Jordan Geography

View of the Jordan Valley

Geologically, Jordan lies on the Arab shield, which for the most part consists of bedrock rocks. Above these are fossil-bearing Cambrian strata, and above these, substantial chalk and tertiary limestones. Lime layers from chalk contain phosphate layers, regional basalt portions from volcanic eruptions occur. Active fault zones along the Jordan basin and into the Red Sea occasionally cause earthquakes in the area. The land formations can be divided into three…

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Cambodia

Lot from the capital Phnom Penh

Cambodia is a monarchy in Southeast Asia. The country borders Thailand in the west and northwest, Laos in the northeast and Vietnam in the east and southeast. Cambodia has a 435 kilometer long coast to the Gulf of Thailand in the southwest. The population is 16 449 519 inhabitants (2018). The capital is Phnom Penh. Cambodia is a remnant of the vast Hindu – Buddhist kingdom Khmer people created in…

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Vietnam Sightseeing Places

Vietnam Sightseeing Places

Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia with borders to China, Laos, Cambodia and the South China Sea. The country encompasses the vast plains of the river delta of the Red River and Mekong, the entire eastern mainland coast of Southeast Asia and mountain ranges and plateaus in the hinterland. The entire coast is littered with partly undeveloped beaches. The two main cities are the capital Hanoi and the port city…

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United Arab Emirates Sightseeing Places

United Arab Emirates Sightseeing Places

Best time to go to the United Arab Emirates The best time of year to visit the United Arab Emirates is between November and April, when it’s coolest. The rest of the year, you’re more likely to move from air conditioning to another rather than sightseeing. Muslim fasting in Ramadan is strictly observed in the UAE (no eating, drinking or smoking in public from sunrise to sunset). Places that normally…

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Uzbekistan Sightseeing Places

Uzbekistan Sightseeing Places

Best time to go to Uzbekistan The best time to visit is in spring from May to late June and in autumn from September to November. The weather is mild at these times and the desert blooms for a short time in April. Autumn is harvest time and the markets are full of fresh fruits. Winter in Uzbekistan is usually too cold for a visit, summer too hot. However, if…

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Turkmenistan Sightseeing Places

Turkmenistan Sightseeing Places

Turkmenistan climate As the southernmost region of the former Soviet Union, Turkmenistan is by far the hottest country in Central Asia. However, it is not unbearable due to the desert climate with low humidity. The country has a characteristic continental climate with large temperature differences over the course of the day and the year. The southern part of the country is a little less continental than the north, in winter…

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Thailand Sightseeing Places

Thailand Sightseeing Places

Best travel time for Thailand By far the best time to visit is between November and February when it’s not too hot and humid. This period is also Thailand’s most important season for national and regional festivals. Southern Thailand is best visited when the rest of Thailand is unbearably hot (March to May). The worst months in Bangkok are April (very hot) and October (very humid). The main tourist season…

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Taiwan Sightseeing Places

Taiwan Sightseeing Places

Best time to go to Taiwan It is often said that there are no seasons in Taiwan, but you should take the time into account when planning your trip. Usually autumn (September to November) is best for travel because the weather conditions are usually warm and dry, air pollution is low and prices are lower. Spring can be clear and dry, but can also be wet and gray, sometimes even…

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Tajikistan Sightseeing Places

Tajikistan Sightseeing Places

Tajikistan climate Tajikistan is characterized by a dry subtropical climate, only in the basins and valleys it is wetter. Due to the central Asian, continental location, the winters are very cold (lowest temperatures in January of -12 ° C) and the summers are hot (in July maximum temperatures of up to 42 ° C). There are large temperature differences between the lower and higher regions. From October to May there…

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Syria Sightseeing Places

Syria Sightseeing Places

Best time to go to Syria The best time of year to travel to Syria is spring (March to May), when the weather is mild and the wild flowers are in bloom. In Damascus, the winter rains washed the dust out of the air and swelled rivers, so that the wooden norias (water wheels) in Hama turn under fresh, clean water. The autumn (September to November)is the second best choice…

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