Articles for the West Asia Category


Travelogue @ Petra

Spectacular Petra

Spectacular Petra

Story and pictures by HOO BAN KHEE I CHATTED with a group of Malaysians at a small stall while admiring the desert trail that wound through the spectacular stony outcrops of Petra. Here was the dramatic backdrop for Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones, the Last Crusade, and it was a sight to behold. Some well-decorated camels […]

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News @ Petra

To Petra and beyond

To Petra and beyond

His Excellency Nayef Hmeidi Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism & Antiquities for Jordan, tells Louise Oakley why he is confident in the tremendous growth potential for Jordan’s tourism industry The year 2012 will be a “milestone” year for Jordan’s tourism industry, according to His Excellency Nayef Hmeidi Al-Fayez, the country’s new Minister of Tourism & Antiquities. […]

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Travel Tip @ Petra

Travel Spotlight: Petra, Jordan In The Footsteps Of Indiana Jones

Travel Spotlight: Petra, Jordan In The Footsteps Of Indiana Jones

(RTTNews) – When travel addicts get together, talk inevitably turns to the ‘bucket list’ of places we need to go before we die. For the truly intrepid, far-flung places like Antarctica or the steppes of Mongolia beckon. Foodies might spend their final night in an obscure village in Provence for the perfect brioche, and thrill-seekers […]

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Travelogue @ Petra

The Ghost City of Petra

The Ghost City of Petra

Robert Tompkins Special to the Star PETRA, JORDAN—Surely there is not a more dramatic entrance to a city than the Siq, the narrow fracture cleaved when primordial seismic forces blasted the sandstone mountain, riving a kilometre-long fissure through rock walls soaring in places to one hundred metres. Read more from the article source.

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Travelogue @ Petra

Lured by an ancient charm

Lured by an ancient charm

Petra in Jordan may not be as famous as Egypt’s pyramids but it is no less fascinating Manik Mehta, Special to Weekend Review Published: 00:00 September 16, 2011 The trip to the site is no picnic for some of us as the gruelling sun mocks us in the merciless heat. But the vigours of the […]

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Bam

Bam Citadel, 8 Years After Quake

Bam Citadel, 8 Years After Quake

Photos by Hamid Sadeghi, Mehr News Agency Arg-e Bam (Bam citadel) was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kerman Province of southeastern Iran. It is listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site “Bam and its Cultural Landscape.” This enormous citadel on the Silk Road […]

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Dowlatabad Garden

Photos: An Architecture Jewel: Dowlatabad Garden in Yazd, Iran

Photos: An Architecture Jewel: Dowlatabad Garden in Yazd, Iran

Photos by Ali Golshan, Mehr News Agency Dowlatabad Garden, located in Yazd, central Iran, is a Persian architecture jewels. Dowlatabad is among the Persian gardens that has just been registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as one of the masterpieces of traditional gardens. This garden has an aggregate of different buildings which were designed and […]

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Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum on World Heritage List

Wadi Rum on World Heritage List

By Khetam Malkawi AMMAN – The World Heritage Committee on Saturday inscribed Wadi Rum of Jordan, a mixed site displaying unique natural beauty and cultural significance, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. With this win, Wadi Rum joined the Nabataean city of Petra, the Byzantine ruins and mosaics of Um Rasas and the Umayyad desert palace […]

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News @ Petra

Petra ranked among 25 top travel destinations for 2011

Petra ranked among 25 top travel destinations for 2011

By Khetam Malkawi AMMAN – Amidst a period of regional unrest, Petra has emerged as a top travel destination for 2011, according to a leading tourism website. TripAdvisor.com has ranked the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World as one of the 25 top destinations in its 2011 […]

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Iran

Iran to hold intl. Shams congress

Iran to hold intl. Shams congress

Iran is planning to hold the International Congress of Shams-e-Tabrizi, in commemoration of the mentor and spiritual guide of Persian poet Mowlavi. The event will host more than 150 Iranian and international scholars and Mowlavi experts in the cities of Orumiyeh, and Khoi where Shams has been laid to rest. “The congress will be officially […]

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