These long lost cities of India were of great importance at one point in time in the history. Read on…
The Acropolis in Athens has a new concrete pathway to facilitate wheelchair access – and some people are not happy about it. The UNESCO World Heritage site attracts thousands of visitors a day in peak periods, most of whom climb the 160-meter hill on foot, and wander on uneven stone paths worn smooth over hundreds of years.The new concrete track is laid over a synthetic membrane that protects the ancient stones underneath and permits easy removal.But critics say it ruins the classical harmony of the ancient site.Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras last month demanded the conservative government, quote, “stop abusing our cultural heritage.
Deep Blue Dive: Off-beat Scuba Spots Around the World; Misbaah Mansuri; National Geographic Traveller
Ireland to Japan, these unexplored diving destinations might be worth taking the plunge for. Read more on Nat Geo Traveller India.
The Great Wall might gain the honor of being a demonstration case for protection and conservation from UNESCO at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in July, Chinese officials announced on Tuesday.
UNESCO has sent a sharp letter calling on the Hungarian government to scrap the Lake Fertő development project or risk losing the Outstanding Universal Value status for this World Heritage site.
Kathmandu Valley is getting overcrowded day by day. This is why the increasing dirt and dust everyday have polluted the three cities prominent for their heritage sites. The Kathmandu Valley boasts of seven World Heritage Sites, all of which can be accessed in a single day.
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Cruise holidays are undeniably a brilliant way to explore the world with travellers able to visit some of the world’s ‘must-see’ destinations and sights by ship.
The winners of the World ocean Day 20202 photo competition…
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Mystery Irish mega tomb older than Pyramids and Stone Henge divides scientists; Nina Lloyd; Daily Mirror
Newgrange in Ireland’s County Meath is older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, dating back to around 3,200 BC…
Landscapes of Dauria: A wetland refuge on the Russia-Mongolia border; Eugene Simonov; The Third Pole
The Landscapes of Dauria is home to some of Inner Asia’s most charismatic wildlife, but is threatened by water infrastructure projects…
Despite essentially being a ruin, enough of the walls and internal palaces of Spiš Castle are intact to house a museum and a chapel.
These European cities offer smaller crowds, joyous festivals, and access to water—the ingredients for a perfect July vacation.
“We don’t ever want it to be finished” – Museum of Making opens at Derby’s UNESCO site; Josh Niland; Archinect
A total of 11 spa towns across seven countries have been nominated…
Tubbataha Reefs: Dive Into The Surreal Waters Of This UNESCO World Heritage Site; Maritess Garcia Reyes; Asia Tatler
Out in the vastness of Sulu Sea, Tatler explores the surreal Tubbataha Reefs, the only purely marine UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southeast Asia…
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As an important node on the Silk Road, Afghanistan boasts a syncretic culture. Tragically, the protracted war and civil conflicts in the past decades have wreaked havoc on its cultural heritage.
Centuries-old umbrella-shaped dragon’s blood trees line the rugged peaks of Yemen’s Socotra — a flagship symbol of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s extraordinary biodiversity, but also a bleak warning of environmental crisis.