Posts Tagged ‘ World Heritage Sites ’

The Most Popular Heritage Sites

Oct 30th, 2010 | By

The number and quality of TripAdvisor reviews has been touched on a few times in CD-Traveller. the mantra is virtually distrust the few, only pay attention to the recent and disregard the overly critical or praiseworthy. In conjunction with UNESCO, TripAdvisor has been trying to raise awareness of world heritage sites and has gathered 244,690 comments on its website about them. This is biggest analysis of what how people view the 789 world heritage sites (there are 911 in total).
So which are the most recommended?

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Jul 13th, 2009 | By

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal in North Wales has become a UNESCO world heritage site in the latest list to be produced by the organisation. It is the only one in the UK to be designated in this, the latest addition to the world’s most exclusive list of sites that make it almost become a tourism “must-see”.Completed in the early years of the 19th century by Thomas Telford is described as a masterpiece of creative genius, and recognised as a structure that inspired many projects all
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Benidorm: A World Heritage Site?

Oct 29th, 2008 | By

I thought I must have been dreaming when two newspapers yesterday, the Star and Metro both reported that a French geographer, Phillipe Duhamel, had suggested that the collection of skyscrapers which holidaymakers know only to well were culturally important and merited world heritage status.To claim that the Benidorm skyline rivalled the likes of the old town of Santiago de Compostela, the Alhambra in Granada, Toledo or Segovia to name just 4 out of the 40 world heritage sites that Spain possesses seems a little blinkered.
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