UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and spread across the planet, there are sites that they have designated as World Heritage Sites. These places are known for having cultural, historical, scientific, or some other form of major significance. One of these World Heritage Sites can be found on the Pacific island of New Caledonia.
New Caledonia has over 9,000 square miles of lagoons. So, you know that being on the water is one of the biggest parts of the local lifestyle. But, even this isn’t what brought the attention of UNESCO. Their designation was given to the large coral barrier reef that stretches for nearly 1,600 kilometers. IT is the second longest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Also part of the heritage site is the expansive mangroves spread throughout the territory.
Another thing that gives New Caledonia its amazing charm is the abundance of culture that you will see here. Art is one place where the culture especially shines. Pretty much everywhere you look, you will see painters, dancers, actors, singers, and all other sorts of artists. You can choose to visit some of the various art galleries or take part in any of the festivals that occur a few times throughout the year. It is a bustling place leaves everyone with a greater sense of appreciation for its people.