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15 Incredible Places to Visit in Armenia Plus, Stay, Eat, Play; Vic Gerami; The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

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Armenia is one of the fascinating places in the world. An underrated nation for decades, until recently when European tourists found out about its rich millennias-old history, ancient monuments, majestic countryside, the lush highlands, and much more. Vic Gerami just came back from Armenia. It was his third time there and the most memorable.

Source: 15 Incredible Places to Visit in Armenia Plus, Stay, Eat, Play – The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Go on a virtual tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh; Indiablooms

Photo: Madhya Pradesh Tourism/Facebook

If you have not seen the pre-historic rock paintings of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh, here is a chance to see them right from the comforts of your home.

Source: Go on a virtual tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh | Indiablooms – First Portal on Digital News Management

Your Ultimate Guide to Greek Island Hopping For the Summer; Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi; Greek Reporter

Photo: Bernard Gagnon, Wikipedia

Whether you are looking to see the ancient ruins or relax on the best beaches of the Greek islands, there is a Greek island for everyone.

Source: Your Ultimate Guide to Greek Island Hopping For the Summer

Seven wonders of the UK and one of them isn’t that far from Liverpool; Bethan Shufflebotham; Liverpool Echo

Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire 

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Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 6: San Agustin, Colombia; Zimasa Katamzi; Getaway

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Ranking number 6 on Bloomberg’s list of ‘new’ Seven World Wonders is San Agustin in Colombia with ancient pre-Colombian burial structures.

Source: Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 6: San Agustin, Colombia

A trip to Yemen’s Socotra Island; The Frontier Post

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Socotra Island has been variously described as ‘The Galapagos of the Middle East’ and ‘The Jewel of Arabia.’ This Yemeni UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest of four islands in the Socotra Archipelago, situated east of the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea. The unspoiled, alien-like landscape of the island has intrigued travelers and scientists alike for decades.

Source: A trip to Yemen’s Socotra Island – The Frontier Post

14 of the best places to visit in France; Lonely Planet

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France offers world-class art and architecture, Renaissance châteaux, and iconic landmarks alongside phenomenal cuisine, a vast coastline, and Alpine glaciers.

Source: 14 of the best places to visit in France – Lonely Planet

Hoi An to educate primary school kids on heritage; Duong Hanh Nguyen; VNS

Photo: Cong Thanh

A 150-page heritage education document set, compiled by historians and cultural researchers from Hoi An City’s center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation, will be included in the curriculum for students at primary schools in Hoii An from the 2021-22 academic year.

Source: Hoi An to educate primary school kids on heritage

World heritage site in Angola is at risk; Prensa Latina

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New constructions in the vicinity of the historic center of Mbanza Kongo, in northwestern Angola, could affect the preservation of the place, which was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), local media reported.

Source: World heritage site in Angola is at risk

UNESCO sites in Khuzestan determined for joint project by Iranian, Italian missions; Tehran Times

Photo: Tehran Times

Three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Khuzestan province have been selected as the pilot area of a joint project to be undertaken by Iranian and Italian missions.

Source: UNESCO sites in Khuzestan determined for joint project by Iranian, Italian missions

Isfahan, Porto to sign sister city agreement; Tehran Times

Photo: Tehran Times

The cities of Porto and Isfahan will soon sign a sister city agreement as the two cities have common cultural, architectural and historical features, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

Source: Isfahan, Porto to sign sister city agreement

Holy See: Places of religious cultural heritage should be protected and promoted; Vatican News

Photo: Maurizio Rovati – Tutti i diritti riservati – riproduzione vietata

Source: Holy See: Places of religious cultural heritage should be protected and promoted – Vatican News

Festivals, sights across Korea; Kim Hae-Yeon; Korea Herald

Photo: Korea Herald

Source: [Travel bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

Amazon’s plan to build a warehouse near UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard draws outrage; Matthew Marani; Architect’s Newspaper

Amazon plans to build a new warehouse in France near the UNESCO World Heritage Site designated Pont du Gard, and people are pushing back.

Source: Amazon’s plan to build a warehouse near UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard draws outrage

Beijing celebrates city’s World Heritage sites; Wang Kaihao; China Daily

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Beijing hosted a series of events on Thursday to celebrate China’s Cultural and National Heritage Day.

Source: Beijing celebrates city’s World Heritage sites

National photo contest promotes tangible cultural heritages; NDO

The Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has officially launched a national contest and exhibition to seek photography works on tangible cultural heritages in Vietnam.

Source: National photo contest promotes tangible cultural heritages

Saudi Arabia strives for a starring role on the world’s luxe tourism stage; Jeri Clausing; Travel Weekly

Photo: Arnie Weissmann

A relative newcomer to leisure travel, the kingdom has nevertheless made it clear recently that it intends to be not only a travel powerhouse but also a strong voice in global tourism policy and development arenas.

Source: Saudi Arabia strives for a starring role on the world’s luxe tourism stage

‘It’s stunning’: Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed vaccine hub; Tim Richards; Traveller

Photo: Getty Images

Melbourne’s iconic Royal Exhibition Building has been pressed into service to help with a health crisis – and not for the first time.

Source: ‘It’s stunning’: Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed vaccine hub

The Colosseum, Italian icon par excellence, is getting a makeover: are you ready to see it?; Simone Schiavinato; L’Italo-Americano

Photo: Jan Wachala | Dreamstime

Can we change the face of an icon? Can we renew, regenerate, change the look of it, revolutionize, even, the image of it we are accustomed to? Is it right, respectful, necessary, or is it better to preserve it  the way it is, the way time left it?

Source: The Colosseum, Italian icon par excellence, is getting a makeover: are you ready to see it? | L’Italo-Americano – Italian American bilingual news source

Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia; Diptarkar Ghosh; World Atlas

Photo: World Atlas

The Greater Blue Mountains Area is in the central portion of the Great Dividing Range of mountains which runs parallel to the eastern coast of Australia.

Source: Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

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