Museums to religious locations, natural landscapes to old monuments. All these sites have been popular worldwide for the rich cultural history they carry. They are popularly referred to as world heritage sites. However; the most common question people have is what e actor encompasses world heritage? How does a certain museum or a certain monument gain the tag of world heritage? The most common phrase associated with world heritage sites is that they are the best places to exist in this entire world.
If there is anything common between all the world heritage sites, it is that they all share a rich history whether cultural or otherwise. They have to be unique in the sense that they should be irreplaceable. They should not share any resemblance with any other place in the world. When people cost these places, they should get a rare feeling and feel that they will never be able to witness such beauty and such an atmosphere in any other part of the world other than that particular site.
Main determinants of world heritage:-
The most important factors that are considered to be the main determinants of world heritage are as follows.
- First and foremost, they should be able to attract a huge amount of tourists so that the site can bring more tourist income to the country.
- They should be able to bring prestige and pride to the country they are located in.
- They should have popularity among the public which can be done through generating public awareness about the same.
- The site should be clean and maintained well. They should give off an impression like they are irreplaceable.
- They should also have a rich history and a rich cultural background.
When it comes to selecting a world heritage site, it should not be regarded as a competition. It is rather, a way to bring more happiness and more warmth to the world and its people. These places are given the tag of world heritage so that people can come to visit them and be at peace from within. It is well known that travelling relieves one’s soul of all the tensions they are preoccupied with. It brings them relief, peace, and happiness from within. No wonder so many people like to wander under the shining city lights or be lost for a while in the wilderness of the forest.
Assigning a place as the world heritage site also means that the country must do what is required to protect and maintain the site at all costs. They must take care of the site and ensure its well being at the same time even when damages are incurred through natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, cyclones, and the like or man-made disasters such as fire, pollution, war, and the like. World heritage sites are given the term for the beauty and the irreplaceable nature they own. They are rare and precious. Hence, they must be protected at all costs.