Authorities in Tanzania’s Zanzibar on Monday invited local and foreign investors to invest in the development and restoration of historical sites on the islands. Lela Mohamed Mussa, Zanzibar’s Minister for Tourism and Heritage, said structures that needed restoration included buildings in the Stone Town, a site on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.
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Sanchi Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments in India. Also famous as the Great Stupa or Stupa Number 1, this stone structure is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The government of India has done a great job in preserving this ancient piece of history. For those interested in visiting Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh, this guide will help you plan your trip.
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Authorities in Tanzania’s Zanzibar on Monday invited local and foreign investors to invest in the development and restoration of historical sites on the islands. Lela Mohamed Mussa, Zanzibar’s minister for Tourism and Heritage, said structures that needed restoration included buildings in the Stone Town, a site on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.
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