Friday, June 22, 2018

Tham Ting Cave | Laos



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Tham Ting Cave is an important cave located on the east bank of Mekong River, 30 kilometers north of Luang Prabang, Laos. There are about over 4,000 Buddha statues of various sizes in the cave.

Town of Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage site. However these caves are outside the boundaries of the site.

Western Caucasus | Russia


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The Western Caucasus is one of the few large mountain areas of Europe that has not experienced significant human impact. Its subalpine and alpine pastures have only been grazed by wild animals, and its extensive tracts of undisturbed mountain forests are unique in Europe. The site has a great diversity of ecosystems, with important endemic plants and wildlife.

Western Caucasus is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Flags of the World | Chile



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On 26 May 1817, the Chilean patriot forces scored a victory at the Battle of Chacabuco and raised the Flag of the Transition that had three horizontal stripes of blue, white and red.

The current flag was adopted on 18 October 1817. The colors of the Flag of the Transition were rearranged and, with an inspitation from the American flag, a star was added to represent an independent state.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sigiriya Rock | Sri Lanka


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Sigiriya is an Historic place in Sri Lanka, known for its 180m high 'Lion's Rock'. The ruins of this ancient capital, built by King Kassapa I (477–495), lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of this granite peak.

Ancient City of Sigiriya is a UNESCO World Heritage site. According to Unesco the site is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

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Place Stanislas, Nancy | France



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The Place Stanislas is a large pedestrianised square in the French city of Nancy. The square is named after Stanislas Leszczynski (1677 - 1766), who was King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania and Duke of Lorraine. Nancy was the capital of (upper) Lorraine that was annexed by the Kingdom of France in 1766.

Place Stanislas, together with Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Historic Town of Ouro Preto | Brazil


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Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto (Black Gold) was the focal point of the gold rush and Brazil’s golden age in the 18th century.

Historic Town of Ouro Preto is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you see another card about this site.

Borobudur | Indonesia


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Borobudur is a 9th-century Buddhist Temple in central Java, Indonesia. The temple compounds is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The monument is the single most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia.

Here you see a close-up of the top of the Borobudur. And here a view from the distance.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe | Spain


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The Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The origins of this monastery dates back to 1337. According to Unesco, the monastery is an outstanding repository of four centuries of Spanish religious architecture.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Flags of the World | Jordan


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The flag of Jordan, officially adopted on 18 April 1928. The colors of the Jordan flag are used in many flags in the Arab world.

These Pan-Arab colors are black, white, green, and red. Individually, each of the four colors were intended to represent a certain Arab dynasty, or era. All these flags are based on the flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hahoe Village | South Korea


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The Hahoe Folk Village is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is well-known for its traditional houses.

Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded in the 14th-15th centuries, Hahoe and Yangdong are seen as the two most representative historic clan villages in the Republic of Korea.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Yosemite National Park | USA


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California’s Yosemite National Park welcomes millions of visitors each year—drawn to its dramatic waterfalls, giant sequoias, abundant wildlife, and awe-inspiring cliffs.

Yosemite National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wuyi Mountains | China


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The Wuyi Mountains are a mountain range located near the border of the Jiangxi province in China. Mount Wuyi is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Mount Wuyi is one of the most outstanding subtropical forests in the world and known for its spectacular landforms. In this forest you find a large number of ancient, relict plant species, many of them endemic to China and rare elsewhere in the country.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Struve Geodetic Arc | Finland



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The Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km.

This helped to calculate the exact size and shape of the planet and marked an important step in the development of earth sciences and topographic mapping. Alatornio is one of the six measuring points that are located in Finland.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Purnululu National Park | Australia



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The Purnululu National Park is a World Heritage Site in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. The park covers almost 240,000 hectares of remote area, including the Bungle Bungle Range. This spectacular landscape of sculptured rocks contains spectacular beehive-shaped karst sandstone rising 250 metres above the surrounding semi-arid savannah grasslands.

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