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National park mails trash back to litterbug campers

Officials from Thailand's Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, packed up the garbage dumped by some campers and mailed it back to them. They identified the litterbugs via equipment rental documents and a prescription bottle amidst the garbage.… Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Camping, Thailand, Trash, Garbage, Unesco World Heritage, Khao Yai National Park, Give A Hoot, Litterbugs

The 22 Best Things to See and Do in Bangkok

Posted: 8/17/20 | August 17th, 2020 Bangkok. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a vibrant, chaotic, international, funhouse. A city 600 square miles and with a population of over 8 million, you could spend months here and you’d still only scratch the surface. I’ve visited the city more times than I can count. I even lived there for a couple of years . I’ve watched the city change and grow in so many ways since I first landed here in 2004. While there’s not a lot of traditional t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangkok, Chinatown, Jim Thompson, Unesco World Heritage, Buddha, Cameron Highlands, Buddhist, Rama, Khao San Road, Mark Wiens

CRA unveils designs for Biotic, a high-tech district in Brazil

After two years of development, international design firm Carlo Ratti Associati and consultancy firm Ernst & Young have unveiled their masterplan designs for Biotic, a high-tech innovation district in Brasilia, Brazil. Inspired by the Brazilian capital’s modernist masterplan engineered by urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer, Biotic was conceived as an extension of the city’s historic layout as well as a reinterpretation of the city’s iconic superblocks to create a more nature-...
Tags: Design, Barcelona, Urban Design, Brazil, Urban Planning, Urban Development, Public Spaces, Unesco World Heritage, Mixed-use, BRASILIA, Ernst Young, CRA, Brasilia Brazil, Sustainable Urban Design, Carlo Ratti Associati, Curtain Wall

Brazil's island idyll reopens to tourists – as long as they have had Covid-19

Visitors will have to show test results to enter Fernando de Noronha, which has so far suffered no coronavirus deathsOne of Brazil’s most celebrated tourist destinations, the paradisiacal archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, has announced it is reopening to outsiders – as long as they have had Covid-19.Tourists have been banned from the Unesco World Heritage site, which Charles Darwin visited in 1832, since late March when the pandemic forced many parts of Brazil into partial shutdown. Continue r...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Charles Darwin, Unesco World Heritage, Fernando de Noronha, Coronavirus outbreak

Brazil's island idyll reopens to tourists – as long as they have had Covid-19

Visitors will have to show test results to enter Fernando de Noronha, which has so far suffered no coronavirus deathsOne of Brazil’s most celebrated tourist destinations, the paradisiacal archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, has announced it is reopening to outsiders – as long as they have had Covid-19.Tourists have been banned from the Unesco World Heritage site, which Charles Darwin visited in 1832, since late March when the pandemic forced many parts of Brazil into partial shutdown.Since then ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Brazil, Charles Darwin, Unesco World Heritage, Atlantic Ocean, Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Rocha, Jair Bolsonaro, Noronha, COVID, Guilherme Rocha

China evacuates 100,000 as floods threaten heritage site

Floods on the upper reaches of China's Yangtze river forced authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people on Tuesday and threatened a 1,200-year-old world heritage site. Staff, police and volunteers used sandbags to try to protect the 71-metre (233-foot) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwestern Sichuan province, as muddy flood water rose over its toes for the first time since 1949, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Sichuan, through which the Yangtze river flows, rais...
Tags: News, China, Cctv, Sichuan, Unesco World Heritage, Yangtze River, Yangtze, LeShan Giant Buddha

Watch these GIFs reconstruct 7 global historic ancient ruins into how they originally looked in all their glory

Most international travel is on hold because of COVID-19. Expedia created GIFs that show how ancient ruins would have looked in their prime. Countries around the world have banned American tourists from entry, so virtual travel will have to do for now. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus has put travel on hold for the foreseeable future, but there are still ways to see the world and scratch that travel itch. Expedia commissioned artists to create GIFs showing h...
Tags: Greece, Mexico, US, Trends, European Union, Rome, Egypt, Idaho, Jupiter, Expedia, Pompeii, Unesco World Heritage, Mount Vesuvius, Hadrian, Luxor Temple, Area Sacra di Largo Argentina

Scenic Ninh Binh – The Trang An Landscape Complex

The Trang An Landscape Complex is the name for what most people just refer to as Ninh Binh. That’s the official UNESCO World Heritage name, while in Vietnam it’s the more superfluous Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. Ninh Binh is also the name of the capital city of the province of the same name, though the capital has never been accused of being scenic. For the Ninh Binh of your travel dreams, the town of Tam Coc is the gateway to Trang An and the hub of travel activity. On my first backpac...
Tags: Travel, West, Vietnam, Travel Blog, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Unesco World Heritage, Saigon, Halong, Phong Nha, Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Trang An, Trang An Landscape Complex, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Perhaps

Visiting Campeche, Mexico: Things to Do in Campeche and More

I visited Campeche, Mexico, for a weekend getaway from Mérida, and discovered a delightful city: tiny and stately, bright and colorful, filled with interesting things to do, but perfectly sized for a short visit. It’s hard to find places to visit in Mexico that are a little bit off the beaten path, but places you’d still actually want to visit. This is a category that Campeche fulfills particularly well. Campeche is technically on the Yucatán Peninsula, an extremely touristy part of Mexico, bu...
Tags: Mexico, Southeast Asia, Blog, Cities, Unesco, Mexico City, San Jose, Indiana Jones, Gulf of Mexico, Panama, Travel Insurance, Centro, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Chiapas, Yucatan Peninsula, Gulf

Erdogan joins first Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia as mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands Friday in the first Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia since the Istanbul landmark was controversially converted back into a mosque. Massive crowds gathered inside and outside the UNESCO World Heritage site, some draped in Turkish flags and others waving Islamic banners. Erdogan put their number at 350,000 but that figure could not be independently verified.
Tags: News, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Unesco World Heritage, Sophia

How governments resist World Heritage 'in Danger' listings

Some national governments repeatedly resist the placement of 41 UNESCO World Heritage sites on the World Heritage in Danger list. This resistance is despite the sites being just as threatened, or more threatened, than those already on the in Danger list.
Tags: Science, World Heritage, Unesco World Heritage

The Sculptor Tasked with Completing Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

In this meditative short film, Etsuro Sotoo talks about what made him want to spend 41 years working as a sculptor in an attempt to finish Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. From a website dedicated to Sotoo: In 1978 Etsuro Sotoo arrived in Barcelona. He had just graduated in Fine Arts, he had just one year of experience as an Art teacher. When impressed by the unfinished temple: “It was the most fabulous pile of stones I had ever seen” …He asked for a job as a stonecutte...
Tags: Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí, Unesco World Heritage, Jason Kottke, Sagrada Fam, Antoni Gaud, Gaud, Etsuro Sotoo, Sotoo

Three Perfect Days in Delhi: I Love This City So Much

A lot of people despise Delhi. Not me, though! It’s one of my favourite cities on the planet, and I fell for it from the moment I stepped foot on its busy streets. Delhi is the only place I’ve visited that has left me wanting to write an individual blog post for every single attraction I saw. Seriously! I feel as though I could write 30 blog posts about each individual thing I did in the city, share 20 photos of every activity, but I suspect you guys would tire of all that Delhi devotion after a...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Delhi, New Delhi, Diwali, Unesco World Heritage, Don, Gandhi, Sydney Opera House, Old Delhi, Delhi Delhi, South Delhi, Jama Masjid

Pandemic upends life on isolated, idyllic Galapagos Islands

Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that hospitals didn’t have a single intensive care unit bed. Now, officials are racing to equip medical teams on the remote islands with breathing machines while also trying to stanch an economic crisis that has left many of the 30,000 residents jobless. For seven weeks now, not a single tourist has arrived at the UNESCO World Heritage site that inspire...
Tags: News, Galapagos Islands, Unesco World Heritage

12 Rangers Among 17 Killed in Congo Park Ambush

The attack at Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in eastern Congo, was among the deadliest in its recent history.
Tags: News, Congo, Virunga National Park, Unesco World Heritage, Murders, Democratic Republic of, Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Virunga National Park (Congo

12 rangers among 17 killed in attack in DR Congo's Virunga park

At least 17 people, including 12 rangers were killed on Friday in an attack in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said. It said that civilians were the apparent target of the attack. Virunga is a UNESCO-listed site which is spread over 7,800 square kilometres (3,000 square miles) over the borders of DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
Tags: News, Unesco, Virunga National Park, Virunga, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Unesco World Heritage, DR Congo, Congo Rwanda

12 rangers among 18 killed in attack in DR Congo's Virunga park

At least 18 people, including 12 rangers were killed on Friday in an attack in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a park spokesman said. It added that civilians were the apparent target of the attack. A security source spoke of a death toll of 13 rangers and five civilians.
Tags: News, Virunga National Park, Virunga, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Unesco World Heritage, DR Congo

What are stave churches

Most of Europe’s finest cathedrals and basilicas are made of stone, set in the heart of the world’s grandest cities, products built to showcase the power of the Catholic church. In Norway, that’s not how it happened. Yes, churches were built. Yes, the same classic basilica plans were used. But the structures were built of wood and called stavkirker, or stave churches. These beautiful, often tiered, somber-hued giants stood tucked at the foot of quiet mountains, between meadows and farms, or ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Churches, Vikings, Oslo, All, Unesco World Heritage, Gol, St Nicholas, Oslo Opera House, Kristiansund, Ringebu, Heddal, Notodden

Check out 30 famous World Heritage sites you can virtually visit on Google Earth while social distancing (GOOG)

Google Earth has a list of 30 UNESCO World Heritage sites to virtually visit and learn about online. On Thursday, the US State Department issued a Level 4 travel advisory covering all international travel. The advisory came as the coronavirus has infected more than 235,000 people and killed more than 9,700. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, might stop you from traveling, but you can still visit historical sites online using Google Earth. Th...
Tags: Google, Japan, New York, London, Indonesia, Trends, Spain, Egypt, Italy, Netherlands, Cambodia, Who, Google Earth, Slovakia, Andrew Cuomo, Kyoto

Important former Yugoslavia sites

Before 1992 , the countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo were united under one republic called Yugoslavia. Between 1991 and 2001, this region suffered a series of violent secessionist conflicts known as the Yugoslav Wars. In the early ‘90s, the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) worked to combat the secessionist governments, believing that unity was best for the country. However, Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia, and the JNA soon...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Unesco, Nato, Serbia, Croatia, Un, Albania, Kosovo, Dubrovnik, Bosnia, City Hall, Belgrade, All, Mostar, Unesco World Heritage

1850s barn in Italy becomes a modern, sustainable family home

Located at the foot of UNESCO World Heritage site Alpe di Siusi in the Italian province of South Tyrol, Messner House represents adaptive reuse at its finest. The project was organized by Italian architecture firm noa* (Network of Architecture), who was adamant about respecting the surrounding area as well as the essence of the original structure that dated back to 1850. From the exterior of the structure, Messner House appears to mimic the outline of the original barn with a framework supporte...
Tags: Design, California, Architecture, Italy, Green Renovation, Unesco World Heritage, Sustainable Materials, Adaptive Reuse, Timber, Sustainable Architecture, Contemporary Design, The interior design, Alex Filz, South Tyrol Messner House, noa Network of Architecture, Messner House

Tourist Attractions And Places To Visit in Croatia

Croatia is one of the most interesting countries in Southeast Europe. This coastal country has Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Montenegro within its borders. It has been a popular tourist destination for a recent couple of years, especially since it was featured in several popular shows such as the Mamma Mia, Game of Thrones, and Robin Hood. If you are planning a visit to this country. Here are some of the Places To Visit in Croatia you should not miss out on: Or look at...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Robin Hood, Croatia, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia Holidays, Unesco World Heritage, Diocletian, Adriatic Sea, Zadar, Hvar, Southeast Europe, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Pile Gate, Slovenia Hungary Serbia Bosnia Herzegovina

Rights of nature laws around world

With every new headline relaying the detrimental effects of climate change, it can be easy to overlook the positive climate news that filters through our feed each week. There is good being done on the environment’s behalf, with nature increasingly being afforded legal rights of its own. A number of ecosystems around the world have been declared living entities by local or federal courts, many of them also granted personhood, and laws are being codified to manage, conserve, and protect the na...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Australia, India, Environment, Americas, US, Colombia, Nature, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, New Zealand, Bangladesh

Centara Hotels & Resorts Accelerates Expansion in 2020 with Eight New Hotels and Resorts in Four New Countries

Bangkok, Thailand - As the world enters a new decade, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, is accelerating its global expansion with plans to open new hotels and resorts in some of the world's most dynamic destinations. In 2020, Centara expects to open eight new properties, adding four countries to the company's world map and enhancing its leadership position in Thailand. This will increase the group's worldwide inventory by almost 2,000 rooms and suites, in line w...
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Southeast Asia, Qatar, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Uae, Luang Prabang, Unesco World Heritage, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Bangkok Thailand, Hua Hin, Centra, ITB

Notes on Panaji – The quaint capital of Goa, and the Macau of India

Panaji (formerly Panjim) is capital of the state of Goa. There’s no beach here, and at just over 40,000 people, petite Panaji feels positively provincial. While there are 36 states and union territories in India, Panaji doesn’t even crack the top 300 biggest cities in India. I think though that in the future Panaji will become a more well-known destination. Goa is mostly associated for its beaches, and rightly so. However, if you only spent your time on the beaches you would get the impressio...
Tags: Travel, Google, Bali, California, India, Los Angeles, Unesco, Goa, Macau, Travel Blog, Lisbon, Ubud, Penang, Unesco World Heritage, Panjim, Zeppelin

Kyoto's 'empty tourism' campaign

Travel to Japan has skyrocketed over the past several years, with more than 30 million visitors flocking to cities like Toyko and Kyoto in 2018 alone. Tourism has taken a major hit since the coronavirus outbreak, however, prompting enterprising shop owners in Kyoto to spin the situation in an attempt to reignite international interest in the city. Creating a marketing campaign called suitemasu Arashiyama, or “empty Arashiyama,” vendors in Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood have begun advertising...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Toyko, Kyoto, All, Unesco World Heritage, Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Japan Travel, Kyoto Travel, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Travel Impact, empty Arashiyama campaign

Why Do You Need to Visit Kiev and Odessa for Vacation?

The new and beautiful travel destination is Ukraine but sometimes it is overlooked by several visitors. However, Ukraine is the best choice if you are looking for something naturally amazing, rich culture as well as lots of attractions for tourists. This country has a long history with a diverse range of places such as the cultural and business center of Kiev to the city of parks and beaches Odessa. These cities are waiting for you to explore these vacations. Here are some of the reasons why to ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, House, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Opera House, Kiev, Odessa, Unesco World Heritage, Shevchenko, Dnipro River, St Nicholas Cathedral, Vyshyvanka

Hike Hungary’s National Blue Trail

Hungary impresses visitors with its vibrant and photogenic capital Budapest. Yet even that capital hints at what else there is to be enjoyed beyond its urban charms, as it’s made up not just of bustling Pest on one side of the Danube River but also the rolling hills of Buda on the other. In fact, those Buda Hills contain one stretch of a much longer hiking path that cuts across the country and was the first official long-distance hike in Europe. Established in 1938, the National Blue Trail, o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cyprus, Danube, Budapest, Hungary, Portugal, New Zealand, Slovakia, Keleti, All, Unesco World Heritage, Danube River, Buda, CamelBak, Pacific Crest Trail

The most remote train journeys

Train travel has a fresh spotlight on the tourism stage thanks to movements in slow and sustainable travel. One of our greenest choices, trains make us nomads back on the ground level. It’s a strange, meditative speed with ample time to process and daydream. Trains also allow us to roam where roads don’t go and gaze on things planes don’t see. These epic train adventures epitomize this spirit, giving us the best of both journey and destination. 1. Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia, Mongolia, a...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, China, Trains, Russia, Singapore, Africa, Toronto, Thailand, Beijing, Malaysia, Moscow

Abandoned amusement park to gain new life as a nature park in Suzhou

In Suzhou, China, an abandoned amusement park is being transformed into a 74-hectare nature park that will include a decommissioned roller coaster transformed into a habitat for birds. The innovative, adaptive reuse project is the work of international firm Tom Leader Studio Landscape Architecture, who won a design competition for the park and brought on California-based Kuth Ranieri Architects for help with the design. Named ‘Shishan Park’ after its location at the foot of Shishan (Chinese for ...
Tags: Design, California, China, Park, Parks / Wildlife, Pavilion, Unesco World Heritage, Aviary, Adaptive Reuse, Landscape Architecture, Suzhou, Suzhou China, Urban Park, Stormwater Management, Urban Regeneration, Amusement Park