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Sunday, July 13, 2008
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UNESCO creates 27 new World Heritage Sites. And I haven't been to any of them......

New cultural sites inscribed during the 32nd session:

* Preah Vihear Temple (Cambodia)
* Fujian Tulou (China)
* Stari Grad Plain (Croatia)
* Historic Centre of Camagüey (Cuba)
* Fortifications of Vauban (France)
* Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (Germany)
* Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran (Iran)
* Baha’i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee (Israel)
* Mantua and Sabbioneta (Italy)
* The Mijikenda Kaya Forests (Kenya)
* Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca (Malaysia)
* Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco (Mexico)
* Le Morne Cultural Landscape (Mauritius)
* Kuk Early Agricultural Site (Papua New Guinea)
* San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano (San Marino)
* Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih) (Saudi Arabia)
* The Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area (Slovakia)
* Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Cultural Landscape (Switzerland and Italy)
* Chief Roi Mata's Domain (Vanuatu)

Natural properties inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the 32nd session:

* Joggins Fossil Cliffs (Canada)
* Mount Sanqingshan National Park (China)
* Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems (France)
* Surtsey (Iceland)
* Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
* Monarch Butterfly biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
* Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Switzerland)
* Socotra Archipelago (Yemen)
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