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Full list of new UNESCO World Heritage sites for 2019
« on: July 31, 2019, 06:39:54 PM »
Get ready to add to that bucket list as 29 new UNESCO World Heritage sites have been unveiled for 2019!

The World Heritage Committee met this month to determine which cultural landmarks and natural phenomenons should be added to the official list.

There's good news for Brits as this year a UK landmark has made the list; the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire .
It becomes the 32nd of the UK's World Heritage Sites , joining the likes of Stonehenge and Blenheim Palace.According to the World Heritage Committee, Jodrell is "one of the world's leading radio astronomy observatories", and has made the list of cultural sites thanks to its contributions to astronomical research.

Meanwhile, there are some pretty spectacular sites from across Europe which also made the cut.
For example, the breathtaking Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland has made the list for its "dynamic nature of fire and ice" (there's definitely a Game of Thrones joke somewhere), while the picture perfect green hills and towering mountains in Italy's Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene is sure to be a hit with hikers and ramblers.

 Portugal saw two cultural sites being added to the list; the Royal Building of Mafra and the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, both offering up ornate architecture and heaps of history.

For those who like to travel a little further afield, highlights include the beautiful pink city of Jaipur in India , while Iran's Hyrcanian Forests are sure to be a hit with intrepid explorers.
Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites of Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso
Archaeological ruins of Liangzhu City, China
Babylon, Iraq
Bagan, Myanmar
Budj Bim cultural landscape, Australia
Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture, Russia
Dilmun Burial Mounds, Bahrain
Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region, Czechia and Germany
French Austral Lands and Seas, France
Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan's Palace, Azerbaijan
Hyrcanian Forests, Iran
Jaipur City, India
Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK
Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region, Poland
Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem, Czechia
Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, Italy
Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I), China
Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan, Japan
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto, Indonesia
Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity, Brazil
Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape, Spain
Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada), Portugal
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, Portugal
Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies, Republic of Korea
The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, The USA
Vatnajökull National Park - dynamic nature of fire and ice, Iceland
Water Management System of Augsburg, Germany
Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi, Canada