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Photo gallery of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Agra

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal (2)
27° 10′ 24″ N, 78° 2′ 32″ E

Agra, a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1658. It finds mention in the epic Mahabharata where it was called Agrevana, or “the border of…

Ajanta

Ajanta
Ajanta (1)
20° 33′ 11″ N, 75° 42′ 1″ E

The Ajanta Caves, in Maharashtra, are 31 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka Tales) as well as…

Alberobello

Alberobello
Alberobello (1)
40° 46′ 55″ N, 17° 14′ 13″ E

Alberobello (literally “beautiful tree”) is a small town in the province of Bari, in Puglia. It is famous for its unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1996. A first…

Amsterdam

Amsterdam
Amsterdam (4)
52° 21′ 49″ N, 4° 53′ 46″ E

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. Its name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city’s origin: a dam in the Amstel River. Settled as a small fishing village…

Arequipa

Arequipa
Arequipa (3)
16° 23′ 54″ S, 71° 32′ 12″ W

Located in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 2,380 m above sea level and close to the volcano El Misti, Arequipa is the capital of the Arequipa Region in southern Peru and is the second most populous city of the country. The colonial Spanish…

Assisi

Assisi
Assisi (1)
43° 4′ 28″ N, 12° 36′ 21″ E

Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of the Poor…

Bruges

Bruges
Bruges (1)
51° 12′ 26″ N, 3° 13′ 39″ E

Bruges is the capital of the province of West Flanders. It has most of its medieval architecture intact. The historic centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Many of its medieval buildings are notable, including the…

Cambodia

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat (1)

Cambodia (ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា), the successor state of the once powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, has an area of about 180,000 km², sharing border with Thailand in the north and west, Laos in the north-east, and Vietnam in the east and…

Cerveteri

Cerveteri
Cerveteri (1)
42° 0′ 22″ N, 12° 6′ 2″ E

The Necropolis della Banditaccia in Cerveteri, which has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the necropolis in Tarquinia covers an area of 400 ha with a total of 1,000 tombs. It is the largest ancient necropolis in the…

Chittaurgarh

Chittaurgarh
Chittaurgarh (1)
24° 53′ 28″ N, 74° 38′ 48″ E

Chittaurgarh, is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittaur was…

Cuzco

Cuzco
Cuzco (1)
13° 30′ 60″ S, 71° 58′ 42″ W

Cuzco is the historic capital of the Inca Empire located in the south-eastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. According to an Inca legend, the city was founded by Manco Capac in the 12th century and…

Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb (1)
28° 35′ 36″ N, 77° 14′ 58″ E

Delhi, the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India after Mumbai, is the capital of India. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century…

Delos

Delos
Delos (01)
37° 23′ 55″ N, 25° 15′ 59″ E

The Island of Delos (Δήλος), near Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. Delos had a position as a holy…

Delphi

Delphi
Delphi (1)
38° 28′ 57″ N, 22° 30′ 2″ E

Delphi (Δελφοί) is an archaeological site on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when…

Ellora

Ellora
Ellora (1)
20° 1′ 26″ N, 75° 10′ 44″ E

Ellora is an archaeological site, 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta rulers. Well-known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the epitome of…

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri (1)
27° 5′ 51″ N, 77° 39′ 58″ E

Fatehpur Sikri, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, was constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire’s capital from 1571 until 1585. It was abandoned after only 14 years because the water supply was unable to…

Ferrara

Ferrara
Ferrara (1)
44° 50′ 9″ N, 11° 37′ 9″ E

Ferrara is situated 50 km north-north-east of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River, located 5 km north. The town has palaces dating from the 14th century and 15th century, when it hosted the court of…

Florence

Florence
Florence (1)
43° 46′ 11″ N, 11° 15′ 19″ E

Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the Birthplace of the…

Hosios Loukas

Hosios Loukas
Hosios Loukas (1)
38° 23′ 43″ N, 22° 44′ 47″ E

Hosios Loukas (Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς) is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, along with the…

Jaipur

Jaipur
Jaipur (5)
26° 55′ 32″ N, 75° 49′ 26″ E

Jaipur, also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. During the British rule in India, Jaipur was the capital of the princely state of Jaipur. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by…

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer (1)
26° 54′ 45″ N, 70° 54′ 48″ E

Jaisalmer, nicknamed “The Golden City”, is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 575 km west from the state capital Jaipur. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and…

Jordan

Petra
Petra (1)

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (المملكة الأردنّيّة الهاشميّة), an Arab country in Southwest Asia, is spanning the southern part of the Rub Al Kali down to the Gulf of Aqaba. A large part of Jordan is covered by deserts (like the Wadi Rum). Jordan…

Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu Valley Swayambhunath
Kathmandu Valley (006)Swayambhunath
27° 42′ 54″ N, 85° 17′ 25″ E

The Kathmandu Valley, located in Nepal, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilisations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites…

Khumbu

Everest
Everest (1)
27° 58′ 46″ N, 86° 55′ 17″ E

Khumbu, the Everest Region, is one of three subregions of the main Sherpa settlement of the Himalaya with elevation ranging from 3,300 m to the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest at 8,848 m.

Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk (1)
51° 53′ 17″ N, 4° 38′ 16″ E

Kinderdijk, in the province South Holland, is located about 15 km east of Rotterdam and situated in a polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is…

Luang Prabang

Vat Xieng Thong
Vat Xieng Thong (1)
19° 53′ 51″ N, 102° 8′ 35″ E

Luang Prabang, formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Laos, is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River. The capital was moved in 1560 by King Setthathirath I to Vientiane. The city belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu (1)
13° 9′ 48″ S, 72° 32′ 47″ W

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 m above sea level and situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, 80 km north-west of Cuzco. Built around the year 1460 in the classical Inca style, with polished…

Matera

Matera
Matera (01)
40° 39′ 48″ N, 16° 36′ 37″ E

Matera, a town in the region of Basilicata, is perched on the edge of a small canyon eroded by the Gravina. The lower Sassi (caves) district is divided into the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso.

Meteora

Meteora
Meteora (1)
39° 43′ 16″ N, 21° 38′ 3″ E

The Metéora (Μετέωρα), lit. “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”, is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The monasteries are built on…

Modena

Modena Duomo
Modena (1)Duomo
44° 38′ 46″ N, 10° 55′ 32″ E

Modena, a city on the south side of the Po valley in the Emilia-Romagna, is the seat of an archbishop, but is now best known as the “capital of engines”, since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini,…

Moscow

Moscow Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Moscow (002)Saint Basil’s Cathedral
55° 45′ 8″ N, 37° 37′ 24″ E

Moscow is the capital and the most populous city of Russia. It is located by the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Moscow sits on the junction of three geological platforms. Historically, it was the…

Naples

Duomo di San Gennaro
Duomo di San Gennaro (1)
40° 51′ 9″ N, 14° 15′ 33″ E

Naples is the capital of the region of Campania. The city is known for its rich history which began more than 2,800 years ago. Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, sitting on…

Nazca

Necropolis of Chauchilla
Necropolis of Chauchilla (1)
14° 41′ 39″ S, 75° 6′ 51″ W

The Nazca lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert that stretches over more than 80 km and have been created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and AD 700. There are hundreds of stylised figures (hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys,…

Norchia

Norchia
Norchia (1)
42° 20′ 22″ N, 11° 56′ 43″ E

Norchia is an ancient Etruscan city with an adjacent necropolis which reached its high point between the 4th and 2nd centuries B.C. The tombs are generally constructed from large blocks of tuff carved directly into the cliff, and are entered from…

Padua

Padua
Padua (1)
45° 23′ 54″ N, 11° 52′ 36″ E

Padova (Padua) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy. Padua stands on the Bacchiglione River, 40 km west of Venice and 29 km south-east of Vicenza. It hosts the renowned University of Padua, almost 800 years old and famous, among other things,…

Patmos

Patmos Chora
Patmos (1)Chora
37° 18′ 33″ N, 26° 32′ 45″ E

Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 m above sea level. Patmos’ main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala (the…

Ravenna

Ravenna San Vitale
Ravenna (1)San Vitale
44° 24′ 57″ N, 12° 11′ 49″ E

Ravenna, a city in the Emilia-Romagna, is inland, but connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 till 476. It was later the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and the Exarchate…

Regensburg

Regensburg
Regensburg (231)
49° 1′ 16″ N, 12° 5′ 49″ E

Regensburg historically also Ratisbon, from Celtic Ratisbona, is a city in Bavaria, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at one of the northernmost points of the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. Regensburg is the…

Rhodes

Rhodes Grand Master’s palace
Rhodes (2)Grand Master’s palace
36° 27′ 4″ N, 28° 13′ 32″ E

Rhodes (Ρόδος) is an island located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population. It is located north-east of Crete, south-east of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of…

Roman Forum

Roman Forum
Roman Forum (1)
41° 53′ 33″ N, 12° 29′ 7″ E

The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the centre of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this…

San Gimignano

San Gimignano
San Gimignano (1)
43° 28′ 4″ N, 11° 2′ 36″ E

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town. The town also is known for…

San Guiliano

Necropolis di San Guiliano
Necropolis di San Guiliano (1)
42° 15′ 40″ N, 12° 4′ 55″ E

San Guiliano is an Etruscan centre 2 km north-east of Barbarano Romano. The most important tombs found in the necropolis of Cuccumella del Caiolo are the Tumulus of Caiolo (Tumulo del Caiolo), the Tomb of the Beds (Tomba dei Letti), the Porched…

Siena

Siena
Siena (1)
43° 19′ 7″ N, 11° 19′ 54″ E

Siena, in English also spelled Sienna, is a city in Tuscany. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (900-400 BC) when it was…

Sutri

Sutri
Sutri (1)
42° 14′ 23″ N, 12° 13′ 42″ E

Sutri (ancient Sutrium) occupied an important position on road into Etruria, the later Via Cassia. It came into the hands of Rome after the fall of Veii, and a Latin colony was founded there until it was lost again in 386 BC, recovered and…

Tarquinia

Tarquinia
Tarquinia (1)
42° 14′ 53″ N, 11° 46′ 26″ E

Tarquinia was the chief of the twelve cities of Etruria, and appears in the earliest history of Rome as the home of two of its kings, Tarquinius Priscus and Tarquinius Superbus. It is known for the Etruscan necropolises, with some 6,000 tombs, 60…

Tibet

Tibet Lhasa
Tibet (05)Lhasa

Tibet (བོད), the Roof of the World with an average altitude of 4,900 m, is the highest region on Earth. Songtsen Gampo unified Tibet first in the 7th century. This once independent kingdom located north of the Himalayas is today part of China. The…

Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia
Val d’Orcia (1)
43° 0′ 22″ N, 11° 36′ 57″ E

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such…

Venice

Venice 2011
Venice 2011 (16)
45° 26′ 3″ N, 12° 20′ 21″ E

Venice historically was the capital of the Venetian Republic. The city stretches across 117 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in north-east Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of…

Verona

Verona
Verona (9)
45° 26′ 20″ N, 10° 59′ 36″ E

Verona is a city in Veneto, northern Italy. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare was based in Verona.

Vietnam

Hạ Long Bay
Hạ Long Bay (1)

Vietnam (Cộng hoà Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia and is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the north-west, Cambodia to the south-west, and the South China Sea to the east.

Wieskirche

Wieskirche
Wieskirche (1)
47° 40′ 50″ N, 10° 54′ 1″ E

The Wies Church (Wieskirche) is a magnificently decorated Sanctuary belonging to the district of Wies in the municipality Steingaden. The full name of the Wieskirche is Sanctuary on the Meadow of the Scourged Saviour (Wallfahrtskirche zum…

Yemen

Sana’a
Sana’a (1)

Yemen: The Republic of Yemen (ﺍﻟﺠﻤﻬﻮﺭﯾّﺔ اليمنية) in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia was between 2200 BC and the 6th century AD part of several kingdoms like the Sabaean one. Islamic caliphs began in the 7th century to control the area.…

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