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  • PANASONIC PRESENTS: ACCESS 360° WORLD HERITAGE

  • Premieres Saturday April 18th at 8pm, 7pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic Channel

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Go on exclusive tours of nine UNESCO world heritage sites and meet the unseen heroes who labor behind-the scenes to protect these natural and cultural wonders to ensure that they survive for future generations to enjoy.

EPISODE GUIDE

    • Access 360° World Heritage: St. Petersburg - Airs April 18, 2015

The palaces, cathedrals and museums of St. Petersburg represent some of the finest art and architecture on earth. This UNESCO World Heritage site was built as the shining symbol of the Russian empire's golden age. But behind the gold curtain, a dark history has left some of Russia's greatest treasures on the brink. Now a select few must safeguard these cherished relics of the past to reveal the city's splendor once again.


EPISODE GUIDE

  • Panasonic Presents: Access 360° World Heritage: Prague
    The ancient castles and cathedrals of Prague draw millions of tourists every year… and beneath the city is a hidden underworld that traces the story of this UNESCO World Heritage site through the ages. But time and the forces of nature are threatening to destroy what has survived for over a thousand years. Now, teams of explorers, engineers and master craftsmen must go inside Prague's secret spaces to safeguard its cherished heritage.
  • Panasonic Presents: Access 360° World Heritage: Angkor Wat
    The magnificent temples of Angkor were mysteriously abandoned for hundreds of years. Now, the largest religious monument on earth is at risk of being lost again. It will take a team effort to restore this legendary world heritage site to its former glory. Researchers are discovering new clues about what went wrong in the past, while locals are fighting to save their heritage for the future.
  • Panasonic Presents: Access 360° World Heritage: Sagrada Familia
    The beautiful cathedral of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain has been under construction for 130 years, yet its still not finished. After all these years, it continues to challenge modern architects. Now, a team of experts is rushing to complete this masterpiece in just thirteen years… in time to honor the genius behind its inception, Antoni Gaudi, and the 100th anniversary of his death. To finish this church will take not just innovation and devotion, but the most advanced technology, hard-hat construction, and the fine-grained discipline of ancient craft.
  • Panasonic Presents: Access 360° World Heritage: Mt. Fuji
    Recently added to the world heritage list as a cultural asset, the iconic Mt. Fuji is a well-known symbol of Japan. Every year the volcano's scenic beauty draws more and more visitors from around the world. Dedicated mountain rangers, scientists, and eco-volunteers are working hard to preserve and protect the mountain from mankind while also protecting mankind from the mountain
  • Panasonic Presents: Access 360° World Heritage: Everglades
    It's a land before time... a sanctuary filled with giant ferns, ancient trees, and prehistoric predators. But Everglades National Park is under siege. A full-scale invasion of escaped pets and exotic species threatens to wipe out the local wildlife and a snarling system of dams and canals is slowly strangling its fragile ecosystem. So severe is the threat that UNESCO has put Everglades National Park on their list of most vulnerable locations. Now, the defenders of this World Heritage Site are fighting back - to fend off the onslaught of invaders and pump life back into the legendary river of grass before it's too late.
  • Panasonic Presents: Access 360° World Heritage: St. Petersburg
    The palaces, cathedrals and museums of St. Petersburg represent some of the finest art and architecture on earth. This UNESCO World Heritage site was built as the shining symbol of the Russian empire's golden age. But behind the gold curtain, a dark history has left some of Russia's greatest treasures on the brink. Now a select few must safeguard these cherished relics of the past to reveal the city's splendor once again.
  • Panasonic Presents: Access 360° World Heritage: Venice
    The city of Venice attracts millions of tourist each year with its rich historic and artistic heritage. Behind the beautiful and vibrant facade, lies a city in grave danger. The Adriatic Sea that brought fortune and glory to the city is also a threat to Venice and its lagoon. When the sirens go off, Veetians brace themselves for an incoming attack. The tide rises, floodwater rushes into the city and destroys every artwork or architecture in its path. Expert teams of Engineers, Scientists and Conservators are determined to save this UNESCO World Heritage site from vanishing beneath the waves.
  • Panasonic Presents: Access 360° World Heritage: Galapagos
    The famed Galapagos Islands teem with fantastic wildlife found nowhere else on earth. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the living laboratory that inspired Darwin's theory of natural selection. The animals that could survive the long journey and harsh climate thrived in an isolated sanctuary. But that isolation left them vulnerable to the threats of the outside world. The arrival of humans changed the balance, threatening their survival. Now - on land and on the sea - the islands' guardians are using latest technology to reveal the hidden patterns of these endangered creatures, and gain the critical insights needed to save them.
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