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Positioned in North Wales, the city of Bangor is one of the smallest in the United Kingdom. The city is located in an area of natural beauty where the Snowdonia Mountains meets the sea. Mainly a university city, Bangor rests at the edge of the Menai Strait.

Sitting on the banks of the River Usk is the splendid city of Newport. The city has managed to retain most of its Victorian style despite becoming one of the main industrial and cultural centers of the area. The Transporter Bridge is one of the main landmarks of the city and is over 100 years old. There are several attractions across the city that travelers will enjoy visiting.

One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, Glasgow has undergone a cultural revival to become the epicenter of style and vivacity. The largest city of Scotland, Glasgow is located on the banks of River Clyde. Glasgow is recognized as one of the main centers of culture, art and education in Europe.

 

Streets enveloped in history and brimming with a flourishing cultural scene is what describes the capital city of Scotland the best. Edinburgh is home to several historic castles and breathtaking sceneries of nature. The city is mainly segregated into two districts, the Old Town and the New Town, which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sections are divided by the Princes Street Garden.

 

A seemingly sleepy city, Taza is an interesting stopover. After departing from Sardinia, Ibn Battuta traveled across Tenes, Tlemcen before reaching Taza in Morocco. This lovely hillside city is located in the northern part of Morocco and is about 120Km from Fez.

Ibn Battuta set out in the autumn of 1351, leaving Fez and traveling across the High Atlas Mountains, to arrive at Sijilmasa. The city was located in present day southeastern Morocco, the ruins of which can be found along the river Ziz in the Tafilalt oasis. The city served as the terminus for the Trans-Sahara trade route till the 14th century and was one of the most important centers for trade during the Golden era of the Berber dynasties.

Famously known as the ancient walled city, Fez is often compared to Jerusalem. The medieval capital of Morocco, Fez is where Ibn Battuta returned to in 1349 after Hajj. He then left Fez again to visit the lands of Niger across the Sahara Desert. The city was founded in 790 AD by Moulay Idriss II and has been continuously inhabited since the 10th century.

One of the most historic cities in Scotland, Stirling is also called "The Gateway to the Highlands". In historic times, the city was the only connection to the Highlands and several important battles have been fought in the area. The Stirling Castle is the main highlight of the city. The castle is superbly preserved and has a Palace, Great Hall and Royal Chapel. It stands on a volcanic escarpment and holds a historic importance where several kings and queens of Scotland were crowned. Travelers should also visit the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum in the castle.

 

 

Sitting on two hills, the Balgay and the Law, is the impressive city of Dundee. The fourth largest city in Scotland, Dundee has a rugged landscape and beautiful weather making it a treat for travelers. Overlooking the River Tay, Dundee is a lively city.

Myanmar is officially called the Union of Myanmar and is located in Southeast Asia. The country is located on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea coast. Myanmar finds location at the crossroads of two greatest civilizations of Asia, India and China. A mystic land, Myanmar is still an undiscovered destination. Myanmar is a fascinating country with several geographical delights like beaches, snow-covered mountains and virgin jungles. It has a small population of Muslims of about 4%.

Cambodia Info

COMMERCIAL/ ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Phnom Penh

GEOGRAPHY

Has an area of 181,035 square kilometers and lies entirely within the tropics.It has a 443 kilometer coastline along the Gulf of Thailand.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 14,000,000. Muslims account for about 1.6% of the population

CLIMATE

Cambodia is dominated by monssons. The temperature ranges from 21° C to 35° C. Tropical and warm.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Khmer is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

UTC+7

BUSINESS HOURS

Government/General Offices: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 2 PM to 5PM (Monday to Friday)

HOLIDAYS

New Years: January 1st
Victory Day: January 7th
Khmer New Year: April 14th - 16th
Labour Day: May 1st
King Sihamoni's Birthday: May 13th - 15th
Queen Mother's Birthday: June 18th
Constitution Day: September 24th
Pchum Ben Festival: September 26th
King Father's Birthday: October 31st
Independence Day: November 9th
Mourning Day: November 25th

Dates on the following holidays vary:
Meak Bochea
Visaka Bochea
Royal Ploughing Ceremony

CURRENCY

KHR Riel, United States Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 117
Medical/ Ambulance: 119
Fire: 118

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