Veenhuizen© Province of Drenthe on behalf of all nomination partners

34 New Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List

During the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, 34 properties were inscribed, 3 properties were extended. The new properties include 29 cultural and 5 natural sites

The session was held online and chaired by China from Fuzhou. The World Heritage Committee examined nominations submitted in 2020, as that session was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in 2021.

Cultural Sites

The Great Spa Towns of Europe, Singing Fountain and Spa Colonnade - Mariánské Lázně © Ceská centrála cestovního ruchu – CzechTourism

The Great Spa Towns of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom)

Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment), Germany, Old town of Passau with the site of the fort at the confluence of Danube and Inn from the air, © BLfD

Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment) (Austria, Germany, Slovakia)

Colonies of Benevolence (Belgium, Netherlands), Frederiksoord© Province of Drenthe on behalf of all nomination partners

Colonies of Benevolence (Belgium, Netherlands)

Sítio Roberto Burle Marx© IphanSRBM

Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (Brazil)
It is the first modern tropical garden to be inscribed on the World Heritage List. Situated west of Rio de Janeiro, the project was developed over more than 40 years by landscape architect and artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) to create a “living work of art” and a “landscape laboratory” using native plants and drawing on Modernist ideas.

Mosquées de style soudanais du nord ivoirien© OIPC

Sudanese style mosques in northern Côte d’Ivoire

Quanzhou Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China, Interior of Dacheng Palace Hall © Quanzhou maritime Silk Road World

Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China (China)

Scrovegni Chapel, Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles, interior, © Comune di Padova Settore Cultura, Turismo, Musei e Biblioteche

Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles (Italy)

Cordouan Lighthouse, The Lighthouse when the sea level is going low,, © DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Cordouan Lighthouse (France)

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, aerial view from the West, © Nikolaus Heiss

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (Germany)

Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana, bracket figures of Ramappa temple© ASI

Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana (India)

Trans-Iranian Railway, South line, Lorestan, Karun-Dorud route, Freight Train (GM Locomotive) © Hossein Javadi

Trans-Iranian Railway, Islamic Republic of Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Dutch Water Defence Lines (extension of the Defence Line of Amsterdam). Fortified town of Gorinchem© New Dutch Waterline

Dutch Water Defence Lines, inscribed as an extension to the World Heritage site of Defence Line of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex, Aerial view of the Fortified Temple, Peru, © IDARQ

Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex (Peru)

Roșia Montană Mining Landscape © Daniel Vrabioiu© Daniel Vrabioiu


The site of Roșia Montană Mining Landscape (Romania) was inscribed simultaneously on the List of World Heritage in Danger, pending the removal of threats to its integrity posed by possible mining activities.

Cultural Rock Arts in Himā Najrān © SCTH

Ḥimā Cultural Area (Saudi Arabia)

Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences , Royal Astronomical Observatory© Ayuntamiento de Madrid

Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences (Spain)

Arslantepe Mound, Overview of Arslantepe mound in the Orduzu plain, Turkey © MAIAO

Arslantepe Mound (Turkey)

The work of engineer Eladio Dieste Church of Atlántida, inside of the bell tower © CPCN, Getty Foundation

The work of engineer Eladio Dieste: Church of Atlántida (Uruguay)

Sculpture‘Momia Guardiana’, Caleta Camarones, Chile.© Regional Program for Protection of the Chinchorro Sites.

Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region (Chile)

Nice, capital of Riviera tourism,© Ville de Nice

Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera (France)

Worms Synagogue Compound, Community Centre Synagogue© Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe

ShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (Germany)

Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment), Germany, Old town of Passau with the site of the fort at the confluence of Danube and Inn from the air, © BLfD

Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Lower German Limes, (Germany, Netherlands)

Dholavira a Harappan City (India)Nort,h gate© ASI

Dholavira: a Harappan City (India)

Petroglyphs of the cape Peri Nos II, III. Photo of the petroglyphs© Republic centre for the state protection of cultural heritage of the Republic of Karelia

Petroglyphs of Lake Onega and the White Sea (Russian Federation)

Portico del Pavaglione© LINKS Foundation

The Porticoes of Bologna (Italy)

Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan© Sannai Maruyama Jomon Culture Center

Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan

As-Salt city, Jordan,, © TURATH Architecture and Urban Design Consultants

As-Salt – The Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality (Jordan)

HawramanUramanat Takht Village in Kurdistan© Hamid Binaei Faa

Cultural Landscape of Hawraman/Uramanat
(Islamic Republic of Iran)

Sluice Gate© Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana

The works of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana – Human Centred Urban Design (Slovenia)

Dinorwig Slate Quarry Mountain Landscape© Crown copyright RCAHMW

The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales (UK)

Franciscan Ensemble of the Monastery and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tlaxcala (extension of the Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl)© J.GUADALUPE PEREZ

The Franciscan Ensemble of the Monastery and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tlaxcala was inscribed as an extension of the World Heritage property of Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl (Mexico)

Natural Sites

Mangrove forest (Nakama River, Iriomote Is.)© MOEJ

Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, Northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (Japan)

Kolkheti National Park. Churia district visitor center and bird-watching tower.© Agency of Protected Areas

Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands (Georgia)

Giant squirrel, 4.	Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (Thailand)© Sunee Sakseau

Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (Thailand)

Ivindo National Park© Lee White

Ivindo National Park (Gabon)

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (extension 2021). Massane split beech.© RNN Forêt de la Massane

Extension to Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (in Bosnia Herzegovina, Czechia, France, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland)

More Milestones

Salonga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger, as the Committee recognized sufficient improvements in the state of conservation.

The World Heritage Committee also took the exceptional and rare decision to delete Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (UK) from the World Heritage List due to the irreversible loss of the attributes for which it had been inscribed.

Now, the total number of sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage is 1154.The 45th session of the World Heritage Committee will take place in Kazan (Russian Federation) from 19- 30 June 2022, under the chair of Alexander Kuznetsov.

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15 thoughts on “34 New Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List

  1. Very good post. Highly informative for travellers who want to visit these 34 new sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Nicely written and keep up the good work.

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  2. It is great to see all these wonders make it to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. All of them are unique in their own right. Especially proud to see two more great Indian sites making it to the list. We have so many gems and each of them deserves similar recognition.

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  3. These are some of the sites that should have been on UNESCO Heritage Site list already. Great to know that they are now added. Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex (Peru) looks amazing and so is Padua’s fresco.

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  4. This is so good to know. Some of the places in Europe are so picture perfect you feel like looking at them all the time. Great that they are now part of UNESCO heritage site

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  5. Wow Ambica, these places are so so beautiful. A trip to Telangana is surely in my bucket list. Spectacular images and sceneries. Thanks for educating us through this post

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