Oman: forts, natural landscapes and traditions

Oman (Saltanat ‘Omān) is a sultanate located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula with the capital of Muscat (Muscat) which borders with the United Arab Emirates in the north-west, in the west with Saudi Arabia, in the south-west with ...

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North Korea: a country closed in on itself

North Korea (Choson Minchu-Chui Inmin Konghwa-Guk, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is a communist republic in the Far East, located in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The country, washed to the east by the Sea of Japan and ...

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The climate of Nepal: when to go to Nepal ?

Nepal, despite its small size, has a wide variety of types of climate, due in particular to the huge differences in height between the areas of the country, it goes from 60 meters in the southern areas along the border ...

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Nepal: the land of the high mountains of the Himalayas

Nepal (Nepal Adhirajya) is an Himalayan landlocked kingdom, situated on the southern Himalaya, which borders the north with China, and to the west, east and south with India, the capital is the city of Kathmandu. Despite its small size, Nepal ...

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The climate of Mongolia: when to go to Mongolia

Mongolia has a typical continental climate, dry and rigid with cold and dry winters, and warm and relatively rainy summers, the springs are extremely windy, winds, usually carrying dust particles from the desert. The rainfall is very scarce throughout Mongolia, ...

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Mongolia: plateaus, deserts and mountains

Mongolia (Bügd Najramdah Mongol Ard Uls) is a republic of Central Asia. The country is landlocked and borders with Russia to the north and China to the south. The only major city is the capital Ulan-Bator. The country is formed ...

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The climate of the Maldives: when to go to the Maldives

The Maldives are located near the equator, and thus have a climate with stable temperatures throughout the year, while the seasons are marked by changes in the amount of rain that falls. The climate of the islands is dominated by ...

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Maldives: atolls, fish and coral reefs

The Maldives (Divehi Jumhuriya, Republic of Maldives) are an archipelago of atolls located in the Indian Ocean south-west of the southern tip of India. The archipelago of the Maldives is located only 400 km from the southern tip of India, ...

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The climate of Malaysia: when to go to Malaysia

The climate in Malaysia is equatorial, hot and humid, subject to monsoon rains. The north-east monsoon brings heavy rains between October and February along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the north east Sabah and west Sarawak. On the ...

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Malaysia: modernity and wilderness

Malaysia (Persekutuan Tanah Malaysia) is a federal state of Southeast Asia located just north of the equator. Malaysia encompasses the southern end of the Malacca peninsula and the northern part of the island of Borneo. The Malaysian state is made ...

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The climate of Macau: when to go to Macau

The climate of Macau is subtropical humid influenced by monsoon. The climate, as in much of southern China, is cool and sunny in winter (January-February), hot and rainy in spring (March-April) and summer (May-October), while it is mild and sunny ...

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Macau: casinos and colonial atmosphere

Macau is a city nestled on a peninsula and some islands that has become a special statute administrative region of China since late 1999, having been a Portuguese colony since 1557. Macau is located along the coast of the South ...

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The climate of Lebanon: when to go to Lebanon

The climate of Lebanon is Mediterranean, but influenced by the presence of mountains running parallel to the coast and that block the flow of moist air into the interior. The western slopes of the mountains of Lebanon are the wettest ...

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Lebanon: the land of cedars and Phoenicians

Lebanon (Al-Jumūhrīya al-Lubnānīya) is a presidential republic in the Middle East, which is bordered to the north and east by Syria, to the south by Israel, to the west is washed from the Mediterranean Sea. The most important city is ...

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The climate of Laos: when to go to Laos ?

Laos has a tropical monsoon climate characterized by hot, humid and rainy weather from May to October, from a relatively cooler, dry season between November and February, and by a period warmer and drier between March and April. In the ...

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Laos: temples and Buddhist traditions

Laos (Sāthlāmalath Pasāthi Patai Pasāsunh Lāo, République démocratique populaire Lao) is a socialist republic of Southeast Asia, located on the Indochinese peninsula. The country borders Vietnam to the east and north, China to the north, Cambodia to the south, Thailand ...

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Kyrgyzstan: high mountains of the Tien Shan and Alaj

Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Respublikasy) is a presidential republic in Central Asia, bordering to the north with Kazakhstan, on the east by China, on the south by China and Tajikistan, to the west by Uzbekistan. The capital and main city of the ...

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Kuwait: the emirate of oil and natural gas

Kuwait (Dawlat al-Kuwait) is an emirate situated in the north-east of the Arabian peninsula, which borders to the north and north-west with Iraq and to the south with Saudi Arabia. While to the east it is washed by the Persian ...

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Kazakhstan: deserts, steppes and plateaus

Kazakhstan (Kazak Respublikasy) is a presidential republic located in Central Asia, bordered to the east by China, on the south by Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, to the west washed by the Caspian Sea, to the west and north borders on ...

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The climate of Jordan: when to go to Jordan

The climate in Jordan is affected by the proximity to the sea and the continental features, this results in a climate of transition that leads to discrete rainfall on the slopes of the Judea and Samaria, and a largely desert ...

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Jordan: ancient cities and desert landscapes

Jordan (Al-Mamlaka al-Urdunniya al-Hashimiya) is a constitutional monarchy in the Middle East. Officially called Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This state of the Middle East borders Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Saudi Arabia to the south and southeast, ...

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The climate of Japan: when to go to Japan

The climate of Japan, due to the conformation of the country’s territory, varies considerably both on the basis of latitude and on the position with respect to the seas. In addition, the climate of Japan is also influenced by the ...

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Japan: modernity, tradition, islands and volcanoes

Japan is a state of north-eastern Asia made up of over 3,000 islands that extend north-south between the Kuril and Sahalin islands in the north and the island of Formosa (Taiwan) in the south. The Japanese archipelago is made up ...

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The climate of Israel: when to go to Israel ?

Israel has a Mediterranean climate along the coast, that becomes increasingly arid inland, becoming a desert climate in the drier areas of the Negev desert and along the coast of the Red Sea. The Mediterranean coast and the north-central area ...

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Israel: a holy land for many religions

Israel (Medinat Yisra’el) is a parliamentary republic of the Middle East, bordering Lebanon to the north, Syria to the north east, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the south west. The country to the west is washed by the ...

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Iraq: Mesopotamia the fertile region between two rivers

Iraq (Al-Jumhoorīyah al-‘Irāqīyah) is a parliamentary republic in the Middle East with capital Baghdad, the country is bordered to the north by Turkey, on the east by Iran, on the south-east by Kuwait, to the south-west by Saudi Arabia, in ...

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Iran: ancient Persia, the cradle of ancient civilizations

Iran (Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Irān) is an Islamic republic of Central Asia with the capital Tehran. The country is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to the north, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east. Finally, ...

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Borobudur and Prambanan: the Java temples

A few kilometers from each other, in the center of the island of Java, there are two of the most important Hindu and Buddhist temples of Southeast Asia. The Buddhist temple of Borobudur and the Hindu temple of Prambanan. TEMPLE ...

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The climate of Java: when to go to the island of Java

The island of Java has an equatorial climate hot and humid, with stable temperatures throughout the year, the temperature changes are small. The rains are more between November and May, the wettest months of all are those of January and ...

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Java: the island of rice fields and volcanoes

The island of Java (132,000 km²) is the most important island of Indonesia, it represents the cultural, economic and political center of the country. In fact, more than 60% of the Indonesian population resides here. There are large cities such ...

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