World Heritage Sites

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.

1. World Heritage-Worthy Sites

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Every year, places worldwide are named to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. But which places are overlooked? Our Twitter community weighs in.

2. Italy

Colosseum
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Italys World Heritage Sites brim with vibrant wonders. See the haunting city of Pompeii, discover the birthplace of the Renaissance, and tour breathtaking landscapes.

3. Japan

Himeji-jo
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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.

4. Australia

Greater Blue Mountains Area
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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.

5. America

Grand Canyon National Park
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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.

6. France

Palace and Park of Versailles
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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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