Showing posts with label Heritage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heritage. Show all posts

Friday, December 1, 2017

World Heritage Sites in England

World Heritage Sites in England

England is famous for its universities and learning institutions, engineering and innovation and culture as well. There are many ancient standing stone monuments and architectural buildings which were erected even during the prehistoric period. Many sites have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.


 



The Tower of London, or Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, is a historic castle on the north ban of the River Thames in central London, England. The Tower was founded nearly a millennium ago and was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage in 1988.


 




The Tower of London with a view of the water-gate called "Traitors' Gate"


 




The original entrance to the White Tower was at first-floor level


 



Stonehenge is located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 13 kilometres north of Salisbury. It is one of the most famous sites in the world, composing of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It became UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.


 




UNESCO World Heritage Site


 




The Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire is one of the most popular heritage railways in England. The railway hosts many special events throughout the year. The Severn Valley line was built between 1858 and 1862.


 



Kew Gardens, probably the most famous botanical gardens in the world, has some interesting buildings including large glasshouses and a royal palace. It is situated nearly 10 miles from central London, in the historically fascinating London borough of Richmond upon-Thames.


 




Kew is one of the world's leading botanic gardens


 




Westminster Palace was rebuilt from the year 1840 on the site of important medieval remains. The site is of great historic and symbolic significance.


 




The Pontcysyllte Aquesduct carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee. It is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain and a World Heritage Site. 


 




The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney comprises of a large chambered tomb, two ceremonial stone circles and a settlement, which constitutes a major prehistoric cultural landscape. They have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage since 1999.


 



Beaumaris Castle, which is situated in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales, was built along with Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech as a part of King Edward I’s campaign to conquer the north of Wales. Beaumaris has been designated as a World Heritage site.


 




Beaumaris Castle was the last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward I in Wales.


 




The castle moat


 






 




Conwy, a town in North Wales, is renowned for its medieval Castle and town walls.


 




Caernarfon is a royal town in Gwynedd, northwest Wales.


 




Unfinished Church in St George’s, Bermuda has recognized as the world’s heritage by UNESCO since 2000.


 






 




Derwent Valley Mills, is a World Heritage Site along the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. The modern factory was built in the 18 century.


 


Related links:


The Ming Tombs: a World Heritage Site


The Town of Warminster, Wiltshire


Stonehenge, England


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Monday, October 23, 2017

World Heritage Sites In Spain

World Heritage Sites In Spain

Visiting Spain

Spain is definitely one country that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. Spain has a wide range of monuments, museums, and other places with wonderful views to offer. These places are especially important for the tradition and the culture of Spain, but are also important for its history. A cultural holiday could be one of the most wonderful holiday ideas you have ever had. Yuso Monastery has been a World Heritage Site since 1997. The church is formed out of three naves. The jewel of the church is the 17th century altar. The Corinthian columns, the Plateresque pulpit, and the Greco-Roman choir form one of the most beautiful monasteries is Spain.

The Roman Forum, situated in Tarragona, is an outstanding example of the Roman heritage. It is different from other Roman constructions due to its rectangular square. One other amazing vestige of the Roman conquer are the City Walls in Lugo. They date back from the Classical Roman Period and once you get there, you can visit The Cathedral, The Roman baths, the Church of San Pedro, and the Roman Bridge.

Something That You Cant Miss

Once youve seen all that, you will be prepared for The Silk Exchange. This is the most important and beautiful example of Gothic civil architecture in Spain, which was built between 1482 and 1492. The ten years were enough to complete a work that is now a World Heritage Site. It resembles a medieval castle and contains four parts: The Tower, the Orange-tree Patio, the Room of Columns, and the Sea Consulate Room.

Your holiday must end by visiting La Sagrada Familia. The Church, built in the 19th century by following the plans of Antoni Gaudi, is the centre point of sightseeing monuments in Barcelona and in Spain. The construction is impressive with the number of bright decorations on the facades; decorations of great taste and inspiration that please the eye of the tourist.

Accommodations

Booking hotels can be a difficult thing to do in Spain. If you want a nice, relaxing holiday, choose villas for accommodation. Villas are all over the country; in every city, in every town, and in every village, so it wont be difficult to find one. They offer wonderful accommodation conditions. The owners can prepare for you the traditional dishes, and you will definitely have wonderful views from your room because all of these villas are situated in picturesque places - real paradises on earth. Is there anything else that you can ask from a holiday? I think not. So enjoy your staying!





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Thursday, August 17, 2017

New Grandiose World Heritage sites in 2010

New Grandiose World Heritage sites in 2010

Each year, a list of the World Heritage sites is unveiled by the United Nations. Over the past 28 years, the UNESCO has identified more than 180 natural wonders across 77 countries. These World Heritage Sites are unique, irreplaceable, and authentic. Recently, UNESCO has recognized many imposing mountains and reservation zones of China, Africa, and America such as China Danxia in China , Phoenix Islands Protected Area in Kiribati , Réunion National Park in France, Papahanaumokuakea in Hawaii and so on as the new world heritage sites. Let’s begin our tour to these places through the following photos below:


 


Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati




Phoenix Islands is the world\'s largest marine protected area with hundreds of species of fish, mammals, and birds. The region is about 6,000 miles northwest of Fiji in the South Pacific.


 


China Danxia, China




China Danxia, China with its red sandstone pillars, ravines and other fantastical shapes.


 




Homes have been built right into the red sandstone structures


 


Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii




The region has clear lagoons and extensive coral reefs which help protect marine life around this set of tiny islands and atolls in northwestern Hawaii. It is said that spirits return to this area after death.


 


Réunion National Park, Réunion Island, France




The region lies in the southwest Indian Ocean approximately 400 miles off the eastern coast of Madagascar. It is towered over by two volcanic peaks


 




Another perspective of Réunion Island. Nearly half of the island is a national park.


 




A panorama of Réunion Island\'s rain forest


 


Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania




The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers over 3,200 square miles. It is home to many zebras, wildebeests, and big cats.


 




Ngorongoro has been recognized as a World Heritage site since 1979. And it was expanded this year. It\'s the place where evidence of humanity\'s distant ancestors was discovered.


 


Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla, Oaxaca province, Mexico




Archaeologists discovered the historic cave dwellings with rock art in the central Mexican province of Oaxaca, about 340 miles south of Mexico City.


 


Putoransky State Nature Reserve, Russia




This nature reserve is located more than 62 miles north of the Arctic Circle in northern Central Siberia


 


Central Highlands, Sri Lanka




There are many leopards, slender loris, and other endangered animals roam the Sri Lankan highlands


 






 


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New WorldHeritageSites


WorldHeritageSites in India


WorldHeritageSites in Budapest


WorldHeritageSites in Germany


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

New World Heritage Sites

New World Heritage Sites

New world heritages sites have recently been added into the selection of new sites situated in various countries around the world. The World Heritage List has been announced by the The United Nations agency and recognized by the World Heritage Committee of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with a view to preserving humanity\'s cultural heritage. The new heritage sites include the Central Highlands in Sri Lanka, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong, the Papahânaumokuâkea islands, the Bikini Atoll in Marshall Islands, and the Australian Convict Sites. Let\'s take a tour around the planet to enjoy the 6 newest world heritage sites.


 


The Central Highlands in Sri Lanka




Sri Lanka\'s highlands are situated in the south-central part of Ski Lanka, reaches an elevation of up to 2,500 meters above sea level. The area includes the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest


 




The Central Highlands is described as a “super biodiversity hotspot” by The UNESCO. This is the habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna consisting of some rare animal species such as Sri Lankan leopard, the Horton Plains slender loris.


 


The Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania




The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a conservation area which is situated 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania


 




This site is the vivid concentration of wild animals, filled by a deep lake, and the active volcano of Oldonyo Lenga. This destination is also seen to be one of our ancestors, Homo habilis including early hominid footprints, dating back 3.6 million years


 


Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong (Republic of Korea)




Hahoe and Yangdong, 2 historic clan villages in the Republic of Korea were found in the 14th-15th centuries. These sites are surrounded with mountains and face out onto a river and open agricultural fields. The tile-roofed houses of the nobility were built beside the mountain ridges


 




They are the representative for the distinctive aristocratic Confucian culture of the early part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The landscapes of trees, mountains, and water around the village came into the beauty of 17th and 18th century poets


 


The Papahânaumokuâkea islands




Papah?naumoku?kea includes 10 small islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. I is the first marine site of the U.s, and the first cultural seascape in the world


 


The Bikini Atoll in Marshall Islands




The Bikini Atoll was the site of atomic weapons testing during the period predating Cold War including the first H-bomb in 1952


 




Bikini Atoll is now seen to be a monument and memorial to the dawn of the nuclear age. It consists of 23 islands which surrounds a deep 229.4-square-mile (594.1 km2) central lagoon


 


The Australian Convict Sites




Comprising 11 sites in New South Wales, Tasmania, Norfolk Island and Western Australia. , the Australian Convict Sites are highlighted by their rich convict history in the 18th and 19th centuries


 




Each of the site has a specific purpose such as punitive imprisonment and rehabilitation through forced labour to build the colony. The Australian Convict Sites are also best-known as the Sites of Punishment


 


 



 


Related links:


World Heritage Sites in India


World Heritage Sites in Germany


World Heritage Sites in England


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