From Budj Bim to Lloydian architecture, find out everything about the new historical and cultural attractions which have been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world.
♛ Australia – Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
In Southwest Victoria along the Great Ocean Road in Australia lies this greenland carrying 6,600 years of aquaculture history. Australia tourism, without a doubt, is focussed on developing Budj Bim as one of the main attractions in the near future.
♛ France – French Austral Land and Seas
The significance of French archipelagos extends beyond its incredible travel offers and snow-covered islands. This incredibly preserved biological reserve is home to the most number of King Penguins and Yellow-nosed Albatrosses.
♛ Iceland – Vatnajokull National Park
Vatnajokull, the land of snow and ice, is Icelandic wilderness that would make up for a perfect hiking getaway. UNESCO however, is allured by the serendipitous formation of this wonderland mostly by the eruptions of its famous active volcanoes, Grimsvotn and Oraefajokull.
♛ The United States – The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
The noteworthy impact of Frank Lloyd’s architecture on European modern architecture cannot be understated, says UNESCO. Eight of his world-famous architectural masterpieces across the United States including Fallingwater in Pensylvania and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York have earned recognition from UNESCO.
♛ Italy – The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene
Venice, apart from its floating buildings, has an incredible stretch of steppes cultivated over many centuries. This farmland is also where the famous Prosecco sparkling wine is produced. On an exclusive vineyard tour to this place, expect to unwrap this offbeat attraction.
♛ Spain – Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria
Risco Caido, situated in the stupendous hilly terrains of Gran Canaria, is already hitting headlines with the research-based legends confirming the footprints of early Spanish inhabitation. Now with this recognition, the attention has only grown manifold.
♛ Korea – Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies
Just the outlook of Seowon, Neo-Confucian academies is proof that Koreans are rather deeply connected with their insatiable desire to learn. For history, cultural background and bountiful nature scenes to fortify everything else, its Seowon is where you go!
♛ Portugal – Palace of Mafra
A library with 36,000 volumes of books means that one can never get enough of Portugal’s history and literature and we can’t even get started on the wealth of power that’s characteristic to Portuguese emperors.
♛ Russia – Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture
If there’s an essential symbol of Russia that captures and tells tales on its architectural evolution over 500 years, it has to be the Pskov churches. Totally serendipitous is its paradisiacal setting over river Velikaya, if not manifested as a result of a fairytale!
♛ Brazil – Paraty and Ilha Grande — Culture and Biodiversity
Stretching across portions of Brazil rainforests and seaside towns, Paraty and Ilha Grande in Rio de Janeiro is another addition to the list. The increasing awareness about the endangered Brazilian wildlife could be the first step towards its preservation.
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