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Photo gallery of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.

The sites are judged to contain “cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity”. To be selected, a World Heritage Site must be a somehow unique landmark which is geographically and historically identifiable and has special cultural or physical significance. For example, World Heritage Sites might be ancient ruins or historical structures, buildings, cities, deserts, forests, islands, lakes, monuments, mountains, or wilderness areas. A World Heritage Site may signify a remarkable accomplishment of humanity, and serve as evidence of our intellectual history on the planet, or it might be a place of great natural beauty. As of June 2020, a total of 1,121 World Heritage Sites (869 cultural, 213 natural, and 39 mixed properties) exist across 167 countries; the three countries with most sites are China, Italy (both 55) and Spain (48).

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Kathmandu Valley (12) Bhaktapur
BhaktapurKathmandu Valley - Nepal

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 Site[See more]

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Alps …422 photosArcheological sites …2,161 photosArchitectures and buildings …1,193 photosBeaches …355 photosBlack-and-white photography …139 photosCastels and palaces …1,618 photosChurches …2,746 photosEtruscans …206 photosFestivals …2,483 photosHilltop villages …3,695 photosHimalayas …2,467 photosLakes …554 photosLost places …872 photosMuseums …1,231 photosOpen-air museums …369 photosRoman Empire …1,016 photosRomantic Road …302 photosSeaside villages …2,686 photosSeven billion neighbors469 photosSpace centers …435 photosStrange places …1,151 photosStreet Art …302 photosWorld Heritage Site (UNESCO) …7,277 photos

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Dolomites48 photosMunich by night14 photosChurch village of Wamberg14 photosPilgrimage church Wilparting26 photosKochelsee15 photosEibsee32 photosAmmersee51 photosSummer in the city (Munich)20 photosBlack-and-white landscapes78 photosBlack-and-white portraits46 photos