Every year, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre investigates places all over the world in order to find out new sights to add to its list of cultural and natural wonders. Its list consists of 1,052 locations worldwide – historical and cultural created by nature or by man. These places fulfill certain criteria and can be considered to add “outstanding value to humanity.”
This week, following the annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee, there were introduced other new impressive 21 places that tourists should not miss. This year’s new destinations include a cave complex in Gibraltar and an entire archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It was enclosed to the list due to its importance as a home for seabirds and a significant opulence of large pelagic species, such as manta rays, whales, dolphins and sharks.
China provided two additions to the list – the rock art of Zuojiang Huashan and the primary forests of Hubei Shennongjia. The works of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier were also inscribed, many of which can be seen as far and wide as Germany, India, Japan, France, Argentina and Belgium.
The full list includes: Antequera Dolmens Site, Spain, Antigua Naval Dockyard and related archaeological sites, Antigua and Barbuda, Ani, Turkey, Nalanda University, Bihar, India, Philippi, Greece, Gorham’s Cave Complex, Gibraltar, UK, Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia, Pampulha Modern Ensemblem, Brazil, Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, The architectural work of Le Corbusier throughout Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Switzerland, The Persian Qanat, Iran, Zuojiang Huashan rock art, China, Archipiélago de Revillagigedo, Mexico, Hubei Shennongjia, China, The Lut Desert, Iran, Mistaken Point, Canada, Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay, Sudan, Western Tien-Shan in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, The Ennedi Massif, Chad, Khangchendzonga National Park, India, The Ahwar of Southern Iraq.