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

Posted by Ra Moon

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 full 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 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 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 it 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. The new CBS series Star Trek: Picard are partially set in France. Find out the Chateau Picard and the Star Trek: Picard filming locations here following this link. 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, 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
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 Industrial Heritage Site, Norway. The place has a look like the factory used in the Netflix series Ragnarok, set in the city of Edda, 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. The 2020 The Vast of Night movie set in Cayuga, New Mexico was filmed not too far away from here. Image by Stuart Seeger

Singapore Botanical Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens. Growing up since 1859. Also several Westworld Season 3 filming locations were filmed here in the modern state-city. 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

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


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