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10 Most Amazing UNESCO Sites

There are 911 World Heritage Sites all over the world, each and every one of them unique and amazing. There’s plenty to see, that’s for sure, but these particular UNESCO sites are probably the most famous around the globe, and the most representative. You know them, you love them and feel free to pay them a visit!

10. Stonehenge

Stonehenge

This prehistoric monument is one of the most famous sites in the world. Archaeologists believe that this Britain’s greatest national icon was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.

9. Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Inhabited since 2800 BC, Jerusalem is a unique place and a holy city. Christians gather here all throughout the year to pray and give thanks.

8. The Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx

The Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx

Built around 4500 years ago, these pyramids are the most famous monuments of ancient Egypt, not to mention inspiration for Indiana Jones adventures.

7. Vatican City

Vatican City

This small slice of the city is packed with more history and artwork than most cities in the world. There’s way more than meets the eye, as the library underneath the surface houses incredible secrets.

6. Easter Island

Easter Island

This Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean is one of the most isolated places on Earth, showing a fascinating, but unfortunately lost, culture with truly amazing landscape.

5. Tikal

Tikal

One of the most fascinating and enjoyable of the Mayan sites, and a World Heritage Site since 1979, this location is part of one of the greatest civilization’s history.

4. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

8,000 ft above sea level on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, “The Lost City of the Incas” still stands proud, revealing what man can achieve, if he really wants to.

3. Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

This is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico  and was recently selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

2. Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia and contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. Too bad it has been left deserted and unattended.

1. Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

The wall’s purpose was to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. The entire Great Wall with all of its branches, stretches for 5,500.3 miles from east to west of China.

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