7 UNESCO Villages In Romania With Fortified Churches; Maria; Chasing the Donkey

Here is everything there is to know about the best UNESCO villages in Romania. Start planning a fantastic trip to explore Transylvania’s 7 villages with fortified churches now!

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The Mysterious Lost Civilisation of Colombia’s Magdalena River; Simon Broughton; Wanderlust

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Travel: Safaris, spectacular scenery and tea plantations in Sri Lanka; Emma Joseph; Bournemouth Echo

Sigiriya (PA Photo/IStock)

The teardop island has been beset by challenges. But once the world starts to travel again, James Callery recommends it as the first port of call…

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Vietnam wins ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019; VietNamNet

Two tourism products in Vietnam have won at the ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019 – an annual ceremony organised by the ASEAN-Japan Centre.

Source: Vietnam wins ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019 – VietNamNet

World heritage in Turkey: Ani, the forgotten ghost city of the northeast; Yasemin Nicola Sakay; Daily Sabah

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Nara’s deer lonely for humans bearing snacks; Ronan O’Connell; Straits Times

The five-storey pagoda of Kofukuji Temple. PHOTOS: RONAN O’CONNELL

Considered messengers of the gods, 1,200 wild deer live in Japan’s first capital, Nara, roaming this ancient city’s main park and being hand-fed by crowds of tourists…

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Relish world’s best coastlines to fight lockdown blues ;WIO News

Water waves crashing across the shore provide a unique kind of solace and tranquility which the world desperately needs now amidst the fear induced by the coronavirus pandemic.  Here are the world’s best coastline destinations, scattered across six continents and three oceans:

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Google Earth Offers Vivid Virtual Tours of 30 Famous World Heritage Sites; Ruby Anderson; Thrillist

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China’s UNESCO World Heritage site Jiuzhaigou to reopen; CGTN

Four tourist attractions in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, including the UNESCO World Heritage site Jiuzhaigou National Park, will reopen on March 31 after two-month closure due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, local tourism authorities said Thursday.

Source: China’s UNESCO World Heritage site Jiuzhaigou to reopen

Top 10 virtual tours: see museums and the world without leaving home; Adam Vjestica; Tech Radar


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Living bridges and supper from sewage: can ancient fixes save our crisis-torn world?; Oliver Wainwright; The Guardian

From underground aqueducts to tree-bridges and fish that love sewage, indigenous customs could save the planet – but are under threat. Landscape architect Julia Watson shares her ‘lo-TEK’ vision…

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Savoring Heritage; Aisling Maki; Memphis Magazine

Suomenlinna (Michal Pise/Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0)

A Memphis writer explores her daughter’s Finnish roots.

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Enjoy a kaleidoscopic variety of festivals and intriguing arts and heritage; Emma Boff-Men; Manchester Evening News

Enjoy a kaleidoscopic variety of festivals and intriguing arts and heritage…

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Emerald Waterways Mekong river cruise review; James Litston; Cruise International

Cambodia is one of the most compelling destinations you can visit by ship, discovers James Litston on an Emerald Waterways Mekong river cruise…

Source: Emerald Waterways Mekong river cruise review – Cruise International

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Suffers Third Catestrophic Bleaching Incident; Claire Hyland; Evoke

Australia’s Great Barrier reef suffers its third incident of coral bleaching in five years after one of the hottest summers on record.

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8 gardens you can virtually tour from the comfort of your sofa; Ruth Doherty; House Beautiful

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Discover Phong Nha – The Wonder Of The World; Break.com

Vietnam has many famous landscapes such as Ha Long Bay, Hoi An ancient town, My Son sanctuary… Among them, Phong Nha cave is a place that attracts many domestic and foreign tourists.

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Malta Offers Travelers Virtual Visits; Debbi Kickham; Forbes

Now is the time to take a “virtual visit” of Malta — which you may not realise, is an excellent scuba diving destination, as well as a historic site.

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A Section of the Great Wall of China has Re-Opened to Public; Outlook Traveller

Visitors can now access a part of the Great Wall of China

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China’s UNESCO World Heritage site Jiuzhaigou to reopen; Gu Liping; ECNS

Four tourist attractions including Jiuzhaigou National Park in southwest China’s Sichuan Province will reopen on March 31 after being closed for around two months due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, local tourism authorities said Thursday.

Source: China’s UNESCO World Heritage site Jiuzhaigou to reopen