Are you love of traveling? Are you preparing many great plans to discover and enjoy the beauty of world heritage?. Do you feel hesitated before many choices?. Foto team have a collection with top beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites what is the great choice for your adventures.
Unesco World Heritage places are ideal destinations specially have choosen by the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. In other world, the world heritage will be listed by the United Nations UNESCO organization as a special cultural or physical significance. It shows characteristics about the historical and cultural traditions and customs of many countries around the world. Discover most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites will an amazing opportunity to improve your knowledge about history and culture of many countries and to enjoy the timeless beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our collection will bring you a new horizon with many wonderful places and different cultures around the world. These are greats destinations you should definitely visit and should not miss in life.
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Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Hoi An was once a bustling international commercial port in the past that was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. At present, Hoi An ancient town is the harmonious combination of ancient houses, antique stores, cafes and galleries.
Machu Picchu, Peru – Heritage site since 1983. Machu Picchu, also known as “the Lost City of the Incas” is the most famous Inca site in the world. It stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Angkor Wat is the most famous ancient temple site in Cambodia, and visiting the ancient Angkorian temples is the reason most visitors come to Cambodia, and to Siem Reap. It is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Angkor Wat is the centerpiece of any visit to the temples of Angkor.
The Grand Canyon is among the earth’s greatest on-going geological spectacles.Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon (nearly 1,500 m deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. Located in the state of Arizona, it cuts across the Grand Canyon National Park. Its horizontal strata retrace the geological history of the past 2 billion years. There are also prehistoric traces of human adaptation to a particularly harsh environment.
Český Krumlov is located at the very south of the Czech Republic. It is a small town, approximately 25 km south of České Budějovice. At present, it has a population of over 14 thousand. It is a significant South Bohemian tourist centre and, due to its unique historical town centre, is nicknamed the “pearl of South Bohemia”. For more than five centuries the town centre has been a great example of a well-preserved central European medieval town. Český Krumlov has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. It comprises over 300 gothic and renaissance buildings, located around the originally gothic castle on the banks of the Moldau River.
Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for the steel framework), this towering monument to liberty was a gift from France on the centenary of American independence. Inaugurated in 1886, the sculpture stands at the entrance to New York Harbour and has welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States ever since.
Originally a Hindu temple, this now Buddhist temple is the largest religious monument in the world. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman 2 in the early 12th century as his state temple and later mausoleum. Angkor Wat is the most famous monument and most visited site in Cambodia. It has become the symbol of the country and appears on its national flag.
There is no place in the world like Jerusalem – a city held sacred to Jews, Christians, and Moslems. The towering walls, narrow alleyways, and colourful markets are all characteristic of this incredible city.
The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world — the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Built in the 14th century, the Great Wall Of China stretches for 8,850 kilometers! This amazing wall was built to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from the attacks of nomadic tribes.
The ancient city of Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan between the 9th and the 13th centuries. From the 11th century till the 13th century, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains.
A giant mausoleum of white marble, built between 1632 and 1653 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife. The most spectacular feature of the Taj Mahal is the marble dome that surmounts the tomb.
A rocky tidal island in Normandy, located approximately 1 km off the coast. The island’s highest point is 92 meters (301 feet) above sea level. The population of this heritage site is only a few dozens, but visited bymore than 3 million people each year.
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens. It contains the remains of the Parthenon and other ancient important structures. It is one of the most famous monument in Europe.
Monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock between the years 1250 and 1500. Almost all moai have overly large heads three-eighths the size of the whole statue. The tallest moai erected, called Paro, was almost 10 meters (33 ft) high and weighed 75 tonnes.
It was one of the largest Maya cities and a major focal point in the northern Maya lowlands for centuries. Today, Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico with around 1.2 million visitors each year.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.
Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
St Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and one of the world’s major cities. It has more to offer than just the Hermitage Museum and the Kirov Ballet. It is one of the biggest cultural centres in the world, a city with an exceptionally rich history, centuries-old traditions and a promising future.
Rio de Janeiro consists of an exceptional urban setting encompassing all the key natural, structural elements that have interacted, constrained, shaped and inspired its development: from the highest points of Tijuca National Park’s mountains down to the sea.
Its exceptionally dramatic landscape is punctuated by a series of forested mountains that tower over the city, rising to the uppermost Tijuca peak at 1,021m high, and cascading down to the coast where the cone shapes of Sugar Loaf, Urca, Cara de Cão and Corcovado frame the wide sweeps of Guanabara Bay that shelters Rio de Janeiro from Atlantic Ocean.
The landscape seen from the Christ the Redeemer statue is UNESCO World Heritage protected, and one glance from atop the mountain soon proves why!.