The following is a list of 7 cultural heritage sites, which stand out for their beauty.
Taj Mahal, Agra, India – Heritage site since 1983
A giant mausoleum of white marble, built between 1632 and 1653 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife. The most spectacular feature of the Taj Mahal is the marble dome that surmounts the tomb. It is 35 meters tall (115 ft). The top of the famous dome is decorated with a lotus design. The Taj Mahal is the most famous monument of the entire subcontinent of India.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt – Heritage site since 1979
This complex of ancient monuments includes the Great Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries and more. It is located 9 km (5 mi) from the old town of Giza on the Nile, southwest of Cairo. The pyramids were listed among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Being built around 2584–2561 BC, they aren’t just the only site on the list to still exist, they are also the oldest site among the seven.
The Great Wall Of China, China – Heritage site since 1987
Built in the 14th century, the Great Wall Of China stretches for 8,850 kilometers! This delicious wall was built to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from the attacks of nomadic tribes. The Great Wall is often claimed to be the only man made structure visible from space with the naked eye, but this legend is false.
Machu Picchu, Peru – Heritage site since 1983
Machu Picchu, also known as “the Lost City of the Incas” is the most famous Inca site in the world. It is a 15th century site located on a mountain 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level, some 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist attraction in Peru.
Chichen Itza, Mexico – Heritage site since 1988
Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people. It was one of the largest Maya cities and a major focal point in the northern Maya lowlands for centuries. Today, Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico with around 1.2 million visitors each year.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia – Heritage site since 1992
Originally a Hindu temple, this now Buddhist temple is the largest religious monument in the world. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman 2 in the early 12th century as his state temple and later mausoleum. Angkor Wat is the most famous monument and most visited site in Cambodia. It has become the symbol of the country and appears on its national flag.
Acropolis Of Athens, Athens, Greece – Heritage site since 1987
Probably the most important Acropolis in Greece, the Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens. It contains the remains of the Parthenon and other ancient important structures. It is one of the most famous monument in Europe.