A rainbow on the hills of Gansu, China, autumnal colours all year long, a World Heritage Site.
Category: World Heritage Sites
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar is not only one single pagoda, but a whole complex of temples and other buildings. And most of them are so gold.
Out of all the places in the whole world it is Machu Picchu which is top of my list to visit.
It was built by the Incas, but was only in use for about one hundred years.
- Yale Returning Remains, Artifacts to Peru (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)
The Golden Pavilion, known as Kinkaku-ji, is one of the most impressive sites in Kyoto. And on a still day you can see an almost perfect reflection in the lake.
Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza
By today’s standards the Sphinx in Giza, Cairo, Egypt is not so big. But it is certainly impressive.
Over years it has been eroded by desert sandstorms, and may eventually disappear, but not yet.
Machu Picchu 1911
It is now 100 years since the American academic Hiram Bingham brought the ruins of Machu Picchu to the attention of the world. They have now been cleared, and are celebrating 100 years since Bingham’s discovery, and are now considered one of the wonders of the world.
Stonehenge, midsummer dawn
Stonehenge is open to the public once a year, on June 21st, midsummer day, the longest day of the year. Sunrise at Stonehenge is at about 4.40am and sunset is at about 9.20pm.
The leaning tower of Pisa
After being closed for a long time the leaning tower of Pisa is now open again, and visitors can climb the tower and experience the tilt.
Waterfalls are spectacular natural places.
One of my favourites is the Iguacu Falls, a series of waterfalls. Here is another picture from a previous post.
It is a World Heritage Site.
Stonehenge in snow
Stonehenge has been standing for more than 4,000 years, and will not worry about a little snow.
Mt Fuji again
One of my hobbies is taking photos, but I’m so busy I don’t get much chance, plus I’m not very good.
But I quite like this photo of Mt Fuji, taken from somewhere in Susono City.
On April 21st 1960 the city of Brasilia was finished. It took three years to build this new city, and it immediately became the capital of Brazil. It is now a World Heritage site.
These spheres are found in Costa Rica, and they may become a Unesco World Heritage Site in the future.
No-one knows for sure how or why they were made, but it can be seen that they are incredibly round and the work of a master stone-mason or two.