The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has worked for many years to help bring peace and respect around the world while protecting some of the most beloved areas of the world. Thankfully, their World Heritage Sites are a beauty to behold – and ready to be explored.
The Grand Canyon
As well as being one of the Seven Natural Wonders, the Grand Canyon is also a UNESCO World Heritage site – and its impressive size and structure might be all we need to see why.
This rock-carved city has stood for thousands of years and is still considered to be one of the most precious creations on the planet thanks to the impressive craftsmanship from all those years ago.
It’s believed Machu Picchu was built as an estate for an Inca emperor hundreds of years ago, but the rest of the world only learned about the structures in 1911 thanks to Hiram Bingham’s world travels.
This mausoleum has been the centerpiece of many photographs over the years. In fact, the Taj Mahal attracts up to 8 million people a year who all want to gaze at the impressive marble creation for themselves.
Cascading lakes? Check. Flowing Waterfalls? Check. Stunning walks? It seems as though the list could go on and on. Perhaps it’s no wonder Plitvice Lakes has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
Uluru National Park
It’s thought this national park could be up over 700 million years old. Uluru has brought in millions of visitors, and although you can no longer climb the rock, you can still take in its impressive size from afar.
From green anacondas to jaguars and everything in between – the Pantanal has it all. The best bit? The rainy season can see 80% of the land submerged in water before it recedes for the new season.
There are many temples all around the world, but the Prambanan Temple stands as one of the most impressive of its kind thanks to the incredible details that have survived all this time.
Traveling the world means that we can see some of the most beautiful sights on offer. Thankfully, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites mean these special places will be protected for many years to come.