Travel obscure objects Heritage
• Travel obscure objects Heritage
In 1972, UNESCO adopted the Convention of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. To date, the World Heritage List - 1007 objects. Many of them are known to the whole world. However, there are objects of which, you may not have even heard of. But their story is no less interesting.
The Škocjan Caves, Slovenia. The system of underground tunnels and halls stretches almost 6 kilometers. Caves formed by the waters of the river with the unpretentious name of river. The Škocjan Caves is the largest grotto in Europe, 120 meters wide and 300 meters long.
40 km long fjord of Ilulissat is filled with icebergs that slide with a width of 5 km glacier Sermeq Kudzhallek. Drifting ice blocks are distinguished by the variety of shapes and sizes. Moving icebergs unusual sounds that can be heard several kilometers away. In the sun, icebergs shimmer variety of shades of blue and white, creating incredible beauty of surreal.
Mountain Reserve area of 1300 square meters. km. It is located in the north of the Japanese island of Honshu. On its territory grow maple, pine and pine forests, as well as the only one in East Asia substantial body of primeval beech forests. 169, 7 sq. km. territory declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.
group lakes in the north-eastern Chad consists of 18 interconnected lakes total area of about 20 sq. km. The researchers suggest that the lakes are remnants of a larger size of the lake, which existed in the "wet" Age-Saharan Africa, which ended about 5,500 years ago.
In Alaska, on the border of Canada and the United States, located parks system. In this area there are glaciers, which represent the largest accumulation of ice outside the polar regions, as well as the highest and most massive mountain in Canada.
Socotra, Yemen. An archipelago in the Indian Ocean consisting of four islands and two rocks, is considered one of the most isolated in the world archipelago of continental origin.
Reunion, France. The island belongs to France, located in the Indian Ocean, 800 kilometers off the east coast of Madagascar. On an area of 2500 sq. km. located virgin forests, picturesque lagoons, tropical vegetation and an active volcano Piton de la Fournaise.
te wahipounamu. Area to the south-west coast of New Zealand's South Island includes just four national parks. The region presents some of the modern representatives of the original flora and fauna of the ancient Gondwana supercontinent that existed 750-530 million years ago.
Ningaloo, Australia. Coral reef in the Indian Ocean off the northwest coast of Australia stretches for 300 km. He is the only large reef located so close to the coast, in the distance, just 100 meters from the 7 km.
Aldabra, Seychelles. This is the second in the world in terms of the atoll after Christmas Island. Its length is 34 km. and width 14 is 5 km. It is home to a unique population of giant tortoises.
Jiuzhaigou, China. Natural reserve in northern Sichuan province consists of three valleys. A place renowned for its cascading waterfalls, picturesque lakes and live here rare species of flora and fauna.