Since 1976, UNESCO World Heritage sites have been recognized as places of unmatched splendor, of incredible human triumph, and of rich cultural value. They aren't just pretty to look at; they are geographical treasures beyond compare. To be named a UNESCO World Heritage site, a place must achieve two things: It's got to meet at least one of these ten criteria, and it's got to be of "outstanding universal value." That value might be cultural or it might be natural, but it's got to be jaw-dropping. These are the 20 new UNESCO sites adopted in 2018.
2018 UNESCO Cultural Sites
2018 UNESCO Natural and Mixed Sites
What Else Is Worth World Heritage Status? Pizza, Obvi.
Written by Reuben Westmaas August 1, 2018
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