Here are seven UNESCO World Heritage sites that you need to visit this winter.Old Québec, CanadaThe only fortified city north of Mexico, Old Québec is special at any time of year, but this UNESCO treasure really turns up the charm come wintertime.
Duration: 01:47 2 days ago As one of the most well-preserved geological sites in all of Asia, the UNESCO Geopark is an invaluable scientific and educational resource.But, if you forgot to pack your microscope and testing kit (shame on you!
The countries that form today’s European Union contain 350 sites designated on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.But on September 15, UNESCO launched World Heritage Journeys Europe, an interactive website that seeks to spotlight the lesser-known UNESCO sites in Europe—and also make it easier for travelers to visit them in real life.
The United States’ looming departure from UNESCO has the best of us clenching our fists.Offering sensational, unobstructed views of the world’s celebrated landmarks, here are the best UNESCO-adjacent hotels on the planet: Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark The St.
The Chaîne des Puys, or volcano chain, in the Rhone-Alpes region of France was granted UNESCO World Heritage status this week.And in its almost 6,000 years of being dormant, the chain has grown into a lush patch of greenery.
Destination HanoiDan Tham and Kate Springer, CNN • Updated 3rd July 2018(CNN) — For several centuries in Vietnam, Dao Mau, or Mother Goddess worship, has been a source of strength, inspiration and spirituality -- particularly among working-class families.The fascinating performance at Cong Nhan Theatre portrays a trance-like hau dong practice, a ritual of spirit possession.
Francesca Street, CNN • Updated 29th June 2018(CNN) — Incredible natural beauty, amazing archaeological treasures, historic cityscape -- what makes a destination worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status?Currently in session in Manama, Bahrain, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is debating which sites to add to its catalog.
Video provided by GeoBeatsUNESCO added Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahsa Oasis and Oman's ancient city of Qalhat to its World Heritage List on Friday, the world cultural body said.Oman's Qalhat also dates back to pre-Islamic times.
CreditTodd Winner/Stocktrek Images, via Science SourceIt was a drop of good news about the world’s oceans: The Belize Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef system in the Northern Hemisphere, has been removed from the United Nations list of endangered world heritage sites.Scientists say they have observed signs of coral bleaching on the Belize reef.
Witness the beauty of places such as Angkor, Petra and Machu Picchu that are recognized by the UNESCO as important natural and cultural legacies.The park is famous for the annual migration of vast herds of herbivores, including gazelles and zebras, to permanent waterholes.
There are 23 World Heritage sites in the United States, including Grand Canyon National Park, Independence Hall, Yellowstone National Park and the Statue of Liberty.While there would be no immediate consequences for World Heritage sites, the withdrawal by the United States may affect Unesco in other ways.
Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal is universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece in Indo-Islamic architecture.Bonus: You don't have to blow your budget to witness the majesty of the Taj Mahal.
MGTO None There's one Macanese treat that takes the cake - and it's actually a tart.Just south of Burgos sits Bodegas Portia Vineyards, a popular place for the region's Tempranillo grapes.
(Photo: Chen Xianmin)In November, the mouthful that is UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) selected San Antonio, Texas, as a Creative City of Gastronomy.It’s one of only two cities in the USA with such gastronomic status: Tucson, Ariz.
But that rejection, tied to perceptions of anti-Israel bias, has not stopped Unesco from naming a number of American cities to its Creative Cities Network.For travelers, a Creative City designation can provide a new lens through which to view a destination.
From war and climate change to invasive species and mass tourism, the planet's heritage hotspots are always in the balance.Each year, UNESCO adds to its List of World Heritage in Danger, but it's about far more than those threatened by wars in the Middle East.
UNESCO has listed 55 World Heritage Sites as in danger, a signal to the international community that support is needed for their protection.Old City of Jerusalem and its walls Jerusalem is a World Heritage Site for its importance in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Cultural clout: Where to find some of America's most compelling UNESCO World Heritage Sites There are currently 23 World Heritage Sites in the US listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), destinations that help define the country's national identity.It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.
12, the United States announced it will withdraw from Unesco, the cultural and educational arm of the United Nations, because of what it calls the organization’s anti-Israel bias.With its misguided decision, the United States is forfeiting its leadership in a cause on which Unesco and its partners in the United States, Europe and beyond are finally making progress: protecting art, sacred buildings and other historic treasures from deliberate attacks during armed conflict.
Credit Michel Euler/Associated Press Last Thursday, the United States announced its intention to withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations educational and cultural agency.Not necessarily, even though Israel promptly announced that it would pull out of Unesco on the United States’ heels.