Asia

Forbidden City, Beijing

The Forbidden City is a cultural attraction located in Beijing. From Ming Dynasty up to the Qing Dynasty, it used to serve as Chinese imperial palace. Located at the heart of Beijing City, China, it is now home to the Palace Museum. Emperors together with their households used it as their home for nearly 500 years and also served as a political and ceremonial center of the Chinese government.

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Amritsar, India

Amritsar is located in Punjab state in India and it is a holy city. The name Amritsar translates to the ‘holy pool of nectar’ and it is recognized as the cultural and spiritual center of Sikh religion. The local Sikh community is extremely fond of their city especially their unique and very beautiful place of worship known as Gurdwara.

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Agra, India

Being the home town of The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of ancient world, Agra is one of the most popular cities and a hot tourist destination. It is located in Uttar Pradesh state, north India, about 200 km away from Delhi. There are three recognized UNESCO world heritage sites in Agra which include the well known Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat is the largest city in Oman and also the national capital. The city experiences a tropical climate with generally humid and hot weather all year round. Muscat comprises of three cities starting with the walled city of Muscat that houses royal palaces.

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Naypyidaw, Myanmar

Naypyidaw is situated near Pyinmana. In 2005 November, Naypyidaw replaced Yangon officially as Myanmar capital city. The city is officially abbreviated with NPT. Naypyidaw is a highly unique urban center in this region and the fully constructed city is quite large.

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Dili, East Timor

Dili is a sea side city and despite how charming and scruffy this little city appears, it is not one of the greatest capitals in Asia. However, after East Timor was declared as an independent country, Dili found itself shouldering the status of the capital city in 2002.

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe is the national capital city of Tajikistan which expats have nicknamed ‘The Big Dushe’. While the city is not huge as such, tourists can easily get lost in Dushanbe due to the fact that most of the streets here do not have names.

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Damascus, Syria

Considering that Damascus is the national’s capital, fighting has intensified in this city unlike other regions in Syria. As such, the city is extremely dangerous and insecure for everyone especially tourists who are always an easy target by the warring groups.

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Celebrate Holi in India

The festival Holi is a Hindu celebration of the triumph of good over evil and the end of winter giving way to spring, held throughout India and Nepal on the day after the full moon in March.

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