Even though the Thang Long Imperial Citadel of Hanoi has earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status, the actual site has little, if any, visible remnants of its former stature as the imperial capital of Vietnam. What is left is mostly the colonial administration buildings built by the French in the 19th Century.
There are eight Unesco World Heritage sites in Vietnam: five cultural, two natural, and one "mixed." Here is a list of them, with links to our stories about the ones we have visited.
If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions walking along The Bund in Shanghai, you can get up to the riverside rail and get a photo of the colorful and architecturally distinguished modern Shanghai skyline.
Our year in travel: 50 photos of our travels in 2018. Sweden, Malawi, Russia, Italy, and India were the highlights.
Stupa number 1, or the Grand Stupa, at Sanchi. There is an ornate gate like this one at all four cardinal directions. The Sanchi Stupas are a Buddhist complex on a hilltop at [...]
India has 37 UNESCO World Heritage sites (29 Cultural sites, 7 Natural sites and 1 Mixed site,) which places India sixth in the number of sites in the world.
Stonehenge, of course, is probably the most famous of the Unesco World Heritage sites in the UK. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the full name of the country [...]
The St. Olav's Way starts in Selånger, Sweden, and ends at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. It follows the road Olav traveled in the summer of 1030. It has been a pilgrimage route since the 11th Century.
Before your tour of Assisi, take the time to learn a little about the two saints, Francis and Clare, that make this Umbrian town the attraction that it is.
The island of Kizhi is a museum of the old ways. The fields are now cultivated as an exhibit. It's hard to imagine a tourist getting to Kizhi Island in Russia other than [...]