Feb 12, 2011

Uzbekistan. Mountains of the Western Tien Shan (Transboundary nomination of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan) “Chatkal Sate Biosphere Reserve”

Chatkal Sate Biosphere Reserve


With many thanks to Alice!

Uzbekistan. Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan

Historic Center of Qoqon, Ferghana Region

Khudoyar Khan's Palace, 1871


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Czech Republic. Historic Centre of Prague

Prague (Hlavní mesto Praha)
N50 5 22.992 E14 25 9.984
Date of Inscription: 1992
Criteria: (ii)(iv)(vi)
Property : 866 ha
Buffer zone: 8,963 ha
Ref: 616

Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV.

With many thanks to Emerich from Czech Republic!

Czech Republic. Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž

City and District of Kroměříž, Zlin Region
N49 17 60 E17 22 38
Date of Inscription: 1998
Criteria: (ii)(iv)
Property : 75 ha
Buffer zone: 441 ha
Ref: 860

Kroměříž stands on the site of an earlier ford across the River Morava, at the foot of the Chriby mountain range which dominates the central part of Moravia. The gardens and castle of Kroměříž are an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a European Baroque princely residence and its gardens.

With many thanks to Emerich from Czech Republic!

Czech Republic. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

Breclav District, South Moravian Region
N48 46 32.988 E16 46 30
Date of Inscription: 1996
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iv)
Property : 14,320 ha
Ref: 763

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. It married Baroque architecture (mainly the work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach) and the classical and neo-Gothic style of the castles of Lednice and Valtice with countryside fashioned according to English romantic principles of landscape architecture. At 200 km2, it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe.

With many thanks to Emerich from Czech Republic!

Ukraine. Dendrological Park "Sofijivka"

With many thanks to Tatjana from Ukraine!