The 5 Best Places for Design Lovers to Travel in January 2018; Laura Itzkowitz; Architectural Digest

Italy – The Dolomites

You don’t want to miss out on what’s happening in these design-minded destinations—from Paris to Singapore—early in the New Year.

Ready to ring in the New Year in style? Start 2018 with a bang by traveling to one of January’s hottest destinations. Abu Dhabi—which just welcomed the Louvre Abu Dhabi—will host a series of conferences and events aimed at promoting sustainability. Maison & Objet returns to Paris for its first edition of the year, which is sure to draw design aficionados to the City of Light. San Antonio, Texas, will kick off its tricentennial with a New Year’s Eve bash, drawing attention to the city being hailed as America’s next great culinary destination. Art fans will flock to Singapore for Southeast Asia’s most important art fair.

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How to Enjoy the Best Christmas Market Breaks in Europe?; Chris; A Brit & A Southerner

Austria – City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

If you are looking to celebrate the festive season in traditional style, why not consider this collaboration of the best Christmas market breaks in Europe.

When it comes to celebrating the festive holiday season, there is no better place to be than a historic European city that is full of Christmas cheer! Travelers from all corners of the globe head to Europe in anticipation of enjoying the festive spirit and undoubtedly the best way to achieve this is by experiencing a myriad of Christmas markets across a variety of European cities. Why not consider entertaining the prospect of taking one of these awesome Christmas market breaks in Europe, not only because of the iconic markets but also because of all the other attractions that make each city so popular?

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New Bulgaria ski resort will devastate UNESCO World Heritage Site: WWF; Pakistan Today

Bulgaria – Pirin National Park

A budget ski resort expansion is poised to carve 333km of new slopes and 113km of ski lifts through a UNESCO World Heritage Site of “outstanding universal value.”

The 400 square kilometre Pirin National Park in Bulgaria is one of Europe’s best-preserved homes for large mammals such as brown bears and wolves, which roam its glacial lakes, alpine meadows and dense forest.

WWF expert in Bulgaria Katerina Rakovska said that new documents showed that the government had aligned its draft to “exactly” fit the zoning regime requested by the prospective ski resort builder, Ulen.

“This disastrous plan would open the door for the clear cutting of centuries-old forests, causing grave damage to biodiversity,” she said. “Research already shows that brown bears, chamois and capercaillie are avoiding areas of mass tourism. Under this proposal, they would literally have nowhere else to go.”

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN JAPAN; Tanisha Malla; Earth & World

Japan – Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)

A hub of traditionalism and modernism, Japan is a true reflection of the beauty of life. From skyscrapers to Virgin islands, pop culture and monarchies; Japan has everything for everyone. Tokyo, capital of Japan is the most visited cities in the world. Here is a glimpse at the top ten tourist attractions in Japan.

1. GOLDEN PAVILION TEMPLE

Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavilion) is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The three-storey building with top two storeys covered with pure gold leaf was originally constructed by the Shogun Ashikaga Yosgimitsu in 1397. Even though it was burned down numerous times over the years, it was later reconstructed to its original frame and has been a majestic architecture since then.

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Top 5 places to visit in Greece; Into The Wild

Greece – Acropolis, Athens

Greece is packed with ancient history and known for its plethora of ancient ruins; it is the birthplace of western civilisation, democracy and philosophy, not forgetting the origin of the Olympic Games… It has a significant culture and history like no other country. Today it is a major tourist destination, renowned for whitewashed buildings, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and tasty cuisine. Here are the top 5 places you must visit in Greece to get the best experience of ancient culture and stunning coastlines.

Acropolis, Athens

If you were told to envision a picture of Athens, the Acropolis will almost definitely be the first thing you will think of. It is the most monumental complex that still exists to this day, and a universal symbol of ancient Greek architecture.

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Lamu expects 20,000 people for Maulid Festival; Kalume Kazungu; Daily Nation

Kenya – Lamu Old Town

Organisers say people have begun flocking to the town.

More than 20,000 people from across the world are expected to attend this year’s Maulid festival which kicks off on Tuesday on Lamu Island.

Lamu’s Maulid Festival Organising Secretary Ustadh Idarus Muhsin has said they have already begun receiving Kenyan and international visitors.

PREPARATIONS

Speaking to the Nation in Lamu on Monday, Mr Muhsin said all preparations are set for the four-day event, which runs from Tuesday to Friday.

He said Muslim faithful from various Islands of Lamu County, including Faza, Kizingitini, Ndau, Tchundwa, Matondoni, Kipungani, Kiwayu and other places of the archipelago, have already begun flocking Lamu Old Town – a Unesco World Heritage site – to mark the event.

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Exclusive: Gucci to Present Its Cruise 2019 Collection in Arles, France, on May 30; Nicole Phelps; Vogue

France – Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele chose another culturally important site for his fourth Cruise collection for the Italian house.

Next May 30, the international fashion community will find itself in Arles, France. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele will stage the label’s Cruise 2019 show in the Provençal city—not at the Jenga-like Frank Gehry building going up on Avenue Victor Hugo, but rather at Alyscamps, a millennia-old necropolis and a UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside the town’s limits. Michele has chosen culturally significant locations for all three of his preceding Gucci Cruise collections: New York’s Dia Art Foundation in 2015, Westminster Abbey in London in 2016, and (when the Parthenon in Athens, his first choice, wasn’t available ), the Palatina Gallery in Florence’s Palazzo Pitti last May.

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Message from Mechtild Rössler, Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, for International Mountain Day; Unesco

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Kazakhstan -Western Tien-Shan

International Mountain Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 and celebrated on 11 December, highlights the importance of mountains to life on Earth. The theme for 2017, “Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration”, draws our attention to some of the most critical challenges that mountains and people living in mountain areas are currently facing. It also reiterates roles that the World Heritage Convention is fulfilling in order to safeguard mountain protected areas, as well as to strengthen resilience of mountain peoples to overcome these challenges.

In the face of impacts of climate change, the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of World Heritage mountain sites are increasingly at risk. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 highlights climate change as the fastest-growing threat to natural World Heritage. At least a quarter of all natural sites are already facing the consequences of climate change.

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7 famous Forts in India you must visit in your lifetime; Shaurya Ritwik; NewsGram

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Plan your next trip to these marvellous historic famous forts in India, dip in rich cultural heritage of Incredible India, thank us later . 

Forts in India represent the magnanimity of the Royal Kingdoms of India, its rich cultural heritage and history. The majestic palaces and forts in India definitely spell binds you in its charm and will leave an indelible mark on you. Incredible India’s deep manifested past can be experienced through these forts in India. Incredible India has been embellished with some of the most majestic and beautiful forts in the world. Reflecting a rich cultural heritage, history and a good taste in architecture, these royal forts take one back in the glorious time of Maharajas. One cannot help but fall in love with these amazing pieces of ancient architecture that Incredible India is so proud of.

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Explore some ancient, less known yet incredible sites around the world; Richa Sharma; News Track Live

Albania – Butrint

If you are a history buff and always keen to explore some less known places than this the right article for you. Actually travelling makes more knowledgeable travellers learn the most about while visiting different parts of the world, it is history. After all, it is the many tales, the great deeds of men and the mysteries attached to a destination that often attract travellers to places that are ancient. Apart from the knowledge associated to them, another thing that attracts travellers to these amazing heritage sites around the world are the architectural finesse with which they were built. Right from the structures to the building materials, some of these sites stand out to be no less than marvels. Here is a compilation of such places; pick the one you like and travel.

Butrint, Albania

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