Shanghai: the most modern city in China

Pudong, Shanghai, China. Author J. Patrick Fischer. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Shanghai has always been one of the most important cultural and intellectual cities in China, but what makes this city unique is the fact that he developed in an incredible way in recent decades to become the third largest financial ...

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Eastern China: rivers and open plains densely populated

Forbidden City, Beijing, China. Author Rabs003. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Eastern China is the most densely populated area of the country, this area is characterized by large flowing plains where flow the most important Chinese rivers: the Chang Jiang (Yangtze Kiang), the Huang He (Huang Ho, Yellow River ), and ...

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Western China: mountains and desert plateaus

Potala, Lhasa, Tibet, China. Author Coolmanjackey. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Much of Western China territory is mountainous, in this part of the country rise up some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Himalayas, Tian Shan, Kunlun Shan, Karakoram, Pamir and Altaj, as well as extensive plateaus ...

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China: the most populous country in the world

Great Wall of China, China. Author Bjoern Kriewald. No Copyright

China (Zhonghuá Rénmin Gònghéguó, Chinese People’s Republic) is the third largest country in the world after Russia and Canada, with approximately 20% of the inhabitants of the planet, it’s the most populated nation of the world. China is a socialist ...

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Cambodia climate: when to go to Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Author Javier Gil. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The climate of Cambodia is characterized by Monson winds, which divide the climate of the country into two distinct seasons a dry and wet. When the southwest monsoons blow, in the months between May and October, it’s the rainy season, ...

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Cambodia: ancient temples and traditions

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia . Author Atif Gulzar. No Copyright

Cambodia (Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea, Kingdom of Cambodia), is located in South-East Asia, washed to the south-west by the Gulf of Siam (South Chinese Sea), which is bordered to the east and south-east with Viet Nam, to the west with Thailand, ...

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Burma climate: when to go to Myanmar

Pagan, Burma (Myanmar). Author Momo (Kudumomo). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Burma has a type of tropical monsoon climate, the seasons differs depending on the monsoon, and can be shown three different seasons. In the months between May and October there is the rainy and humid season with average temperatures ranging ...

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Burma (Myanmar): temples, jungle and oriental cultures

Shwedagon, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). Author Sarah Depper. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Burma (Pyi-daung-zu Myan-ma Naing-ngan-daw, Union of Myanmar), is a state located in South-East Asia, bounded on the east by China, Laos and Thailand, to the south is washed by the Andaman Sea, and to the west from the Bay of ...

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Brunei: a small sultanate in Borneo

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei. Author Sam Garza. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Brunei (Negara Brunei Darussalam) is a small sultanate which is located along the coast of the northern part of Borneo, the territory of the state is made up of two separate sections divided by a strip of territory belonging to ...

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Bhutan climate: when to go to Bhutan

Haa Valley, Bhutan. Author Douglas J. McLaughlin. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Bhutan is a Himalayan country characterized by an extremely humid climate, which varies according to altitude, in the southern hills the climate is sub-tropical humid, which becomes temperate climate in the central highlands and alpine climate in the northern mountain ...

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Bhutan: mountainous country rich in Buddhist monasteries

Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan. Author Jean-Marie Hullot. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Bhutan (Druk Yul) is a small Asian-Himalayan monarchy state, located on the southern-eastern Himalaya, which borders to the north and north-west with China, to the east, south and south-west with India, it’s capital is the city of Thimphu. The country ...

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Bangladesh: the land of rivers and water

Bangladesh. Author Balaram Mahalder. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Bangladesh (Ghana Prajatantri Bangladesh) is a people’s republic, with the capital Dhaka, the country located in South Asia, is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer, and is bordered to the west, north and east by India, to the south-east with ...

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Bahrain climate: when to go to Bahrain

Portuguese Fort (Qalat Al Bahrain), Bahrain. Author Jacobs - Creative Bees. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The country has a desert and arid climate with prevailing winds from the north-west. The months from June to September are very hot and humid with temperatures during the day that can exceed 40°C. Better is the climate during the ...

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Bahrain: sandy and coral islands

Manama, Bahrain. Author Jacobs - Creative Bees. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The Bahrain (Dawlat al-Bahrain) is an emirate which consists of about 30 islands located off the eastern coast of the Arabian peninsula in the Persian Gulf between the Qatar peninsula and the coast of Saudi Arabia, it’s capital is the ...

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Azerbaijan: various natural landscapes and valuable historical remains

Baku, Azerbaijan. Author Samir Resulov. No Copyright

Azerbaijan (Azarbaijchan Respublikasi) is a presidential republic of South-Central Asia located in the South Caucasus, bordered to the west by Armenia and Georgia, to the north by Russia, to the south by Iran, while in the east it is washed ...

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Armenia tourist attractions: what to see in Armenia

Ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral, Armenia. Author Hayk. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Armenia has considerable attractions for the traveler on all its many ancient monasteries and churches, but are also significant for the beauty of the landscape of the country. UNESCO has added three Armenians sites in the world heritage list: The Monasteries ...

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Armenia climate: when to go to Armenia

Monastery of Sevanavank, Lake Sevan, Armenia. Author Vigen Hakhverdyan. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Armenia has a distinctly continental climate with dry and sunny summers, which lasts from June to September, when temperatures range between 22°C and 36°C. Winters are cold and snowy with average temperatures ranging between -5°C and -10°C, spring is of ...

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Armenia: land of churches and monasteries

Cathedral, Etchmiadzin, Armenia. Author Butcher. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Armenia (Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun) is a presidential republic located in the Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, is a landlocked country bordered to the west by Turkey to the north by Georgia, to the east and south-east by ...

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Sharjah climate: when to go to Sharjah

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Author Emmanuel Eragne. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Sharjah has a desert climate of hot and dry type, characterized by low and erratic rainfall, and high levels of temperature, humidity and hours of sunlight. The city’s climate is characterized by mild winters and very hot and muggy summers. ...

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Sharjah: the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Author Sakena. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The emirate of Sharjah is, after those in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the third largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates, it is also the only one that overlooks the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. This emirate overlooks ...

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Dubai climate: when to go to Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Author ADTeasdale. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Dubai has a desert and dry climate, characterized by low and erratic rainfall, and high levels of temperature, humidity and sunlight. The summers are extremely hot, windy and wet, in particular the high level of humidity makes summer particularly unpleasant ...

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Dubai: the most famous and the most populous city in the Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Author Fabio Achilli. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The emirate of Dubai is the most famous and the most populous among the emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates, it is also the second per land area after the one in Abu Dhabi. Dubai has taken full advantage ...

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Arab Emirates climate: when to go to the Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Author Sarah Ackerman. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The climate of the United Arab Emirates is sub-tropical arid, hot and humid along the coast, and hot and dry inland. The moisture is particularly high along the coastal region, making the unbearable climate of the hot summer months. The rains are ...

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United Arab Emirates: modern cities, desert and petroleum

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Author Alex4981. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

United Arab Emirates (Al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīya al-Muttahida), are hereditary absolute monarchies, is a federation of seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain, Ras al Khaimah and Fujayrah) situated in the Arabian peninsula, which border on the east with ...

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Guyana climate: when to go to Guyana

Cataratas de Kaieteur, Guyana. Author Soren Riise. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Guyana has a warm and humid equatorial climate with intense rainfall and scarce seasonal differences in temperature, which in fact are maintained throughout the year between 23°C and 30°C, the heat and humidity are constantly mitigated along the coast from ...

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Guyana: savannas, forests and waterfalls

Guyana. Author Tracey Dos Santos. No Copyright

Guyana (Co-operative Republic of Guyana) is a semipresidential republic located just north of the equator in the north-eastern part of South America. It is washed in the north-east by the Atlantic Ocean and it borders to the west with Venezuela ...

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French Guiana climate: when to go to French Guiana

Market, Kourou, French Guiana. Author Arria Belli. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The climate of French Guiana is equatorial, warm and humid with little change in temperatures during the year, the annual average is 27°C, the average minimum temperatures remain stable throughout the year at around 23°C, while average maximum temperatures range ...

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French Guiana: a piece of equatorial France

Îles du Salut, French Guiana. Author Didwin973. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

French Guyana (Guyane Française) is a French overseas department located just north of the equator in the north-eastern part of South America. It is situated to the north on the Atlantic Ocean and borders to the west with Suriname and ...

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Paraguay climate: when to go to Paraguay

The Jesuit mission Jesús de Tavarangué, Paraguay. Author Patty P. No Copyright

The climate of much of Paraguay is sub-tropical, with the rainy season during the austral summer from October to April. Average annual rainfall is about 1,000 mm in Asunción area, about 1.500 mm in the forest eastern regions, and 800 ...

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Paraguay: great rivers, savannahs and forests

Asunción, Paraguay. Author Felipe Antonio. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Paraguay (República del Paraguay/Tetã Paraguái/Republic of Paraguay) is a presidential republic located in the central southern part of South America, bordered to the north by Bolivia, to the east by Brazil and to the south and west by Argentina. Asunción, ...

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