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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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Turkey climate: when to go to Turkey

Due to the vastness of the country and the significant differences in altitude, the climate of Turkey is very varied. Along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, it is of the Mediterranean type with little rain. While in the interior ...

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Turkey tourist attractions: what to see in Turkey

Turkey is a country located between two continents, Europe and Asia, and has always been a meeting point, and also of confrontation, between different cultures. The most famous city in the country is Istanbul. Who began as Byzantium in the ...

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Turkey: a land of ancient civilization

Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) is a state located in the Anatolian peninsula straddling Europe and Asia, the country is a parliamentary republic, of which a minimal part, the eastern section of Thrace is in Europe, the rest of the country is ...

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Ko Samui: Ang Thong Marine National Park

The Ang Thong Marine National Park (Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park) is located in south-eastern Thailand and is made up of 42 limestone islands. These islands are located just west of the island of Ko Samui. The park covers ...

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The climate of Ko Samui: when to go to Ko Samui

Ko Samui is an island located in the Gulf of Siam, in the south-eastern part of Thailand about 9 degrees north of the equator. The climate of Ko Samui is monsoon tropical characterized by stable temperatures in all seasons with ...

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Ko Samui: tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand

The island of Ko Samui (228 km²) is located along the east coast of Thailand about 500 kilometers south of Bangkok. This is the second largest island in the country after Phuket. Ko Samui is surrounded by about 60 islands ...

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Climate of Phi Phi islands: when to go to the Phi Phi islands

The islands of the Phi Phi archipelago are located in southern Thailand about 7 degrees north of the equator, which is why they have a hot and humid tropical climate at monsoon. The climate of Phi Phi Island has a ...

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Phi Phi islands: limestone cliffs and white sandy beaches

The small islands of Phi Phi (Phi Phi Islands) are located about 50 km south-east of Phuket island, in the bay of Krabi, on the west coast of southern Thailand. The archipelago is made ​​up of a total of six ...

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The climate of Phuket: when to go to Phuket

The island of Phuket has a humid tropical monsoon climate, with constant temperatures throughout the year, humidity, heat and intense rains, and with two distinct seasons regulated by the monsoon. Due to the position of the island close to the ...

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Phuket tourist attractions: what to see in Phuket

The island of Phuket has become one of Thailand’s most important tourist destinations in recent decades. At the top of Phuket tourist attractions are its beaches, its tropical climate, and its rich and intense nightlife. The main tourist center of ...

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Phuket: sea, beaches and entertainment

Phuket Island (543 km²) is the largest island in Thailand, and is one of the main tourist destinations in Thailand. This tropical island is located in the Andaman Sea, a short distance from the country’s southwestern coast. Two bridges connect ...

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The climate of Socotra: when to go to Socotra

Socotra has a tropical desert climate, influenced by the monsoon winds that blow from the south-west between April and October and between November and March blow from the north-east. The southwest monsoon brings extremely strong, hot and dry winds from ...

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The climate of Yemen: when to go to Yemen

The climate of Yemen varies according to altitude. The country can be divided into three climatic zones. The first area is the coastal strip along the Red Sea, called the Tihama. This is a hot and humid semi-desert region. The ...

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Yemen: the Arabia Felix of the ancients

Yemen (Al-Jumhuriya al-Yamaniya, Yemen Arab Republic) is an Arab republic, with the capital Sana’a, located in the extreme southwest of the Arabian Peninsula. This country on the Arabian Peninsula is washed in the west by the Red Sea and in ...

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The climate of Uzbekistan: when to go to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has a dry continental climate. This type of climate turns out to be very cold in winter with freezing and violent winds. While it is very hot in the summer. In addition, the climate of Uzbekistan is characterized by ...

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Uzbekistan: historic cities along the Silk Road

Khiva, Uzbekistan. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina

Uzbekistan (Uzbekiston Jumhuriyati) is a presidential republic located in central Asia. This state independent from the end of the Soviet Union is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north and west, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to ...

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Turkmenistan: the great desert of Karakum

Turkmenistan (Türkmenistan Jumhuriyati) is a presidential republic of Central Asia. This state which was born with the end of the Soviet Union is bordered by Iran and Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the east and north, Kazakhstan to the north, ...

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The climate of Thailand: when to go to Thailand

Thailand, because of its great extent from north to south, has several climatic zones, most of the country is under the tropical monsoon climate, but the southern regions have typical characteristics of the equatorial climate, while in the northern mountainous ...

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Thailand: jungles, ancient temples and beaches

Thailand is a constitutional monarchy of Southeast Asia, with as capital the city of Bangkok. This Asian country occupies part of the Indochinese peninsula and the northern section of the Malaysian peninsula. It borders Burma to the west and north-west, ...

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The climate of Vietnam: when to go to Vietnam

Due to its size, the climate of Vietnam varies considerably from north to south. Tropical monsoons occur from May to October in the north and south of the country. While along the central coast monsoons arrive in the months from ...

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Vietnam: rice, oriental art and nature

Vietnam (Viêt Nam Công Hòa Xa Hôi Chu ‘Nghiã, Socialist Republic of Vietnam) is a socialist republic of Southeast Asia, located on the Indochinese peninsula. The country, washed in the east by the South China Sea and in the south-west ...

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Taiwan: the ancient island of Formosa

Taipei at night, Taiwan. Photo courtesy Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Taiwan (Ta-Chunghwa Min-Kuo, Nationalist Republic of China) is an island (also known as Formosa) in the Far East, in the Chinese Sea, separated from the Chinese coasts by the Formosa strait. Taiwan is claimed by the People’s Republic of China. ...

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