Vietnamese whirl: Our luxury travel guide to Vietnam; Charlotte McManus; Sphere Life

From the skyscrapers and shops of Saigon to the world heritage sights of Hoi An, Vietnam is a sensory thrill — the only problem is the lack of time to take it all in

Source: Vietnamese whirl: Our luxury travel guide to Vietnam

Tokyo’s history whitewash is insult to UNESCO; Nam Sang-Gu; Asia Times

At a time when statues representing histories of slavery, racism and colonialism are being toppled across the United States and worldwide, Japan is moving in the opposite direction. It has – this very month – opened a new historical center that completely ignores historical crimes.

Source: Tokyo’s history whitewash is insult to UNESCO

Vietnam opposes wrong location caption in American film; Viet Reader

Authorities of the central city of Quang Nam have requested to suspend the broadcast of an American series aired on Netflix in which Hoi An was dubbed a Chinese landmark. On Friday, Quang Nam authorities sent a document to the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, asking for dealing with Madam Secretary, an American political drama TV series which captioned the UNESCO heritage site of Hoi An town as Fuling District of Chongqing City in China.

Source: Vietnam opposes wrong location caption in American film

Georgia: Wine, Culture, and Hiking in the Heart of the Caucasus; Grit Daily News

In the late-afternoon light, the ruins seemed as if they were blushing. Farther down the path, the 65-foot-tall Mother of Georgia statue beckoned to us.

Source: Georgia: Wine, Culture, and Hiking in the Heart of the Caucasus | Grit Daily News

The Great Wall of India; Arti Muthanna Singh & Mamta Nainy; Tribune India

The Kumbhalgarh Fort remains one of the strongest forts of India and bears testimony to the genius and splendour of war tactics and the architectural finesse of people who lived long ago You must have heard about the Great Wall of China — the longest wall in the world, built more than a millennium ago. But what if we told you that one of the longest walls in the world is in India? Yes, that indeed is true. Built in the 15th century, this wall is nestled between thirteen towering mountain peaks in the desert of Rajasthan and surrounds the ancient fort of Kumbhalgarh, some 80 km from the city of Udaipur.

Source: The Great Wall of India

Golestan Forest: Iran’s oldest national park shares spectacular landscape; Tehran Times

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Knit in Newfoundland – and related to a nefarious colonist; Charlotte Phillips; Vancouver Sun

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South African piece in puzzle of human evolution; Justin Adams; Monash Lens

The discovery of a child’s skull in the Drimolen cave system, in South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind”, is not only the earliest fossil specimen of Homo erectus, but proves three species of human ancestors lived in the same place at the same time, adding to our knowledge of evolution. Read more at Monash Lens.

Source: South African piece in puzzle of human evolution – Monash Lens

8 budget travel destinations you’ve got to check out if you’re in Malaysia; Danial M; Mashable

No fancy 5-star hotels on this list.

Source: 8 budget travel destinations you’ve got to check out if you’re in Malaysia

Spotlight on Japan’s Industrial Heritage, Wartime Past at Newly-Opened Information Center; Shimpei Okuhara; JAPAN Forward

Source: Spotlight on Japan’s Industrial Heritage, Wartime Past at Newly-Opened Information Center | JAPAN Forward

Ancient Maya reservoirs contained toxic pollution: study; Michael Miller; Phys.org

Reservoirs in the heart of an ancient Maya city were so polluted with mercury and algae that the water likely was undrinkable.

Source: Ancient Maya reservoirs contained toxic pollution: study

Italian UNESCO site to host concert for Syria; Francesco Bongarra; Arab News

A concert dedicated to the plight of the Syrian people will be held on July 5 in the town of Paestum in southern Italy. The “Roads of Friendship” event is directed by star opera and classical music conductor Riccardo Muti.

Source: Italian UNESCO site to host concert for Syria

Discovering mysterious Mount Nemrut in a weekend; Paris Achen; Daily Sabah

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The UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Netherlands; William Nehra; I Am Expat

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Authority wants scene mislabeling Vietnam’s Hoi An as Chinese district removed from American series; Kim Thoa; Tuoi Tre News

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Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam Crew member visits natural wonder her team represents; Clipper Round The World

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UNESCO condemns new armed attack on Virunga National Park; Unesco

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Archeologists Just Discovered the UK’s Largest Ceremonial Site Buried Right Next to Stonehenge. Call It ‘Holehenge’; Sarah Cascone; artnet News

The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project has discovered a secret bring of buried shafts, or “Holehenge,” a stone’s throw from Stonehenge.

Source: Archeologists Just Discovered the UK’s Largest Ceremonial Site Buried Right Next to Stonehenge. Call It ‘Holehenge’ | artnet News

Top must-do activities during a visit to Quang Binh; VietNamNet

Located in central Vietnam, Quang Binh province is home to many beautiful landscapes and it has rapidly become an attractive tourist destination among travelers seeking adventure and pristine nature.

Source: Top must-do activities during a visit to Quang Binh – VietNamNet

10 Fairy-Tale Towns You’ve Never Heard of in a Country You Rarely Think Of; Iuliana Marchian; Fodor’s

If you are looking for stunning photos and a great setting, check out Albania’s magical-looking towns and villages.

Source: 10 Fairy-Tale Towns You’ve Never Heard of in a Country You Rarely Think Of