New Places to Discover on the UNESCO World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) manages a list of World Heritage Sites, which are places of cultural and environmental importance around the world.

Sep 15, 2023 - 14:14
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New Places to Discover on the UNESCO World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) manages a list of World Heritage Sites, which are places of cultural and environmental importance around the world. Later this year, the organization will add to this list and it has unveiled some of the locations that have been nominated.

These sites span various countries across the globe. Some are archaeological sites, some are cultural landmarks, and some are natural wonders. The selection committee has nominated 24 new sites, including the first geological park in Germany, 12 sites in India, and a sacred valley in Peru.

One of the most distinct sites that have been nominated is a cluster of villages in Tuscany, Italy. This area includes 16 villages and is unique because it is still managed in the same way it has been since the Middle Ages.

The committee also nominated a mountainous area in Albania filled with numerous ancient monuments. The area is the home of a settlement from the 4th century BC and also includes some 600 medieval objects, from churches to castles.

The remaining sites nominated for the World Heritage list are found in eight other countries across three continents. This includes cultural sites like the old towns in Croatia and natural sites like the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

UNESCO will make its final decision on the list at the end of this year. Those looking to travel can look forward to discovering some of these extraordinary places soon.