Category Archives: Vacation: UNESCO World Heritage Site



Ironbridge Gorge

Birthplace of Industrial Revolution

In 1986, UNESCO inscribed Ironbridge Gorge in the World Heritage List.

Ironbridge Gorge has been classified as a World Heritage Site for the area's unique contribution to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century which had a worldwide impact. What is Ironbridge Gorge? The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge formed by the...
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station

 Designed by the British architect F. W. Stevens

 Completed: 1888

On July 2, 2004, the station was nominated as a World Heritage Site by the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO.

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Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, Bihar - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

July, 2016: The ruins of the ancient Nalanda university dating back to the third century BC have been declared a World Heritage Site [WHS] by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO]. In July 2016, UNESCO inscribed four new sites...

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Mahabodhi Temple Complex: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mahabodhi Temple Complex was inscribed in the World Heritage List in 2002.

Mahabodhi Temple Complex is built at the place where Buddha attained Enlightenment.

The Mahabodhi temple Complex has direct association with the life of Lord Buddha [563 - 483 BC], being the place where He attained Enlightenment [The Supreme Knowledge]...

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

In 1979 UNESCO inscribed the Grand Canyon National Park in the World Heritage List.

Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon [nearly 1,500 m deep] is one the most spectacular gorges in the world. Its breathtaking beauty comes from the violent natural forces of erosion that forged it. Its horizontal strata traces the geological...
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Above Image: The Statue of Liberty - by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

The Statue of Liberty - by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

Trip to Statue of Liberty: June 29, 2011

One of the biggest highlights of the trip to New York City, was seeing the Statue of Liberty.  On a beautiful sunny summer day on June 29, 2011, we took the statue cruise from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan...

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