In recent years, UNESCO has expanded the catalog to include more examples of traditional cultures around the world. It includes fascinating and remarkable places, recommended to be visited in 2017.
Iguazu National Park (Brazil-Argentina border)
Iguazu National Park is located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, where the Iguazu River flows into majestic waterfalls, shrouded in the mist of the forest landscape.
The Peace Churches of Jawor and Świdnica (Poland)
The Peace Churches of Jawor and Świdnica are the largest wooden worship centers in Europe, built in the mid-17th century.
Al Hijr (Saudi Arabia)
Al Hijr represents the non-Athenian civilization, which thrived in the pre-Islamic period from the second and third centuries BC.
Antequera Dolmens Site (Spain)Antequera Dolmens (3 BC) in southern Spain offers five monuments from the Neolithic and Bronze Age. This site was listed on the World Heritage List in 2016.
Historical villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (Japan)
Traditional villages have survived in a distant mountainous region of Japan. The Gassho style houses are situated in an environment that has been adapted over the centuries.
Mayan Site in Copan (Honduras)
The spectacular ruins of Copan evoke the grandeur and mystery of the Mayan Empire, with its pyramids and hieroglyphs.
Old Town of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
The old town of Dubrovnik, located on the Croatian coast of Dalmatia, houses examples of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)
Ha Long Bay, located 165 kilometers from the capital of Hanoi, includes 2,000 islands that rise from the turquoise waters of Tonkin Bay.
Blue Mountains and John Crow (Jamaica)
This forested mountainous region of Jamaica is known not only for its natural beauty and biodiversity, but also for serving as a refuge for the Tainos servants and later for the liberated Africans.
Valley of the Great Rift (Kenya)
Kenyan Lakes in the Great Rift Valley are populated by flamingos, pelicans, black rhinos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and wild dogs. Efficient management of this area ensures that the site remains on the World Heritage List.