Posts Tagged ‘ UNESCO World Heritage Site ’

Does it matter?

Jul 22nd, 2021 | By

Is this a reasonable decision to take by UNESCO? Will tourists and visitors be deterred from enjoyment by the changes?

Whale watching off Tenerife

Apr 11th, 2021 | By
grey whale in between two tourist boats

The area has also been awarded Responsible Watching certification, a distinction granted by the World Cetacean Alliance

Cypriot heritage

Mar 4th, 2020 | By

The archaeological park of Kato Paphos welcomed the most visitors in 2019 while the Tombs of the Kings nearby was the second most popular.

Time to re-visit Pompeii

Feb 20th, 2020 | By
modern visitors to Pompeii

After 45 years, it is time for me to go back and see the transformation that has taken place.

The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,

Nov 20th, 2019 | By

That his work is as important and influential as almost any other architect living or dead has recieved a stamp of approval.

Heritage sites in India

Nov 19th, 2019 | By

Most readers could guess that the Taj Mahal might be one of the locations and that the fortified city of Jaipur and the Red Fort of Agra would be two others. What of the rest?

Jodrell Bank

Jul 7th, 2019 | By

This year a man-made construction – Jodrell Bank in Cheshire – has been given UNESCO World Heritage Status

Babylon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jul 6th, 2019 | By

Many readers might have already thought that the ancient site of Babylon would have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site but no.

Blacklisting Venice

Jun 22nd, 2019 | By

In a unusual turn of events, the Mayor of Venice will ask UNESCO to place the city on its World Heritage Site blacklist.

The Lake District; now a World Heritage site

Jul 10th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

Yesterday at the UNESCO meeting in the Polish city of Krakow it was announced that the Lake District had received World Heritage status. What will this mean?

A day in…Harlech

Jun 11th, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Harlech in the Welsh county of Gwynedd to see, what else, the castle. For many though the long, sandy beaches are the attraction that keeps tourists returning year after year.

Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards

Nov 26th, 2016 | By
bottlenose dolphin

The winners of the 2016 Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards were announced in early November.

In need of repairs

Nov 21st, 2016 | By
Houses of Parliament

These two buildings are very important as tourist attractions drawing both domestic and international visitors to view as much as they can of them.

Preserving Benidorm

May 6th, 2015 | By

Would you preserve Benidorm as it is now? Would you grant it the equivalent of Grade 1 listed status?

This time, Libya

Aug 31st, 2013 | By

There is a story from Areej Khattab on her blog that draws attention to yet more destruction of our heritage, this time at Cyrene in Libya.

Meet a quarter of the world

Jul 10th, 2013 | By

The international eisteddfod has turned into a gathering of music from anywhere in the world; this year 50 countries will be represented by over 5,000 instrumentalists, singers and dancers. So, over a quarter of the world is represented here.

How useful is it to be a UNESCO world heritage site?

Jun 10th, 2013 | By

Yesterday in The Observer Jamie Doward wrote an interesting story about preserving UNESCO World Heritage status in the face of development. In particular, one of the UNESCO advisory committees is asking them to place an area around our parliament in Westminster on its endangered list.

The lure of the fossil

Apr 29th, 2013 | By

The annual Lyme Regis Fossil Festival draws crowds of up to 14,000 every year to meet with other enthusiastic amateurs as well as experts. Coming up this bank holiday weekend is the 2013 Fossil Festival.

Where in the world is Campeche and why should you go there?

Apr 7th, 2013 | By

Irene travels to Campeche, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that flies underneath the radar, in the Southeast Gulf of Mexico

Baalbeck: how was it built?

Jul 29th, 2012 | By

Lyn heads to Lebanon – specifically the sun city of Baalbeck that’s famed for its Roman ruins. Read Lyn’s take on the temples only on CD-Traveller

Macau made easy

Jul 26th, 2012 | By

Finding Macau’s most popular tourist sites, such as the A-Ma Temple, iconic Ruins of St. Paul’s and elegant Senado Square, has been made easier for visitors, as a result of new apps and tools for mobile devices introduced for digitally-savvy travellers

Mexico’s delightful Puebla rivals any tiled city in Spain

May 4th, 2012 | By

Looking for a tantalising travel destination? Perhaps Puebla could be the answer. Read Irene’s article on the colonial Mexican city that’s guaranteed to make a suitably smug Facebook update

Hanoi is 1,000 Years Old

Sep 7th, 2010 | By

Birthdays get celebrated. Special birthdays normally have a bit more fuss made over them. But when you get to be 1,000 years old then the boat really does get pushed out. Next month, Hanoi in Vietnam has a ten day celebration at which they are expecting 30,000 visitors per day.
Originally called Thang Long, Hanoi became the capital a millennia ago but didn’t change its name until 1831. The combination of Vietnamese and French influence is everywhere so there is both an old world, colonial and modern feel.