Konso Cultural Landscape

“Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55km2 arid property of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia. It…

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

“Sigiriya – Lion Rock – is an ancient rock fortress. The site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for…

Fortress of Fasil Ghebbi in Gondar

“In the 16th and 17th centuries, the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi was the residence of the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides and his successors….

Historic Centre of Brugge

“Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the…

Polonnaruwa

“Polonnaruwa was the seat of the Sinhalese kings from the eleventh to the thirteenth century. It has many monuments marked by Hindu…

Historic Site of Lyons

“The long history of Lyons, which was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. as the capital of the Three…

Bahla Fort

“The oasis of Bahla owes its prosperity to the Banu Nebhan, the dominant tribe in the area from the 12th to the…

Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou’s best-known feature is its dozens of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes. Originating in glacial activity, they were dammed by rockfalls and…