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The new inscriptions on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List are out, dampened by the sites in peril.
- Tusi sites (China)
- Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement (Denmark)
- The Par Force Hunting Landscape in North Zealand (Denmark)
- The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy (France)
- Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars (France)
- Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus (Germany)
- Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale (Italy)
- Cultural Landscape of Maymand (Islamic Republic of Iran)
- Susa (Islamic Republic of Iran)
- Necropolis of Beth She’arim—a Landmark of Jewish Revival (Israel)
- Blue and John Crow Mountains (Jamaica, it’s first)
- Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining (Japan)
- Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) (Jordan)
- Baekje Historic Areas (Republic of Korea)
- Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System (Mexico)
- Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape (Mongolia)
- Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site (Norway)
- Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
- Singapore Botanical Gardens (Singapore)
- Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape (Turkey)
- Ephesus (Turkey)
- The Forth Bridge (United Kingdom)
- San Antonio Missions (United States of America)
- Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape (Uruguay)
New to List of World Heritage in Danger, of which there are now 48:
Several other sites were extended.
I have been to most of the countries holding the new additions. Of these newly listed sites, I can only think of the Singapore Botanical Gardens as possibly having visited. I remember the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, not sure on Botanical Gardens.
As the list grows, the sites become more obscure to the general public. That can be good for the traveler, a motivation to go off the tourist trail. There are plenty I have tracked down to see a hole in the ground or a grassy hill yet had a great outing and experience of local culture on the way.