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(Lonelyplanet.com) These amazing new sites have been added to Unesco's world heritage list

Posted by: Biniam Tekle

Date: Monday, 10 July 2017


These amazing new sites have been added to Unesco's world heritage list


There are even more amazing World Heritage Sites for travellers to add to their bucket-lift after Unesco added a string of new sites to the register last week.

At a meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Krakow, Poland, Unesco decided to add 17 new cultural sites, three natural sites, and to change the boundaries of five existing sites. Unesco’s role is to identify and protect important cultural and natural sites around the world that have been deemed to have outstanding value to humanity. This year’s additions include the walled city of Ahmedabad in India, the modernist city of Asmara in Eritrea, and Kujataa, asub-arctic farming landscape in Greenland.

Learn more about the new sites here.

The walled city of Ahmedabad in India has been named a World Heritage City. Image by Egmont Strigl/Getty ImagesThe walled city of Ahmedabad in India has been named a World Heritage City. Image by Egmont Strigl/Getty ImagesSunlight Rock Temple towards the rising sun on Kulangsu Island, China. The island served as an important settlement and meeting place between China and foreign cultures. © Cultural Heritage Conservation Center of THADSunlight Rock Temple towards the rising sun on Kulangsu Island, China. The island served as an important settlement and meeting place between China and foreign cultures. © Cultural Heritage Conservation Center of THADVenetian works of defense, like in Bergamo, Italy, between 15th and 17th centuries in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, have been Unesco listed. © Alberto Ghilardi – Foto Aeree GhilardiVenetian works of defense, like in Bergamo, Italy, between 15th and 17th centuries in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, have been Unesco listed. © Alberto Ghilardi – Foto Aeree GhilardiThe historic city of Yazd in Iran. Image by Stephanie Rabemiafara/Art in All of Us/Getty ImagesThe historic city of Yazd in Iran. Image by Stephanie Rabemiafara/Art in All of Us/Getty ImagesAssumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk in Russia, which was founded by Ivan the Terrible in 1551. © Regional Foundation of Revival of Historical and Cultural Monuments of Republic of TatarstanAssumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk in Russia, which was founded by Ivan the Terrible in 1551. © Regional Foundation of Revival of Historical and Cultural Monuments of Republic of TatarstanModern building in Asmara in Eritrea, a city known for modernist urbanism. Image by Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us / Getty ImagesModern building in Asmara in Eritrea, a city known for modernist urbanism. Image by Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us / Getty ImagesNorse and Inuit farming at the edge of the ice cap in Kujataa  in Greenland. © Fornleifastofnun ÍslandsNorse and Inuit farming at the edge of the ice cap in Kujataa in Greenland. © Fornleifastofnun ÍslandsTaputapuātea on Ra’iatea Island is at the centre of the “Polynesian Triangle". The French island is home to the Taputapuātea marae complex, a political, ceremonial and funerary centre. © SCPTaputapuātea on Ra’iatea Island is at the centre of the “Polynesian Triangle". The French island is home to the Taputapuātea marae complex, a political, ceremonial and funerary centre. © SCPThe ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape in South Africa is located at the border with Botswana and Namibia, it's recognized for its occupation from the Stone Age to the present. © Francois Odendaal Productions (FOP Films)The ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape in South Africa is located at the border with Botswana and Namibia, it's recognized for its occupation from the Stone Age to the present. © Francois Odendaal Productions (FOP Films)Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site in Brazil, an old stone wharf that was built for the landing of enslaved Africans reaching South American. © Camila AgostiniValongo Wharf Archaeological Site in Brazil, an old stone wharf that was built for the landing of enslaved Africans reaching South American. © Camila AgostiniThe archaeological site of Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia, which has been discovered to be Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire from the late 6th and early 7th centuries CE. © So Sokun ThearyThe archaeological site of Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia, which has been discovered to be Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire from the late 6th and early 7th centuries CE. © So Sokun ThearyThe Tarnowskie Góry lead-silver-zinc mine and its underground water management system in Poland were recognized for three centuries of history. © Tarnowskie Góry Land Lovers' AssociationThe Tarnowskie Góry lead-silver-zinc mine and its underground water management system in Poland were recognized for three centuries of history. © Tarnowskie Góry Land Lovers' AssociationSacred Island of Okinoshima and associated sites in the Munakata Region, Japan has well preserved archaeological sites. . © World Heritage Promotion CommitteeSacred Island of Okinoshima and associated sites in the Munakata Region, Japan has well preserved archaeological sites. . © World Heritage Promotion CommitteeMbanza Kongo, vestiges of the capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo in Angola. © INPC/Joost De RaeymaekerMbanza Kongo, vestiges of the capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo in Angola. © INPC/Joost De RaeymaekerHebron a site of pilgrimage for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. © Firas AL_HashlamounHebron a site of pilgrimage for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. © Firas AL_HashlamounInside view of Bockstein Cave in the Swabian Jura in Germany. Six caves in the region have  six caves have revealed items dating from 43,000 to 33,000 years ago. © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (LAD) im Regierungspräsidium StuttgartInside view of Bockstein Cave in the Swabian Jura in Germany. Six caves in the region have six caves have revealed items dating from 43,000 to 33,000 years ago. © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (LAD) im Regierungspräsidium StuttgartThe archaelogical site of Aphrodisias in Turkey. Image by Egmont Strigl/Getty ImagesThe archaelogical site of Aphrodisias in Turkey. Image by Egmont Strigl/Getty ImagesThe UK's Lake District has been acknowledged for world heritage status.The UK's Lake District has been acknowledged for world heritage status.
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