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.
Founded in the 10th century, Historic Cairo is one of the world oldest Islamic cities, boasting renowned mosques, old markets and streets, and monuments.
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.
As tourists flood a Tanzanian park, the Maasai say they’re being pushed out; Ashoka Mukpo; 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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a few of Europe’s 15 newest UNESCO properties and the reason for their inclusion.
Of all the tidal flats in Korea, what makes these four places inscribed by Unesco so special?
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.
To seed librarian Vivien Sansour, seeds are living beings, and to see heirloom seeds disappearing is a human tragedy.
Nepal is one of the most beautiful mountainous regions in the world, and these seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites weave stories about its history.
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.
What Historic Sites Are Doing to Protect Their UNESCO World Heritage Status; Julia Eskins; Travel + Leisure
From Machu Picchu to the Acropolis of Athens, conservationists are creatively combatting overtourism, climate change, and more.
Louisiana’s Poverty Point Earthworks Show Early Native Americans Were ‘Incredible Engineers’; Livia Gershon; Smithsonian Magazine
A new study finds that enormous mounds and concentric earthen ridges were built in a matter of months…
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