20 Most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

1.) Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest AreaNoted for its more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools and waterfalls.

2.) Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaThe US National Park spans eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres (3,026.87 km2)and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain.

3.) Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park, VenezuelaCanaima National Park is a 30,000 km² park in south-eastern Venezuela that borders Brazil and Guyana. It is located in Bolívar State, and roughly occupies the same area as the Gran Sabana region.

4.) Galápagos Islands

Galápagos IslandsThe Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, 906 km west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part.

5.) Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant’s Causeway, Northern IrelandThe Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills.

6.) Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, VietnamHạ Long Bay is a popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Hạ Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone.

7.) Historical Monuments of Mtskheta, Georgia

Historical Monuments of Mtskheta, GeorgiaThe historic churches of Mtskheta, former capital of Georgia, are outstanding examples of medieval religious architecture in the Caucasus. They show the high artistic and cultural level attained by this ancient kingdom.

8.) Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park, ArgentinaLos Glaciares National Park is a federal protected area in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. The park covers an area of 726,927 ha, making it the second largest national park in the country.

9.) Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, TurkeyPamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water.

10.) Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island

Rapa Nui National Park, Easter IslandRapa Nui is the Polynesian name of Easter Island; its Spanish name is Isla de Pascua. The island is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern extremity of the Polynesian Triangle. The island was taken over by Chile in 1888. Its fame and World Heritage status arise from the 887 extant stone statues known by the name “moai”, whose creation is attributed to the early Rapa Nui people who inhabited the island around 300 AD.

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