Al Sela

Al Sela JORDANAl Sela JORDANAl Sela JORDAN AL SELA JORDAN 2023 Contact Alsela, Tafilah, Jordan   The village is located on the path of migration of soaring birds. Al Sela village has unique natural and cultural features including scenic nature and the beautiful landscape of valleys, mountains and plateaus, as well as the presence of…

Thái Hải

THÁI HẢIVIET NAMTHÁI HẢIVIET NAMTHÁI HẢIVIET NAM THÁI HẢI VIET NAM 2022 Contact Thái Hải – Thai Nguyen- VIET NAMthaihai.vn Preserving ecological houses on stilts The UNESCO cultural heritage village covers 20 hectares of green forest area, with more than 30 traditional houses-on stilts. The Tay community of 4 generations is preserving the traditional culture, including…

Xiajiang

XIAJIANGCHINAXIAJIANGCHINAXIAJIANGCHINA XIAJIANG CHINA 2023 Contact Xiajiang,CHINA Nestled in the heart of Feng Shu Ling Town, Chun An County, Zhejiang Province, China, Xiajiang is no ordinary place. With an illustrious history spanning over eight centuries, this charming village is undergoing a remarkable transformation, with tourism as its driving force. Xiajiang Village’s foremost commitment is to safeguard…

Zhagana

ZHAGANACHINAZHAGANACHINAZHAGANACHINA ZHAGANA CHINA 2023 Contact Zhagana,CHINA Zhagana Village, nestled in the heart of China’s Gansu Province, is situated amidst stunning glacial landforms. It is renowned for its pristine environment, characterised by ancient glacial relics and a wealth of plant resources. The village is nestled within a landscape boasting ice ditches, U-shaped valleys, sheepback rocks, whaleback…

Morcote

MorcoteSWITZERLANDMorcoteSWITZERLANDMorcoteSWITZERLAND MORCOTE SWITZERLAND 2023 Contact Morcote, Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland.visitmorcote.ch/benvenuti Morcote, steeped in a historical narrative stretching across millions of years, has garnered UNESCO recognition for its diverse heritage, from dinosaurs to Neanderthals and beyond. Serving as a pivotal North-South hub for over a millennium, Morcote’s unique regulations, like the “Display Obligation Law,” have solidified its…

Dashour

DashourEGYPTDashourEgyptDashourEGYPT DASHOUR EGYPT 2023 Contact Dahshour, Giza, Egypt Dashour village presents a traditional lifestyle where the livelihoods are based on crops and livestock farming. The rich natural and cultural heritage has remained largely hidden; however, the village has many key features which are attracting more and more tourists.   Dashour has lush rural landscapes, seasonal marshland…

Sentob

SentobUZBEKISTANSentobUZBEKISTANSentobUZBEKISTAN SENTOB UZBEKISTAN 2023 Contact Sentob, Nurota, Uzbekistan. Sentob is situated near the Aydarkol reservoir. The village is surrounded by natural parks, high mountains, and the Fazilman Lake, located 1650 meters above sea level. There are 701 households with a total of 2,024 residents living in the village. The village has developed tourism sustainably with…

Mosan

Mosan REPUBLIC OF KOREAMosan REPUBLIC OF KOREAMosan REPUBLIC OF KOREA MOSAN REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2023 Contact Mosan, Dogok-myeon, Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea The old village of Mosan, with its history and culture is striving to build a sustainable community. The village’s cultural resources have helped to transform the village into a tourist destination.   Mosan village…

Manteigas

Manteigas PORTUGALManteigas PORTUGALManteigas PORTUGAL MANTEIGAS PORTUGAL 2023 Contact manteigas, Guarda, Centro, Portugal.manteigas.pt/ Manteigas, nestled in the heart of Portugal’s Serra da Estrela mountains, stands as a unique mountain village with a rich history deeply rooted in wool, shepherds’ culture, and a captivating mountain charisma. The region boasts a breathtaking landscape teeming with biodiversity and distinctive…

Dongbaek

Dongbaek REPUBLIC OF KOREADongbaek REPUBLIC OF KOREADongbaek REPUBLIC OF KOREA DONGBAEK REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2023 Contact Dongbaek, South of Jeju island, South Korea The Dongbaek Town Preservation and Research Council is incorporated to play an essential part in village businesses. It is not a farming association, but a non-profit that returns all profits to the…