A state in Southeast Asia, in the south of the Indochina Peninsula, with the capital Phnom Penh. Area – 181 thousand km². The population is more than 15 million people; over 80% are Khmers. Since 1993 – a constitutional monarchy, the head of state – the king. …. Geographically, Cambodia is located between 10 ° and 16 ° north latitude, 106 ° and 108 ° east longitude. From the south-west it is washed by the waters of the Gulf of Thailand. On the coast are the Samit and Vealren Peninsulas, which are separated by Kampongsaom Bay. Cambodia also includes a small group of islands in the Gulf of Thailand. The largest of which is the island of Kong, with an area of 80 km². Continue reading
This beautiful island belongs to England, but at the same time, is extremely far from it. It used to be an English colony, and now an island kingdom state with partially limited control. The climate is significantly different from the British. St. Helena is located in the tropics and is exposed to the sea, so the island is warm enough, but fogs are just as common.
This island became famous thanks to Napoleon. He lived here in exile in the last days of his life. The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the main attractions of the area, however, it is empty, because the remains have long been transported to France. Most likely, the burial place of Napoleon himself attracts so many tourists here. But besides Napoleon’s house and grave, there is something to see.
Not everyone knows where the island is. It is quite far from the entire continental world, namely in the Atlantic, between South America and Africa (it is not for nothing that Bonaparte was exiled to this island). Continue reading
2000 years before Christ, in India and Mesopotamia
Trade travels have existed since the beginning of civilization. At that time, the port of Lothal was an important center of trade between the Indus Valley and the Sumerian civilizations.
600 BC and later
Early forms of leisure travelers can be traced back to the Babylonian and Egyptian empires. In Babylon, a museum of historical antiquities was opened to the public. The Egyptians held many religious holidays that attracted devout and simply curious people. Aliens flocked to cities to see famous works of art and buildings. Continue reading