With some of the worlds most famous sites like angkor wat in cambodia or ha long bay in vietnam southeast asia is home to 37 wonderful sites that stand out for their natural or cultural value. As of 2018 there are nine world heritage sites in south africa including four cultural sites four natural sites and one mixed site.
See photos of unesco world heritage sites including machu picchu petra timbuktu the great wall and more in this travel photo gallery from national.
World heritage sites images with names. The list world heritage list world heritage in danger new inscriptions criteria for selection tentative lists world heritage list nominations reporting monitoring state of conservation soc periodic reporting questionnaires 2008 2015 reactive monitoring africa arab states asia pacific latin america and the caribbean europe and north america. Here are pictures of some of these stunning sites including the humayuns tomb taj mahal and qutub minar. Pictures images photos of unesco world heritage sites of europe the middle east and north africa.
World heritage day 2018. So here we present a shortlist of the most visually stunning. Should you wish to discover some of the best of the now more than 1000 sites heres a compilation of the wow top 100 top 100 most beautiful unesco world heritage sites.
Southeast asia is a culturally rich and diverse region counting numerous sites classified by the unesco in the world heritage of humanity. The taj mahal located in agra india the taj mahal is perhaps the most iconic unesco world heritage listed site in the entire world. With more than 1070 unesco world heritage sites across the world it can be difficult to appreciate their wonder.
List of world heritage in danger. The united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco seeks to encourage the identification protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. Name changed 2007 from central eastern rainforest reserves australia.
A large format full colour map is available in english french and spanish. See photos of unesco world heritage sites. South africa accepted the convention on 10 july 1997 making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list.
Site inscribed on the list of world heritage in danger cultural site natural site mixed site order world heritage list wall map. A world heritage site is a place that is listed by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco as having special cultural or physical significance. India has a total of 35 world heritage sites that have been recognised by unesco.
List of world heritage sites by year of inscription.