New listed World Heritage site

The 34 session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia since 25 July has decided to include 5 new natural site into their newly revised World Heritage List. For those nature and wilderness lover, you might consider to see the world beautiful natural site.

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The new natural sites are:

  • China Danxia (China)

When you mention China Danxia(red rays of the sun), it is refer to a series of distinctive petrographic gromorphology that is in China. Another unique characteristic is the colour; red colour ” Red Stone Park of China”.

China Danxia consist of 6 mountains: Mountain Langshan and Mountain Wanfoshan (Hunan Province), Mountain Danxiashan (Guandong Province),Taining and Guanzhoushan(Fujian Province), Mountain Longhushan and Guifeng (Jaingxi Province),Mountain Chishui (Guizhou Province),Fangyan and Mountain Jianglangshan(Zhejiang Province).

Danxia Mountain is well known is China for many years. In fact, it has been selected since 1988 as National Scenic Spot, National Natural Protection Zone for Geology and Geomorphology in China, AAAA level National Tourist spot,National Geological Park of China and in 2010, China Danxia is chosen by UNESCO to be included in the World Heritage List.

China Danxia is located in Renhua Country, Shaoguan City of Guangdong Province. Till these day, although there are a lot of places in the world which has the same landform as Danxia, Danxia Mountain has the most magnificent scenery,rare,wild,unique character and is one of the richest landform in the world.

The Danxia Mountain is covered by tranquil, green, lust forest for all the days in a year, surrounded with Jinjiang river which the water flow like wine flew out of the forest. In China Danxia, you can view the incredible wonder of different unique shape of mountains (castle,pagodas etc),unique caves, nature build bridges in different sizes, beautiful valleys, cliffs, masterpiece stones

  • Pitons, Cirques and Remparts of Reunion Island (France)

Reunion Island is located in the south west of Indian Ocean with Mauritius as the closest neighbours (200 km) and Madagascar (800 km). This Reunion Island still has the presence of one of the critical stages of the Earth History, which are the Pitons, Cirque and Rempart of Reunion Island.

The Reunion is more than 3 millions years old, but currently occupy by human for just lesser than 4 centuries. Reunion is an island in France with mixed races; Africa, France and India. Reunion Island is an island not only full of richness of the remaining of Earth History, but also is a home of many species of threatened flora and fauna. 

Travelling in Reunion Island, you can view one of the most accessible active volcanoes in the world; Piton de la Fournaise, and the spectacular canyon of the Riviere des Remparts and the famous the Cirque de Salazie, the Cirque de Cilaos and the Cirque de Mafate.

  • Phoenix Islands Protected Area (Kiribati)

Phoenix Island Protected Area is the must to go places for marine lover. It is the world largest marine protected area with natural breathtaking tranquil scenery with surrounding blue lagoon, colourful coral island, completed with beautiful white sand. It is a place of calmness and peacefulness. It is a true beauty.

Phoenix Island is part of Kiribati, which located between Fiji and Hawaii. Phoenix Island is the home underwater mountain, home for more than 120 coral species and home for more than 500 species of fish that can only be seen in Phoenix Island. You can also spot the rare giant clam communities during your diving

However beautiful as it is, Phoenix island used to be threatened by overfishing (especially fishing for shark fin), climate change (which effected the coral and some of the species). Now as Phoenix also enter the world heritage list and get attention of conservative, it will be protected further to recover the diversity of coral and marine life in Phoenix Island.

  • Putorana Plateau (Russian Federation)

Putorana Plateau is a large basaltic plateau  located in Seberia, situated around 100 m north of Arctic circle. There are still limited Human activity in Putorana Plateau as it is quite isolated.In the Plateau, there are subarctic and arctic ecosystems such as forest tundra, pristine taiga, tundra etc. On top of that, Putorana Plateau has also spectacular lake landscape, mountains, canyon, river systems and some of the most powerful and impressive waterfalls in Russia. However all this amazing view is only possible to be reached by helicopter. If you are into wilderness, Putorana Plateau is a sit that is worth to visit

There are also many endangered animals living in Putorana Plateau; the artic falcon, white tailed eagle. And also more than 1000 species of flora can be found in Putorana Plateau

  • Central Highlands of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

The central highlands of Sri lanka is a home for many range of rare and extraordinary animals such as Sri Lanka Leopard, Hawaii Monk, western purple faced langue, Horton Plains slender loris and rare flora. As it also link to Pacific Ocean, central highland also consist of ecosystem that is dominantly consist of sharks 

There are rare human activities happening in the area yet.

The central Highlands of Sri Lanka is also well known for its famous tea; Ceylon tea. If you do visit Central Highland, remember to buy the high quality ceylon tea in the tea estate.

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