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!
The island of Cyprus carries a long history mirrored through archaeological sites scattered in between its cities and the countryside.
Are you planning to travel to Ecuador? You will surely miss out on incredible experiences and things to do in Quito if you skip this gem of a city.
In the dusty plains of present-day Sindh in southern Pakistan lie the remains of one of the world’s most impressive ancient cities that most people have never heard of.
At least 700,000 years ago, the world’s largest sand island emerged as the barrier that helped the Great Barrier Reef form; James Shulmeister & Daniel Ellerton; The Conversation
Establishing the age of K’gari (Fraser Island) confirms it emerged before the reef, despite the climate being suitable for coral growth long before then.
Cambodia upgrades Angkor region in search for a new kind of visitor…
How one of Bradford’s most famous villages plans to boost tourism; Mark Stanford; Telegraph and Argus
PLANS for a new welcoming centre to boost tourism to a Bradford district village are set to be unveiled.
A current exhibition in the gallery of the Bauhaus Center in Tel Aviv contrasts the similarities between the Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv and the Art Deco architecture in Mumbai.
Vietnam surpassed Armenia, Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Japan and Saudi Arabia to claim the “world’s leading heritage destination” title at this year’s World Travel Awards.
5 enthralling light and sound shows in Madhya Pradesh taking us back to the days of yore; Sagar Purswani; Knock Sense
Sagar Purswani has listed some of the best places to witness the light and sound shows in Madhya Pradesh. These incredible shows will surely take you back to the history.
You Could Make Art at Chaco Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Samantha Anne Carrillo; Hyper Allergic
Applications for NPAF’s February 2023 residency at Chaco Culture National Historical Park are being accepted through November 15, 2022.