Every Year UNESCO surveys and after so much of work it announces the World Heritage List. These locations are decided on the basis their historical, cultural importance. These world heritage sites stand tall for centuries just to give the present and future generations an essence of their culture. These iconic structures are a perfect example of excellent craftsmanship and great architecture. Here is the list of the newest wonders of world.
University of Coimbra- Alta and Sofia, Portugal
Did your professor ever scold you? Do you think that your professors are strict? If your answer is yes then do visit this amazing University. This University built in 1290 once had its own court for law and prison for its students. University of Coimbra is among one of the oldest university still in operation. This premier institution gave rise to many great personalities and it served for more than 700 years. It comprises of many historic monuments like many ancient colleges, Santa Cruz’s Cathedral made in 12th century and Royal Palace of Alcacova.
Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China
Hani in southern Yunan is mainly famous for their sophisticated technology to harvest mountain water. For more than 1,300 years these people are using mountain water by channeling it to their terraces. The main use of terrace is for the production of staple crop and rice using cattle. This is considered to be a unique farming system which uses mountain water to harvest the crops and utilize for daily usage.
Namib Sand Sea, Namibia
Namib Sand Sea is the oldest desert stretching its legs to 1,200 miles and covering a vast area of around 10 million acres in whole world. This buffer zone is completely free from human inhabitation. If you ever want to experience real desert storm then Namib Sand Sea is the best destination to watch desert storm. This storm consists of dense fog and high speed sand storms. The dense fog can be easily seen for half of the year and gives you a scene of a hill station.
Hill Forts of Rajasthan, India
India is always a “Land of Kings” with Rajput princes ruling the whole empire from 8th to 18th century. During their dynasty a lot of beautiful pieces of architecture were built. The Hill Forts of Rajasthan were built in the foot of Aravalli Mountains. The major advantage these forts had were the natural defense system and strategy. Guarded by around 12 miles long walls, these forts are surrounded by deserts, hill and rivers. These defense areas for many centuries protected buildings, temples and palaces.
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Fuji is the most famous icon in whole Japan. Mount Fuji is an active snow covered volcano. For decades this place has been a spiritual pilgrimage for the Buddhists and general public. The natural beauty of this amazing place also attracts artists from all over the country, to capture the true essence of this ecstatic active volcano.
Bergpark Wilhelmshohe, Kassel, Germany
Built by a Persian Ruler, Bergpark is an amazing water park spread over 590 acre area. Constructed in 1696, the hill top has a 27 foot tall Hercules’s copper statue. The amazing thing about this park is that it was completed in more than 150 years. The Baroque water theater in this park uses Hydro-pneumatic network to have a non-stop supply to every art piece including fountains. The waterfalls, lake, ponds and wild rapids create a perfect blend to give you an amazing, dramatic getaway. From the hilltop, the Grand Cascade spills directly on the steps from more than 1,150 feet.
Summary:What was the last time you updated your knowledge about wonders of world? If the answer is “Not recently”, then have a look at these amazing newest wonders of world chosen by UNESCO.