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Travel association plans ‘Temple Walk’ event December 3 at Preah Vihear Temple; Yuth Vireak; Phnom Penh Post

With support from the government, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Cambodia chapter will organise a “Temple Walk for Heritage” on December 3-4 at Preah Vihear Temple to promote tourism and environmentalism while giving a boost to the local economy.

Source: Travel association plans ‘Temple Walk’ event December 3 at Preah Vihear Temple

Analysis፡ Illicit construction, renovation of houses pose peril to UNESCO inscribed Jugol wall; Mihret G Kristos; Addis Standard

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One among many Ethiopian historical heritages inscribed by UNESCO as world heritages is the Jugol wall, which was built between the 13th and 16th centuries in a bid to serve as a protective barrier for Harar city found 525 km from the capital of Addis Abeba. Harar, being home to 82 mosques, is considered as the forth Islam holy city worldwide.

Source: Analysis፡ Illicit construction, renovation of houses pose peril to UNESCO inscribed Jugol wall – Addis Standard

Greek Heritage Of Unesco Seeks “Balance” Between Protection And Tourism; Greek City Times

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With 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the iconic acropolis of Athens, Greece benefits considerably from the reinforced protection of these monuments and at the same time bets on their tourism development, a “delicate balance”, according to experts.

Source: Greek Heritage Of Unesco Seeks “Balance” Between Protection And Tourism

Alberta provincial park designated as geological heritage site by UNESCO, international scientists; CBC

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Six Canadian sites — one of which is in Alberta and one just outside — have been recognized internationally as places that contribute to understanding the Earth and its history. B.C.’s Burgess Shale and Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park were designated as international geological heritage sites by UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences. Both sites were also designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites more than 30 years ago and are among the first included in the list. “I think it confirms what you know, what we in Parks Canada have always been saying,” said Todd Keith with Parks Canada.

Source: Alberta provincial park designated as geological heritage site by UNESCO, international scientists

20 Things To Do In Porto; Stephen Smith; Travel 2 Next

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Porto is Portugal’s second city, with the greater metropolitan area having a population of around 2.4 million. It sits in the north of the country on the estuary of the Douro River as it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. Its rich history dates back to Roman times, while visitors will also see evidence of Portugal’s ‘Age of Discovery’ when its explorers sailed to far-flung places. Porto is the birthplace of Dom Henrique, Duke of Viseu, better known as Henry the Navigator, who was central in developing the Portuguese Empire in the early 15th century. Porto’s historic centre was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996, and visitors will soon realise why as they begin to explore the city.

Source: 20 Things To Do In Porto

At least 700,000 years ago, the world’s largest sand island emerged as the barrier that helped the Great Barrier Reef form; James Shulmeister & Daniel Ellerton; The Conversation

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Establishing the age of K’gari (Fraser Island) confirms it emerged before the reef, despite the climate being suitable for coral growth long before then.

Source: At least 700,000 years ago, the world’s largest sand island emerged as the barrier that helped the Great Barrier Reef form