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Lishui

transmission system, with a stable substation capacity of 550,000 KVA. Tourism Lishui is well-known in China for its long history and beautiful landscapes. Yan Yu Lou (misty rain tower) was built during the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127). Many famous ancient poets praised the tower’s beauty. Other recommendable scenic spots are Fengyangshan-Baishanzu National Natural Resort, Xiandu National Park, and Shishi Temple. Shishi Temple is a wooden structure built during the Song and Yuan Dynasties (AD


Gori, Georgia

and historical landmarks. Although for many foreigners Gori is principally known as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin, in Georgian historical memory the city has long been associated with its citadel, the Gori Fortress, which is built on a cliffy hill overlooking the central part of the modern city. On another hill stands the 18th century St. George's church of Gorijvari, a popular place of pilgrimage. The famous ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe and the 7th century Ateni


Bogra

was born in Bogra. History Commons:Category:Bogra


Qatif

''' (الأحساء) under Ottoman rule, and the entire region was mostly known as '''Bahrain (Bahrain (historical region))''' (البحرين) from pre-Islamic times until 1521. Many Saudi history books articles call the Eastern Province '''Hasa and Qatif''' (الأحساء و القطيف) because the most famous ancient cities in it are Qatif and Al-Hasa. Most other cities—notably Dammam and Khobar—were built in the 20th century. * Dhahran: Oil industry center, site of Saudi Aramco headquarters. Its home to a major base of Royal Saudi Air Force and the most prestigious Saudi university, KFUPM. * Qatif: Large oasis on the coast of the Persian Gulf * Jubail: One of two major industrial cities in Saudi Arabia Road Eastern Province cities like Abqaiq, Dhahran, Hofuf, Jubail (Dhahran–Jubail Highway), Khafji, Khobar (Dammam-Khobar Highway), Ras Tanura, Sihat and Qatif (Gulf Road (Saudi Arabia) (Gulf Road)), as well as many cities in other parts of the Kingdom are linked with Dammam by 8-lane highways. Dammam is connected to the Saudi capital, Riyadh and Jeddah on the west coast by Highway 40 (Highway 40 (Saudi Arabia)). It is also linked to Bahrain by the 28 km long King Fahd Causeway. Dammam also has highways to other Middle-Eastern countries such as Kuwait (Abu Hadriyah Highway), Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Geography and geology The Dhahran residential camp is a short distance west of downtown Al Khobar, the closest Saudi town to Dhahran, and its traditional shopping center, and about 15 km south of Dammam, both older Saudi port cities on the Persian Gulf. Looking farther afield, Dhahran is northeast of Abqaiq, also a Saudi Aramco compound, and southeast of Qatif, and further north, Ras Tanura, Saudi Aramco's main oil port. The island nation of Bahrain is also within easy driving distance to the east (about 20 miles) across a causeway from Al Khobar. Wikipedia:Qatif


Hengyang

Water Park is most popular with the young and the old in Hengyang. There's a Lotus Tower featured in poems of the famous ancient poet Zhou Dunyi and a Taichi square where locals practice Taichi in the morning and dancing at night. The West Lake Park also serves as the memorial park for the inspirational chinese revolutionist Xia Minghan, there's a bronze bust of him at the main entrance to the park. '''Ecology Park''' '''Pinghu Park''' Around Hengyang '''Jiangkou Bird Island''' - The island


Dammam

Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud. The Saudis gained control of the area after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The inhabited areas had been known as '''Al-Ahsa (Al-Hasa)''' (الأحساء) under Ottoman rule, and the entire region was mostly known as '''Bahrain (Bahrain (historical region))''' (البحرين) from pre-Islamic times until 1521. Many Saudi history books articles call the Eastern Province '''Hasa and Qatif''' (الأحساء و القطيف) because the most famous ancient cities in it are Qatif and Al-Hasa. Most other cities—notably Dammam and Khobar—were built in the 20th century. Major cities * Dammam: Capital of Eastern Province, the third largest city of Saudi Arabia (after Riyadh and Jeddah), and the main seaport * Al-Ahsa (Al-Hasa) : Largest oasis in the world - align left '''Dammam''' 2.0 rowspan 5 145px (Image:Modern Medina.JPG) rowspan 5 145px (Image:Housing Dammam.jpg) rowspan 5 145px (Image:Abha from Abha Palace Hotel.JPG) - - align left '''Khamis Mushait''' 0.4 align center Medina align center Dammam align center Abha - - Dammam + 2,054,710 Main seaport on Persian Gulf, capital of Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia) - Geography and geology The Dhahran residential camp is a short distance west of downtown Al Khobar, the closest Saudi town to Dhahran, and its traditional shopping center, and about 15 km south of Dammam, both older Saudi port cities on the Persian Gulf. Looking farther afield, Dhahran is northeast of Abqaiq, also a Saudi Aramco compound, and southeast of Qatif, and further north, Ras Tanura, Saudi Aramco's main oil port. The island nation of Bahrain is also within easy driving distance to the east (about 20 miles) across a causeway from Al Khobar. The King Abdulaziz Airbase, a major Royal Saudi Air Force base lies a short distance east of the compound. The area it occupies used to house one of Saudi Arabia's three major international airports, the Dhahran Airport (Dhahran International Airport) (DHA). Dhahran airport originally consisted of three sections: the old King Fahd Air Terminal for regular passengers, separate facilities for Aramco corporate use (Aramco formerly had its own passenger airplanes offering international air service for employees until the early '60s), and the Dhahran Airfield, an airfield operated by the U.S. from 1946 until 1962. Today, King Fahd International Airport (DMM) serves the entire metropolitan area of Dhahran, Dammam, Qatif and Al Khobar. DHA also used to contain a section designated to Aramco Aviation Department, from which all company-run flights operated, but Aramco Aviation Department has since moved its services to its own buildings located near the King Fahd International Airport. The American air force still maintains a presence there. '''Khobar''' (also written ''' al-Khobar''' or ''' al-Khubar'''; Arabic (Arabic alphabet): '''الخبر''') is a large city located in the Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It has a population of over 410,000 and forms part of the greater Dammam metropolitan area along with Dhahran, which together have a combined population of over 2,500,000. All three urban centers are served by the King Fahd International Airport, the distance to the airport terminal from Khobar is about 50 km (30 Miles). History In earlier days, Khobar was a small port on the Gulf, a fishing village inhabited mainly by Al Dawasir tribe members. With the discovery of oil in the 1930s, it was transformed into a major commercial and shopping center and an industrial port. In modern times, the larger port of Dammam has taken over most commercial shipping activities for the Eastern Province, and oil is exported via the dedicated Saudi Aramco port of Ras Tanura. As a result, Khobar has transformed and extended its water front along the Gulf into a scenic Beirut-like corniche with parks, eateries, and family beaches, thus making it one of the most iconic features of the city. Moreover, Khobar's ideal location along the Persian Gulf has made it increasingly popular amongst people traveling from cities within the Kingdom (such as the capital Riyadh which lies approximately 400 km west). Airport Khobar is served by King Fahd International Airport northwest of Dammam, the driving distance from the terminal to Khobar city is Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Saudi_Arabia Localities Dammam Commons:Dammam


Wuxi

are visible. Another well-known panoramic view is from Longshan (Mt Long), where the famous ancient poet Su Shi (1037–1101) once wrote a poem. - WUX ZSWX Sunan Shuofang International Airport Wuxi Suzhou, Jiangsu, China - Personal and education Tang's family operated in the textile industry and came from Wuxi, Jiangsu to Hong Kong in 1949.


Datong

attendant Gao Pusa (高菩薩) in 499, she was put under house arrest, and Xiaowen ordered Yuan Ke to have no more contact with her. The '''Yungang Grottoes''' ( ; '''Wuzhoushan Grottoes''' in ancient time) are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. The others are Longmen


Wuhan

;), Yu Boya played for the last time over the grave of his friend Zhong Ziqi, then smashed his lute because the only person able to appreciate his music was dead. WikiPedia:Wuhan Dmoz:Regional Asia China Hubei Wuhan commons:武汉


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