ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has registered Ethiopia's Bale Mountains National Park as a world heritage site. The park, founded in 1962, is home to lakes, wetlands, and volcanic remains with spectacular landscapes, making it one of the ideal tourist destinations, according to the Ethiopian Ministry of Tourism. The Bale Mountains National Park is the second Ethiopian tourist attraction site to be granted a world heritage status at the ongoing extended 45th session of the World Heritage Committee. On Sunday, UNESCO registered Ethiopia's Gedeo Cultural Landscape as a world heritage. The Ethiopian government said the registration of the two sites as world heritages by UNESCO is expected to help strengthen Ethiopia's tourism development efforts.
Source: Ethiopian News September 18, 2023 17:34 UTC