Tag Archives: UNESCO

Travel & Culture: ‘South Korea’s Lantern Festival’

South Koreas Lantern Festival has won the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage status. It’s an annual festival that dates back centuries and it marks the birthday of Buddha. All across the country you’ll find colourful lanterns decorating temples, houses and streets and there also are large parades with elaborate floats. Unesco said the spring festival was “a time of joy” which “in times of difficulties, plays an important role in…helping people overcome the troubles of the day.” Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage status aims to protect traditions, knowledge and skills which are often inherited through generations, so they are not lost or forgotten as time moves on.

Travel Video: The Autumn Leaves of Chūson-ji Temple In Hiraizumi, Japan

Chūson-ji Temple is the head temple of the Tendai sect in Tōhoku region, Iwate Prefecture. Chūson-jí was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because “the Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi” were highly evaluated.

Video timeline: 00:00 タイトル(Title) 00:12 月見坂終盤(Tsukimizaka Slope) 00:24 弁慶堂(Benkeidō Hall) 00:50 参道(an approach to Hondō) 01:08 本堂(Hondō Main Hall) 01:27 峯薬師堂(Mine Yakushidō Hall) 02:30 参道(an approach to Konjikidō) 03:01 阿弥陀堂(Amidadō) 03:20 金色堂前(Konjikidō) 03:32 弁財天堂(Benzai Tendō) 04:21 釈迦堂(Shakadō) 04:41 弁財天堂(Benzai Tendō) 05:30 能楽殿(a Noh theater) 05:50 ライトアップ(illuminated temple)

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Chūson-jí is a Buddhist temple in the town of Hiraizumi in southern Iwate Prefecture, Japan. It is the head temple of the Tendai sect in Tōhoku region of northern Honshu. The temple claims it was founded in 850 by Ennin, the third chief abbot of the sect. 

New Walking Tour Videos: Gimmelwald, Switzerland

A walking scenic fairy tail in 4K Gimmelwald is a very originally preserved mountain farming village with around 100 inhabitants. Here we live in close contact with nature and our animals. The village is characterised by flower-decorated chalets in front of the four-thousand-metre high mountain massif of the Jungfrau. The sound of cowbells is usually the only thing that changes the peaceful atmosphere. If you are looking for a truly idyllic holiday resort, you have come to the right place.

Gimmelwald is a small traffic free village in the Bernese Oberland in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland, and is located between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters. The village is at the foot of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area. 

Top New Travel Videos: ‘Olympic National Park’ – Washington State (2020)

Filmed, Edited by: Milosh Kitchovitch (Amazing Places on Our Planet)

The Olympic National Park is located in the State of Washington, in the Northwest of the United States. It is renowned for its diversity and stunning landscapes, peaks with glaciers, alpine meadows, old growth forest, temperate rainforest, Pacific coastline with some of the wildest and most beautiful beaches in the world. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Locations in the video: Hurricane Ridge (0:01), High Divide Trail (1:40), Sol Duc Falls (1:55), Shi Shi beach (4:53), Realto Beach (5:21), First Beach – La Push (5:50), Second Beach (6:07), Third Beach (6:30), Ruby Beach (6:47), Hoh Rainforest (7:16), Lake Crescent (10:14).

Recorded July 2020 and September 2015 in 4K Ultra HD.

Music: Eguana – Discovering Eguana (compiled by Side Liner) – 1 – In The Sky Eguana – Invisible Civilization – 7 – Cradle For The Star

Travel & Nature Videos: Kerguelen Islands, France

Located 13,000 kilometres from the French mainland, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Kerguelen archipelago is home to a maritime nature reserve that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2019. On land, thousands of elephant seals spend their days basking in the sun. The seabed, which has remained untouched, is teeming with rare fish. Hundreds, perhaps even thousands of organisms, have yet to be logged. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover this unique ecosystem.

The Kerguelen Islands, also known as the Desolation Islands, are a group of islands in the Antarctic constituting one of the two exposed parts of the Kerguelen Plateau, a large igneous province mostly submerged by the southern Indian Ocean.

Travel & Nature Videos: ‘Nordhorland – Norway’s Only UNESCO Biosphere’

In western Norway, the Nordhordland region is the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Norway. This site of more than 600,000 hectares between sea and fjords promotes sustainable development, combining economic activity and protection of biodiversity.