The International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, is celebrated around the world every year on April 18. This day not only commemorates the value of culture and heritage in our lives, but also aims to make people understand cultural stories. and customs of each other. This year, the day will be celebrated under the theme “Heritage and climate”. To make you aware of World Heritage Day, let’s take a look at the ethereal beauty of the world.
Here are 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
Taj Mahal, India
One of the world’s most renowned symbols of love, this ivory-white tomb was empowered by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to contain the mausoleum of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
It is Cambodia’s most famous ancient temple site and includes impressive remains from various capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries.
The bewildering formation of temples and monuments along with the remains of churches coupled with beautiful rock-cut architecture and an innovative system of water management make Petra a well-known site and a must-see destination.
Rapa Nui National Park, Chile
Located on Easter Island, Rapa Nui National Park is a protected Chilean wilderness area that focuses on the legacy of the Rapa Nui culture and its ancient traditions.
Machu Picchu, Peru
This historic shrine is a must-see in South America. This Inca citadel is located in the Andes Mountains in Peru and is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of the Inca Empire.
Old Havana, Cuba
Founded in 1519, Old Havana’s vast system of protective fortifications is now one of the largest and oldest on the American continent.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The only enduring wonder of the ancient world, these incredible tombs were built when Egypt was one of the most powerful civilizations in the world. The property has retained 80% of its old forms and materials.
Old City and Walls of Jerusalem, Israel
With extraordinary scenes like the Western Wall, unique markets and picturesque alleys, it’s no surprise that this holy city is one of the most visited World Heritage Sites.
Acropolis of Athens, Greece
This ancient citadel dominates Athens, as it squeezes the remains of buildings that had a major historical essence. It is the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.
Cinque Terre, Italy
The unique history and character of the five ancient coastal villages of the Cinque Terre rank among the most beautiful historic places in the world. It is a chain of centuries-old seaside villages, located on the rugged coast of the Italian Riviera.
The layout and layout of the small towns has great landscape and cultural value.
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