#travelwithgdp Fact: The Falaj Daris is the biggest falaj in Oman, and one of the five collectively listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2006. Nizwa’s former prosperity was due to its plethora of water supplies, with over 134 aflaj (plural for falaj) in the Nizwa wilayat (village). One hundred of these are still in use […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: In the early 1950s, the large round tower of the ancient fort built in the center of the town was bombed and rocketed by the British Royal Air Force, who were called in to assist the then-reigning Sultan Said bin Taymour in suppressing a revolt by leaders of the interior Imamate of Oman. The […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: The Hong Kong Harbor, now known as Victoria Harbor, is located in China between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The name was changed to Victoria Harbor to represent a fleet of ships that docked there that belonged to Queen Victoria. This harbor, due to its location in the south, was favored by […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet made by Iran’s Carpet Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi. This carpet measures 60,570 square feet and was made by around 1,200-1,300 carpet knotters.
#travelwithgdp Fact: In June 2012 a set of Olympic rings was suspended from the Tower Bridge to mark one month to go until the start of the games which cost £259,817 to construct.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The enormous earnings made by the casinos while being the world’s biggest gambling enclave, the government has made the tax revenue in Macau so high that residents get occasional checks under a program named the Wealth Partaking Scheme.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The bridge of EIGHT lanes in each direction on the Shaikh Zayed Road above the course of the Dubai Canal cost a whopping AED 580 million.