The warning followed a study of 18,600 glaciers at 50 World Heritage sites – covering around 66,000sq km (25,000sq miles) – which found glaciers at a third of the sites were “condemned to disappear”.
Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. It is a must-visit place if you are in south India.
Source: Mahabalipuram’s great stonework
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.
Analysis፡ Illicit construction, renovation of houses pose peril to UNESCO inscribed Jugol wall; Mihret G Kristos; Addis Standard
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.
Hue Festival 2023 with continuous activities, lasting throughout the year, begins with the opening program – Ban Soc ceremony on January 1 – ends with a Countdown show on December 31.
If a European trip is too pricey, try these cities within the US, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico that look like they’re transplanted from overseas.
Plonk Wine Club takes readers on a journey to explore the most prominent island vineyards around the world, from the Canary Islands to Corsica.
IT launched last year, aiming to connect more than a dozen spots across Scotland on a high-tech “digital trail” that also aimed to highlight the country’s efforts to become a world-leading responsible tourism destination.
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.
Byodoin Temple’s Phoenix Hall, a national treasure in this western Japan city, will be lit up at night for the first time in three years for a limited number of visitors starting on Nov. 19, as part of a 970th-anniversary event.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. Celebrate by visiting the 24 UNESCO sites in the United States.
9 surprising places in the UK that have UNESCO world heritage status; Rhiannon Du Cann; Daily Express
There are 33 UNESCO sites in the UK and British Territories overseas.
Alberta provincial park designated as geological heritage site by UNESCO, international scientists; CBC
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.
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
Indian Railways, as widely connected as it is, also has some very unique routes that are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Check out these beautiful locations!