• Italy
  • Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (1/3)

    As the UNESCO comments: Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world’s greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and […]

    Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (1/3) was last modified: May 19th, 2019 by Dong
  • Spain
  • Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (2/2) – Palau de la Música Catalana

    As the UNESCO comments: Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona. These are two of the finest contributions to Barcelona’s architecture by the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an exuberant steel-framed structure full of light and space, and decorated by many […]

    Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (2/2) – Palau de la Música Catalana was last modified: December 4th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Lötschental – the magic valley, the hiking paradise

    In fact, the first time I read about Lötschental was when I was looking for where to go to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn. If you have read my previous posts about this region you probably know already that the protected area is huge, 824 km2. Before, I always travelled to the […]

    Lötschental – the magic valley, the hiking paradise was last modified: November 13th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (2/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp)

    Following the first post about the UNESCO Panorama Path from Belalp to Riederalp, this post will continue introducing to you the highlights including the the “färricha” and “Zickzackweg“, Aletschji, the suspension bridge (Hängebrücke), Grünsee (the Green Lake), Aletsch forest and Pro Nature Center Aletsch (Villa Cassel). 3.4 Evidence of traditional farming such as “Färricha” and the “Zickzackweg” Along […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (2/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp) was last modified: November 7th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (1/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp)

    As the UNESCO comments: The extension of the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn (first inscribed in 2001), expands the site to the east and west, bringing its surface area up to 82,400 ha., up from 53,900. The site provides an outstanding example of the formation of the High Alps, including […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (1/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp) was last modified: November 3rd, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • World Nature Forum Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Exhibition – Dynamic in Space and Time

    The World Nature Forum Information and Visitor Center of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is located in Naters, 5 mins away by foot from the train station of Brig. If you have already seen my previous 5 posts about the Aletsch Glacier (for example the three viewpoints within the Aletsch Arena, the UNESCO […]

    World Nature Forum Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Exhibition – Dynamic in Space and Time was last modified: August 2nd, 2018 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Mainau – a flowering island in Lake Constance

    Since last autumn I’ve been thinking about going to the Mainau Island, but because of the season and my allergy of pollen, I postponed the trip again and again. This year, my friend visited the island in May and sent me some pictures of the Butterfly House and I couldn’t wait anymore. In fact, it […]

    Mainau – a flowering island in Lake Constance was last modified: July 10th, 2018 by Dong
  • Hungary
  • Old Village of Hollókő – a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution

    As the UNESCO comments: Hollokö is an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century.   霍洛克古村落及其周边: 霍洛克是被精心保护下来的传统民居的一个典型范例,该村落主要建立于17和18世纪,生动地展示了20世纪农业革命前乡村生活的生动图景。 First and foremost, I’d like to emphasize that this village is not […]

    Old Village of Hollókő – a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution was last modified: June 3rd, 2018 by Dong
  • Hungary
  • Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

    As the UNESCO comments: The first Benedictine monks settled here in 996. They went on to convert the Hungarians, to found the country’s first school and, in 1055, to write the first document in Hungarian. From the time of its founding, this monastic community has promoted culture throughout central Europe. Its 1,000-year history can be […]

    Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment was last modified: May 24th, 2018 by Dong
  • Austria
  • Salzburg – various museums to help understand the city’s history and culture

    In my previous posts about Salzburg, I introduced to you the museums in the Hohensalzburg Fortress, in the DomQuartier and of Mozart’s birthplace and residence. In this post, I’ll take you to have a look at some more museums such as the Salzburg Museum, Panorama Museum, Christmas Museum and Haus der Natur to gain a […]

    Salzburg – various museums to help understand the city’s history and culture was last modified: May 5th, 2018 by Dong