UNESCO Adds 29 New Sites To Its World Heritage List

UNESCO Adds 29 New Sites To Its World Heritage List
Ancient temple in Bagan, Myanmar, after sunset, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

This year's new list comprises of sites long forgotten and unusual

OT Staff
July 10 , 2019
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The 43rd meet of Unesco's World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan concluded with 29 new sites added to the World Heritage List. A total of 1121 properties all over the world, these sites are of "outstanding universal value" and have stood out because of their cultural and natural excellence. This year's new sites are:

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in Australia
Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan's Palace in Azerbaijan
Dilmun Burial Mounds in Bahrain
Paraty and Ilha Grande (Culture and Biodiversity) in Brazil
Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites in Burkina Faso
Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai'pi in Canada
Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City in China
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China, Phase I in China
Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem in Czech Republic 
Erzgebirge Mining Region shared by both Czech Republic and Germany
French Austral Lands and Seas in France
Water Management System of Augsburg in Germany
Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland
Jaipur City, Rajasthan in India
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto in Indonesia
Hyrcanian Forests in Iran
Babylon in Iraq
Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano a Valdobbiadene in Italy
Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs in Japan
Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies in Republic of Korea
Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang, Plain of Jars in Lao People's Democratic Republic
Bagan in Myanmar
Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region in Poland
Royal Building of Mafra--Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park, Tapada in Portugal
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, Portugal
Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture in Russian Federation
Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape in Spain
Jodrell Bank Observatory in United Kingdom
20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright in the United States of America

Read about Jaipur getting a Unesco Heritage tag

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