Tag: heritage site
The Chinese capital wants to apply for 14 sites in total to receive UNESCO World Heritage status by 2035, the state-run Global Times quoted city official Shu Xiaofeng as saying.
According to the Danish historic monuments office, the area covers more than 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 square miles) of fjords, lakes, rural land and ice caps.
The 12 sites include 10 villages, Hara Castle and Oura Cathedral, a Catholic church in Nagasaki that is dedicated to 26 Christians who were executed for their beliefs over four centuries ago.
The seven mountain temples -- Seonamsa, Daeheungsa, Beopjusa, Magoksa, Tongdosa, Bongjeongsa, Buseoksa -- were all established during the Three Kingdoms period that lasted until the 7th century AD.
The majority of them, built on reclaimed land between the early 1930s and early 1950s, are clustered together in the south of the coastal city where they stand in stark contrast to Victorian Gothic structures.
Nigel Taylor of London's Kew Gardens says mix of cultural and natural features of Penang Botanic Gardens and the hills makes it a strong prospect.
The previous enactment had ensured the protection of many heritage sites in Sabah, says the former chief minister.
Heritage lovers unhappy that a Hong Kong production company has built a mock tomb at the 231-year-old cemetery where Captain Francis Light and others are buried.
National Heritage Department goes through with official confirmation of 112-year-old building's status after trustees end court tussle.
High Court turns down bid by Vivekananda Ashram owners to strike out gazetting of 110-year-old building and surroundings as a heritage site.