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1. Welcome, lone traveler from Ashburn!
Here under Bahrain, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Bahrain, as well as general information.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is an island in the Persian Gulf. Its population is 700,000 (out of which one third are foreigners). The land area is 257 square miles (about the size of Singapore). The capital is Manama.
Bahrain has been populated by humans since prehistoric times. Nowadays, oil provides most of the wealth to Bahrain.
Bahrain is a flat and arid archipelago of 33 islands.
The tradition of craft is perpetuated in many places around Bahrain: dhows (fishing boats) near Manama and Muharraq, cloth at Bani Jamrah and pottery at A'ali. A few goldsmiths still work in the Manama souk, though a lot of the work is now imported from overseas. Drinking of Arabian coffee is one of the main traditions. Arabian street food like shawarma (lamb or chicken carved from a huge rotating spit and served in pita bread) and desserts such as baklava are also common.
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Travel to Bahrain has several attractions. Visit the souk, the Gold Souk, the Cloth Souk, the Siyadi House (19th century architecture), Al-Khamis Mosque, Bahrain Fort, Barbar Temple or the Heritage Center to quote only a few.
Large numbers of dugong (sea cows) live in Bahrain's sea grass bed. Green turtles also feed on the sea grass and large numbers of those nest and breed on the sandy islands of the Saudi Arabia coast. In spring, stingrays are a common sight on the various sandbanks around Bahrain, where they bask in the sun in the shallows of water.