World Heritage Sites

Visiting the Wachau Cultural Landscape, Austria – USA Travel Article

Visiting the Wachau Cultural Landscape, Austria Last Updated on February 7, 2020The Wachau Wachau Cultural Landscape is an Austrian World Heritage Site location along the Danube River approximately between the towns of Krems and Melk.It is one of the most popular world heritage sites in the country attracting thousands of riverboat passengers each year, as well as visitors from the nearby capitals of Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest.Approximate location of the Wachau Valley along the Danube River in Austria, between Krems…

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Visiting the Major Mining Sites of Wallonia – USA Travel Article

Visiting the Major Mining Sites of Wallonia Last Updated on February 6, 2020The Major Mining Sites of Wallonia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site established in 2012 which preserves the heritage of coal mining and early industrialization in Wallonia. The site consists of four different properties: Grand-Hornu, Bois-du-Luc, Bois du Cazier, and the Blegny-Mine.It is one of 12 world heritage sites in Belgium, and also on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.OverviewLying underneath the surface of the Earth is a massive coal seam that…

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Visiting Pont-du-Gard, France – USA Travel Article

Visiting Pont-du-Gard, France Last Updated on February 6, 2020OverviewPont-du-Gard is the remains of a Roman aqueduct that delivered water over 30km to the Roman colony of Nemausus, what is today called the modern city of Nimes. It also holds the distinction of being the highest surviving Roman aqueduct in the world.The aqueduct was used as a bridge across the river for centuries. Part of the columns supporting the upper parts of the aqueduct was carved out to allow for cattle,…

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Visiting the Chalukya Temples of Aihole and Pattadakal – USA Travel Article

Visiting the Chalukya Temples of Aihole and Pattadakal In the southwestern state of Karnataka in India, nestled deep within the semi-arid region of Bagalkot, lies the beautiful ensemble of Chalukya Temples, part of the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal—a lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. Not many know about Pattadakal. And that’s why it still remains a pretty offbeat destination in India.When you’re in Karnataka, you will probably have the awe-inspiring Hampi included in your itinerary. A bouldered landscape,…

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Colonial History of Fez, Morocco – USA Travel Article

Colonial History of Fez, Morocco More than 12 million tourists visited Morocco in 2018, and their numbers are certain to increase in 2019. And why not? This North African kingdom calls up to most foreigners an image of medieval mosques, archaic bazaars filled with handmade crafts, and medinas—those labyrinths of narrow alleys behind ancient walls.In Morocco, historic monuments seem as common as sparrows. This country has thirty-one medinas, or rather walled cities built in the premodern era. Of the twenty-two…

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