Cliff diving’s 12 most Instagrammable locations; Chris Magill; Red Bull

Red Bull celebrate 10 years with a look back at some of the most incredible diving spots.

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World’s tallest lift back in action in China’s Avatar mountains; NZ Herald

The sandstone plateaus and lift are said to have inspired the sci-fi film Avatar.

Source: World’s tallest lift back in action in China’s Avatar mountains – NZ Herald

Rani Ki Vav: Retracing historic footsteps of Gujarat’s ‘inverted step well’; Nivedita Giri; IB Times

The heritage site is said to be designed in the Maru-Gurjara architectural style or an ‘inverted temple’, highlighting the sanctity of water.

Source: Rani Ki Vav: Retracing historic footsteps of Gujarat’s ‘inverted step well’

7 Reasons To Visit Venice’s Countryside When Travel Returns To Normal; Catherine Sabino; Forbes

Prior to the pandemic, the Veneto, the region surrounding Venice, was seeing a steady increase in visitors, and for good reason—a bounty of cultural riches and natural splendors, a variety of wine trails (including the prosecco route), plus great skiing in the Dolomites and sailing on Lake Garda.

Source: 7 Reasons To Visit Venice’s Countryside When Travel Returns To Normal

5 Familiar Sights in India That Are Part of Unesco World Heritage List; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

Mountain railways of India, Gothic and Art Deco buildings of Mumbai, churches of Old Goa, wildlife parks of the Western Ghats, and many other popular tourist attractions of India deserve more than a rushed visit being part of Unesco’s world heritage list for their outstanding universal values

Source: 5 Familiar Sights in India That Are Part of Unesco World Heritage List

NagaCorp to build US$350 million non-gaming resort near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat; The Cambodia Daily

NagaCorp Ltd, owner and operator of NagaWorld in Phnom Penh, has revealed plans to develop a US$350 million non-gaming resort in Siem Reap aimed at promoting NagaWorld and UNESCO world heritage-listed Angkor Wat as “twin tourism icons of Cambodia.”

Source: NagaCorp to build US$350 million non-gaming resort near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat – The Cambodia Daily

From sunbathing to skiing — top winter breaks for when Covid is all over; Lisa Minot & Jacob Lewis; Sun

SOME like it hot in the winter months, while for others it is festive snowy scenes that can brighten the Grinchiest of moods. So whether you would rather cosy up by the fire or don your cossie by the pool, Jacob Lewis has you covered as we list 21 winter breaks for 2021 when Covid’s all over.

Source: From sunbathing to skiing — top winter breaks for when Covid is all over

Capitol Complex: Contentious multilevel parking on list of upcoming projects shared with Unesco; Munieshwer A Sagar; Hindustan Times

The Chandigarh administration has apprised the Unesco about new constructions at the Capitol Complex, a world heritage site…

Source: Capitol Complex: Contentious multilevel parking on list of upcoming projects shared with Unesco – chandigarh – Hindustan Times

Winterwanderweg Fafleralp; Switzerland Tourism

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Hiking in Spain: 8 Bucketlist Trails to Check Out in 2020; Ralph Cope; Broke Backpacker

The hiking in Spain is some of the best in the world (whether everyone knows this or not). Check everything that everything the trails in Spain have to offer, including…

Source: Hiking in Spain: 8 Bucketlist Trails to Check Out in 2020

What the Plain of Jars in Laos tells us about disaster risk management in the era of coronavirus; Montira Unakul; SCMP

What the Plain of Jars in Laos tells us about disaster risk management in the era of coronavirus…

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Wildlife Reserve Insiders Arrested for Smuggling Rhino Horn; Vida Newspaper

In September, the police in Golaghat district of Assam in Northeast India got a tip-off about a broken piece of rhinoceros horn that was being traded by some locals. The information set the alarm bells ringing.

Source: Wildlife Reserve Insiders Arrested for Smuggling Rhino Horn 

Lebanon; Orange Smile

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Anger at plans to build a dual carriageway beneath UK’s prehistoric Stonehenge; Africa News

Plans have been approved to build a tunnel which will run beneath a UK UNESCO world heritage site.

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10 extraordinary train stations to travel through before you die; NewsChain

Choo-choo. #Travel #PA

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Thung Nham Bird Park – a site for bird lovers; VietNamNet

Thung Nham bird park in Ninh Binh province houses more than 40 species of birds with more than 50,000 birds. The most wonderful time for bird watching at Thung Nham is when flocks of birds appear at dawn and dusk.

Source: Thung Nham Bird Park – a site for bird lovers – VietNamNet

Australia’s ‘last paradise’ named in ‘Best of the World 2021’ list; Kylie McLaughlin; Traveller

​National Geographic has named Lord Howe Island among its best destinations to visit in 2021 in its annual ‘Best of the World’ list.

Source: Australia’s ‘last paradise’ named in ‘Best of the World 2021’ list

University helps UK Overseas Territory become sanctuary for wildlife; M Alan Williams; University of Plymouth

Professor of Deep-Sea Ecology Kerry Howell and PhD candidate Amelia Bridges, from the University of Plymouth, have helped the world’s most remote inhabited island to become a sanctuary for wildlife.

Source: University helps UK Overseas Territory become sanctuary for wildlife

NHCP delivers restored heritage icons to Ilocos Norte; Hanah Tabios; Manila Bulletin

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Who lives at Blenheim Palace?; Jay Akbar; Sun

BLENHEIM Palace not only has an impressive exterior and interior, it also houses a million-pound gold toilet. But when was the luxurious estate built and is it open to visitors? Where is Blenheim Palace and when was it built?

Source: Who lives at Blenheim Palace?

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