Photo: Dale Quarrington
[Temple Adventures] Bulguk Temple and the 2 lives of Kim Daeseong…
Source: [Temple Adventures] Bulguk Temple and the 2 lives of Kim Daeseong
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For the benefit of tourists, Indian Railways is running several tourist trains including Vistadome train services in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway network.
Source: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: Snow-clad Indian Railways’ Ghum station becomes popular among tourists; see pics
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Morocco’s spiritual capital Fez celebrates today, January 4, its annual day proclaimed in January 2011, marking a rich legacy with influence reaching all the corners of the globe.
Source: Morocco’s Spiritual City Fez Celebrates Its ‘Annual Day’
Photo: Martin Meissner
In a coal heartland of Germany stands a monument to the source of its economic might: a giant mine more than a half-mile deep that once produced the largest amount of coal in the world.
Source: Germany is quitting coal. Why the U.S. might not follow
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This month, Guernsey’s will hold an online auction of memorabilia related to South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
Source: Auction of Key to Nelson Mandela’s Prison Cell Stirs Controversy
Photo: Marek Poplawski
The ancient Roman ruins will not be adorned with the Golden Arches and the scent of cheap burgers any time soon.
Source: McDonald’s Denied a New Restaurant at This Famous Historic Landmark — Eat This Not That
McDonald’s loses bid to build a drive-through at Roman archaeological site. The fast food business attempted to open a restaurant at the Baths of Caracalla. Italy’s Council of State vetoed McDonald’s bid on December 28. Site is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Source: McDonald’s loses its plan to build a drive-in in the thermal baths of Caracalla
Swayambhu is not the only place where this has happened, but World Heritage areas across the city face a similar problem.
Source: With authorities’ apathy, reconstruction puts the World Heritage site in Kathmandu at risk
Photo: Ben Reynolds
In Spain, Granada preserves treasures from the past. But trendy hotspots and a new ecopark have this city looking to the future.
Source: This ancient city of sultans is a 21st-century wonder
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Three-star Road offers visitors a chance to experience a truly authentic Japan with jaw-dropping scenery, spellbinding castles and delicately manicured gardens.
Source: 3 must-visit places in Japan’s Three-Star Road
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Many important ancient Greek temples are located in Greece as well as other countries that were then part of the ancient Greek world.
Source: 10 Ancient Greek Temples You Must See
It’s a chilly, December morning as Alex Sakalis slinks into Chur Railway Station in the southeast of Switzerland. Scanning the platforms, he eventually spot it: that trademark red exterior with the curved panoramic windows and the words Bernina Express emblazoned across the side. The other passengers have arrived and there’s a palpable excitement in the air. They are all here for one reason only—to take Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Frequently named Europe’s most scenic train ride, the Bernina Express is a romantic throwback to the golden age of European rail travel, when the journey was the destination.
Source: Europe’s Most Scenic Train Ride Takes You Places You Didn’t Think a Train Could Go
Photo: Tehran Times
Preliminary archaeological assessments suggest the UNESCO-registered Uramanat region is composed of over 700 ancient sites, the director of the world Heritage said on Sunday.
Source: Uramanat home to over 700 ancient sites, estimates suggest
From Vietnam to Columbia River Gorge, Travel Awaits writers’ travel plans for this year sound nothing short of ah-mazing!
Source: 22 Places TravelAwaits Writers Want To Visit In 2022
Vietnam’s central province Hue has won three Asean tourism awards, which will be presented at the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on January 19.
Source: Vietnam’s central province Hue wins Asean tourism awards
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When we look back on how far we’ve come, it makes us more grateful for where we are. Let’s all try to channel a sense of wonder when we’re able to travel more freely in 2022 and beyond. Here are 22 dream destinations to consider.
Source: Where to travel 2022: The best destinations to go