and most populous continent on Earth, it has an area of 44,059,000 square kilometers (44,471,000 if you include the Caspian Sea and Aral Lake), which corresponds to approximately one third (29.4%) of all ...

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