vigan cathedral - historic town of vigan

Historic Town of Vigan

Country: Philippines | Type: Cultural | Theme: Colonial, Urban Landscape Introduction to Historic Town of Vigan The island city of Vigan is located in Ilocos Sur province in The Philippines and is its capital. It is situated on the coast of the sizable island of Luzon to the west and is oriented towards the South China Sea. This city is among the many …

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Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Country: Malaysia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Colonial, Urban Landscape  Introduction to Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca The historic cities of Melaka and George Town both developed on different areas of the Straits of Malacca. They both experienced over 500 years of trading between East and West. The Straits of Malacca are the longest straits in the …

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Luang prabang

Luang Prabang

Country: Laos | Type: Cultural | Theme: Urban Landscape  Introduction to Town of Luang Prabang Luang Prabang is nestled at the center of the mountainous area of northern Laos amidst limestone hills wrapping around the entire area. There is a local legend that Buddha rested at the site of Luang Prabang and smiled, indicating that it was the future location of a …

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Sangiran Museum

Sangiran Early Man Site

Country: Indonesia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Geology, Paleontology  Introduction to Sangiran Early Man Site Sangiran is a well-known archaeological excavation site located on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is in the Solo River Valley about 15km north of Surakarta. During excavations first carried out in 1936, this unique site revealed a number of fossils of some of our earliest human …

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Hoi An Ancient Town

Country: Vietnam | Type: Cultural | Theme: Maritime, Urban Landscape Introduction to Hoi An Ancient Town Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved ancient town dating back to the 15th century. It is located in central Vietnam at the mouth of the Thu Bon River on the South China Sea. As an ancient trading port its buildings and street plan reflect the influences that …

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Muhammad Ali Mosque - Historic Cairo

Historic Cairo

Country: Egypt | Type: Cultural | Theme: Arabic, Islam, Urban Landscape  Introduction to Historic Cairo Historic Cairo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of Egypt’s capital city. It is home to a rich collection of Islamic architecture, including the famous Al-Azhar Mosque, the Citadel of Saladin, and the Bahariya Oasis, which showcase the history and cultural significance of the Islamic …

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Jurisdiction of Saint Emilion

Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Agriculture, Secular Structure  Introduction to Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion Situated in an area devoted entirely to viticulture, the wine-growing Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion in the region of Aquitaine has been lauded for its historic vineyard landscape and its notable monuments and historic villages. Recognized as a fertile region by the early Romans, the grape-growing industry in Saint-Emilion intensified …

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historic centre of avignon- a distant view of the papal palace

Historic Centre of Avignon

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Medieval, Urban Landscape Introduction to the Historic Centre of Avignon Situated in the southeastern region of France, Avignon is bordered by the Rhone River and is home to about 95,000 inhabitants. Often called the “City of Popes” because it was home to the papacy for nearly 70 years, Avignon is known not only for its well-preserved …

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Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System- World Heritage Site

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Public Works, Religious Structure  Introduction to Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is distinctive because it functions without utilizing dams and is therefore a masterful work of water preservation engineering in China. The system utilizes the slope of the land from the northwest to southeast, the water table, regional topography, and …

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Distant view of the fortified city of Carcassonne

Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Medieval, Urban Landscape Introduction to the Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne Located in the south central portion of France, the Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne is the hilltop portion of the city of Carcassonne (there’s also a lower city), lauded not only as an exceptional example of a medieval fortified town but also for the restoration …

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