World Heritage Sites

A World Heritage Site is a location whose continued existence needs to be protected because of its outstanding cultural or physical legacy for all humankind. The decision is made by 21 members elected by the General Assembly to the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Questions deal with the already recognized sites as well as with the possible candidates, which may include starlight reserves, mountains, monuments, lakes, forests, deserts, cities, and buildings.

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World Heritage Sites

Should world heritage sites be used for commercial activities like fashion and entertainment shows?

It depends on the attribute of the world heritage, let's take a example: the Great Wall of China & the Ming Tombs in Beijing. If some fashion and entertainment activities are held on the Great Wall, it will add so much luster to the scenic spot. However, if the above-mentioned activities are held in the Ming Tomb, it's obvious not appropriate.

So I'd say as a rule if the activity does not harm the site and is appropriate to its nature or function, and does not become the end in itself, there is no problem.

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World Heritage Sites

What does UNESCO World Heritage stand for?

UNESCO stands for United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO works to help identify and protect important cultural and natural places all over the world by designating them UNESCO World Heritage sites. That designation means a site is "of outstanding universal value" and meets at least one of UNESCO's 10 criteria for determining its importance to humanity. The long list of World Heritage sites includes historical buildings like the Palace of Versailles as well as natural preserves like Yellowstone National Park.

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Sunil Shetty
Names and Name Meanings
World Heritage Sites

Meaning of sunil?

The name "SUNIL" is one of thousands name of "LORD SHIVA". Some people also associate it with "Lord Krishna".

The origin of the name is from Sanskrit language (Su + nil). 'Su' means 'Better' / 'Holy' and 'Nil' means 'Blue'.

So, Sunil means "deep or better blue".

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Countries, States, and Cities
Great Pyramid of Giza
World Heritage Sites

What year did the Pyramids at Giza become UNESCO world heritage sites?

The pyramids of Giza became UNESCO world heritage listed in 1979.

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Countries, States, and Cities
India Monuments
World Heritage Sites

What is the exact number of World Heritage Sites in India?

There are 23 Cultural and 5 Natural World Heritage Sites(UNESCO) in India .

Cultural

State

1

Agra Fort

Uttar Pradesh

2

Ajanta Caves

Maharashtra

3

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Madhya Pradesh

4

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Gujarat

5

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus

Maharashtra

6

Churches and Convents of Goa

Goa

7

Elephanta Caves

Maharashtra

8

Ellora Caves

Maharashtra

9

Fatehpur Sikri

Uttar Pradesh

10

Great Living Chola Temples

Tamil Nadu

11

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Karnataka

12

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Tamil Nadu

13

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Karnataka

14

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

New Delhi

15

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Madhya Pradesh

16

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

Bihar

17

Mountain Railways of India

H. P. , W. B. & Tamil Nadu

18

Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

New Delhi

19

Red Fort Complex

New Delhi

20

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Madhya Pradesh

21

Sun Temple, Konârak

Orissa

22

Taj Mahal

Uttar Pradesh

23

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Rajasthan

Natural

1

Kaziranga National Park

Assam

2

Keoladeo National Park

Rajasthan

3

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Assam

4

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

Uttaranchal

5

Sundarbans National Park

West Bengal

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Taj Mahal
Agra
World Heritage Sites

When was the taj mahal added to the world heritage list?

The Taj Mahal was listed in UNESCO World heritage sites in 1983. The Taj Mahal is a great mausoleum of white marble. It was built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife in Agra. It took around 17 years to complete. It is a precious jewel of Muslim archaology in India.

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History, Politics & Society
Organizations
Grammatical Tenses
World Heritage Sites

What are the two different types of World Heritage sites?

The two types of World Heritage sites are, Cultural Heritage: which includes historic buildings, monuments and collections of information on how people lived such as photos, paintings, stories, newspapers and books, and Natural Heritage: which includes mountains, rivers, and any landscape. There is also a third type which is mixed.

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Japan
World Heritage Sites

Why was Kyoto classified a world heritage city?

Brief description: Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly religious architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens, which has influenced landscape gardening the world over.

Kyoto was the old financial capital of Japan, it had all the advanced civilization customs which are still present somehow.

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Egypt
The Great Sphinx
World Heritage Sites

Why is the great sphinx a world heritage site?

The great Sphinx is a heritage site as it was made in the B.C period by the ancient Egyptians and it is beautiful peace of work and culturally significant.

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Great Wall of China
World Heritage Sites

What is so special about the Great Wall of China to make it a world heritage site?

The Great Wall of China is so large it can be seen from space. It was built from the third century BC till the 1600s.

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Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
World Heritage Sites

Where in Northern Ireland is the Giant's Causeway?

It is on the north coast of county Antrim, which is in the north-east of Ireland. It is less than 5 miles form the town of Bushmills, about 51 miles from the city of Derry and about 60 miles from the city of Belfast.
The Giant's Causeway is in Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.

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Countries, States, and Cities
World Heritage Sites

What does the world heritage site do to protect places?

What the world heritage site does is help make sure the site is well protected by the people looking after it. obviously there would be people to care for sites and UNESCO is always there to back it up

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Australia
World Heritage Sites

When did the Blue Mountains become a world heritage site?

The Greater Blue Mountains, in New South Wales, was initially inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000, and it was included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.

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School Subjects
Countries, States, and Cities
Japan
World Heritage Sites

What is the world heritage site in Shimane?

World Heritage Site Iwami Ginzan (Iwami Silver Mine), see the link below.

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World Heritage Sites

Who nominates new sites for the world heritage list?

The home country has to put the site on a tentative list. The committee uses those lists to select new sites.

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World Heritage Sites

How many world heritage sites does Australia have?

Australia has 19 properties inscribed on the World Heritage site list. Some of these include Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef.
19

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Italy
World Heritage Sites
Rome (modern)

When did the colosseum become a world heritage site?

The Colosseum (as a part of the Historic Centre of Rome) became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980.

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Geology
Northern Ireland
World Heritage Sites

The Giant's Causeway is what type of rock formation?

The Giant's Causeway is basalt which forms hexagons.

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World Heritage Sites
Egypt
The Great Sphinx

Is the sphinx a cultural or natural site?

It is a cultural site.

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World Heritage Sites

Which international organisation established the world heritage list?

Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage

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Brazil
Landforms
World Heritage Sites

What are Brazil's landforms?

Three of Brazil's most famous landforms are the Amazon Rainforest, the Amazon River, and Iguaçu Falls.

Sixty percent of the Amazon Rainforest ['Floresta Amazonia'] is within Brazil's borders. The Amazon Rainforest is the largest and most biologically diverse rainforest in the world.

Most of the Amazon River ['Rio Amazonas'] is in Brazil. The Amazon River has the world's largest drainage basin. Generally it's considered the world's second longest river, after the Nile. But Brazilian scientists dispute this. According to their findings, the Amazon is 65 miles [105 kilometers] longer than the Nile.

Brazil shares Iguaçu Falls ['Cataratas do Iguaçu'] with Argentina. It's one of the world's largest waterfalls. There are 275 falls along 1.67 miles [2.7 kilometers] of the Iguaçu River. The height of the longest drop is 269 feet [82 meters] at the Devil's Throat ['Garganta do Diablo'].

The Devil's Throat marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Many rare and endangered species, such as the giant anteater and the giant otter, are found there. It has been a Natural World Heritage Site since 1986.

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Travel & Places
Definitions
World Heritage Sites

What is the definition of world heritage?

World Heritage Sites are natural or man-made. They are places of special historic importance and uniqueness. The Inca ruins in Latin America and the Great Wall of China are man made. The Grand Canyon and the geysers in Yellowstone Park are nature's work.

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History of Europe
World Heritage Sites

Why does Europe have so many World Heritage Sites?

Because Europe was a more developed continent than all of the others, and also it has great ancient history.

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World Heritage Sites

Why are World Heritage Sites important?

It is important because ''people could know what place are important and protected " World Heritage Sites include cities, complex, buildings, monuments, deserts, lakes, mountains, forests, endangered places and the list is open to add more if so required. Currently 851 points on the planet bear the title of World Heritage Site. A committee of 21 countries UN members elected for four years evaluates proposals to include in the list more sites.

Yes the new generation needs to know about our history and how we have evolved. WH sites can show that.

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France
World Heritage Sites

Why is Fontainebleau a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

François I made this beautiful hunting lodge on Ile-de-France.

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