Spell It Out: Discover World Heritage Sites Kids Will Love


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage List offers some fantastic destinations that can spark children’s imaginations and get them interested in culture, history and culture. their environment. Here are some sites and events not to be missed:

1. Indonesian shadow puppets

In the expert hands of an Indonesian Dalang (master puppeteer), flat leather puppets transform into heroes and villains. Indonesia’s shadow puppets are on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage, and for good reason. Long before televisions arrived in our homes, the wayang puppet theater brought stories and legends, myths and morality tales, and political commentary to the stage of the royal courts and rural areas of Bali and Java. With 3D leather or wooden puppets, a dalang creates a mystical scene, with movement and ethereal gamelan (Indonesian orchestra) music to set the scene, even in today’s modern era.

2. The fairy chimneys of Turkey

Goreme National Park in Turkey is not a very fertile area, but its eroded volcanic stone rises in incredible formations. Called fairy chimneys or hoodoos, the striking stones can be dozens of feet tall. Add in hot air balloon rides and cave hotels, and the whole trip can seem like a whimsical wonder to any child (or adult). Visitors can travel to Cappadocia for this remarkable experience.

3. Canada’s Dinosaur Fossils

In the badlands of Alberta, Canada, lies Dinosaur Provincial Park, where budding paleontologists can explore areas where more than 35 species of dinosaurs have been discovered. While the area is mostly full of sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils today, it was full of forests, swamps and rivers around 65 million years ago when dinosaurs were alive. Today, children are allowed to dig for fossils in this environment, go on fossil safaris, and see dinosaur exhibits.

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