Hiking exploded in popularity during the pandemic, and active travel companies are seeing record bookings for 2022. Here is what you need to know for the perfect hiking/walking vacation.
UNESCO adds Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales and 33 sites globally to its list; Portia Jones; The Travel Magazine
The area around Blaenau Ffestiniog, Llanberis, Bethesda and the Nantlle Valley is now a UNESCO site.
Japan’s 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: New Additions Highlight Prehistory and Biodiversity; nippon.com
UNESCO registered two new World Heritage sites in Japan, one cultural and one natural, in July 2021, bringing the country’s total number to 25. The COVID-19 pandemic meant there were no new sites in 2020.
Shivalayam near Telangana’s heritage-tagged Ramappa temple cries for attention; U Mahesh; New Indian Express
A senior officer of the Archaeological Survey of India said the temple was not under the aegis of ASI and was not listed for renovation work.
New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Greek Inscriptions in Saudi Arabia; Patricia Claus; Greek Reporter
Nine new sites, including Greek inscriptions on a cliff in Saudi Arabia, have now joined the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
If you’ve ever been curious about what Transylvania is like, read more about the famous region of Romania here.
Castel del Monte has a way to charm its visitors. Architecturally unique and historically precious, this medieval dwelling located some 15 miles from Andria and about 50 from Bari, in Apulia, had been constructed in the 13th century to meet the requests of Frederick II, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Projects by Wright, other architectural masters found throughout Illinois; Jack McCarthy; Chronicle Media
UNESCO adds 34 new cultural properties to its lists including India’s Harappan City; Nandika Chand; My Big Plunge
UNESCO, the France-based body that bestows the ranking of World Heritage Site, went on overdrive in the past week by adding 34 new additions to its list, which now includes Dholavira: A Harappan City (Gujarat) and Ramappa Temple (Telangana). The nomination process has been described to be a painstaking process which is time-consuming and expensive.
North Wales has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites per square mile in the world; Matt Warner; Leader Live
A TOURISM boss says the awarding of world heritage status to the slate landscape of North West Wales will provide a big economic boost for the region for many years to come.
The Extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee was held in Fuzhou, Fujian province, from July 16 to 31. Tian Xuejun, chairman of the extended session and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, shares the outlook of World Heritage in China at the meeting’s conclusion.
Harappa and Mohenjo-daro have been on Anuradha Goyal wish list since she read about them in her school textbooks. Despite being right next door, they are not the easiest places to visit for an Indian.
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UNESCO inscribes 34 new properties on World Heritage List during extended 44th session; Hong Yaobin; CGTN
The World Heritage Committee has inscribed a total of 34 properties – 29 cultural and five natural sites – on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its extended 44th session.