If you haven’t already heard the news, UNESCO has just added new World Heritage Sites in Asia.
For those of you that don’t know what a UNESCO World Heritage Site is, it is a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of special cultural or physical significance. These new sites include Kulangsu, China; Temples of Sambor Prei Kuk, Ancient Ishanapura, Cambodia; Dauria landscapes between Mongolia and Russia; Qinghai Hoh Xil, China; and Ahmedabad, India. These places are all very off-the-beaten-track, but definitely, somewhere you should see in your lifetime.
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To give you a little more insight on what makes these places so unique, here are a few things about each new site:
Ahmedabad, India is a walled city with a rich heritage dating back to the 15th century. This city capital in the State of Gujarat is filled with traditional houses, churches, mosques, and public wells. The Sabarmati River cuts through the city centre. On one side of the city is the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, which houses the spiritual leader. On the other side of the river is the Calico Museum of Textiles, which used to be a cloth merchant’s mansion, and now has a collection of both antique and modern fabrics. Be sure to stop by the Bhadra Citadel, the gates of the Fort City, and the Hindu and Jain temples.
Dauria landscapes between Mongolia and Russia
This wide landscape stretches all the way from eastern Mongolia to Russian Siberia to northeast China. With grasslands, forests, lakes, and wetlands, this area is home to a variety of species of plants and animals, such as the white-naped crane, the great bustard, and the Mongolian gazelle. This area is mighty and tranquil and is sure to wow you.
Kulangsu, China is a very tiny island located off the coast of Xiamen and is home to just about 20,000 people. This island is so tiny that it is pedestrian only, but its unique architectural style and beautiful beaches attract millions of visitors a year. The style of architecture includes traditional Fujian, western classical, veranda colonial, and the mix of various influences called the Amoy Deco.
Qinghai Hoh Xil, China
Qinghai Hoh Xil is the largest and highest plateau in the world. This area is approximately 16,000 feet above sea level, and the weather stays below freezing almost year round. Although it might be cold, Qinghai Hoh Xil is home to over 200 animal species and nomadic, Tibetan herders who move around the area finding their animals fresh places to graze.
Temples of Sambor Prei Kuk, Ancient Ishanapura, Cambodia
In the Khmer language, Sambor Prei Kuk translates to “the temple in the richness of the forest.” Ancient Ishanapura has a walled city centre as well as a copious amount of temples that are unique to this area because of their octagonal shape. This architecture, which dates back for many centuries, has influenced many other types of Khmer styles of the Angkor period.