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World Heritage Series

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World Heritage: Acropolis & Great Wall
The Acropolis, Athens (Greece) - The Parthenon Temple that looks down over the city of Athens from the Acropolis is considered to be the greatest masterpiece of ancient Greek culture,…
World Heritage: Ajanta & Borobudur
Ajanta Caves (India) - Famous around the world for their elegant wall murals, the spectacle of the Ajanta Caves overwhelms visitors. Bored into a cliff-face on a bank of the…
World Heritage: Angkor & Mogao
Angkor (Cambodia) - Angkor, situated near Tonle Sap Lake, is a precious city ruins that conveys to us the splendor of the Khmer Kingdom. Situated at the heart of the…
World Heritage: Bukhara & Palmyra
The Historic Center of Bukhara (Uzbekistan) - Situated on the Silk Road that passes east to west through Central Asia, the oasis city of Bukhara, offered traveling caravans a brief…
World Heritage: Cairo & Damascus
Islamic Cairo (Egypt) - The Old City area of Cairo is one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, and is home to hundreds of mosques, ruined fortresses etc. When the…
World Heritage: Chartres & Thessalonika
Chartres Cathedral (France) - Chartres Cathedral was built under the 'Cult of the Virgin Mary.' The cathedral is filled with mysterious light, and attracts many pilgrim worshippers. Construction of Chartres…
World Heritage: Chavin & Cuzco
The Archaeological Site of Chavin (Peru) - Around the year 1000 BC, an advanced civilization existed in the Andes Mountains long before the start of the Incan Empire. Chavin de…
World Heritage: Danube & Great Barrier Reef
The Danube Delta (Romania) - Europe's largest wetlands, the Danube Delta, is blanketed with a dense expanse of reeds, a bountiful untouched natural environment that is a paradise for wild…
World Heritage: Everglades & Yakushima
Everglades National Park (The United States of America) - The Everglades National Park, with its vast virgin wetlands and mangrove forest, is a veritable treasury of wildlife. The gently flowing…
World Heritage: Florence & Vatican
The Historic Center of Florence (Italy) - There were once a large number of great artists and architects working in Florence. The rich culture that matured in this area went…
World Heritage: Fontainebleau & Tikal
The Palace and Park of Fontainebleau (France) - Profoundly impressed by the art of the Renaissance, Francis I called Italian artists to the forest of Fontainebleau in order to have…
World Heritage: Göreme & Kiev
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Caves (Turkey) - Cappadocia has an array of great sculptural works created both by Mother Nature and by man, including forests…
World Heritage: Grand Canyon & Mt. Huangshan
Grand Canyon National Park (The United States of America) - The Grand Canyon, the gorge with the most magnificent scenery of any in the world, narrates to visitors its recollections…
World Heritage: Hattusha & Persepolis
Hattusha (Turkey) - The history of the Hittite Empire which dominated the Orient was brought to light thanks to the cuneiform character inscriptions excavated at the archaeological site of Hattusha.…
World Heritage: Iguazu & Fraser Island
Iguazu National Park (Brazil/Argentina) - Iguazu Falls, one of the three largest waterfalls in the world, throws up dense clouds of vapor and sends out a thunderous roar through the…
World Heritage: Istanbul & Cordoba
Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey) - Referred to as the crossroads of East and West, Istanbul is home to Islamic, Roman, and Byzantine heritage sites. Due to the strategic importance…
World Heritage: Kyoto & Isfahan
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto City, Uji City Otsu City) Japan - The ancient capital Kyoto is the focal point of traditional Japanese culture, and has survived a great…
World Heritage: Mont-Saint-Michel & Hawaii
Mont-Saint Michel and Its Bay (France) - At full tide, the holy monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel is completely surrounded on all four sides by the sea, and its sublime, towering image…
World Heritage: Palenque & Copan
The Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque (Mexico) - There were a number of city-states in the Maya region, but the city that prospered most during the 7th and…
World Heritage: Petra & Venice
Petra (Jordan) - Built amongst rocky hills, the ancient city of Petra had been completely forgotten, until the city's ruins were discovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812. The ancient…
World Heritage: Pirin & Canadian Rockies
Pirin National Park (Bulgaria) - The Pirin Mountains area features basin-shaped cirques carved out by glaciers, a large number of lakes that dot these cirques, and lush vegetation nourished by…
World Heritage: Pyramid & Moenjodaro
Memphis and Its Necropolis - Along the banks of the Nile River, in the areas of Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, pyramids representing a variety of stages of development dot the…
World Heritage: Salamanca & Evora
The Old City of Salamanca (Spain)- When the Italian Renaissance's fresh winds of change swept into Salamanca in Spain, it evolved into a city of learning, adorned with historic structures.…
World Heritage: Talamanca & Serengeti
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park (Costa Rica / Panama)- The vast tropical rainforests of La Amistad are a safe refuge for a variety of rare animals…
World Heritage: Thungyai & Galapagos
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries (Thailand) - This jungle, which is protected by forest rangers, is inhabited by rare animals such as green peafowl and Indian elephants. Thungyai and Huai…

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