10 incredibly beautiful World Heritage sites

Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world’s heritage - but the world is full of UNESCO world heritage sites.

1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Found in both Kenya and Tanzania this park is home to an annual migration of over 2 million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle which is the largest remaining animal migration in the world.

2. Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

This national park boasts the largest ice mantel outside of Antarctica.

3. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Made famous by the voyage of Charles Darwin, these islands have long captivated travelers and scientists with their biodiversity.

4. Iguazu Falls, Brazil

With the second greatest annual flow of any waterfall in the world behind Niagara, Iguazu is a sight to behold.

5. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

It is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and is composed of nearly 3,000 individual reefs. It is world’s largest single structure made of living organisms and can even be seen from space.

6. Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

This site is dominated by a massive rock that is over 200 meters high. It was on top of this rock that an ancient king built his palace.

7. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines

Carved into the mountainside nearly 2000 years ago many Filipinos consider these terraces to be the 8th wonder of the world.

8. Geyser Basins, Wyoming

With over 10,000 hotsprings, Yellowstone’s is home to some of the world’s tallest and most colorful geysers.

9. Göreme National Park, Turkey

Famous for its breathtaking rock formations including the “fairy chimneys”, Goreme is also the name of the main city in the region which is nearly entirely carved out of rock.

10. Bagan City, Burma (Myanmar)

Similar to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, this location is home to thousands upon thousands of temples. Due to Burma’s inner turmoil it isn’t nearly as crowded as other similar locations.

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