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World Heritage UK response to Culture White Paper

World Heritage UK response to Culture White Paper

Dear members and supporters

In response to the Culture White Paper published last month, World Heritage UK have put together a letter to Ed Vaizey MP, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy.  194 more words

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23. Japan: Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go (白川郷) in Gifu Prefecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are around 300 years old. This magnet characterizes one of those unique houses. 100 more words

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Itsukushima Shrine - The Famous Floating Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine on our way to Mount Misen

Sori-bashi (Arched Bridge)

Tenjin Shrine

We descended Mount Misen past 5PM in the afternoon. Before we reach the Exit of the shrine, we had seen some part of the shrine from the outside such as Sori-bashi or Arched Bridge and Tenjin Shrine. 510 more words

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22. Japan: Gokayama

Gokayama (五箇山) in Toyama Prefecture, together with Shirakawa-go (白川郷) in Gifu Prefecture, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both places are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. 92 more words

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World Heritage Status... it’s What You Make It?

Mark Suggitt, Director, of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, has done an excellent article for the newsletter of the Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums (ABTEM) about World Heritage status. 21 more words

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