Tag Global Heritage Fund

Transforming Pingyao’s historic courtyard homes

A visit to Pingyao, in Shanxi province, feels like walking through a time capsule. The 2,700-year-old city was once the renowned banking capital of China, as important in the latter part of the Qing dynasty (1644 to 1912) as Wall Street is in the United States today. Read more…

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Beyond Angkor Wat: The forgotten temples of Cambodia’s Banteay Chhmar

If you’ve heard of one Cambodian temple, it’s probably Angkor Wat — an awe-inspiring yet well-trodden UNESCO World Heritage Site in Siem Reap. But many travelers don’t realize the Seventh Wonder of the World is one of thousands of ancient Khmer temples dotting the Cambodian countryside. Read more…

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Spies in the sky: the answer to stopping archaeological looting?

An archaeologist hailed as a modern-day “Indiana Jones” wants more eyes in the sky to stop the looting of historic cultural sites worldwide, starting with ruins left behind by the Incans and other indigenous civilizations in the Peruvian highlands and coastal desert. Read more…

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Cambodia’s charm offensive! How a new frontier has opened in this bewitching country – and it’s blissful

Angkor Wat’s glories and the sombre spectre of the Killing Fields are often what comes to mind when thinking of Cambodia. But this intriguing country is now forging a new frontier, offering up its islands, with their uncrowded, sandy beaches, as the perfect antidote to days spent exhaustively touring temples. Read more…

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Kolumbien: Trekking-Tour in die Verlorene Stadt

Adan de Jesus Bedolla ist eine Legende in der Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, dem höchsten Küstengebirge der Welt. Er hat Koka angebaut, Gräber ausgeraubt und betreibt heute, mit 70 Jahren, eines der größten Camps auf dem Weg in die Verlorene Stadt, in die Ciudad Perdida. “Ich war 30 Jahre lang Grabräuber. Ich…

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Auf alten Pfaden zu Kolumbiens schönsten Ruinen

Als Gilberto Cadavid über die moosbewachsenen Stufen mitten im kolumbianischen Urwald stolpert, weiß er sich endlich seinem Ziel nahe. Tagelang hat sich der Archäologe mit seiner Machete durch das grüne Dickicht gekämpft, das Hemd schweißnass am Körper, die Arme geschwollen von Moskitostichen. Er ist auf der Suche nach Ciudad Perdida, der „verlorenen Stadt“…

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Lost and Found: The Mycenaean Palace of Laconia

Seven miles south of the town of Sparta, in the softly rolling hills of Laconia, Greece, and along the seaward road to Gytheio, a one-room church stands in a grove of olive trees. Known as Ayios Vasileios, it is an unassuming structure, a small building made of local stone and brick named in…

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Integrate Global Creativity; Imprint The Style of The Era

The first International Style Conference was jointly held in Niccolo Chengdu by T China and Chengdu International Finance Square (Chengdu IFS), dedicated to explore Style Transformation in China among global creative professionals. Being the first style conference on an international scale held in China, it represents the aesthetic value and lifestyle of the…

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A Walk Down the Enchanting Stepwells of India

Unique to India, stepwells have been an integral bridge between several Indian civilizations and traditional water harvesting techniques. While the first ones were built as early as 600 CE and reached their height till the twentieth century, they’ve been forgotten with the technological advances of the present and are still hidden from many…

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