Cultural Landscape of Bali Province

From the World Heritage inscription: Cultural Landscape of Bali: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy forms an acultural landscape of five rice terraces and their water temples that cover 19,500 hectares. The temples are the focus of a cooperative water management system of canals and weirs, known as subak, …

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Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Palau

From the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon World Heritage inscription: Rock Islands Southern Lagoon covers 100,200-hectare and numbers 445 uninhabited limestone islands of volcanic origin. Many of them display unique mushroom-like shapes in turquoise lagoons surrounded by coral reefs. The aesthetic beauty of the site is heightened by a complex reef system featuring over 385 coral …

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SGang Gwaay

From the World Heritage inscription for SGang Gwaay: At the village of SGang Gwaay llnagaay (Nan Sdins) the remains of large cedar longhouses, together with a number of carved mortuary and memorial poles, illustrate the art and way of life of the Haida. The site commemorates the living culture of the Haida, based on fishing …

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This Week in Travel – Episode 118

Regular hosts Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guests George Hobica of Airfare Watchdog and Pam Mandel of Nerd’s Eye View Subscribe on Apple Podcasts