27 new UNESCO World Heritage sites


On July 8 in Quebec City, Canada, UNESCO, (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) announced 27 new additions to the organization’s list of cultural and natural heritage sites. Formed in 1945, UNESCO “seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.”

"Preach  Vihear temple"
900-year-old Preah Vihear temple on Cambodian border

New UNESCO Cultural Sites:

Four countries- Papua New Guinea, San Marino, Saudi Arabia and Vanuatu- are new to the list.  Have you been to any UNESCO World Heritage sites? What are your favorite UNESCO sites?

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5 thoughts on “27 new UNESCO World Heritage sites”

  1. Erica Johansson

    I haven’t been to any of the new 27 UNESCO sites (yet), but I’ve seen the historic centre of Salzburg and Vienna, the Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn, Grande île in Strasbourg, Cathedral of Notre-Dame and Banks of the Seine in Paris, the royal domain of Drottningholm in Stockholm, the old city of Berne, Three Castles in the town of Bellinzone, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church, Tower of London, and the Statue of Liberty. So far, my favorites are the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and Meteora in Greece. In the future, I’d like to visit the major national parks in the US.

  2. I have been to several of the UNESCO heritage sites in Australia, they are all very unique and amazing to visit.

    Great Barrier Reef
    Kakadu National Park
    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock)
    Fraser Island
    Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
    Sydney Opera House

    All ‘must see’ places to visit along with hundreds or thousands of other things to see and do in Australia.

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  4. It is a shame that I am from Slovakia and still I have not seen the wooden churches;(I will have to plan the trip this summer.) Thanks for sharing this list, there is a lot of interesting places to see 😉

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