Heritage Sites, Historical Sites, UNESCO

Visit These 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2019

By Jillian on December 3, 2019 0 Comments

This year, the title of a world heritage site given by UNESCO to new uncommon places you may never hear before. This title is given based on an assessment of the cultural, historical, and scientific value of a place. The meeting that was held by UNESCO in Azerbaijan established several new places from around the world as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Let’s see the review!

1. Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

This national park consists of rivers, glaciers, and mountains consisting of 10 active mountains. In fact, the glaciers in this national park are the largest in Europe! UNESCO inaugurated the Vatnajökull National Park as a world heritage site on 5 July 2019.

2. Sheki Historical Center and Khan Palace, Azerbaijan

This historic center is located at the foot of the Caucasus mountains and is divided into two by the Gurjana river. In the east, there is the Khan Palace, which was once the home of King Sheki Khan and his descendants. The palace building, which was built in the 18th century, is decorated by luxurious motifs and glass decorations that make it look even more majestic.

3. Áísínai’pi, Alberta, Canada

Áísínai’pi in English means writing-on-stone or writing on stone. Local people have created petroglyphs and pictographs, which are the art of painting on a stone for thousands of years. Not an ordinary painting, petroglyphs, and pictographs in this Áísínai’pi contain sacred meanings from past community life.

4. Plain of Jars, Xiengkhuang, Laos

Plain of Jars, or urn plains, are archaeological sites consisting of thousands of stones shaped like jars. These rocks have something to do with the burial process in the iron age that occurred in the 500th century BC to 500 AD

As the most important prehistoric site in Southeast Asia, many historians and researchers visit this place.

5. Migration Bird Sanctuary, China

As the name implies, this place is the center of the East Asian and Australian flight migration route. Not only birds but in this place, there are also hundreds of species of marine animals. In this place, there are too many species of endangered birds. Many birds gather here because of the availability of abundant food sources.

6. Jaipur City, Rajasthan, India

Jaipur is the center of the city, as well as the largest city in Rajasthan. The city is also known as the pink city, because of the many pink buildings here.

You can visit many tourist destinations in Jaipur. Including the Amber Fort, or yellow fort, which was the first world heritage site by UNESCO. There is also City Palace, a kingdom that was once the residence of a king in Jaipur that is thick with typical Indian decorations.

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