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Latest news reports about WHS and TWHS:
  • Konark Temple set to get interpretation center (30 Aug)
  • Gozo temples ‘protected’ from President’s guests (29 Aug)
  • Kromeriz garden restored (29 Aug)
  • New treasures found near Sveshatari (28 Aug)
  • Integration of Myanmar park with Thai forest complex proposed (28 Aug)
  • Free entrance at re-opening of Königshalle Lorsch (20 Aug)

    Karlskrona (August 2014)

    The last of my long summer weekends brought me to the East of Denmark and Southern Sweden. This is a region of flat lands and coasts, much like Holland so not too remarkable for me. It's a pleasant area to have a few relaxing days however, and it brought me 3 new WHS.

    . Karlskrona
    . Southern Öland
    . Stevns Klint



    Pyrenees (July 2014)

    There's a cluster of 3 WHS in the Andorran / Spanish Pyrenees that warrants a short trip. I toured the area by rental car for 5 days. The Ordesa National Park is the scenic higlight of this region, with a landscape that often is more similar to a US National Park then a site in Europe.

    . Vall de Boi
    . Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
    . Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley



    New WHS 2014 (June 2014)

    This year's new batch left me with only 4 previously visited sites among the 26 new entries. The Silk Road and Qhapaq Nan will be on the list of many, the Van Nellefabriek and Erbil Citadel are much harder to visit. Although a lot of negatives can be said about the current state of Erbil Citadel, I am pleased that my visit to Iraqi Kurdistan and the investment of a considerable sum of money for a 10-day trip has paid off!

    . Erbil Citadel
    . Van Nellefabriek
    . Qhapaq Ñan
    . Silk Roads



    Your WHS reviews

    Taj Mahal
    'Taj Mahal is really a very beautiful creature and it becomes even more beautiful just like heaven when you see it in full moon night.'
    Posted by Sandeep, 30-08-2014
     Hawaii Volcanoes
    'During a recent visit to the 'Big Island' of Hawaii we traversed the islands Saddle Road between Waikoloa and Hilo, and gained dramatic views of extinct Mauna Kea and active Mauna Loa.'
    Posted by John Booth, 29-08-2014
     
    Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
    'I have been to Malta several times, but only on this visit did I get to Mdina. I was absolutely amazed by the beauty and atmosphere of the place: it leaves other mediaeval walled towns, such as Carcassone, standing.'
    Posted by David, 28-08-2014
     Wadi Al-Hitan
    'In 2008 was an undergraduate working on a dig at Karanis, an early Greco-Roman site about 50 miles outside of Cairo and Wadi Al-Hitan was one of the places where we made field trips out to study.'
    Posted by Kristen, 27-08-2014
     
    Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
    'This is one of Poland's most famous and important religious sites, second only to Czestochowa and its Black Madonna (a very crowded place, by the way.'
    Posted by Klaus Freisinger, 26-08-2014
     Warsaw
    'For a big European capital, Warsaw does not have a large number of attractions, but enough to spend a pleasant day or two.'
    Posted by Klaus Freisinger, 26-08-2014