NAME THAT COUNTRY! Episode 3

The answer to last episode (Episode 2) is: TURKEY.
Site 1 – the Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara
Site 2 – the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara
Site 3 – Pamukkale/Hieropolis

Now for this episode –

All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates.

This episode’s mystery country is not so well-known as a tourist destination (that’s a clue!), so we’ll show you six sites, instead of our regular three.

We would love to see your guesses in the comments section. We’ll be especially impressed if you identify the specific sites described and pictured in the clues.

Check out our next episode of Name That Country (S1E4) to see the answer.

CLUE #1

This is the traditional sailing vessel of the region, not only our mystery country. Does that help you narrow it down?

CLUE #2

Camel racing is a popular sport in our mystery country and in the wider region. Camels can run almost 40 miles per hour!

CLUE #3

Entombed in this small mosque is a revered Muslim scholar believed to be descended from the brother in-law of the Prophet Muhammad. The tomb draws visitors from across the region and beyond. It is located near the ancient capital of the southern region of our mystery country.

CLUE #4

The southern region of our mystery country is blessed with heavy rains and dense fog in the summer months. During the monsoon season, the lush vegetation of the area sharply contrasts with the rest of the country.

CLUE #5

In ancient times, the considerable wealth of our mystery country was based on the exclusive market of the resin of the tree pictured below. Used in ritual, medicine and cosmetics, it was in high demand by the rich and powerful across the known world. According to tradition, this aromatic resin was presented to a very special infant by one of three visiting dignitaries.

CLUE #6

This ceremonial palace of the ruler of our mystery country is located in the national capital, on the northern coast. When he came to power in 1970, the current ruler introduced transformative economic and social programs. Today, the country is prosperous, politically stable and socially liberal, relative to its neighbors.

Can you name that country?

Check out our next episode of Name That Country (Episode 4) for the answer.

2 thoughts on “NAME THAT COUNTRY! Episode 3

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