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15 Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Must See Before You Die

These places are listed by UNESCO world heritage center as one of the best sites and have a special cultural or physical significance. They are undoubtedly the most beautiful places in the world, and it is a must for everyone to at least visit one of these because it will be totally worth it!

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15 Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Must See Before You Die

15 Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Must See Before You Die

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1. The Great Wall of China

1. The Great Wall of China

The longest wall stretching over 20,000 km is one of the largest architectural marvels in the world, one that can be seen even from space. It is one of the most beautiful sights, and a worthy visit.

2. Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

2. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

The studded beach known as Giant's Causeway is made up of polygonal columns of basalt protruding from the coast and water. As is apparent, it is a sight so extremely rare that it almost feels like it is one of it's kind! Local rumors say that these columns were carved by a giant named Finn McCool, and thus came the name.

3. Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

3. Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Once a remote and inaccessible part of China's Hunan Province, this UNESCO site is now a tourist attraction, drawing visitors with its 3,000–plus sandstone pillars spread out over 100 square miles. As is visible, these are a natural spectacle, almost like nature-made sky-scrapers!

4. Angkor, Cambodia

4. Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Archaeological Park is comprised of 12 main temples and scores of smaller structures, but the biggest and most important temple, the 12th-century Angkor Wat, is the star due to its trove of art and immense size. It's awesome make and it'd mind-blowing location makes it truly worth a visit.

5. Rapa Nui National Park, Chile

5. Rapa Nui National Park, Chile

The Rapa Nui National Park is a volcano, some 1,000 feet high and having a crater more than half a mile wide. The sight of it's very beauty is a reason good enough to visit this remote island of Chile.

6. Taj Mahal, India

6. Taj Mahal, India

And of course, our very own Taj Mahal. It is a temple dedicated to love, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most-visited tourist sites in all of India, because of its obviously amazing architecture and its beauty.

7. Historical Monuments of Mtskheta, Georgia

7. Historical Monuments of Mtskheta, Georgia

The former capital of Georgia, referred to as the spiritual heart of the country, has three picturesque, clifftop medieval churches. These are a total delight to the eyes, given their architecture, and also their locations. However, sadly, lack of preservation and deterioration has landed it on the 'at-risk' list. So better visit it till it's there!

8. The Amsterdam Canal District

8. The Amsterdam Canal District

Helping draw the gaze away from the red lights and the smokehouses, the recognition focused attention on the city's truer core: the loop of concentric canals that the burghers dug up in the seventeenth century. This led to Amsterdam becoming one of the major cultural epicenters of Europe.

9. The Rideau Canal, Canada

9. The Rideau Canal, Canada

Imagine skating your way through a naturally frozen rink, and passing by the most iconic landmarks of Ottawa! That's the Rideau Canal for you! Weather permitting, the skateway is open January through March. During the winter season, booths along the banks of the canal sell everything from snacks and hot cocoa to blade-sharpening services.

10. Mount Huang Shan

10. Mount Huang Shan

Huangshan is the mountain best renowned for its scenery in China, and has an interesting but complex geological history. It features numerous imposing peaks, whose formation dates back some 100 million years. In any case, this is one place that cannot skip a single nature lover's list of places to be visited!

11. Socotra Archipelago, Yemen

11. Socotra Archipelago, Yemen

Don't they look like mushrooms from the below? Well, this is Dracaena cinnabari for you! And this is just one of the many alien elements of these isolated set of four islands.

12. Zhangjiajie Reserve

12. Zhangjiajie Reserve

Quite a teeth-breaker that name, huh? Well, though that, it too is one of the most beautiful places a nature lover wishes to visit. There are more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks and between the peaks are numerous ravines and gorges, many containing attractive streams, pools and waterfalls

13. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

13. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Within this oldest national park lies the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a 12-mile hiking route that takes you past the Emerald Lakes of Mt. Tongariro. It's waters have gorgeous colors owing to the volcanic minerals that dissolve in the water.

14. Halong Bay, Vietnam

14. Halong Bay, Vietnam

When the winter blues hit, the usual solution is a ski weekend or quick trip to the beach. But if you're up for a different kind of adventure, head for Vietnam's Halong Bay aboard a traditional Chinese junk ship. Of all romantic places in the world, this is the most romantic that one can ever find, given its hues that arise as the temperatures drop.

15. Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

15. Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares is home to numerous massive glaciers, including the stunning Upsala Glacier, as well as glacial lakes. The glaciers make up for a heck of a scenery, one that cools the eyes, and rests the soul thirsting for natural beauty.

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