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Microcosm

WHS labelled as 'Microscosm'.

World Heritage Sites connected to Microcosm

  • Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin Full name: Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou "Limited to the space within a single residence, classical Suzhou gardens are intended to be a microcosm of the natural world, incorporating basic elements such as water, stones, plants, and various types of buildings of literary and poetic significance." (OUV)
  • Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley "The Madriu-Perfita-Claror Valley is a microcosm that illustrates the way in which man has harvested the mountain resources over the past millennia." (OUV)
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor "... is a microcosm of the Zhongguo (Middle Country) that Qin Shi Huang wanted both to unify (he imposed throughout the land a single system of writing, money, weights and measures) and to protect from the barbarians that could arrive from any direction (the army which watches over the dead emperor faces outward from the tomb)."(OUV)
  • Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil "Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble was built as a small microcosmic city with bazaars, public baths, squares, religious buildings, houses, and offices." (OUV)

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