19 sites inscribed to UNESCO World Heritage list
During its 37th session in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed 19 sites to its World Heritage List, which includes notable destinations such as Yellowstone National Park and the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Besides prestige and tourism, inscription offers opportunities for preservation aid. Here's a look at the newly inscribed sites, including Mt. Fuji in Japan, the Medici Villas and Gardens in Italy and the town of Levuka in Fiji, that nation's first listed site.
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Levuka Historical Port Town, Fiji( Google Maps )
In the 1800s, Levuka spent about six decades as the capital of Fiji. During this period the town, located on Ovalau island, was developed by American and European settlers. Buildings from its colonial period remain today.
Other sites inscribed include:
• Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Canada
• Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian region, Poland and Ukraine
• Ancient city of Tauric Chersonese, Ukraine
• Al Zubarah archaeological site, Qatar
• Golestan Palace, Iran