The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures. Locals living in the Khajuraho village always knew about and kept up the temples as best as they could. They

La Charité-sur-Loire. The settlement founded on an island site in the River Loire in 1089. During the Hundred Years War, the town was liberated from the English by French forces led by Joan of Arc. A great fire ravaged the town in 1559. In the second of the French Wars of Religion (1567–8) La Charité withstood

Changdeokgung

Changdeokgung (literally, "Prospering Virtue Palace"), is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). Changdeokgung was the most favored palace of many Joseon princes and retained many elements dating from the

Alberobello

Alberobello is a small town and comune in the province of Bari, in Puglia, Italy. It has about 11,000 inhabitants and is famous for its unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list since 1996. The history of the trulli is linked to the Prammatica De Baronibus, an

Bagan

Bagan is an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra or Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Ukrainian: Києво-Печерська лавра), also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located in Kiev. Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051 the

Konark & Sun Temple

Konark is a medium town in the Puri district in the state of Odisha, India. It lies on the coast by the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers from the capital of the state, Bhubaneswar. It is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The

Bochnia Salt Mine

The Bochnia Salt Mine (Polish: kopalnia soli w Bochni) in Bochnia, is one of the oldest salt mines in the world and the oldest one in Poland. The mine was established between the 12th and 13th centuries after salt was first discovered in Bochnia, and became part of the Royal mining company żupy krakowskie (Kraków salt works). The

Group of monuments at Mahabalipuram city is a monument complex on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, India. With approximately 40 sanctuaries, including the largest open-air bas-relief in the world, Mahabalipuram gained UNESCO World Heritage site distinction in 1984. These Pallava Period sites include:

The monastery of Geghard is a unique architectural construction being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main chapel was built in 1215 but complex was founded in the 4th century at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. Originally named