in Padang city. They provide cars for rent with the cheap price and good service. Contact them +628 1166 8389. '''Museum Adityawarman''', Jl. Diponegoro (Lapangan Tugu), +62 752 31523, 39587, TuS 8AM-4PM * '''Taman Budaya''' (Cultural Park) * '''Pantai Air Manis''' (Sweet Water Beach). It is most famed for '''Batu Malin Kundang''' (Stone of Malin Kundang), a stone shaped like a prostrating man. According to local legend, this stone is Malin Kundang , the ungrateful son who disowned his poor mother after coming home as a rich man from his travels. His mother cursed him into stone, as well as the remains of his ship, which can also be seen near his stone. There is a tidal island from the beach here, with nice clean (by Indonesian standards) water and sand. * '''Pantai Padang''' (Padang Beach). You can ride the ''bendi'' (a horse-drawn carriage) along the beach, and stop by the rows of shops to eat some rujak as you watch the waves. * '''Sitti Nurbaya Bridge''', a beautiful bridge especially at night. Sitti Nurbaya is the eponymous character in a classical literary novel. * You go down the south of '''Teluk Bayur''', up and through steep hills (don't try and take a bus, there is an Angkot that goes all the way). * WikiPedia:Padang Commons:Category:Padang
that he met in his native Spain: The city of Ghāna consists of two towns situated on a plain. One of these towns, which is inhabited by Muslims, is large and possesses twelve mosques, in one of which they assemble for Friday prayer. ... In the environs are wells with sweet water, from which they drink and with which they grow vegetables. The king's town is six miles distant from this one and bears the name of Al-Ghāba. Between these two towns are continuous habitations. The houses
thumb Balaclava Street, Wyndham '''Wyndham''' is a rural town of 550 people in the South Island (South Island, New Zealand) of New Zealand in the Southland (Southland, New Zealand) region, 45 km (28 mi) east of Invercargill and 25 km (15 mi) south of Gore (Gore, New Zealand). The original Māori (Māori language) name of the locality was '''Mokoreta''' (clear or sweet water).
the border of Turkmenistan. History 300px thumbnail The western gate of the old city (File:KhivaWestGate.jpg) According to legend, Khiva was founded about 2 500 years ago when a son of Noah, Shem, discovered a well in the middle of the desert exclaimed "Khi-wa!" (which locals will take delight in roughly translating this exclamation as "sweet water"). For the next 1 000 years or so, the area was inhabited by settlements that used the nearby ''Amu-Darya river'' to irrigate agriculture. According to the archaeologists Khiva was founded in the 5th or 6th century. As Islam spread to the area, the first major structures were built near Shem's well, and it became known as a small trading post on the Silk Road. First written sources date from the 10th century. The Arab traveller ''Al Istachri'' mentions Khiva in his enumeration of the most important settlements in ''Chorezm''. The Arab geographer ''Ibn Battuta'' visited Khiva in the 14th century. He praised the emir who was untiringly taking care of law and order and reported that the city was so full of people that it was almost impossible to find one's way in the crowd. It wasn't until the 16th century when Khiva was made capital of an Islamic Khanate (starting a bitter rivalry with another Khan 460 km down the Silk Road in Bukhara), that the majority of Khiva's immense architectural projects began and the town established itself as a center of power in the region. Locals will say (sometimes in hushed tones) that if Khiva didn't have a rivalry with nearby Bukhara, it would not be the significant site that it is today. In the 19th century only a strong central power was created and taxes and money were introduced. For a long period of time Khiva was one of the most important markets of slaves in Central Asia. Slavery. however, was formally abolished during the October Revolution of 1917 only. Khiva with its 94 mosques and 63 mederssahs is considered as an important center of Islam. Because of this significance, Khiva was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. Climate Khiva almost has a two-season climate; with slivers of spring and fall in between frigid winters and blazing hot summers. It starts to get uncomfortably cold in Khiva by November, with temperatures hovering between -10°C and 5°C. The chill usually lasts well into mid-March; just in time for the '''Navruz''' holiday. Spring usually lasts around a month and a half and is usually one of the best times to visit. Summer arrives quickly, however, with temperatures reaching as high as 45°C by August. Luckily, it's a dry heat (rainfall and humidity are practically negligible) so walking around the city isn't too much of a burden. Get in Usually people travel to the regional capital of Urgench, whether it's by air, train, or taxi, and then take a taxi to Khiva. With the exception of flying where the rates are fixed (most of the time) you might be subject to ticket agents at the train or bus stations charging you a bit higher for a fare because you look like a tourist. Ask a guide or local for correct information, as Uzbeks are usually willing to assist you in getting the correct price. You will, however, be expected to haggle for the price of your cab everywhere, with the unusual exception of the taxi from the Urgench bazaar to Khiva (see "by car"). * WikiPedia:Khiva Commons:Category:Khiva Dmoz:Regional Asia Uzbekistan Localities Khiva
Dmitrov, Russia Expansion continued, sometimes by force, sometimes by peaceful proselytising (Dawah). The first stage in the conquest of India (Muslim conquest of the Indian subcontinent) began just before the year 1000. By some 200 (from 1193 — 1209) years later, the area up to the Ganges river had fallen. In sub-Saharan West Africa, Islam was established just after the year 1000. Muslim rulers were in Kanem (Kanem Region) starting from sometime between 1081 to 1097, with reports of a Muslim prince at the head of Gao as early as 1009. The Islamic kingdoms associated with Mali (Mali Empire) reached prominence in the 13th century. thumb right 250px The Songhai Empire, c. 1500 (Image:SONGHAI empire map.PNG) The Songhai people are descended from fishermen on the Middle Niger River (Niger River). They established their capital at Kukiya in the 9th century CE and at Gao in 12th century. The Songhai speak a Nilo-Saharan language (Nilo-Saharan languages). Collins and Burns (2007), p. 87. This effect is not limited to Hausa alone, but other northern dialects of neighbouring languages; such as the difference within Songhay language (between the northernmost Koyra Chiini and Koyraboro Senni dialects of Timbuktu and Gao, and the Zarma (Zarma language) dialect, spoken from western Niger to northern Ghana), and within the Soninke language (between the northernmost dialects of Imraguen (Imraguen language) and Nemadi spoken in east-central Mauritania, and the southern dialects of Senegal, Mali and the sahel). From there, Ibn Battuta travelled southwest along a river he believed to be the Nile (it was actually the river Niger
. DATE OF BIRTH December 27, 1953 PLACE OF BIRTH Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada DATE OF DEATH In its final years, the OK Hotel had become a treasured home for Seattle's lively creative music scene, featuring such artists as Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz with Zony Mash and Ponga (Ponga (band)), Robin Holcomb, Medicine Hat, Sweet Water, the Living Daylights, Amy Denio and the Black Cat Orchestra. birth_date
, housing, food and even water. Giant water storage containers were erected to supply fresh water until the Sweet Water Canal could be completed. One of the most pressing problems was the lack of stone. Early buildings were often imported in kit form and made great use of wood. A newly developed technique was used to construct the jetties called conglomerate concrete or "Beton Coignet", which was named after its inventor Francois Coignet. Artificial blocks of concrete were sunk
''' is a recently discovered river in the African country of Chad. This is a sweet water river, and has an abundant amount of fish. It is said that Chad could begin exporting fish, because of how good the fish is in this river. You can find rainbow fish, catfish, and trout. The Chadrivia river is approximately WikiPedia:Chad Dmoz:Regional Africa Chad Commons:Category:Chad
municipal area of China, upstream of the Huangpu River. It is the only natural lake in the area. An abbreviation often used for the lake is Dian Lake, which means "sweet water lake". thumb Statue of Ueno Hikoma in Nagasaki (Image:Ueno Hikoma M5261.jpg) Ueno himself taught many important nineteenth-century photographers, including Uchida Kuichi (1844–1875), Tomishige Rihei Ueno and Tomishige had a close relationship. Himeno, p. 27. ref>
) east of Invercargill and 25 km (15 mi) south of Gore (Gore, New Zealand). The original Māori (Māori language) name of the locality was '''Mokoreta''' (clear or sweet water). A '''sunshower''' or '''sun shower ''' is a meteorological phenomenon in which rain falls while the sun is shining. ref name "