5 places that might become World Heritage Sites in 2019

UNESCO is holding a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan to find new names added to the world heritage list.

In the system of titles of UNESCO, the World Heritage is the most prestigious and oldest title. Born in 1978, the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites brings together famous names such as Yellowstone National Park in the US, Taj Mahal Temple in India, Petra Archaeological Site in Jordan, or the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. 

This year, the nomination list is divided into various categories, from natural heritage sites such as Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland to cultural heritages that combine both natural and cultural elements such as Paraty district in Brazil. The names are selected for the new 2019 world heritage list based on expert reviews. They went to the place named on the list to explore, find out what the country is doing to preserve its heritage. 

UNESCO is holding a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan to find new names added to the world heritage list. If any of these records are removed this year, they may still be listed on the nominations next year. It is expected that UNESCO will announce the final official list before July 10. While waiting for the list of new legacies to be announced next week, let us take a look at the book sites that could become a prominent world heritage voted by CNN. 


Ancient Bagan City in Myanmar:

This is the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first unified kingdom of Myanmar (from the 9th to the 13th centuries). There are more than 10,000 Buddhist temples and monasteries, of which the remains of 2,200 still exist today. 


Jodrell Bank Observatory in England:

This observatory was founded in 1945. It plays an important role in studying quasars, meteorites, pulsars, astronomical Maser physics, and engaging lenses, and participates heavily in space exploration since the beginning of the Space Age. 


Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria:

This place is considered one of the most beautiful roads in Europe with mountains, glacial lakes, waterfalls, and brilliant flower meadows. 


Sheki City in Azerbaijan:

This is an ideal tourist destination with historical sights and palaces of Sheki Khans-Khansarai - a wonderful building of Islamic architecture. Sheki also has the only place to preserve the inherent urban planning culture of medieval towns. 


Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland:

Jokulsarlon is an ice lagoon in southeast Iceland, located on the border of Vatnajokull National Park. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland and the deepest lake in Icel. 

By: Joshua Thompson

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