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Friday, June 26, 2015

United Nations 2015 - World Heritage – South East Asia










Luang Prabang (Laos)
Luang Prabang is an outstanding example of the combination of traditional Lao architecture and 19th and 20th century European colonial style buildings. Its unique, remarkably well-preserved townscape illustrates a key stage in the blending of these two distinct cultural traditions. Luang Prabang is exceptional for both its rich architectural and artistic heritage. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1995.

CIRCULATION: 130 000
PHOTO: AGE Fotostock




The Borobudur Temple (Indonesia)
The Borobudur Temple is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The monument is located in the Kedu Valley in Central Java, Indonesia. It was built during the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The Borobudur Temple is truly a masterpiece of Buddhist architecture and monumental arts. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991.
CIRCULATION: 130 000
PHOTO: AGE Fotostock




Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
Angkor, in Cambodia’s Northern Province of Siem Reap, is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 square kilometres, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. With its impressive monuments, cultural, religious and symbolic values, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992.
CIRCULATION: 110 000
PHOTO: AGE Fotostock




Cordillera (Phillipines)
The rice terraces of the Philippines Cordillera mountain range on the island of Luzon, are living cultural landscapes devoted to the production of one of the world’s most important staple crops, rice. They illustrate a remarkable degree of harmony between humankind and the natural environment of great aesthetic appeal, as well as demonstrating sustainable farming systems in mountainous terrain, based on a careful use of natural resources. The fruit of knowledge handed down from one generation to the next have helped to create a cultural landscape of unparalleled beauty. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1995.

CIRCULATION: 130 000
PHOTO: AGE Fotostock




Ayutthaya (Thailand)
The Historic City of Ayutthaya, founded in 1350, was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom. It flourished from the 14th to the 18th centuries, during which time it grew to be one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas and a center of global diplomacy and commerce. Its historic remains are characterized by the remnants of tall towers and Buddhist monasteries of monumental proportions, which give an idea of the city’s past size and splendor of its architecture. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991.
CIRCULATION: 120 000
PHOTO: AGE Fotostock



Hué Monuments (Vietnam)
The Complex of Hué Monuments is located in the city of Hué in central Vietnam. Hué was founded as the Vietnam capital city by Gia Long, the first emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802. Hué was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. This historic site is known for both its rich architecture and beautiful landscaping. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993.
CIRCULATION: 120 000
PHOTO: AGE Fotostock





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