UNESCO Adds 9 New World Heritage Destinations, Here’s the List

The island of Bali in Indonesia is included in the list of the 30 most popular UNESCO world heritage sites based on calculations from the Design Bundles.

Citing Forbes, the digital design firm combined information from UNESCO and Instagram to see what world heritage sites were the most popular on social media platforms in 2021.

Design Bundles analyzed the 145 most frequently tagged sites on Instagram this year and ranked them in order of upload. This was reported by Antara, Sunday (21/11).

The top 10 positions are fully claimed by cultural sites such as Kyiv, the historic centers of Florence and Prague, Budapest, Brasilia, and the historic center of Saint Petersburg and Quito.

In addition, Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular nature sites and locations in America with 4.6 million uploads. According to UNESCO, Italy has the highest number of World Heritage sites (58), followed by China (56) and Germany (51).

The 30 most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites according to Instagram users:

  1. Historical Center of Rome: 61,244,436
  2. Rio de Janeiro: 45,039.569
  3. Venice: 25,755,922
  4. Kyiv: 21,914,502
  5. 5.Florence Historical Center: 21,516,815
  6. Prague Historical Center: 17,731,077
  7. Budapest: 14,665,910
  8. Brasilia: 13,277,931
  9. Saint Petersburg Historical Center: 11,987,336
  10. Quito City: 9,854,551
  11. Edinburgh Old and New Town: 9,779,579
  12. Lyon Historic Site: 9,400,931
  13. Verona City: 5,661,681
  14. Rebate: 4,629,743
  15. Yosemite National Park: 4,611,905
  16. Grand Canyon National Park: 4,021,300
  17. Old Havana: 4,017,138
  18. Balinese Cultural Landscape: 3,985,530
  19. Notre Dame Cathedral: 3,787,550
  20. Antoni Gaudí’s work: 3,451,098
  21. Luxembourg City: 3,450,869
  22. Salzburg Historical Center: 3,195,863
  23. Göreme National Park: 3,009,297
  24. Canadian Rockies Park: 2,996,880
  25. Yellowstone National Park: 2,832,668
  26. Antigua Guatemala: 2,765,980
  27. Dubrovnik Old Town: 2,637,398
  28. Dorset and East Devon Coast: 2,629,228
  29. Dolomite: 2,532,349
  30. Jungfrau-Aletsch Swiss Alps 2,261,394.