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Financial Times: Split most alluring world heritage site to live in

SPLIT, 8.4.2012.

The Croatian coastal city of Split is the most alluring world heritage site to live in from those on UNESCO's World Heritage List, according to Financial Times.

There are 936 nominations on the list, including 183 natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon and the Victoria Falls, while the remainder are cultural sites and include the world's most famous monuments: the Egyptian pyramids, the Acropolis and Stonehenge.

Although being listed as a world heritage site guarantees a higher number of tourists and higher revenues, the writer of the article warns about a downside, such as invasive development which can seriously damage and deface the beauty of old towns.

Apart from Split, the Financial Times' top 10 most alluring world heritage site to live in include the Stone Town of Zanzibar, Tanzania; Bruges, Belgium; Old Havana, Cuba; Campeche, Mexico; Venice, Italy; Carcassonne, France; the City of Bath, UK; Medina, Marrakech; and Macao. (Hina)

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