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Kew Gardens gains Guinness World Record for its 17,000-strong plant collection; Stephanie Rendall; Evening Standard

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Along with 16,900 species of plant, Kew Gardens is growing a budding collection of world record titles…

Source: Kew Gardens gains Guinness World Record for its 17,000-strong plant collection

Drinking on the Greek Island of Delos: Bring Your Own Water; Stacey Harris-Papaioannou; Greek Reporter

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Whether you are spending the day on the island of Delos, be warned, you will need to bring your own water and there is no bathroom.

Source: Drinking on the Greek Island of Delos: Bring Your Own Water

The World’s Loneliest Tree Holds Court on a New Zealand Island; Michael D’Estries; Tree Hugger

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A Sitka spruce, non-native to the Southern Hemisphere, grows on subantarctic Campbell Island. It was planted at the start of the 20th century.

Source: The World’s Loneliest Tree Holds Court on a New Zealand Island

Five Great Dive Sites in Belize That Aren’t the Blue Hole; Alexandra Gillespie; Scuba Diving

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Forget the Great Blue Hole: Belize offers wall dives, night dives, shark dives and more.

Source: Five Great Dive Sites in Belize That Aren’t the Blue Hole

Egypt unveils ancient tomb structure belonging to King Djose; Africa News

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Egypt on Tuesday showcased an ancient tomb structure belonging to the cemetery complex of King Djoser, a pharaoh who lived more than 4,500 years ago, following extensive restorations of the site.

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Mapungubwe Collection: Free Live Stream; US Embassy

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This Heritage Month, US Embassy invites high school learners to join its virtual discussion with the University of Pretoria to learn more about the Mapungubwe Collection, its significance as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and why the U.S. supports the cultural preservation efforts at Mapungubwe.

Source: Mapungubwe Collection: Free Live Stream

World Heritage site Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil; Kyodo News

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It is believed that miscreants took advantage of the confusion that followed the Taliban’s takeover of area in the first half of August to loot the artifacts, according to local residents and Japanese archaeologists whose warehouse was also targeted.

Source: World Heritage site Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil

NFR Introduces Steam Jungle Tea Safari Toy Train Service Between Siliguri And Rongtong; Sentinelassam

Photo: The Sentinel

As per reports, the railway department has planned to run the toy train service on a regular basis depending on demand.

Source: NFR Introduces Steam Jungle Tea Safari Toy Train Service Between Siliguri And Rongtong – Sentinelassam

Malta: A destination that’s impossible to forget; City AM

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There are some destinations in the world that really sink beneath the skin of its travellers, weaving a spell that remains cast forever.

Source: Malta: A destination that’s impossible to forget

Make the Most of Your Private Venice Tour with These tips; Darren Wilson; Travel Gumbo

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Everyone loves Venice! Consider hiring a private tour to get the most out of your visit.

Source: Make the Most of Your Private Venice Tour with These tips

Unesco lauds PH on Baroque churches but…; Edgar Allan M Sembrano; Inquirer Lifestyle

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In the recent China-hosted World Heritage Committee (WHC) online convention, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) praised the Philippines for coming up with key documents in relation to maintaining the outstanding universal value (OUV) of the Baroque churches of the Philippines inscribed in the World Heritage list in 1993.

Source: Unesco lauds PH on Baroque churches but . . . | Inquirer Lifestyle

Komodo dragons are now classified as an endangered species, and climate change is being blamed;  Jordan Mendoza; USA Today

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The popular lizard that only lives in Indonesia is facing extinction as sea levels begin to rise as a result of climate change.

Source: Komodo dragons are now classified as an endangered species, and climate change is being blamed

5 Reasons To Visit The Last Inhabited Medieval Citadel In Europe; Emese Fromm; Travel Awaits

Photo: Emese Fromm

Sighișoara is the only inhabited medieval city in southeast Europe and has maintained its historical and cultural heritage through the ages.

Source: 5 Reasons To Visit The Last Inhabited Medieval Citadel In Europe

[Into the heart of the country] A stroll through palace grounds and 900 years of history; Esther Chung; Korea JoongAng Daily

Photo: Paul Bauer

Source: [Into the heart of the country] A stroll through palace grounds and 900 years of history

Toy Train’s Jungle Tea Safari picks up steam; The Statesman

Photo: The Statesman

“The ‘Steam Jungle Tea Safari’ Toy Train service has been planned to run on a regular basis depending on demand. It is provided with the facilities of a Vistadome coach and hauled by the heritage steam engine. The Toy Train travels through the scenic beauty of tea gardens, apart from the breathtaking views of the lower Himalayan hills.

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Dholavira: The lost & found civilisation; Kavita Kanan Chandra; Deccan Herald

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India’s most recent UNESCO World Heritage site, Dholavira was a sprawling urban centre in the Harappan civilisation, existing around 3000-1500 BCE. The others are ruins of Rakhigarhi in India and Harappa, Mohenjo-daro and Ganweriwala in Pakistan.

Source: Dholavira: The lost & found civilisation 

Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo; Xinhua/Malaysia Sun

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Founded in the 10th century, Historic Cairo is one of the world oldest Islamic cities, boasting renowned mosques, old markets and streets, and monuments.

Source: Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo

Sorrento Coast Tourism Ramps Up After Lonely Pandemic Break; Mario Masciullo; eTurbo News

Photo: Mario Masciullo

The Sorrento Coast, one of the few Italian tourist destinations, in addition to the Amalfi Coast, which entranced writers and poets of the Grand Tour between the 18th and 19th centuries, generating flows of international visitors, up to the disastrous pandemic period, recorded a slow recovery this summer of 2021.

Source: Sorrento Coast Tourism Ramps Up After Lonely Pandemic Break

Khami Monument: Timeless allure of ruins; Mashudu Netsianda; Chronicle

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Source: Khami Monument: Timeless allure of ruins

As tourists flood a Tanzanian park, the Maasai say they’re being pushed out;  Ashoka Mukpo; Monga Bay

Photo: Monga Bay

Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) in northern Tanzania. Widely considered to be one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet, the NCA is home to 115 species of mammal alone, including the famed “Big Five” of the African safari scene: elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards and lions.

Source: As tourists flood a Tanzanian park, the Maasai say they’re being pushed out

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