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Rio de Janeiro was declared UNESCO world natural heritage

UNESCO Heritage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The great Jessus statue

Landscape of Rio de Janeiro was declared UNESCO world natural heritage. Cidade Maravilhosa, as sometimes called, Rio de Janeiro has many natural treasures, together, making it a unique destination: the only urban forest (Tijuca National Park), two of the world's most famous beaches (Copacabana and Ipanema), such as the Guanabara Bay, one of the most photographed and recognizable places on earth.

Rio de Janeiro, UNESCO natural heritage

At the end of June 2012, UNESCO declared the Rio de Janeiro World Heritage monument because of its natural wealth.

Rio de Janeiro is distinguished by its urban forest located in the heart of the city, through mountain peaks the sandy beaches, where tourists come from around the world. The city's Botanical Gardens have 200 years old. The most popular beach town located in Copacabana Bay is considered a defining factor for urban lifestyle where people spend time outdoors. Cultural activities beach is part of the style of the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro.

Another advantage is the city's artistic creations. Rio de Janeiro also inspired many musicians, planners and landscapers. The most famous piece of music, "The Girl from Ipanema" is a good example.

Rio de Janeiro is dominated by the Cristo Redentor statue, ranked as the world's largest statue in the Art Deco style. Along with the natural landscape, the statue is a symbol of the city.

Spectacular panoramas of the city are in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most recommended destinations for paragliding. Those who want to try this sport start from the mountain floating over the city and lands on the beach. Flying in tandem, allow, paragliding to be tried even by those who have no experience in this regard. Another way to see the city from above is to take a helicopter tour.

For professional photographers, in the coming years will be hold in Rio important events. In 2014, Rio is to host the World Cup and in 2016, the city will host the Summer Olympics. Although it is a holiday destination, considered insecure, and tour operators advising tourists not to venture alone in disreputable areas of Rio, the city remains one of the most beautiful destinations in South America.

Other destinations chosen by UNESCO

Besides Rio de Janeiro, UNESCO chose seven new locations in the world as World Heritage. Three of them are natural heritage and other four are cultural heritage. These are: Hälsingland in Sweden, Neolithic site Çatalhöyük in Turkey, Lake Ounianga Sahara, Sangha Trinational in Cameroon, Africa, Chengjiang site in China, Western Ghats Mountains of China, and Wallonia mines in Belgium. Thus, a total of eight new destinations UNESCO declared World Heritage, with special cultural or natural value.