Penang govt called to protect heritage buildings; Liew Jia Xian; The Star

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Calls have been made to put greater protection for pre-war structures here as George Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Source: Penang govt called to protect heritage buildings

Chronicles in stone; Rohini Ramakrishnan; The Hindu

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The three Great Living Chola temples are testimony to “the brilliant achievements of the Chola in architecture, sculpture, painting and bronze casting”, says the UNESCO.

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Australian experts’ new ideas to better protect World Heritage sites; Australian Academy of Science

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Australian experts are calling for the challenges of climate change to be used as a catalyst for positive changes to help conserve the world’s most precious heritage places.

Source: Australian experts’ new ideas to better protect World Heritage sites

Tea gardens, colonial heritage and a Netaji connection at Kurseong; Amitabha Gupta; Telegraph India

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Overshadowed by the more popular Darjeeling, this hilltop town has just as much charm and history…

Source: Tea gardens, colonial heritage and a Netaji connection at Kurseong

Top 10 places to visit in Madhya Pradesh; Himanshu Bindroo; Samachar Live

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Madhya Pradesh is known for its jungles and their breathtaking beauty, let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh!

Source: Top 10 places to visit in Madhya Pradesh – Samachar Live

The Fight To Save The Priceless Works Of Art In Georgia’s Gelati Monastery; Nino Bakradze; RFERL

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The Snowiest Cities in Europe for a Wintery Weekend; Baltic Times

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What is Somerset famous for? You may be surprised…; Abigail King; Inside The Travel Lab

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To celebrate the soft hues of autumn and freedom from lockdown, we travelled to Somerset for a long weekend of countryside luxury. But our choice prompted questions from friends. Why were we going? What was

Source: What is Somerset famous for? You may be surprised…

Religion intertwined with history in Quebec City; Dennis Lennox; Christian Post

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There aren’t many places in North America with the history and religious heritage of Quebec City. The capital of the eponymous Canadian province was founded in 1608 by legendary French explorer Samuel de Champlain.

Source: Religion intertwined with history in Quebec City

Sigiriya: Sri Lanka’s ancient water gardens; Katie Lockhart; BBC

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A complex masterpiece of irrigation engineering design, Sigiriya’s artfully designed water gardens required structural planning way ahead of its time.

Source: Sigiriya: Sri Lanka’s ancient water gardens

Today is Day: Abolition of Slavery and Samba Day are highlights; Alan Santos; Agencia Brasil

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The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was instituted by the UN in 1995 and December 4th is the 5th anniversary of the death of poet Ferreira Gullar.

Source: Today is Day: Abolition of Slavery and Samba Day are highlights

In Mallorca, peace, pleasantries – and paella; Bob Drogin; Washington Post

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There are destination restaurants, out-of-the-way and often overpriced fine-dining joints run by celebrity chefs who attract limos full of foodies and their followers. Then there is Sa Foradada. It supposedly had some of the best paella in Mallorca, Spain’s largest island.

Source: In Mallorca, peace, pleasantries – and paella

Persepolis stone fragments being documented, preserved for future generations; Tehran Times

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The second phase of a massive documentation project has commenced in the UNESCO-registered Persepolis to collect, classify, restore and preserve stone fragments scattered across the once ceremonial capital of Achaemenid kings for future generations.

Source: Persepolis stone fragments being documented, preserved for future generations

Here are Europe’s 5 snowiest cities for a scenic winter break; Nichola Daunton; EuroNews

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If you’re looking for a winter wonderland to escape to this Christmas, here are the top five snowiest cities in Europe.

Source: Here are Europe’s 5 snowiest cities for a scenic winter break

Monument Of Love: Man Builds Wife Replica Taj Mahal For Their New Home; Meghan Yani; Everything GP

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Featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! After three years of work, Anand Prakash Chouksey presented his wife of 27 years with a new home-build replicating the Taj Mahal!

Source: Monument Of Love: Man Builds Wife Replica Taj Mahal For Their New Home

These stunning pictures of places to visit in Delhi will leave you mesmerised; Priya Srivastava; India Times

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There are plenty of fascinating places to visit in Delhi. The national capital is dotted with a multitude of architectural wonders, historical buildings, and monuments. From museums and heritage monuments to gardens and colourful localities—the city will keep you engaged and entertained throughout!Let’s have a look at incredible pictures of Delhi that will make you want to visit it once.

Source: These stunning pictures of places to visit in Delhi will leave you mesmerised

World Heritage grottoes to reopen as China contains latest COVID-19 resurgence; Zhang Xiaoliang; UkraNews

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Explore the fairytale village of Shirakawa-go on this winter illumination tour; Tabea Greuner; TimeOut

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Tickets on sale now – the World Heritage Site in Gifu is lit up for just six days in January and February 2022…

Source: Explore the fairytale village of Shirakawa-go on this winter illumination tour

The 18 best free – or almost free – things to do in Patagonia; Daniel Fahey; Lonely Planet

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Patagonia conjures up images of snow-tipped mountains, glaciers, endless grasslands – of pure, untamed nature. As such it attracts vast crowds of outdoor enthusiasts and, correspondingly, prices are among the highest in Chile and Argentina.

Source: The 18 best free – or almost free – things to do in Patagonia – Lonely Planet

Vietnam steps up digitization of cultural heritage; People’s Army Newspaper

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