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27 new UNESCO World Heritage sites

 Preah Vihear Temple

 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple on Cambodian border

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.” 

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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 sites?

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2 responses to “27 new UNESCO World Heritage sites”

  1. 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. PatriciaJ says:

    I haven’t been to any of these, my list grows longer and longer, isn’t it supposed to get shorter?
    @Erica–the national parks are worth a visit, truly spectacular. We are going to Yellowstone next year. Maybe we will cross paths 🙂

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