Arts and Culture

World Heritage Sites

Filed Under: Landmark

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has, since 1972, painstakingly catalogued a list of places around the world with cultural and natural heritage that are “considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.” We’ve picked out the “must-visits” in each of their respective countries – take a look.

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World Heritage-Worthy Sites
Every year, places worldwide are named to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. But which places are overlooked? Our Twitter community weighs in.
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Italy
Italy’s World Heritage Sites brim with vibrant wonders. See the haunting city of Pompeii, discover the birthplace of the Renaissance, and tour breathtaking landscapes.
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Japan
From sacred shrines and ancient forests to the ruins of Hiroshima and remote villages, Japan is rich in history. Take of tour of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Australia
Imagine a land where people have lived for 40,000 years. Where natural wonders abound. And where architecture rises to world-class heights. Tour Australia's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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America
Thought you knew America? Think again. Take a tour of America's UNESCO World Heritage sites -- rich in natural beauty, individual genius and traditions that stretch back 1,000 years.
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France
Cave paintings 20,000 years old. A spectacular Roman theater. Breathtaking islands and reefs. France has no shortage of wonders, natural and historic. Tour France's best UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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