15 Most Breathtaking World Heritage Sites

March 3, 2014 at 5:00:00 PM EST | Post a Comment

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Travelers jump at the chance to witness firsthand the dramatic landscapes and cultural wonders that have earned the distinction of being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We daydream about them and are filled with wanderlust at their very mention. With nearly 1000 places now on the World Heritage List, UNESCO offers inexhaustible inspiration for life-changing trips to every corner of the globe. From ancient architecture to pristine nature reserves, here are some of the world’s most breathtaking World Heritage Sites.

By Anisha Shah

Anisha Shah is a luxury and emerging destinations travel journalist. Her background as BBC TV & radio news reporter, combined with long-standing love affair for travel, sees her first on the scene of new and exciting travel hotspots. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, Fodor’s and Yahoo Travel. Follow Anisha on Twitter: @anishahbbc.

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Shorebird777 on May 19, 2015 at 11:38:34 AM EDT

Don't forget about Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland! The Tablelands: the Earth's mantle, uplifted and "rusted" from green peridotite to red (Mars-like); Western Brook Pond: fjord, cut off and isolated.

David_Ng on April 15, 2014 at 8:45:23 PM EDT

You are talking about Halong bay Vietnam but posting the picture of Tam Coc in Ninh Binh ! http://www.amazinghalongbay.com/halong-bay-gallery.html

Rushil on March 10, 2014 at 11:47:51 PM EDT

FYI - the picture for Halong Bay is actually a picture of Ninh Binh :)

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