“A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity.” (Wikipedia)
I’ve had the privilege of visiting 35 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each one is truly magnificent. It would be amazing to visit all of them, however, as of July 2017, there are 1,073 sites listed in 167 countries. There are 23 in the US. The ones I have seen are breathtaking! I’ll bet you’ve been to quite a few as well. Here’s a link if you would like to see the entire list of World Heritage sites: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
Here’s a few of the site I’ve seen. They are truly wonders of the world.
Old Salsberg, Austria
Sassi di Matera, Italy
Trulli, Alberobello, Italy
Parliament, London, UK
Tower of London, UK
Tower of Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Monastery of the Hieronymites, Lisbon, Portugal
Sintra, Portugal: Pena Palace
Canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Monticello, Virginia, US
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, US
Hawaiian Volcano National Park, US
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, US
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, US
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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I have seen some of these. They are wonderful.
Wow! So many amazing places!
Love this somehow I missed it earlier this month.