Mogao Grottoes world heritage site closed for epidemic control; China Daily

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Three popular grottoes including a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Mogao Grottoes, in Northwest China’s Gansu province, were temporarily closed to visitors on Wednesday as local authorities beefed up epidemic control measures.

Source: Mogao Grottoes world heritage site closed for epidemic control

Top 10 things to see and do in Meteora, Greece; Sneha Chakraborty; The Travel Magazine

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With its sun-dappled alpine landscape, laid-back lochs and underrated archaeology, Meteora in Greece offers something a little bit different.

Source: Top 10 things to see and do in Meteora, Greece

This Mexican Preserve is the Anti-Tulum. Is That About to Change?; David Shortell; Daily Beast

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Alfaro Yam Canul motioned forward toward a stretch of dirt heading east from his hometown to a bay on the Caribbean Sea.“It’s ugly,” he said, referring not to the scenery—the outskirts of the Sian Ka’an nature reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site where dense jungle gives way to turquoise canals and habitats for big cats and rare birds—but to the road itself, which is marked by potholes and patches of mud that slow the rare car crossing it to a crawl.Just 25 miles separate Felipe Carillo Puerto, a Mayan city with a pivotal role in the people’s history, and the beach on the edge of the reserve, though the condition of the road creates a nearly five hour journey that’s hardly ever taken.

Source: This Mexican Preserve is the Anti-Tulum. Is That About to Change?

auditorium cave: Madhya Pradesh: Public entry to auditorium cave in Bhimbetka closed; Times of India

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Entry of general public into the ‘auditorium cave’ of UNESCO world heritage site at Bhimbetka has been closed by Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

Source: auditorium cave: Madhya Pradesh: Public entry to auditorium cave in Bhimbetka closed | Bhopal News – Times of India

Barcelona Struggles With Tourist Income, as Footfall Gets Affected Due to COVID-19; News 18

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The tourism landscape of Barcelona has tremendously changed from pre to post pandemic era.

Source: Barcelona Struggles With Tourist Income, as Footfall Gets Affected Due to COVID-19

Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival; Asharq Al-Awsat

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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival will be launched at the iconic Jeddah Old Town UNESCO world heritage site. Launching the festival there is an opportunity to showcase Saudi Arabia’s attractions and offer a better understanding of the region, its culture and people.

Source: Jeddah Old Town Takes Center Stage for Red Sea Film Festival

Best things to do in Paphos; Richard Mellor; Times Travel

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Discover the best things to do while in Paphos, from Blue Lagoon boat trips to halloumi-making, monasteries and Aphrodite’s Rock.

Source: Best things to do in Paphos – Times Travel

Villagers near world heritage site embrace new life with tourism boom; Wu Si & Peng Peigen; Xinhua

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Where to travel in 2022: Top trending travel destinations around the world may surprise you; Elisabetta Bianchini; Yahoo News

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According to Booking.com, these are the top trending destinations for travellers to explore in 2022.

Source: Where to travel in 2022: Top trending travel destinations around the world may surprise you

A woman takes a lead role in Confucian ceremonies, breaking a new path in South Korea; Anthony Kuhn; NPR

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Women’s equality has made slow progress in South Korea. Some South Koreans want to bring about change starting at the country’s cultural roots by reinterpreting Confucius.

Source: A woman takes a lead role in Confucian ceremonies, breaking a new path in South Korea

China’s top 100 archaeological findings in past 100 years unveiled; CGTN

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China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration unveiled Monday the country’s top 100 archaeological discoveries in the past 100 years during the opening ceremony of the third China Archaeological Congress.

Source: China’s top 100 archaeological findings in past 100 years unveiled

Jaipur Municipal Corporation-Heritage issues architectural control guidelines for Walled City; Times of India

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Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC), Heritage, has issued architectural control guidelines for Walled City with an aim to preserve the World Heritage Site.

Source: Jaipur Municipal Corporation-Heritage issues architectural control guidelines for Walled City | Jaipur News – Times of India

UNESCO commends Cambodia’s commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation; Xinhua

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has highly appreciated Cambodia’s commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation.

Source: UNESCO commends Cambodia’s commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation

Archaeology breakthrough: Analysis suggested city of Petra destroyed by ‘massive flood’; Joel Day; Daily Express

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Archaeologists discovered potentially breakthrough evidence for a “massive flood” that may have destroyed the ancient city of Petra, leading to its mysterious mass exodus.

Source: Archaeology breakthrough: Analysis suggested city of Petra destroyed by ‘massive flood’

Discovering Malta and the Adriatic on the Viking Venus; Bart Beeson; Travel Weekly

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For Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, there were several reasons to choose Malta as the embarkation point for three of the line’s ships this summer. High on that list was the fact that Malta is such a unique destination.

Source: Discovering Malta and the Adriatic on the Viking Venus

This UNESCO Site Is Said To Be Britain’s Greatest Palace (And It’s Open To The Public); Aaron Spray; The Travel

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This palace was featured in many movies and is also recognized as one of the most historically significant palaces in the U.K.

Source: This UNESCO Site Is Said To Be Britain’s Greatest Palace (And It’s Open To The Public)

Historical tales of Turkey’s many UNESCO wonders; Daily Sabah

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Turkey is a land of incredible travel opportunities and home to many world heritage sites. Here is a chance to explore the country’s wonders…

Source: Historical tales of Turkey’s many UNESCO wonders

Warm regards from Ironbridge Gorge … ‘the birthplace of climate change’; Daniel Capurro; Telegraph

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Best Greek islands: Top 10 islands to visit in Greece on your cruise…; World of Cruising

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Everything you need to know about cruising Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini and other Greek islands in World of Crusing guide to the best of Greece.

Source: Best Greek islands: Top 10 islands to visit in Greece on your cruise…

Asmara, Eritrea: The ultimate urban experience; Edward Denison; Wanderlust

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Asmara, the Eritrean capital, with its coffee culture, walkable streets, relaxed vibe and astonishing modernist architecture will get under your skin, says Edward Denison.

Source: Asmara, Eritrea: The ultimate urban experience

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