Category: UNESCO World Heritage

Mughal Gardens, Kashmir

Jill of ‘A Landscape Lover’s Blog’ invited me for an interview about how I got involved in the conservation of the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir. The article has some beautiful historic images and photos from LandscapeLover’s recent visit to the gardens, that illustrate ongoing work. For the interview see this LINK.

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Outback Australia – Sydney to Alice Springs

There is no shortage of great outback adventures in Australia. To get a good taste of the outback, without needing a four-wheel drive, the trip from Port Augusta via Uluru and Alice Springs, all the way to Darwin, is an unforgettable experience through the heart of the red continent. Part 1 of the trip describes a route …

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40 years UNESCO World Heritage Convention

In 2012 the UNESCO World Heritage Convention celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Here a reminder of how it all began and some of the purposes and philosophies behind the Convention and the UNESCO World Heritage List. For the full article see under this link. It can be said that the World Heritage Convention and the World Heritage …

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Tunnel Controversy in Fiordland, New Zealand

Controversy exists in Fiordland in New Zealand over a proposal for a new tunnel to shorten travel time for tourists to the famous Milford Sound. The region is part of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read the article online at the Daily Mail. Text by Jan Haenraets. Photo: dailymail.co.uk.

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Haeinsa Temple & Tripitaka Koreana

The Tripitaka Koreana is one of the most complete Buddhist scriptures and are housed at the Haensa Temple. They consist of 81,258 printing woodblocks of about 70x24cm. It took the craftsmen 16 years, from 1236 to 1251 to complete the carving. The depository building, the ‘Janggyeong Panjeon’ consists of two main buildings and while simple …

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Rediscovering the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir

The Mughal gardens of Kashmir are, apart from being of exceptional beauty, important and irreplaceable physical evidence to the understanding of Mughal and Kashmiri history and Mughal Garden history. Different periods of history have created historical layers in the gardens with distinct markings. The most recognized and renowned representation of the Mughal Period of Kashmir …

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