Samui is an island located in the province of Surat Thani on the east coast of Thailand, and one of the most popular resorts. Its area is only 228.7 km2. However, Samui is the second largest island in the Kingdom of Siam after Phuket. Snow-white beaches, the azure sea, coral reefs with bizarre inhabitants, plantations of slender coconut palms have made it a desirable vacation spot among the inhabitants of northern latitudes, not spoiled by the warm sun.
The development of the resort began relatively recently, the first backpackers arrived on the island in the mid-1990s and were immediately fascinated by its unspoiled beauty. Despite the fact that the development of the region is proceeding quite rapidly, on the adjacent islands you can still feel like a hermit far from the civilized world.
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Cambodia is a small kingdom located in the southern part of the Indochina Peninsula. In the course of its turbulent and bloody history, the state has changed its name more than once. It was known as Kampuchea and the Khmer Republic with many prefixes to these main political and geographical names.
The capital is Phnom Penh with a population of over 2 million people. Currency is riel.
The weather in Cambodia is determined by the tropical monsoon climate, which forms 2 seasons. The dry season, as in all of Southeast Asia, lasts from November to March. At this time, there are many tourists in the country. The rainy season begins in June, and ends only in October. Most precipitation falls in the summer months. The southeastern part of the country, including Phnom Penh, is particularly Continue reading
Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the country, founded in the 5th century by King Vakhtang Gorgasali on the banks of the Kura River. From Georgian, “Tbilisi” is translated as “warm spring”. Indeed, the city is surrounded by hot sulfur springs. Legend has it that one day the king and his retinue went hunting. His beloved falcon flew for the duck, both birds fell into the water and died in mineral springs. Taking this as a sign, the king ordered the settlement to be laid here. The favorable geographical position on the trade routes to India and Byzantium quickly turned it into a large flowering city. Nowadays, Tbilisi has not lost its significance. It is an important economic, cultural and political center.
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Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in southern Vietnam with a population of about 8 million people, which is constantly growing due to visitors from all over the country.
The metropolis has several informal names. Due to its importance in cultural, economic and industrial life, it is called the Southern Capital. For the French colonial past, expressed in architecture, – eastern Paris. Locals and tourists often use the former name Saigon.
The weather in Ho Chi Minh City is determined by the subequatorial climate, so you can visit this colorful and diverse city in any season. All year round, the temperature is confidently kept at +30 ° С. At night in the winter months it can get colder up to + 22-24 ° С. The heat peak occurs in April and May. Even in the shade, the sun Continue reading
Cyprus is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Despite such a proud status, its area is only 224 km from west to east and 96 km from north to south.
According to legend, the goddess of beauty Aphrodite was born here from sea foam, and the fertility god Adonis chose Cyprus as his home. And this is not surprising. The fertile lands yield 3-4 times a year.
The first settlers arrived in Cyprus from Greece in the 9-10th millennium BC. Throughout its long history, the island was subordinate to Egypt, Persia, Byzantium and Great Britain. In 1960, Cyprus finally gained independence, but in 1974 a conflict broke out between the Greeks and the Turks compactly residing on the island. It led to the division of the island into 2 parts: the north – the state of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the south – the Republic of Cyprus. Most resorts are located in the southern part. Continue reading