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:
Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape, Turkey. Pictured, the Old caravanserai located in the center of the walled city.
Ephesus, one of the largest best preserved Greco-Roman cities in Turkey.
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
Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Italy.
Image by Matteo77
Baekje Historic Areas. A group of fortresses, temples and other monuments from three different cities in South Korea.
Image by Travel Oriented
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, 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, France. More terrific vineyards.
Image by Phillip Capper
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, a Moravian Church Settlement. Denmark is scoring twice this year.
Image by Poul-Werner Dam
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 Cultural-Industrial Landscape, Uruguay. It just needs a bit of polishing.
Image by Peter Collins
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape, Mongolia.
Image by Tom O'Malley
Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal, Israel.
Image by Alex Brey
Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, Norway.
Image by Lynn D. Rosentrater
Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia.
Image by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
San Antonio Missions in Texas, USA.
Image by Stuart Seeger
Singapore Botanic Gardens. Growing up since 1859.
Image by Brian Jeffery Beggerly
Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining, Japan.
Image by Wiiii
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
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus of the port city of Hamburg, Germany.
Image by Wolfgang Staudt
Tusi Sites, China. Pictured, the fortress of Zunyi City.
Image by Management Bureau of Hailongtun.
Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Jah!
Image by Vankuso
The Forth Bridge near Edinburgh, a masterpiece of engineering in Scotland.
Image by Ross G. Strachan
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 :)