UNESCO World Heritage sites are exceptional places around the world that are considered to have outstanding universal value. As such, they are part of the common heritage of humankind.
World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific and other forms of significance. UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It is a specialised agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security.
Currently, there are over 1100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including 209 natural sites and 845 which have cultural and historical significance – all recognised as being internationally important and deserving special protection.
Spanning from different parts of the world, we have listed the Top 130 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2022, that you can add to your bucket list or serve as inspiration for you to start and see what is out there!