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100 MOST BEAUTIFUL UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

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100 MOST BEAUTIFUL UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Below are some of the best UNESCO world heritage sites around the world. There are currently over 1000 sites listed with UNESCO so narrowing this list down to only 100 was quite the task. If we missed one of your favorite UNESCO sites, please let us know in the comments below.

1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat seen across the lake, Cambodia
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2. Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal in sunrise light, Agra, India
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3. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef in Australia
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4. Easter Island, Chile

Moai statues in the Rano Raraku Volcano in Easter Island, Chile
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5. Petra, Jordan

Al Khazneh - the treasury, ancient city of Petra, Jordan
Aleksandra H. Kossowska / shutterstock.com

6. Machu Picchu, Peru

View of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu near Cusco, Peru
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7. Old Havana, Cuba

Street scene with colorful buildings and old american car in downtown Havana, Cuba
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8. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
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9. Old City of Jerusalem, Israel

Famous Dome on the Rock Mosque and Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel.
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10. Great Wall, China

The Great Wall of China.
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11. Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine, floating Japanese Torii Gate
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12. Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Parthenon temple on a bright day. Acropolis in Athens, Greece
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13. Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola Village in Cinque Terre, Italy

14. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg, Austria

Beautiful view of famous Mirabell Gardens with the old historic Fortress Hohensalzburg in the background in Salzburg, Austria
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15. Works of Antoni Gaudi, Spain

Park Guell by architect Gaudi in a summer day in Barcelona, Spain.
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16. Vatican City

View of the St Peters Basilica in Vatican City from the Castle of Holy Angel
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17. Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Rila monastery, a famous monastery in Bulgaria.
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18. Giant’s Causeway, UK

Giant's Causeway in a beautiful summer day, Northern Ireland
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19. Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel in Egypt
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20. Chichen Itza, Mexico

Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza Site, Mexico
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21. Cultural Landscape of Bali, Indonesia

Beautiful rice terraces in the morning light near Tegallalang village, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
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22. Leshan Giant Buddha, China

One of the world's largest budga statue in Leshan, Sichuan, China (it is carved out of mountain and 71 meter tall)
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23. Yellowstone National Park, USA

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
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24. Cappadocia, Turkey

The great tourist attraction of Cappadocia - balloon flight. Cappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons. Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Olena Tur / shutterstock.com

25. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus californianus wollebacki) on the beach, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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26. Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Panoramic view at the Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
Gabor Kovacs Photography / shutterstock.com

27. Venice, Italy

Canal in Venice, Italy
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28. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
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29. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Floating village and rock islands in Halong Bay, Vietnam, Southeast Asia
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30. Iguazu National Park, Brazil/Argentina

Iguazu National Park in Argentina
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31. Hampi, India

Virupaksha Temple, located in the ruins of ancient city Vijayanagar at Hampi, India
Nataliia Sokolovska / shutterstock.com

32. Bagan, Myanmar

Sunrise landscape view with silhouettes of old temples, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
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33. Mont Saint Michel, France

Beautiful view of famous historic Le Mont Saint-Michel tidal island in beautiful golden evening light at sunset in summer with hay bales on empty fields, Normandy, northern France
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34. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Zebras and wildebeests during the big migration in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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35. Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih), Saudi Arabia

Mada'in Saleh, Al Ula, KSA
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36. Pergamon, Turkey

Temple of Trajan in ancient city Pergamon, Bergama, Turkey in a beautiful summer day
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37. Rani-ki-Vav, India

Ornate stone carved walls lining the 11th century Rav-Ki-Vav stepwell at Patan, Gujarat, India. Selected as a UNESCO world Heritage Site
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38. Grand Canyon National Park, USA

Toroweap point at sunrise, Grand Canyon National Park.
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39. Dolomites, Italy

Majestic autumn landscape,alpine glacier lake and yellow pine trees, Antorno lake with famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks in background, Dolomites, Italy, Europe
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40. Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, Austria

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

41. Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

View on the Old Town Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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42. Forbidden City, China

Taihemen gate of supreme harmony imperial palace Forbidden City of Beijing China
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43. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru under late afternoon sky in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The sandstone rock formation is one of Australias most famous sights.
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44. Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Temple I of the Maya archaeological site of Tikal in Peten, Guatemala. Central America
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45. Statue of Liberty, USA

New York City skyline with Statue of Liberty over Hudson River
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46. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Canada

Spirit Island in Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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47. Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey

The enchanting pools of Pamukkale in Turkey. Pamukkale contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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48. Bam, Iran

Ancient ruins islamic iranian citadel in Bam, Iran
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49. Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand

Ayutthaya in Thailand

50. Historic Centre of Rome, Italy

View of Colosseum in Rome and morning sun, Italy, Europe.
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51. St. Kilda, Scotland

St- Kilda - Main street of the Isle of Hirta - St. Kilda archipelago
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52. La Grand-Place, Belgium

Buildings at the Grand place central square, old town of Brussels, Belgium
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53. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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54. Socotra Archipelago, Yemen

Dragon tree on the Socotra Island, Yemen
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55. Wulingyuan, China

Landscape of Zhangjiajie. Taken from Old House Field. Located in Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as AAAAA scenic area in china.
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56. Historic Centre of Florence, Italy

Beautiful sunset over Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), Florence, Italy
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57. Yosemite National Park, USA

Yosemite National Park
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58. Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia
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59. Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu, Mali, Africa
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60. Old Town of Ghadames, Libya

Ghadames, ancient berber city, Libya, UNESCO wold heritage site. The pearl of the desert.
Aleksandra H. Kossowska / shutterstock.com

61. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, USA

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park located in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico.
Mariusz S. Jurgielewicz / shutterstock.com

62. China Danxia, China

Danxia in China
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63. Old Walled City of Shibam, Yemen

Yemeni boys playing soccer at Shibam, Hadramaut province, Yemen
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64. Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Beautiful view on Mostar city with old bridge and ancient buildings on Neretva river in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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65. Meteora, Greece

Meteora monasteries. Beautiful view on Monastery of the Holy Trinity placed on the edge of high rock covered of the morning at sun rises, Kastraki, Greece
Oleg Znamenskiy / shutterstock.com

66. Dorset and East Devon Coast, UK

Durdle Door, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England, UK
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67. Historic Centre of Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kalyan minaret and kalyan mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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68. Białowieża Forest, Poland/Belarus

Bialowieza Forest in Poland and Belarus
Aleksander Bolbot / shutterstock.com

69. Lut Desert, Iran

Dasht-e-Lut, Lut desert, hottest desert in the world, Iran
Marcin Szymczak / shutterstock.com

70. Mount Etna, Italy

Collapsed volcano cone, Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy
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71. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, Norway

Geirangerfjord with a ship in a port from above, with mountain peaks covered with snow
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72. Agra Fort, India

Agra Red Fort, a Unesco World Heritage site, and one of the biggest tourist highlights, just 2 km of Taj Mahal. Built by several Mughal emperors from XV to XVI centuries. Uttar Pradesh, India.
Phuong D. Nguyen / shutterstock.com

73. Silk Roads, China/Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan

Beautiful Curvy roads on Old Silk Route, Silk trading route between China and India, Sikkim
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74. Delphi, Greece

Ancient Ruins at Delphi in Greece
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75. Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Agua volcano behind Santa Catalina Arch in the colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala
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76. Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland

Museum Auschwitz - Holocaust Memorial Museum. The main gate of the concentration camp Auschwitz with the inscription work makes you free.
Szymon Kaczmarczyk / shutterstock.com

77. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle on the top of the mountain in Bavaria, Germany
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78. Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian Parliament at daytime. Budapest. One of the most beautiful buildings in the Hungarian capital.
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79. Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic

Main Square in Prague, Czech Republic

80. Saint Petersburg, Russia

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
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81. Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam

Hoi An in Vietnam
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82. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aerial view of Christ The Reedemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain from high angle. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
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83. Palace and Park of Versailles, France

Hall of Mirrors in the palace of Versailles, France
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84. Stonehenge, England

Stonehenge in Wiltshire of England in cloudy weather. It is a prehistoric monument 8 miles north from Salisbury, in the place called Wiltshire in South West England. It is under protection of UNESCO.
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85. Historic Centre of Tallinn, Estonia

Aerial View of Tallinn Old Town in a beautiful summer day, Estonia
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86. Ancient Kyoto, Japan

Daigo-ji temple with colorful maple trees in autumn, Kyoto, Japan
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87. Bryggen, Norway

Famous Bryggen street with wooden colored houses in Bergen, Norway, UNESCO world heritage site
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88. Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji with cherry blossom at Lake kawaguchiko in japan
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89. Historic Centre of Bruges, Belgium

Colorful old brick houses in the Market Square in the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town of Bruges, Belgium
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90. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

St. Basils cathedral and monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square in Moscow, Russia
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91. Loire Valley, France

Chateau de Chenonceau on the Cher River, Loire Valley, France
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92. Erbil Citadel, Iraq

The Castle of Erbil, Iraq.
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93. Pantanal, Brazil/Bolivia/Paraguay

Colorful sunset in Pantanal, Brazil
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94. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh city in winter from Calton hill, Scotland, UK
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95. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Switzerland

Famous mount Jungfrau in the swiss alps
Fedor Selivanov / shutterstock.com

96. Notre Dame Cathedral, France

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring
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97. Sydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney Opera house close up with office buildings of Sydney Central Business District on the background. Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour
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98. Prambanan, Indonesia

View of the Sewu temple complex under a blue sky with clouds. The Sewu temple is the second largest Buddhist temple of Indonesia and is located near the famous Prambanan temple.
Juriaan Wossink / shutterstock.com

99. Blue Mountains, Australia

Three Sisters Rocks, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Australia
Dmitriy Komarov / shutterstock.com

100. Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta - The traditional houses and walls of Valletta, the capital city of Malta on an early summer morning before sunrise with clear blue sky
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