Walk the world's most exquisite lands with famous heritage sites galore

Famous heritage sites such as Vatican City, the pyramids of Giza and Great Barrier Reef bare no secret to how exceptional the world can appear. And whether man-made masterpieces or natural wonders, these sites will forever stand as the globe’s greatest treasures.

Now 962 exceptional places have been declared world heritage sites from as far as Algeria to Argentina, Canada to Colombia, all revealing a sheer beauty that – thanks to UNESCO –  will remain protected throughout the world.

From the majestic architecture of La Alhambra in Granada, the south of Spain, biosphere preserves like the Serengeti and archeological sites such as Easter Island off the coast of Chile, these heritage sites are captivating not only visually, but historically, telling a tale of ancient history and past cultures. View the gallery to see for yourself…