A major fire devastated a historic Japanese castle on the southern island of Okinawa on Thursday morning, destroying large parts of the World Heritage site’s complex, local authorities said.
Sigiriya, located in central Sri Lanka has been declared a polythene free zone.
The Kingdom of wonders has increasingly gained international support in protecting and preserving its cultural heritage after UNESCO listed the 12th historic temple in Angkor as a world heritage site in 1992.
International Council on Monuments and Sites to visit Myanmar’s ancient city Bagan.
A museum at the Preah Vihear World Heritage Site to be opened on March 20.
“Known today as Preah Vihear, the temple was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, who was believed to inhabit the heights.
The Khmer musical instrument “Chapey Dong Veng” was given World Heritage certification by UNESCO on Nov. 30 last year.
The chapey dang veng is a two-stringed, long-necked traditional Khmer instrument that is usually plucked. It has two double courses of nylon strings.
Joint commission set up to rid Angkor area of illegal buildings plans to renew its efforts.