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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.
We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites.
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.
About 260 miles northwest of the capital city, in the north-central part of our mystery country, you’ll find a dramatic landscape of massive stone pillars. Monasteries built in the 14th-16th centuries cling to the tops of some of the pillars.
This site, on a large peninsula, was the center of one of the most influential ancient civilizations of the Western world. According to legend, a king of this city-state took part in a famous war instigated by the abduction of his sister in-law.
This site is located on the northeastern coast of a large peninsula, near a narrow isthmus that connects the peninsula to the mainland of our mystery country.
In the 1st century, attempts to build a canal through the isthmus were abandoned. A canal was completed in the late 19th century but it’s too narrow for most traffic. One of the earliest Christian churches was located here and a biblical letter is addressed to that congregation.
Can you name that country?
Check back for the next episode of Name That Country (Episode 6) for the answers.