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.