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[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

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

Photo: PTI

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

Photo: Xinhua

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

More tourist destinations set to welcome back foreign travelers; VOV

Along with the launch of a pilot plan aimed at welcoming international tourists to Phu Quoc island, the Vietnamese tourism industry is preparing to gradually expand to other destinations across the country, including Ha Long, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Da Lat.

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Nepal: Pashupatinath Temple opens for devotees; ANI

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Closed with the onset of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic Pashupatinath temple a UNESCO World Heritage Site and religious shrine has opened its doors for devotees.

Source: Nepal: Pashupatinath Temple opens for devotees

International congress against gas extraction in Wadden Sea;  Netherland Times

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At the congress of the international organization for nature conversation IUCN in Marseille, a motion brought by the Waddenvereniging was passed. The motion calls on the Dutch government to not start new gas extraction under the Wadden Sea as it is a protected nature reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The call was supported by 23 conservation organizations from countries in Europe and Africa.

Source: International congress against gas extraction in Wadden Sea

Nearby UNESCO treasures make lovely travel destinations; Karen Bradbury; Stars and Stripes

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Here are a few of Europe’s 15 newest UNESCO properties and the reason for their inclusion.

Source: Nearby UNESCO treasures make lovely travel destinations

The cultural value of Korea’s very familiar mud flats; Sohn Min-Ho; Korea JoongAng Daily

Photo: Sohn Min-Ho

Of all the tidal flats in Korea, what makes these four places inscribed by Unesco so special?

Source: The cultural value of Korea’s very familiar mud flats

Taliban Takeover Sparks Fear For Afghanistan’s Heritage; Marine Pennetier; IB Times

Photo: Wakil Kohsar

Source: Taliban Takeover Sparks Fear For Afghanistan’s Heritage

July: Quanzhou is added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List; CGTN

Photo: CGTN

Source: July: Quanzhou is added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

China issues directive to ensure efficient heritage protection systems; CGTN

Photo: CGTN

Earlier this month, new guidelines were announced that calls for efforts to build scientifically designed and successful heritage protection systems in both urban and rural regions.

Source: China issues directive to ensure efficient heritage protection systems

The woman saving Palestinian heirloom seeds; Tessa Fox; BBC

Photo: Eddie Gerald

To seed librarian Vivien Sansour, seeds are living beings, and to see heirloom seeds disappearing is a human tragedy.

Source: The woman saving Palestinian heirloom seeds

A Guide To All Seven Of Nepal’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Aunindita Bhatia; The Travel

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Nepal is one of the most beautiful mountainous regions in the world, and these seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites weave stories about its history.

Source: A Guide To All Seven Of Nepal’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany; The Weekend Leader

Photo: IANS

Germany’s rich cultural heritage has been further recognised by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), after seven new locations in the country were awarded World Heritage Site status during the 44th UNESCO meeting in China.

Source: Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

What Historic Sites Are Doing to Protect Their UNESCO World Heritage Status; Julia Eskins; Travel + Leisure

Photo: Getty

From Machu Picchu to the Acropolis of Athens, conservationists are creatively combatting overtourism, climate change, and more.

Source: What Historic Sites Are Doing to Protect Their UNESCO World Heritage Status

Louisiana’s Poverty Point Earthworks Show Early Native Americans Were ‘Incredible Engineers’; Livia Gershon; Smithsonian Magazine

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A new study finds that enormous mounds and concentric earthen ridges were built in a matter of months…

Source: Louisiana’s Poverty Point Earthworks Show Early Native Americans Were ‘Incredible Engineers’

The Top 5 Cities in Canada; Elizabeth Cantrell; Travel + Leisure

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Whether you’re looking for a long-weekend getaway or a deeper dive into the local culture, these five urban centers in Canada will not disappoint.

Source: The Top 5 Cities in Canada

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