New UNESCO World Heritage sites you should add to your itinerary

By: ET Online
Sep 29, 2023

Koh Ker, Cambodia

Capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 to 944 CE

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Tak’alik Ab’aj, Guatemala

Birthplace of Mayan culture

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Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

Spectacularly diverse landscape

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Jericho, West Bank

One of the world’s oldest continually inhabited settlements

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Tea Forests, Jingmai Mountain, Pu’er, China

Cultural landscape developed over a thousand years by the Blang and Dai peoples following practices that began in the 10th century

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Gaya Tumuli, Korea

Archaeological cemetery sites with burial mounds attributed to the Gaya Confederacy

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Santiniketan, India

Established in rural West Bengal in 1901 by the renowned poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore

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Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor

The Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor is a key section of the Silk Roads in Central Asia that connects Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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Persian Caravanserai, Iran

Caravanserais were roadside inns, providing shelter, food and water for caravans, pilgrims and other travellers

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Viking-Age Ring Fortresses, Denmark

Five archaeological sites comprise a system of monumental ring-shaped fortresses sharing a uniform geometric design constructed between about 970 and 980 CE

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Žatec & Landscape of Saaz Hops, Czechia

Living tradition of cultivating and trading the world’s most renowned hop variety, used in beer production around the globe

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars

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Maison Carrée of Nîmes, France

Erected in the 1st century CE in the Roman colony of Nemausus, the Maison Carrée is an early example of a Roman temple associated with imperial worship

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Talayotic Menorca, Spain

The materials, forms and locations of structures date from the Bronze Age (1600 BCE) to the Late Iron Age (123 BCE)

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