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Top 5 World Heritage Sites | Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites

Top 5 World Heritage Sites | Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites

The evolution of the world has been through the centuries of changes and advancements leaving a historical trail to be explored. The world is filled with a plethora of UNESCO World heritage sites aging years with many breathtaking and incredible historical sites built by ancient civilizations.

When it comes to narrow them down to the best it’s a tough task as everyone has different criteria for the same. But no matter what if you like to peep into the era of the past then these top 5 heritage places are a must-have on your bucket list.

Top 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites To Explore

1. Machu Pichu, Peru

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If you love to trek and wish to explore Peru then you are at the onset of making an amazing experience in Peru. Rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, it was an important cultural center for the Inca civilization but was abandoned when the Spanish invaded the region.

It is famously referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas,” though that is Vilcabamba. The location got a place in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1983. Very few know that the site was named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

Best time to visit: There’s no best or worst time to explore Machu Picchu as it is open year-round.

Getting there: Take a train to Aguas Calientes from Cusco and arrive at Machu. The 3.5-hour trip along the Urubamba River is a scenic trip with exposure to dramatic canyon walls on either side.

Admission ticket: $7 for timings between 8 am to 12 pm, free till 04 pm

Also Read: Peru Travel Tips: Most Important Things To Know About Cusco

2. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

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One of the most secretive of world heritage sites list is these 3000 years old mysterious pyramids. Nobody knows how they were built. All the three align to the stars, solstices and contain tons of unopened chambers.

That’s again a mystery for both locals and tourists. The largest among those in the less accessible Great Pyramid built by the Pharaoh Khufu. The Pyramids are truly a marvel of human engineering that was fit for kings.

Directions: Take a bus from Midan Tahrir, Cairo. The large buses that go to the pyramids are #800 and #900. The small bus that makes the trip is number 82. When you arrive, you can take a ride on a camel or horse to the pyramids themselves.

Opening time: They are open Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm.

Tickets: General Admission is 60 EGP. To go inside the pyramids, it’s an extra 100 EGP. 

Also Read: 13 Most Worthwhile Things To Do In Egypt

3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Cambodia is famous for its amazing temples and buildings that were reclaimed by the jungle for hundreds of years after the decline of the Khmer Empire. This place despite being overcrowded with visitors is breathtaking upon visit. The most popular temples are Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Phrom, and Angkor Thom, and they always have crowds.

Directions To Angkor Wat: Arrive at Siem Reap Station from Thailand's main airport and take a bus or train to the site.

Admission ticket:

To experience the temples, you’ll need to purchase the three- or five-day pass from the Seim Reap ticket center. The counter remains open from early morning till 05: 30 in the evening. Entrance fees vary depending upon the type of pass you get:

37 USD for one day pass

62 USD for 3 days pass

72 USD for 7 days pass

However, the pass is valid till 05: 30 pm as most of the temples and sites are closed after sunrise.

When to come?

Plan your journey in between November and April as the weather is comfortable during this time and you can explore other places too.

Also Read: Amazing Underground Destinations To visit | Best Underground Attractions

4. Stonehenge, UK

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This over 3000-year-old megalithic structure is located near Salisbury, and its stones come from Wales. How these stones were got here is still a mystery. Stonehenge is now fenced off, and one can no longer go into the circle; visitors can only walk around the attraction.

Directions: To get there one can take trains to leave from London to Salisbury every thirty minutes from 6.30 am.

Opening hours: Stonehenge is open from 9:30 am to 7 pm

Entrance ticket: Prices start at 17.50 GBP for adults, and 10.50 GBP for children

Best visiting time: June to September

Also Read: Have you ever seen these Unusual Hotels To Stay In UK?

5. The Colosseum And Roman Forum, Rome

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The Colosseum and the Forum in Rome are breathtaking not only for their beauty but also for their history and age. This is one of the most famous landmarks around the world. And the reason being its past where famous Roman dictator Caesar walked and gladiators battled to the death.

However, it has slowly crumbled throughout the ages, and much of it is restricted now, especially the floor and basement where everything was organized.

Directions: Line 85 bus will take you to the Roman Forum within 10 minutes at the cost of less than 10 Euro

Opening hours: The site opens for tourists at 08:30 am and closes before sunset

Entrance fees: The Forum is great to walk around (and it’s free), though a ticket is required for Palatine Hill.

All these most beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites are a sight to behold. These architectural and historical heritage places will continue to fascinate future generations with their mysterious and glorious past.  

Besides these top world heritage sites, also include these heritage places in your travel bucket list of world tour:

Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites

  1. Taj Mahal, India
  2. Easter Island, Polynesia
  3. Yellowstone National Park, America
  4. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  5. Great wall of china
  6. Valletta, Malta
  7. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
  8. The Moscow Kremlin, Russia
  9. Leshan Giant Buddha, China
  10. Valley of flowers national park, Uttarakhand, India

Plan your trip to these places one by one and learn why UNESCO has listed them in the world heritage sites list.  

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