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The World Heritage Sites You Must Visit

1. Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is perhaps the real “fairy tale”. Float in a hot air balloon above the temples rising from the fog and greenery. Discover this legendary site of more than 2,200 temples in central Myanmar. It finally obtained its UNESCO status in 2019.

2. Cultural landscape of Sintra, Portugal

Fairy tales come true in the picturesque Portuguese town of Sintra. Think of magical castles and palaces with exotic gardens suitable for a king. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a large natural park that takes at least 2-3 days to explore if you want to see everything.

3. Venice, Italy -a unique UNESCO site

This archipelago of islands offers the ideal location for this unique floating city. Venice is a film-style romance, with fog flowing from the water, charming walks through the streets, and gondola rides.

Established as one of the most magical places in the world, it’s easy to see how Venice has inspired so many artists and architects.

4. The Colosseum, Italy

One of the seven wonders of the world and the world’s largest amphitheater of all time-it’s a must-see to tick off your UNESCO bucket list. Take a tour of this oval masterpiece to better understand its eventful history-truly magnificent!

5. Vatican City

Have you ever thought about visiting a country in a city? Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and is located in the heart of Rome. This important religious site is home to the Pope and some of the most prized sculptures and works of art in the world.

6. Cinque Terre, Italy

Opposites attract in the dazzling villages of the Cinque Terre! Admire the pretty candy-colored houses, that pop up against the spectacular and steep coastline and the deep blue ocean. The nature of the landscape in Italy is what makes it so impressive that people were able to settle here and build their houses on the cliffs to successfully cultivate the land.

7. Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Time stops in this Moroccan village of the land. The ancient techniques of making buildings from mud have been fully preserved on this UNESCO site, with an excellent example of original Moroccan architecture. The color of reddish mud against the background of desert and sunset is a remarkable sight.

8. Historic districts of Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul’s critical placement bridges the gap between Asia and Europe. The city has been the main site of important artistic, political and religious developments over the years. Buildings like the Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia will amaze you with their design, both inside and out.

9. The rocky sites of Cappadocia, Turkey -UNESCO Must-see site

It’s hard not to pinch yourself when you visit the rocky sights of Cappadocia – a place that could only be torn away from your dreams. Feel close to nature by staying in a cave hotel, looking at the stars at night and floating in a hot air balloon in the morning. An unforgettable experience!

10. The Great Wall, China

The sinuous shape of the Great Wall of China can be seen from the moon. How crazy is that?! This is only one important factor in the value of this UNESCO site. Built by hand, thanks to a meticulous effort over a period of almost 1000 years, the defense wall has a total length of 20,000 kilometers!

11. Parliament of Buda, Hungary

Although many buildings along the banks of the Danube have UNESCO status, the Gothic Parliament building undoubtedly steals the show. The rest of the city was influenced by its powerful architectural style and it has long been considered the emblem of Budapest, which stands out from all points of view.

12. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

It is difficult to imagine how these alien structures were built in Egypt. It makes you feel inspired by the possibilities of the human race. These impressive royal tombs are thousands of years old and are of such height that they can be seen from the city of Cairo.

13. Works by Antoni Gaudi, Spain

Visit the colorful creations produced by the brain that is Antoni Gaudi! Spend a day following this imaginative path in Barcelona and admiring its bold architecture. Then, visit Parc Guell, the most creative park in the world and home to Gaudi’s iconic mosaics.

14. Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Take a seat in the front row for the wonderful Mother Nature! The awesome national park of Iceland is the only place in the world where the tectonic plates are above sea level, and therefore the visible gap between the North American and Eurasian plates can be clearly seen.

15. The Taj Mahal, India

Often hailed as the jewel of India, this sumptuous white marble burial chamber was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife (he had many of them!). His love for her is clearly visible through the careful design of the mausoleum, from its perfect symmetry to the beauty of the white minarets against the Indian blue sky.

16. Machu Picchu, Peru-one of the best UNESCO World Heritage sites

One of the seven new wonders of the world, every detail of visiting Machu Picchu, including the journey to get there, is extremely beautiful. Watch the sun’s rays shine on the ancient Inca city, against a background of fantastic green mountains.

17. The historic center of Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa is unique in all respects. In its origin (built of white volcanic stone from neighboring volcanoes), and in its design where contrasting European and indigenous influences work together in harmony. The special nature of the city is further complemented by the surroundings, overshadowed by the snow-capped local volcano El Misti.

18. Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Dragons and pink beaches seem a fantasy. The treasures of the Komodo Islands have all this and more. Spend your days immersing yourself in world-class nature, with marine life of all colors and variations and oceans so clear that you spend more time in the water than outside.

19. Cambodia

Hindu temples that grow in trees, sculptures, and giant sculptures are all elements of one of the most important archaeological finds. There is something very spiritual about watching the sunrise over this ancient temple complex.

20. Petra, Jordan – the best of UNESCO!

Go back in time by discovering the Lost City of Petra. This archaic city comes from the pink stone and has only been discovered in the last 200 years. Most of this site is still buried, giving you the impression that you have discovered the best kept secret in the world.

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