The UNESCO World Heritage sites added in 2015 in 24 beautiful pictures

This is the fifth compilation with the best images from the new UNESCO World Heritage that we publish in Atlas of Wonders, a project already five years old. Following these links you can also have a look to the places that achieved the recognition in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and (update) the new ones from 2016.

The list includes a bit more than a thousand sites, 1,031 in total:

Diyarbakir
Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape, Turkey. Pictured, the Old caravanserai located in the center of the walled city.


Ephesus Turkey
Ephesus, one of the largest best preserved Greco-Roman cities in Turkey.




Aqueduct of Padre
Aqueduct of Padre, Mexico. Built in during the 16th century, less than 100 years after the discovery of America.
Image by Espacio de la Imagen - Jex Flores


Duomo Cefalù
Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Italy.
Image by Matteo77


Baekje
Baekje Historic Areas. A group of fortresses, temples and other monuments from three different cities in South Korea.
Image by Travel Oriented


Where was Jesus baptized
Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas), Jordan. It's the place where is believed that Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist. Image by Vyacheslav Argenberg


Champagne Hillsides
Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars, France. I'm sure that UNESCO delegates had a good time when inspecting this property. Image by Emily Ely




Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
Climats, terroirs of Burgundy, France. More terrific vineyards.
Image by Phillip Capper


North Zealand
The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand, Denmark. The pastime of the Danish kings in the 17th-18th centuries.
Image by Guillaume Baviere


Christiansfeld
Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement. Denmark is scoring twice this year.
Image by Poul-Werner Dam


Meymand
Cultural Landscape of Maymand, Iran. Ancient cave settlement, located not too far from the out-of-this-world desert city of Yazd. Image by SM Mirhosseini


Fray Bentos
Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape, Uruguay. It just needs a bit of polishing.
Image by Peter Collins


Burkhan Khaldun
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape, Mongolia.
Image by Tom O'Malley


Bet She’arim
Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal, Israel.
Image by Alex Brey


Rjukan–Notodden
Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, Norway.
Image by Lynn D. Rosentrater


Rock Art in the Hail Region
Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia.
Image by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities


San Antonio Missions
San Antonio Missions in Texas, USA.
Image by Stuart Seeger


Singapore Botanical Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens. Growing up since 1859.
Image by Brian Jeffery Beggerly


Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution
Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining, Japan.
Image by Wiiii


Susa Iran
Archaeological site of Susa, Iran. Though do not expect to see this griffin in situ: This Persian frieze sleeps in the Louvre. Image by Carole Raddato


Chilehaus
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus of the port city of Hamburg, Germany.
Image by Wolfgang Staudt


Tusi China
Tusi Sites, China. Pictured, the fortress of Zunyi City.
Image by Management Bureau of Hailongtun.


Blue and John Crow Mountains
Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Jah!
Image by Vankuso


Forth Bridge
The Forth Bridge near Edinburgh, a masterpiece of engineering in Scotland.
Image by Ross G. Strachan

For further information, we recommend the updated volumes World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide and The UNESCO World Heritage: Monuments of Humankind - Wonders of Nature, both covering all the 1,031 sites registered until 2015.

Also there is available the much less exhaustive book Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places. This high quality work from National Geographic has superlative reviews and it can be the perfect saviour when you don't know what to give as a present :)

  


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1 comments:

charlie puth said...

good

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