Newest Wonders of the World

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Courtesy of UNESCO

These fascinating man-made and natural wonders are the latest to make it onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

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Although elaborate Golestan Palace was originally built in the 15th century, it was the ruling Qajar family who made it the seat of government about 300 years later, adding its most characteristic features. What’s left of the palace complex—the oldest monument in Tehran—is composed of eight main palaces surrounding lush gardens. Reza Shah destroyed much of it between 1925 and 1945 to make room for large, 1950s-era commercial buildings.

Newest Wonders of the World

Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Although elaborate Golestan Palace was originally built in the 15th century, it was the ruling Qajar family who made it the seat of government about 300 years later, adding its most characteristic features. What’s left of the palace complex—the oldest monument in Tehran—is composed of eight main palaces surrounding lush gardens. Reza Shah destroyed much of it between 1925 and 1945 to make room for large, 1950s-era commercial buildings.

Courtesy of UNESCO
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