Barsana's Monastery

Bârsana's Monastery. Official name Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple. It is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureș county, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, another wooden monastery was built in Bârsana region. The church was built in 1720 and it features

Blaenavon Ironworks is a former industrial site which is now a museum in Blaenavon in Wales. The ironworks was of crucial importance in the development of the ability to use cheap, low quality, high sulphur iron ores worldwide. It was the site of the experiments by Sidney Gilchrist Thomas and his cousin Percy Gilchrist that led to "the basic steel process" or

Aphrodisias

Aphrodisias was a small ancient Greek Hellenistic city in the historic Caria cultural region. It is located near the modern village of Geyre. Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias. According to the Suda, a Byzantine encyclopedic compilation, before the city became

Tam Cốc-Bích Động is a popular tourist destination in north Vietnam and part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in Ninh Binh province, near the village of Tam Cốc. The closest city is Ninh Binh. It consists of two distinct attractions: Tam Cốc, a flooded

Malbork Castle

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork was built during 13th-century. It is the largest castle in the world measured by land area, an official National Historic Monument and an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. The Teutonic Knights Order named it Marienburg in honour of Mary, mother of Jesus. Heavily damaged

The D81 is a narrow, winding road connecting Porto and Piana that hugs the impressive red rocks of Piana Calanche, giving endless views out to sea. Caution is required when driving on this road, as in parts it's so narrow that cars can only just pass through - but the location is worth it. The best time of day to drive is at

Angel Falls

Angel Falls (Spanish: Salto Ángel; Pemon language: Kerepakupai Vená, meaning "waterfall of the deepest place", or Parakupá Vená, meaning "the fall from the highest point") is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 metres (2,648 ft). The

The Amalfi Coast is widely considered Italys most scenic stretch of coastline, a landscape of towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages terraced into hillsides, corniche roads, luxuriant gardens, and expansive vistas over turquoise waters and green-swathed mountains. Deemed by UNESCO as an outstanding example of a

Matera

Matera. The town lies in a small canyon, which has been eroded in the course of years by a small stream, the Gravina. Known as "la Città Sotterranea" (the Subterranean City), Matera is well known for its historical center called "Sassi", consideredWorld Heritage Site byUNESCO since 1993, along with the Park of the Rupestrian Churches. Matera was declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019. Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera" (meaning "stones of Matera"). The Sassi are houses dug into the calcareous rock itself, which is characteristic of Basilicata and Apulia. The ancient town grew in height on one slope of the ravine created by a river that is now a small stream. The ravine is known locally as "la Gravina". In the 1950s, the government of Italy forcefully relocated most of the population of the Sassi to areas of the developing modern city.

Khiva

Khiva (alternative or historical names include Khorasam, Khoresm, Khwarezm, Khwarizm, Khwarazm, Chorezm, and Persian: خوارزم‎) is a city of approximately 50,000 people. According to archaeological data, the city was established in the beginning of the current era. Itchan Kala in Khiva was the first site in Uzbekistan to be inscribed in the World Heritage List (1991). The city of