Category Archives: UNESCO

Roman Hadrian’s Wall – Birdoswald Fort

Thursday the 24th July we started our trek into Scotland with a stop along the way to Hadrian’s Wall which was built by the Romans some 2,000 years ago to separate the Romans from the Barbarians – so an apt … Continue reading

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Prambanan Temple Compounds

The other famous UNESCO World Heritage site in Yogyakarta is the Prambanan Temple Compound which has the largest Hindu Temple in Indonesia. A 9th-century Hindu temple compound dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the … Continue reading

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Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple – This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java just out of Yogyakarta. We visited last long weekend. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric … Continue reading

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Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

Han Jiang Ancestral Temple is the only example of traditional Teochew architecture in Georgetown. Awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2006, it is run by the Penang Teochew Association. The temple is dedicated to the … Continue reading

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St Agustin Church – UNESCO – Manila, Philippines

St Agustin Church, Intramuros Manilla, is one of the four Baroque Churches of the Philippines inscribed in 1993 on the World Heritage List. San Agustin Church originally known as "inglesia de San Pablo", founded in 1571 is the oldest stone … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay – Vietnam

Day 8 (Friday 26th July 2013) saw us take the 4 hour trip to spend the night on the UNESCO listed Ha Long Bay. We book 2 day / 1 night with IndoChina-Junk. Ha Long Bay includes some 1,600 islands … Continue reading

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Eating in Hoi An – Vietnam

Our meals in Hoi An have simply been some of the best.  From the seafood on our first night, to our cooking class to the trendy restaurants in Hoi An itself. Our first day in Hoi An Ancient Town was … Continue reading

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