At the 37th Session of the UNESCO meeting held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 19 new sites were added to the World Heritage list for 2013.   China and Italy took top honors with the most new sites at each, Xinjiang Tianshan and Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces in China, Mount Etna and Medici Villas and Gardens in Italy. 

Exciting news for Qatar and Fiji, both adding their first UNESCO sites Al Zubarah Archaeological Site and Levuka Historical Port Town respectively.

The UNESCO World Heritage list features 981 sites from over 160 countries.  The list numbers 759 cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties.


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