World heritage site in Angola is at risk; Prensa Latina

Photo: Prensa Latina

New constructions in the vicinity of the historic center of Mbanza Kongo, in northwestern Angola, could affect the preservation of the place, which was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), local media reported.

Source: World heritage site in Angola is at risk

UNESCO sites in Khuzestan determined for joint project by Iranian, Italian missions; Tehran Times

Photo: Tehran Times

Three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Khuzestan province have been selected as the pilot area of a joint project to be undertaken by Iranian and Italian missions.

Source: UNESCO sites in Khuzestan determined for joint project by Iranian, Italian missions

Isfahan, Porto to sign sister city agreement; Tehran Times

Photo: Tehran Times

The cities of Porto and Isfahan will soon sign a sister city agreement as the two cities have common cultural, architectural and historical features, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

Source: Isfahan, Porto to sign sister city agreement

Holy See: Places of religious cultural heritage should be protected and promoted; Vatican News

Photo: Maurizio Rovati – Tutti i diritti riservati – riproduzione vietata

Source: Holy See: Places of religious cultural heritage should be protected and promoted – Vatican News

Festivals, sights across Korea; Kim Hae-Yeon; Korea Herald

Photo: Korea Herald

Source: [Travel bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

Amazon’s plan to build a warehouse near UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard draws outrage; Matthew Marani; Architect’s Newspaper

Amazon plans to build a new warehouse in France near the UNESCO World Heritage Site designated Pont du Gard, and people are pushing back.

Source: Amazon’s plan to build a warehouse near UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard draws outrage

Beijing celebrates city’s World Heritage sites; Wang Kaihao; China Daily

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Beijing hosted a series of events on Thursday to celebrate China’s Cultural and National Heritage Day.

Source: Beijing celebrates city’s World Heritage sites

National photo contest promotes tangible cultural heritages; NDO

The Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has officially launched a national contest and exhibition to seek photography works on tangible cultural heritages in Vietnam.

Source: National photo contest promotes tangible cultural heritages

Saudi Arabia strives for a starring role on the world’s luxe tourism stage; Jeri Clausing; Travel Weekly

Photo: Arnie Weissmann

A relative newcomer to leisure travel, the kingdom has nevertheless made it clear recently that it intends to be not only a travel powerhouse but also a strong voice in global tourism policy and development arenas.

Source: Saudi Arabia strives for a starring role on the world’s luxe tourism stage

‘It’s stunning’: Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed vaccine hub; Tim Richards; Traveller

Photo: Getty Images

Melbourne’s iconic Royal Exhibition Building has been pressed into service to help with a health crisis – and not for the first time.

Source: ‘It’s stunning’: Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed vaccine hub

The Colosseum, Italian icon par excellence, is getting a makeover: are you ready to see it?; Simone Schiavinato; L’Italo-Americano

Photo: Jan Wachala | Dreamstime

Can we change the face of an icon? Can we renew, regenerate, change the look of it, revolutionize, even, the image of it we are accustomed to? Is it right, respectful, necessary, or is it better to preserve it  the way it is, the way time left it?

Source: The Colosseum, Italian icon par excellence, is getting a makeover: are you ready to see it? | L’Italo-Americano – Italian American bilingual news source

Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia; Diptarkar Ghosh; World Atlas

Photo: World Atlas

The Greater Blue Mountains Area is in the central portion of the Great Dividing Range of mountains which runs parallel to the eastern coast of Australia.

Source: Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

Stunning before and after images reveal transformation of Derbyshire canalside cottage; Jon Ball; Derbyshire Times

Photo: Derbyshire Times

Stunning new pictures reveal how a historic Derbyshire cottage – reputedly once visited by Florence Nightingale – has been transformed.

Source: Stunning before and after images reveal transformation of Derbyshire canalside cottage

RUSSIA Kizhi Pogost ‘nailess’ church reopens after 40 years; Vladimir Rozanskij; Asia News

Dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Lord, it is a Unesco world heritage site. More important than the Kremlin. It houses the masterpiece of the golden iconostasis. After almost 100 years of silence, the celebration of the divine liturgies is planned inside.

Source: RUSSIA Kizhi Pogost ‘nailess’ church reopens after 40 years

15 most beautiful Scottish islands to visit in 2021; Rebecca Wilson; Good Housekeeping

Photo: Ashley Wilson/Getty Images

Scotland’s best islands, from Skye to Harris. Check out the most picturesque Scottish isles to visit for a holiday this year.

Source: 15 most beautiful Scottish islands to visit in 2021

Ancient and unique Uzbekistan – Bukhara II; Nadezhda Dukhovny; Times of Israel

Photo: Department of Tourism Development of the Bukhara Region.

From the blog of Nadezhda Dukhovny at The Times of Israel…

Source: Ancient and unique Uzbekistan – Bukhara II

Making Up for Lost Time: Authentic Italy with No Crowds in Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera; Italy Magazine

Photo: Italy Magazine

Can’t wait to travel again but want to avoid the throngs? Head to Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera and have the best of Italy virtually to yourself!

Source: Making Up for Lost Time: Authentic Italy with No Crowds in Abruzzo, Puglia, and Matera

Photo contest on national tangible cultural heritage launched; VoV

The first ever photo contest and exhibition on national tangible cultural heritage was launched on June 9 with the aim to raise awareness of heritage conservation in the local community.

Source: Photo contest on national tangible cultural heritage launched

Renovated Ussher Fort Slavery Museum inaugurated; Ghana Web

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Work Dries Up For Jordan’s Donkeys As Coronavirus Cripples Tourism; Mussa Hattar; IB Times

Photo: AFP / Khalil MAZRAAWI

Work dries up for Jordan’s donkeys as coronavirus cripples tourism…

Source: Work Dries Up For Jordan’s Donkeys As Coronavirus Cripples Tourism

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