UPDATE on the World Heritage Committee’s Decisions!

The World Heritage Committee inscribed 27 new sites to the World Heritage List –> 19 new cultural sites and 8 new natural sites. Extensions to sites already on the List were also added during the session.
New cultural sites inscribed during the 32nd session:
 Preah Vihear Temple (Cambodia)
 Fujian Tulou (China) (PICTURED ABOVE)
 Stari Grad Plain (Croatia)
 Historic Centre of Camagüey (Cuba)
 Fortifications of Vauban (France)

 Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (Germany)
 Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran (Iran)
 Baha’i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee (Israel)
 Mantua and Sabbioneta (Italy)
 The Mijikenda Kaya Forests (Kenya)
 Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca (Malaysia)
 Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco (Mexico)
 Le Morne Cultural Landscape (Mauritius)
 Kuk Early Agricultural Site (Papua New Guinea)
 San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano (San Marino)
 Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih) (Saudi Arabia)
 The Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area (Slovakia)
 Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Cultural Landscape (Switzerland and Italy)
 Chief Roi Mata’s Domain (Vanuatu)

Natural properties inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the 32nd session:
 Joggins Fossil Cliffs (Canada)
 Mount Sanqingshan National Park (China)
 Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems (France)
 Surtsey (Iceland)
 Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
 Monarch Butterfly biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
 Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Switzerland)
 Socotra Archipelago (Yemen)

Extensions added onto properties already on the World Heritage List:
 Historic centres of Berat and Gjirokastra (Albania)
 Mountain Railways of India Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain The Antonine Wall (United Kingdom)

Take a look at the UNESCO article!

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