PICS: 12 Amazing new heritage sites around the world

2015-07-07 13:27
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Cape Town - Unesco has announced the addition of 24 new World Heritage Sites around thee globe as well as an extension on three existing ones. including our very own Cape Floral Region!

First inscribed onto the World Heritage List in 2004, the Cape Floral Region originally included 8 protected areas comprising about 553 000 hectares.

READ:SA's Cape Floral World Heritage Site supersizes its protection area

The extension brings the size of the World Heritage Site to 1 094 742 hectares thus significantly increasing the size of South Africa’s protected areas with outstanding international recognition.

The local achievement was announced alongside 24 brand new cultural and natural Heritage Sites from various corners of the globe, including Scotland, Norway, Iran, Saudi Arabia and South Korea to mention just a few. The sites are extremely diverse - from magnificently engineered bridges to ancient ruins, botanical gardens to vineyards - yet the one thing that binds them together is their historical significance. 

Check out these 12 new Heritage Sites around the globe and head to UNESCO's website to check out the other 12:

The Forth Bridge, Scotland

Forth Bridge. A new world heritage site. Spot the rainbow ??

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Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System, Mexico

Baekje Historic Areas, South Korea

#junglimsa #unescoworldheritage #buyeo #baekje

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Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas), Jordan

Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars, France

Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape, Turkey

Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape, Uruguay

Tocando el cielo #Anglo #FrayBentos

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Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape, Mongolia

Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal, Israel

Take me back to Bet shearim please I miss exploring ancient tombs with amazing people ?? #israel #betshearim

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Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, Norway

#rjukan #telemark #roadtrip #war memories #summer #holiday #norway #norwegian

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Susa, Iran

Singapore Botanical Gardens

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