Start planning a trip to these world wonders.
This past week, UNESCO updated its eclectic list of the world’s most fascinating places. Countries campaign hard to get their treasured wilderness reserves, archeological ruins, and historic sites recognized by the esteemed program. After much deliberation, the organization decides each year on new sites worthy of World Heritage status to add to its list of more than a thousand places of “outstanding universal value to humanity.”
While rolling sand dunes in southeast Iran or isolated coral reefs off the coast of Sudan prove difficult to access, the list of 21 newcomers offers plenty of opportunities to plan a trip. Here are 10 favorites for travelers:
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF PHILIPPI
WHERE: NORTHERN GREECE