UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO Names 7 New Destinations As World Heritage Sites

If you’re itching to explore somewhere new this summer, consider this a sign from the travel gods. Seven incredible new destinations have been named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

These are the places across the world that are the most beautiful and historical sites on earth. Think the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America.

Basically, the most amazing spots to ever exist.

Now, there’s new UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore in Canada, Germany, Myanmar and more….

The new sites are located in Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Republic of Korea, Myanmar and Poland. That’s seven new countries going straight on our bucket list, so.

From ancient temples to horse breeding grounds and a winding network of canals, the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites are all must-visits. Here’s the full list….

1. Bagan (Myanmar)

Bagan is a sacred landscape, with an exceptional range of Buddhist art and architecture.

Bagan Heritage

2. Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies (Republic of Korea)

This site is made up of nine Neo-Confucian academies, aka ancient educational buildings.

Neo-Confucian academies

3. Writing-on-Stone (Canada)

See where The Blackfoot people left engravings and paintings on the sandstone walls of the Milk River Valley.

Milk River Valley Heritage


4. Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region (Czech Republic/Germany)

This region became the most important source of silver ore in Europe from 1460 to 1560.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

5. Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses (Czech Republic)

This royal stud farm is one of Europe’s leading horse-breeding institutions and has been since 1579.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

6. Water Management System of Augsburg (Germany)

This includes a network of canals and water towers dating from the 15th to 17th centuries.

Water Management System of Augsburg

7. Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region — (Poland)

With its underground mining structures, flint workshops and some 4,000 shafts and pits, this is unique prehistoric site.

Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region

Sarah Clayton-Lea

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