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UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List [Copy link] 中文

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8. Ningaloo Coast, Australia

Located on the easternmost point of the West Australian coast, the Ningaloo Coast stretches more than 200 kilometers and has the longest near-shore reefs in the world. It is home to numerous marine species, including sea turtles, and whale sharks (pictured) gather there every year.
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9. Ogasawara Islands, Japan

An archipelago of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands, the Ogasawara Islands are located some 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo. Its English name Bonin means “no people” though the islands now have a population of 2,440. They are home to a wealth of fauna, including 195 endangered bird species.
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10. Wadi Rum Protected Area, Jordan

The 74,000-hectare property, inscribed as a mixed natural and cultural site, is situated in southern Jordan, near the border with Saudi Arabia. It features a varied desert landscape consisting of a range of narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, ramps, massive landslides and caverns.
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11. Hiraizumi –Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land

The cultural property of Hiraizumi comprises five sites, including the sacred Mount Kinkeisan. Hiraizumi was the administrative center of the northern realm of Japan in the 11th and 12th centuries, and the cultural site features vestiges of ancient government offices from that time. The realm represents the pure land of Buddha that people aspire to after death and peace of mind in this life.
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12. Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

The Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley, a natural property of outstanding beauty, comprises three inter-linked relatively shallow lakes (Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita) in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya and covers a total area of 32,034 hectares. The property is home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world.
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