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Armchair Traveler — The stone kingdom of the Great Zimbabwe

In the southeastern hills of Zimbabwe, not too far from Lake Mutirikwe, visitors will find one of the most stunning historical monuments in Africa - The UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Great Zimbabwe.

Canada gets new UNESCO site — Mistaken Point, Newfoundland

Mistaken Point, Newfoundland, a small Canadian headland on the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sunday.

Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans: Survey

Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.

Australia spending big money to lobby UNESCO against reef listing

The conservative Abbot government is pushing hard to prevent the Great Barrier Reef from being classified as “endangered”. If the reef is classified as such, it could throw a wrench in the conservative government's plans.

Conservationists call for closing Stonehenge to prevent damage

Conservationists have called for the closing of Stonehenge, the popular tourist attraction and monument that is several thousand years old, on the Summer and Winter solstice due to the damage caused by visitors on these days.

Richtersveld National Park: At one with nature in South Africa

Nature and wildlife lovers looking for a different and exciting experience in the wilds of South Africa will love the amazingly beautiful Richtersveld National Park, located up in the Northern Cape, close to the Namibia border.

After July landslide, Indian heritage monuments may be at risk

Mumbai - After the massive landslide in July that wiped out an entire village in the Indian state of Maharashtra, a report prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) warns of landslide threats to the nearby Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

UNESCO world heritage site Hampi most searched on Google India

Bangalore City - The UNESCO world heritage site of Hampi in the south Indian state of Karnataka is the most searched for heritage tourism site in India, according to Google.

UNESCO Heritage Site Ajanta Caves to get face-lift

Aurangabad - The historic 2,000-year-old Ajanta caves near Aurangabad in the east Indian state of Maharashtra will be undergoing a restoration of the architecture and sculptures, and reconstruction of its paintings at the site.

Scientists discover 2178 'irreplaceable' ecosystems

A study has found more than 2,000 exclusive habitats around the world that are fundamental to the survival of threatened wildlife. The researchers are hoping that better management could help the susceptible ecosystems.

Photo Essay: Cathedral Square in Old Havana, Cuba Special

Havana - The “Plaza de la Catedral”, located not far from Old Havana’s Main Plaza, is the best known square in Havana and is considered one of the most beautiful and harmonious in Latin America. The mansions surrounding the plaza date from the XVIII century.

Photo Essay: Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera — ‘The temple of clear water’ Special

Kyoto - The Kiyomizu-dera Temple located on a mountain by a waterfall is one of Kyoto’s many historic religious sites attracting Buddhist pilgrims since the eighth Century. Current structures include the Main Hall and a large terrace overlooking the city.

Phl wants immediate removal of USS Guardian from protected reef

The Philippine government wants the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper that ran aground in Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO world heritage site in southern Philippines, removed immediately to prevent further damage to the reef.

US Navy ship strikes UNESCO World Heritage Site

A US Navy minesweeper struck a protected coral reef near the Phillipines on Thursday while in transit through the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a coral sanctuary in the Sulu Sea, 400 miles southwest of Manila.

Ancient Mayan temple irreparably damaged by doomsday tourists

An ancient Mayan temple at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tikal, Guatemala, has been irreparably damaged by tourists celebrating the Mayan Apocalypse with doomsday parties.

UK: Saltaire celebrates with annual festival Special

Saltaire - The Italianate industrial village in the heart of Yorkshire was awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2001 in recognition of its historical importance. This weekend sees the opening of the annual Saltaire Festival.

Celebrating Palm Sunday in Spain Special

Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is the most important religious festival in Spain. It starts with Palm Sunday, called 'Domingo de Ramos' which will be on April 1. One city in particular is famous for its Palm Sunday procession.

Ottawa's Rideau Canal in desperate need of repair

Ottawa - Boaters on the Rideau Canal are claiming that the historic waterway is in desperate need of repair to upgrade or replace the crumbling infrastructure for both safety and aesthetic reasons.

Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico Special

Xochimilco - Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, as one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, attract both locals and visitors travelling to Mexico City to recreationally experience the old system of canals from pre-Hispanic Tenochtitlan.
 

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Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival. A local artist creating a picture in the mids...
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival. A local artist creating a picture in the midst of the milling crowd.
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival. Cricket in the village park.
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival. Cricket in the village park.
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival.
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival.
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival. Morris dancers entertain the passers-by.
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival. Morris dancers entertain the passers-by.
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival. The traditional village pastime - cricket.
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival. The traditional village pastime - cricket.
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival. A mobile ice-cream vendor sells their cooling...
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival. A mobile ice-cream vendor sells their cooling balm.
Lime kiln oven at the base of Brimstone Hill
Lime kiln oven at the base of Brimstone Hill
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival.
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival.
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival.
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival.
Stone spheres of Costa Rica. Terraba river view.
September 8 2013
Stone spheres of Costa Rica. Terraba river view. September 8 2013
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Syria: The Crac des Chevaliers was built by the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem from 11...
Syria: The Crac des Chevaliers was built by the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem from 1142 to 1271
Silvan Rehfeld / UNESCO
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival.
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival.
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival.
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival.
Saltaire  UNESCO World Heritage site  annual festival  which includes exhibitions of local arts and ...
Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage site, annual festival, which includes exhibitions of local arts and crafts.
Not only are the Blue and John Crow Mountains of Jamaica a natural asset  but the cultural heritage ...
Not only are the Blue and John Crow Mountains of Jamaica a natural asset, but the cultural heritage of the Maroons, descendants of slaves, are an intangible part of that heritage.
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