Category: Asia

Khujand, Tajikistan

According to wholevehicles, Khujand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and the second largest in the country after Dushanbe. Its population is approximately 170 thousand people. The…

Bhutan Fast Facts

Bhutan is considered one of the most pristine countries on earth. The kingdom is located in South Asia and is about the size of Switzerland. It borders the Himalayas to…

Nightlife in Istanbul, Turkey

Traditionally, Istanbul’s nightlife used to take place in meykhana (taverns) and gazinos (taverns with liquor, meze, singers and oriental belly dance). There are still a few characteristic, traditional meykhane with…

Condao and Hoi An, Vietnam

Condao Kon Dao is still a corner untouched by modern civilization. 80% of the island (including 150 square kilometers of marine reserve with coral reefs, ideal for diving) are part of…

Myanmar Language and Literature

Myanma is the name that the Burmese give to themselves, their country, and their language. Myanma or Burmese is a tonal language that belongs to the Sino-Tibetan (or Indo-Chinese) family….

Vietnam Politics and History

The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (official name: Viêt – Nam Dan Chu Cong Hoa), which at the census of 1 March 1960 had 15,903,000 residents, is governed by the constitution…

Myanmar Geography

Location Located in Southeast Asia, bordering to the north with China, to the south with the Andaman Sea to the east with Laos and Thailand and to the west with India, Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal, the Union of Myanmar is primarily a horizon of Transition. Its position…

Turkey Geography

Turkey – key data Area: 783,562 km² (of which land: 769,632 km², water: 13,930 km²) Population: 78.8 million (July 2011 estimate, CIA). Composition: Turks 70-75%, Kurds 18%, other minorities 7-12%…

Asia Morphological Features

The general forms assumed by the continental surfaces of Asia vary in relation to the orogenesis and geology; for those of detail the climate has a profound impact. In western…