Visit UNESCO's newest natural wonders
Posted on Tuesday 07 December 2010
in World heritage
The United Nations' Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List is a carefully-edited collection of locations around the world that provide "universal value to humanity," according to Forbes. After recent work by conservation experts, the news source has revealed a selection of the newest natural wonders for tourists to see.
Indian travelers heading to Eastern China may want to visit Mount Sanqingshan National Park in Jiangxi. This is not a typical tourist destination, which makes it a great spot to see largely undisturbed land. There are walking trails suspended above granite rock formations, which provide fantastic views of the land, to avoid any impact from foot traffic.
In the southwest Pacific, the French region of New Caledonia is home to beautiful lagoons. UNESCO chose this site for its clear, turquoise waters, soft sands and, most importantly, its diverse reef ecosystems, which rival Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Indians can plan romantic getaways to this scenic locale and nature travelers can explore the lagoons' extensive plant and marine life.
Ecotourism finds its ultimate destination in the remote island of Socotra. It is a sanctuary for unique animals, a large portion of which can only be found on the Yemeni archipelago.
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