Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:33
UNESCO lists Korean mountain Buddhist temples as World Heritage sites
Seven ancient Korean mountain temples, which typify the way Buddhism in the country has merged with indigenous beliefs and styles, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites on Saturday.
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:26
Japan Christian sites added to UNESCO World Heritage list
A dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan where members of the faith were once brutally persecuted were selected for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Saturday.
Mon, 14 May 2018 17:00
BHMA Hotels inks management deal for new X2 Resorts & Residences in Vietnam
BHMA Hotels on Monday announced the signing of an agreement with Vietnamese developer Ixora Real Estate to manage the hotel operations at the new X2 Resorts & Residences, located at the UNESCO World Heritage destination of Hoi An, near Danang in central Vietnam.
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:03
Elephants prepare for Songkran antics
Ahead of the Songkran holiday, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Ayutthaya office invited the public to water fight with elephants against the backdrop of the Unesco World Heritage Ayutthaya Historical Park.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:50
Countries with the most Unesco world heritage sites
Italy has the highest number of Unesco heritage sites in the world. In Asia, it is China and India that house the most heritage sites.
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:14
Ancient tombs eyed for World Heritage list
TOKYO — The Council for Cultural Affairs decided on Monday to recommend Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun ancient tumulus clusters in Osaka Prefecture for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2019.
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:26
No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod
TOKYO - A men-only island in Japan where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its shrine, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Sun, 09 Jul 2017 12:50
Sunrise in Amalfi
This land of fire, volcanoes, and azure blue seas has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:00
Museums to see, places to stay
Long considered the gateway to Malaysia’s rich history and culture, George Town is hosting a street festival and heritage trails from today to Sunday to mark the day when it was listed as Unesco World Heritage Site in 2008.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:00
Temple set for Unesco candidacy
THAILAND may propose Wat Phra That Phanom in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom as a Unesco world heritage site, Culture Minister Veera Rojpojanarat said yesterday.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:16
Nakhon Phanom temple may be put forward as UN world heritage site
Thailand may propose Wat Phra That Phanom in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom as a Unesco world heritage site, Culture Minister Veera Rojpojanarat said Monday.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 01:00
Bhaya backs cleanup of VN’s Halong Bay
Cruise operator Bhaya Group says it is asserting its position as the primary tourism-sector player in northeastern Vietnam’s Halong Bay by launching a series of initiatives to protect the Unesco World Heritage-listed bay’s iconic limestone-pillar-studded
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:59
UNESCO world heritage meeting in Istanbul suspended: official
PARIS - UNESCO suspended its world heritage meeting in Istanbul Saturday in the wake of Turkey's attempted military coup, the organisation said.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 01:00
Week in Review: Myanmar
The government is planning to add the southern slopes of Hkakabo Razi (5,881 metres) into its list of protected areas, with the aim of adding it to the Unesco World Heritage tentative list.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:56
Singapore Botanic Gardens clinches prestigious Unesco World Heritage site status
BONN, GERMANY - Singapore has its first Unesco World Heritage Site in the bag. The 156-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens was awarded the coveted status at the 39th World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany on Saturday.