New UNESCO World Heritage Sites (NatGeo)

This past week, UNESCO updated their eclectic list of the world’s most fascinating places. Countries campaign hard to get their treasured wilderness reserves, archeological ruins, and historic sites recognized by the esteemed program. After much deliberation, the organization decides each year on new sites worthy of World Heritage status to add to the list of some 1,000 places of “outstanding universal value to humanity.”

While rolling sand dunes in southeast Iran or isolated coral reefs off the coast of Sudan prove difficult to access, the list of 21 newcomers offers plenty of opportunities to plan a trip. Here are ten favorites for travelers…

…Continue reading 10 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites For Your Travel List on National Geographic Travel, published July 18, 2016.

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