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Blending the traditional Chinese culture with modern lifestyle, Quanzhou is a mesmerizing coastal city in the Fujian Province. The city is popular for its cultural and historical sites. The city served as the starting point in the sea route of the Silk Route. The location of the city is such that it has seen the presence of several cultures since ancient times.

The inviting fresh air and adventure sports at the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania are hard to resist. Proudly standing in the northeastern part of the U.S state of Pennsylvania, the Poconos Mountains offers an array of beautiful sites. The mountain region spreads across several counties and the valleys and wooded hills are a popular vacation area. There are several resorts for the convenience of visitors.

Fuzhou is an old port city visited by both Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo. Fuzhou is the capital and also the administrative center of the Fujian Province. The city is situated in the lower part of the Min River and has a history of over 2,000 years. A cultural city, Fuzhou has been home to some of the most prominent personalities in China. The long history of the area has also resulted in several art industries like lacquer work, cork cutting and stone sculpture.

The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades National Park is home to endangered species and has also been designated as a World Heritage Site. The park was designed to protect a delicate ecosystem rather than protecting a geographic feature and was established in 1947.

Vast deserts, stunning beaches and breathtaking mountain peaks can all be found in Oman.

Oman is officially called as the Sultanate of Oman and is located on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The area of Oman has been inhabited since the Stone Age, about 5,000 years ago.

The city of Newcastle in Northern England is a lively and vibrant place to visit. Voted as the best short break destination in UK, Newcastle is filled with dynamic attractions and fun activities to do. Visitors will definitely enjoy a walk along the Quayside waterfront, which is lined with stylish restaurants and public art.

A city with resplendent glory, Durham is also called the "cathedral city". Located in North East England in the county Durham, the city is quite hilly and very scenic. The River Wear flows through the northern part of the city enclosing the city center on three sides and forming a peninsula.

A mystical country, Mali is full of cultural sites to woo travelers

In 1352 Ibn Battuta set out with a caravan to visit Marrakech, Sala and Sijilmasa before he visited Mali. Traveling for 25 days after leaving Sijilmasa, Ibn Battuta reached Taghaza from where he crossed the dangerous stretch of the Sahara Desert to reach the capital city of Mali. He stayed there for over eight months.

A popular cultural center, Malaga blends history with a modern lifestyle

A wonderful city located in Costa del Sol, Malaga is located in southern Spain. The city is flanked by mountains at the southern end and two rivers also flow close to the city. Malaga is popular for its history and is also the birthplace of the well-known painter Picasso. The city has of late become a popular cultural center of Europe and blends history well with modern lifestyle.

Those who wish to take a break from the busy city life of Dubai can head towards the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Located about 45 Km from the city center of Dubai the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is the first national park of UAE. The land has been dedicated to preserve desert fauna and flora indigenous to the area.

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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