The new list will have you booking a flight, stat.
Obtaining the status of a UNESCO world heritage site has long been a badge of pride to cities, towns, and attractions around the world.
From the banks of the river Seine to the temples of Palmyra, cultural heritage organization UNESCO has designated places all over the world that serve as monuments to important architectural, natural and historical moments throughout history. Each site must meet rigorous requirements and follow strict guidelines for preservation.
The organization announced this summer that it has added 21 new sites to its list. The new world heritage sites range from a tiny, sacred Shinto island in Japan, to a national park in Argentina, to a cathedral in Russia. Some date from the Ice Age while others are a few hundred years old.
All of the places on the list are remarkable for their cultural significance and natural beauty. I think our bucket list just got a lot longer.