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World Heritage: Acropolis & Great Wall
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
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, and it became one of the starting points of Western culture. The hills on which temples and palaces were built…
World Heritage: Angkor & Mogao
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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 Khmer Kingdom that ruled over the Indochina Peninsula from the 9th Century to the 15th Century, Angkor is dotted with…
World Heritage: Bukhara & Palmyra
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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 respite from their journey across the desert. The town Bukhara in Uzbekistan, Central Asia, once prospered as an important stop…
World Heritage: Cairo & Damascus
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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 Arab armies of the Umayyad Dynasty invaded in the mid-7th Century they set up their military base in Fustat on…
World Heritage: Chartres & Thessalonika
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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 Cathedral, the symbol of French Gothic architecture, began in the 12th Century and was completed in the 13th Century. Adorned…
World Heritage: Chavin & Cuzco
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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 Huantar is one of the ruins of this civilization. Chavin de Huantar is famous for its mazelike network of underground…
World Heritage: Danube & Great Barrier Reef
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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 birds. The Danube River, made famous by the popular piece of music "the Blue Danube," is Europe's second largest river.…
World Heritage: Everglades & Yakushima
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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 waters of the Everglades situated at the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula, is an avian paradise and a home…
World Heritage: Florence & Vatican
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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 on to flower as the Renaissance. Geniuses working in areas such as art and architecture competed to outdo each other…
World Heritage: Fontainebleau & Tikal
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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 them build a luxurious palace. The Fontainebleau forest on the outskirts of Paris, France, had been a royal hunting ground…
World Heritage: Göreme & Kiev
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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 of strange rock formations, and cave dwellings and churches hewn out of the bedrock. Kiev: Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related…
World Heritage: Grand Canyon & Mt. Huangshan
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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 of the Earth's past activities of the last several hundred million years. The Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona is a…