Category Archives: Vacation: UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

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BANTEAY SRIE - - UNESCO World Heritage Site [WHS], as part of Angkor Archaeological Park, listed as WHS in 1992.

Consecrated: 967

Creator: Yajnavaraha

Sanctum: Shiva temple

The temple is said to be the "Jewel of Khmer Art."

In Khmer, the temple's name Banteay Srie means  "citadel of the women". Though the original name is "Tribhuvanamaheśvara," [meaning Great Lord of the Threefold World], an appellation...

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Group of monuments at Mahabalipuram - UNESCO World Heritage site.

The site was inscribed inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1984.

The monument complex on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located near Chennai. With approximately 40 sanctuaries, including the largest open-air rock relief in the world....
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The Great Living Chola Temples - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987.

The Chola Dynasty, one of the longest ruling dynasties that ruled south India [9th to 13 century], is remembered for building temples with remarkable architecture among other things. Out of the many temples built during their rule, three of them stand out and today...
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HUMAYUN's TOMB -  UNESCO World Heritage Site

The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993.

Humayun's Tomb was built in 1570.

It was built by his grieving widow Hamida Banu Begum, with the patronage of Humayun’s son, the great Emperor Akbar.

Architect: Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Banu Begum.

It located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India; close...

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Above Image: [1] Statue of Liberty, New York City, USA; [2] Trimurti at Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, India; and [3] the Statue of Churchill at Westminster, UK.

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Of all the places I've seen, World Heritage Sites are closest to my heart. These locations are so important that they have transcended  local boundaries, and are elevated to the status of World Heritage Site, that needs to...
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