5 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Should Visit in 2021

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Dec 31,2020

The best trips, like the best love affairs, never end — and the search for more continues! The unique list of UNESCO world heritage sites was created to help with your soul search. Why search will never end until you die, this list is of great help which guides you in the direction your heart wants to head to — cultural, historical, or the natural treasures of the world.

This list of UNESCO World heritage sites today comprises over 1,000 sites across 167 countries. The UNESCO World Heritage Site list is updated at regular intervals to make sure that no beautiful site is left obscure since the inception of the idea in 1972. The people who work on the preservation of the sites updated the list recently. 

A few new World Heritage Sites were added to the list, giving a great opportunity to discover more of the beautiful world recently. This is the time you can compensate for all the aloofness and loneliness that you have had to live in due to the pandemic. In this article, we’ll talk about five new UNESCO World Heritage Sites you can visit in 2021. Let’s plan it today:

  1. Hyrcanian Forests, Iran

The Hyrcanian Forests are separated from the semi-desert areas to the east and the Caucasus to the west. The green arc of the forest extends to the Golestan Province, in Iran from Azerbaijan eastwards. The forest dates back to more than 50 million years ago and it has been a sanctuary for the diverse wildlife of Iran for many years. The ecosystem of the forest has adapted itself in such a way to support a variety of species that are significant on a global scale. To date, there are 180 species of birds including Eastern Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Semicollared Flycatcher, European Roller, and more. As many as 58 mammal species have been found to exist in the forest. So, this new UNESCO World Heritage Site has much to see & discover. 

  1. Jaipur City, India

Jaipur is one of those parts of India where “You can sing like there's nobody listening, and live like, it’s heaven on earth”! Watch through the beautifully painted rose-colored fortresses & palaces — you would know why we call this “The Pink City'' of India. Jaipur is among the recently added new UNESCO world heritage sites. It is the spectacular Mogul architecture & the city’s unique marriage of Western planning methods of the pink city that it has been listed among the UNESCO World heritage sites. 

And, there are plenty of other reasons that the committee has finally recognized the city as one of the most beautiful places to visit. When you are in Jaipur, you should never miss out on visiting the Amber Fort, the red sandstone Hawa Mahal, and the City Palace. A perfect trip is when you know everything about the place at the end and that is possible only when you have reliable people who can guide you. At Leisure, you get the freedom to choose from a multitude of exciting India vacation packages. So, don’t wait, make it happen today — “The Pink City'' is waiting for you!

  1. Bagan, Myanmar

There’s a lot more to see here in Bagan, Myanmar than what you have already seen! With more than 3,500 ancient stupas, Buddhist temples, monasteries & more — it justifies adding the name to the list of new UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Through the upper end of the plains of Bagan, the sunset view from the Lawkaoushaung Temple is something you cannot miss witnessing. And, the hot air balloon tour of the Ananda Temple for an aerial cruise over its gilded spires and buddhas is just one of the amazing things to do in Bagan. It truly gets you a magical tour of the living heritage of the city.

  1. Lake Ohrid, Albania

Lake Ohrid, Albania is one of the deepest and the most popular lakes of Albania. For a pretty long time, Lake Ohrid located in the Albania-Macedonia border has been a favorite holiday spot for a lot of tourists from around the world. The entire Lake was added to the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2019, which was done to celebrate the prehistoric animal & plant species & also the Christian ruins. However, some parts of the lake, for surviving the Ottoman architecture and Byzantine landmarks were added to the list in 1979. And, if you are visiting the area there’s much more you can explore — from the Church of St. Jovan Kaneo to the underwater excavations from the Museum on Water — everything here is magnificently magical. 

  1. Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

It is the massive 5,000-square-mile icy wonderland of glaciers over around 13% of Iceland that has made it to the list of new World Heritage Sites. The ice formation over the Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe is something that makes it unique. For the hikers, the fall & summer is the perfect time when the parkland’s trails and black sand dunes open up. And, if you are visiting this captivating place during winters — guided glacier walks, dog-sledding, and ice climbing — would be the best part of all of your Iceland vacation packages

So, these are five of the New UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Should Visit in 2021! Before you plan your Albania vacations or Myanmar vacation — make sure that you have walked through these places virtually & collected enough information. This will make you more inquisitive and you'll be excited to discover more of the place. At Leisure.com, you get this freedom to discover everything about the place & then book the vacation packages. Let’s discover the bewitching beauty of nature together!!

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