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Five European Nations That Are Perfect For Off The Beaten Path Travelers; Jared Ranahan; Forbes

Hoping to take the road less traveled? These five countries are perfect destinations for the adventurous traveler.

Source: Five European Nations That Are Perfect For Off The Beaten Path Travelers

Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here’s the list of every open country and how to get there; Rachel Premack & Thomas Pallini; Markets Insider

Source: Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here’s the list of every open country and how to get there | Markets Insider

Best of the World: Cultural and Historical Journeys to Undertake in 2021; Bo Yeon Lim; NatGeo Travelelr

From discovering traditional Chinese shanshui in Tonglu, lessons in jazz and local legends in Spain’s Vitoria-Gasteiz and archeological delights in Koreas’s Gyeongju—embark on a cultural and historical ride through the world. Read more on Nat Geo Traveller India.

Source: Best of the World: Cultural and Historical Journeys to Undertake in 2021

UNESCO-listed Limestone Site in China’s Sichuan Damaged after Unruly Tourists Hop on it; News18

The travertine formations at Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area in south-western China’s Sichuan Province are incredibly fragile, and part of the beauty spot is likely to have been damaged beyond repair by the travellers’ ignorance.

Source: UNESCO-listed Limestone Site in China’s Sichuan Damaged after Unruly Tourists Hop on it

Environmentalists rebuff Okavango oil exploration; Arlana Shikongo; Namibian

A GROUP of concerned environmental activists is against oil and petroleum exploration in the Kavango basin by an oil and gas company, Reconnaissance Africa (ReconAfrica).

Source: Environmentalists rebuff Okavango oil exploration

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Photo Highlights Tour; Get Your Guide

Explore Wat Pak Nam with its emerald glass pagoda, Wat Saman Rattanaram and the huge Pink Ganesha, and the ruins of the Ayutthaya UNESCO site.

Source: From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Photo Highlights Tour

Top 10 Captivating Tales Surrounding Famous Landmark; Estelle; Listverse

Just kidding. Obviously, there is a lot more to countries around the world other than their landmarks, but it cannot be disputed that they are a big part of the reason people choose to travel to certain locations.

Source: Top 10 Captivating Tales Surrounding Famous Landmarks – Listverse

Central Chinese city builds museum for World Heritage Site ruins; CGTN

The central Chinese city of Anyang, on Monday, started construction on a museum for the World Heritage Site Yinxu, or the Yin Ruins, to bring people back to the last capital of the Shang Dynasty more than 3,000 years ago.

Source: Central Chinese city builds museum for World Heritage Site ruins

13 Incredible Things To Do In Quebec City In The Winter; Robin O’Neal Smith; TravelAwaits

There is so much to see and do in Quebec City during every season. Here are the winter highlights.

Source: 13 Incredible Things To Do In Quebec City In The Winter – TravelAwaits

UNESCO-recognized Brazil archipelago resists Bolsonaro’s tourism plans; Waldheim Garcia Montoya; La Prensa Latina Media

Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha, an Atlantic archipelago whose natural beauty and biodiversity have earned it a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is resisting President Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to open it up to a larger number of visitors. The rightist head of state sees untapped tourism potential in that volcanic island chain, which boasts lush vegetation, rock formations and golden-sand beaches washed by crystal-clear turquoise waters harboring colorful fish, sea turtles and rays but which has been off-limits to cruise ships for nearly a decade.

Source: UNESCO-recognized Brazil archipelago resists Bolsonaro’s tourism plans – La Prensa Latina Media

Tourists sneak in to walk on UNESCO-listed limestone site in China; Billie Thomson; Daily Mail

Footage released by the Chinese state broadcaster shows around a dozen visitors standing on the terraced pools of Huanglong, part of a UNESCO-recognised scenic spot in China.

Source: Tourists sneak in to walk on UNESCO-listed limestone site in China

Top 10 most epic day hikes in the world; Luxury Travel Expert

Here’s the Luxury Travel Expert roundup of the world’s 10 most beautiful and spectacular day hikes, all of them crisscrossing breathtaking scenery.

Source: Top 10 most epic day hikes in the world – the Luxury Travel Expert

Cliff diving’s 12 most Instagrammable locations; Chris Magill; Red Bull

Red Bull celebrate 10 years with a look back at some of the most incredible diving spots.

Source: Cliff diving’s 12 most Instagrammable locations

World’s tallest lift back in action in China’s Avatar mountains; NZ Herald

The sandstone plateaus and lift are said to have inspired the sci-fi film Avatar.

Source: World’s tallest lift back in action in China’s Avatar mountains – NZ Herald

Rani Ki Vav: Retracing historic footsteps of Gujarat’s ‘inverted step well’; Nivedita Giri; IB Times

The heritage site is said to be designed in the Maru-Gurjara architectural style or an ‘inverted temple’, highlighting the sanctity of water.

Source: Rani Ki Vav: Retracing historic footsteps of Gujarat’s ‘inverted step well’

7 Reasons To Visit Venice’s Countryside When Travel Returns To Normal; Catherine Sabino; Forbes

Prior to the pandemic, the Veneto, the region surrounding Venice, was seeing a steady increase in visitors, and for good reason—a bounty of cultural riches and natural splendors, a variety of wine trails (including the prosecco route), plus great skiing in the Dolomites and sailing on Lake Garda.

Source: 7 Reasons To Visit Venice’s Countryside When Travel Returns To Normal

5 Familiar Sights in India That Are Part of Unesco World Heritage List; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

Mountain railways of India, Gothic and Art Deco buildings of Mumbai, churches of Old Goa, wildlife parks of the Western Ghats, and many other popular tourist attractions of India deserve more than a rushed visit being part of Unesco’s world heritage list for their outstanding universal values

Source: 5 Familiar Sights in India That Are Part of Unesco World Heritage List

NagaCorp to build US$350 million non-gaming resort near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat; The Cambodia Daily

NagaCorp Ltd, owner and operator of NagaWorld in Phnom Penh, has revealed plans to develop a US$350 million non-gaming resort in Siem Reap aimed at promoting NagaWorld and UNESCO world heritage-listed Angkor Wat as “twin tourism icons of Cambodia.”

Source: NagaCorp to build US$350 million non-gaming resort near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat – The Cambodia Daily

From sunbathing to skiing — top winter breaks for when Covid is all over; Lisa Minot & Jacob Lewis; Sun

SOME like it hot in the winter months, while for others it is festive snowy scenes that can brighten the Grinchiest of moods. So whether you would rather cosy up by the fire or don your cossie by the pool, Jacob Lewis has you covered as we list 21 winter breaks for 2021 when Covid’s all over.

Source: From sunbathing to skiing — top winter breaks for when Covid is all over

Capitol Complex: Contentious multilevel parking on list of upcoming projects shared with Unesco; Munieshwer A Sagar; Hindustan Times

The Chandigarh administration has apprised the Unesco about new constructions at the Capitol Complex, a world heritage site…

Source: Capitol Complex: Contentious multilevel parking on list of upcoming projects shared with Unesco – chandigarh – Hindustan Times

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