Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Landscape of Grand Pré | Canada

Landscape of Grand Pré is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 13 square-kilometre site is located on the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The landscape is an exceptional example of the adaptation of the first European settlers to the harsh conditions of the North American Atlantic coast.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Flags of the World | Argentina

The current flag of Argentina was officially adopted on February 12, 1812.  The flag was designed by Manuel Belgrano, a lawyer and military leader that took part in Argentina's war of independence.

The colors were inspired by the Argentinean cockade (military knot of ribbons).

Terraced rice fields in Bali | Indonesia

Subak is the water management (irrigation) system for paddy fields on Bali island, Indonesia which was developed in the 9th century. 

Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy is a Unesco World Heritage site.

The water managements is under the authority of the priests in water temples, who practice Tri Hita Karana Philosophy, a self-described relationship between humans, the earth and the gods.

Lava Tubes on Jeju Island | South Korea

Formed between about 100 and 300 thousand years ago, the Geomunoreum Lava Tube System comprises a series of lava tube caves formed by a flow of basaltic lava, erupted from the Geomunoreum volcano.

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Mausoleum of Moulay Ismaïl | Morocco

Founded in the 11th century as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors. The card shows the final resting place of the sultan Moulay Ismaïl.

Historic City of Meknes is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Le Pont du Gard | France

The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River near the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard in southern France. The Pont du Gard is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts.

Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Pavlovsk Palace | Russia

The Pavlovsk Palace is an 18th-century Russian Imperial residence built by the order of Catherine the Great for her son, Grand Duke Paul. The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.

Pavlovsk is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Western Tien-Shan | Kazakhstan

The Tien-Shan mountain system is one of the largest mountain ranges in the world. It spans over three countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Western Tien-Shan is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Western Tien-Shan is incredibly biodiverse and showcases a wide array of landscapes, ecosystems, fauna and flora. It is home to a considerable number of endemic species and communities, as well as a large number of wild, rare and threatened species.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sikhote-Alin mountain range | Russia

The Sikhote-Alin mountain range contains one the richest and most unusual temperate forests of the world. In this mixed zone between taiga and subtropics, southern species such as the tiger and Himalayan bear cohabit with northern species such as the brown bear and lynx.

The site stretches from the peaks of Sikhote-Alin to the Sea of Japan and is important for the survival of many endangered species such as the Amur tiger.

source: whc.unesco.org/en/list/766/

Buland Darwaza | India

Buland Darwaza, also known as the 'Gate of Magnificence', is one of the largest gateways in the world with a height of 54 metres. This 15-storey grand entrance narrates the success saga of the great Mughal emperor Akbar and was built to celebrate his victory over Gujarat.

Buland Darwaza is the entrance to the Fatehpur Sikri complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Flags of the World | Moldova

The Moldova flag was officially adopted on May 12, 1990. Once part of Romania, the blue, red, and yellow tricolor is identical to the flag of Romania, reflecting the two countries' national and cultural affinity.

Kežmarok – Church of the Holy Trinity | Slovakia

One of the best preserved Slovak wooden sacral buildings is the Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity in Kežmarok.

In 2008, along with seven other wooden churches, it was included on the UNESCO Word Heritage List.

Tumuli burial mounds of Gyeongju | South Korea

Gyeongju is often described by the Korean tourist board as an open-air museum, thanks to its large number of grassy regal, burial mounds. Gyeongju is a major cultural site and tourist destination with about 8 to 9 million visitors annually.

Gyeongju Historic Areas is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak | Bulgaria

The Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is a vaulted-brickwork tomb near the town of Kazanlak in central Bulgaria. The tomb is part of a large Thracian necropolis. It comprises a narrow corridor and a round burial chamber, both decorated with murals representing a Thracian couple at a ritual funeral feast. The monument dates back to the 4th century BCE.

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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