Tourists visiting the Buddhist Sculpture Grottoes Lunmen (“Drakensberg Gate”) near the city of Luoyang in Henan Province, China. At this point, there are more than 2300 caves, 110 000 Buddhist images, more than 80 Dagobah (Buddhist mausoleums), containing relics of Buddha, as well as the 2800 inscriptions on rocks near the river Ishuy length of a kilometer. For the first time in China, Buddhism was introduced in these places during the reign of the Eastern Han Dynasty.
Bayon Temple in Cambodia, famous for its many gigantic stone faces. In the region of Angkor temples there are more than 1,000, ranging from nondescript piles of brick and rubble scattered among rice fields to the magnificent Angkor Wat, which is considered the world’s largest single religious monument. Many of the temples at Angkor have been restored. Every year they are visited by more than a million tourists.
One part of the archaeological site of Al-Hijr – also known as Madain Salih. This complex, located in the northern regions of Saudi Arabia was added to UNESCO World Heritage List July 6th 2008. The complex includes 111 rock tombs (I century BC. E. – I century BC), and a system of waterworks, dedicated to the ancient Nabatean city of Hegra, which was the center of caravan trade. Also, there are about 50 inscriptions on the rocks belonging to donabateyskomu period.
The Falls “Garganta del Diablo” («Devil’s Throat” are located in the Iguazu National Park in the Argentine province of Misiones. Depending on the level of water in the river Iguazu, in the park is from 160 to 260 waterfalls, as well as over 2,000 varieties of plants and 400 species of birds. Iguazu National Park was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in 1984.
The mysterious Stonehenge megalithic stone structure consisting of 150 huge stones, and is located on Salisbury Plain in the English county of Wiltshire. This ancient monument is believed to have been built in 3000 BC Stonehenge was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986.
Tourists walking in the pavilion Bafang’s Summer Palace, a famous classic imperial garden in Beijing. Summer Palace, built in 1750 was demolished in 1860 and renovated in 1886.He was included in the World Heritage List in 1998.
The Statue of Liberty at sunset in New York. “Lady Liberty”, which gave the United States, France, stands at the entrance to the harbor of New York. She was listed as a World Heritage List in 1984.
“Solitario George” (Lonely George), the last living giant tortoise of this species, was born on the island of Pinta, lives in the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador. She is now about 60-90 years. The Galapagos Islands were originally included in the World Heritage List in 1978 but in 2007 were marked as being under threat of year.
People skating on ice in the channels of mills of Kinderdijk, inscribed on the List of World Heritage sites by UNESCO and is located near Rotterdam. Kinderdijk is located in the largest collection of historic windmills Netherlands, in addition, this region is one of the main attractions in South Holland. Making holidays balls passing here, gives a flavor of this place.
View of the Perito Moreno glacier, located in the National Park Los Glaciares National Park, in south-eastern Argentine province of Santa Cruz. This place was listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage in 1981. The glacier is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia and parts of the 3rd largest glacier in the world after Antarctica and Greenland.
Terraced gardens in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, surrounded by golden-domed Shrine of the Bab, the founder of the Baha’i faith. There is a global administrative and spiritual center of the Baha’i religion, the number of believers that the world less than six million. This place was declared a World Heritage List by UNESCO July 8, 2008.
Aerial view of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. According to the website of World Heritage within this small state is a unique collection of artistic and architectural masterpieces. The Vatican has been included in the World Heritage List in 1984.
Colorful underwater scene of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. In this thriving ecosystem is the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, including 400 species of coral and 1,500 species of fish. Great Barrier Reef was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in 1981.
Camels resting in the ancient city of Petra in front of the main monument of Jordan, Al-Khazneh or treasury, presumably representing a tomb of Nabataean king, carved from sandstone. This town, situated between the Red and Dead Seas, located at the crossroads of Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Phoenicia. Petra has been listed as World Heritage in 1985.
Sydney Opera House – one of the most famous and recognizable buildings in the world, which is a symbol of Sydney and one of the main attractions of Australia. Sydney Opera House is included in the program of World Heritage in 2007.
Cave paintings made by people in the San tribe of the Drakensberg Mountains, located in eastern South Africa. San tribe people lived in the area Drakensberg thousands of years until they were destroyed during the clashes with the Zulus and white settlers. They left behind an incredible rock paintings in the Drakensberg mountains, which have been made to UNESCO’s World Heritage program in 2000.
General view of the city of Shibam, located on the eastern Yemeni province of Hadhramaut in. Shibam is famous for its incomparable with anything comparable to the architecture, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage program. All the houses here are built of mud bricks, approximately 500 homes can be considered high-rise, as they have a 05/11 floors. Shibam is often called “the oldest city in the world of skyscrapers,” or “deserted Manhattan,” is also the oldest example of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction.
Gondolas on the shore of the Grand Canal in Venice. Visible against the background of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore. Venice Island – a seaside resort, the center of international tourism of global importance, the venue of international film festivals, art and architecture exhibitions. Venice has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage program in 1987.
Some of the 390 abandoned huge statues of compressed volcanic ash (moai on Rapa Nui language) at the foot of the volcano Rano Raraku on Easter Island, 3,700 km off the coast of Chile. National Park of Rapa Nui is included in the program of UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995.
Visitors walk along the Great Wall of China near Simatay, northeast of Beijing. This is the largest monument was built as one of the four main strategic strongholds to defend against the invasion of tribes from the north. Great Wall length 8851.8 km is the largest ever completed construction projects. It was included in the World Heritage List in 1987.
Temple in Hampi, near the southern Indian city of Hospet, north of Bangalore. Hampi ruins of Vijayanagar is located in the middle – the former capital of the empire Vidzhayanagarskoy. Hampi and the monuments were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986.
Tibetan pilgrim prayer mill rotates in the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of Tibet. The Potala Palace – a royal palace and Buddhist temple complex, which was the main residence of the Dalai Lama. Today the Potala Palace is a museum, is actively visited by tourists, while remaining a place of pilgrimage of Buddhists and continue to use the Buddhist rituals. In view of the enormous cultural, religious, artistic and historical significance, introduced in 1994 as a UNESCO World Heritage List
Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian city of Cuzco. Machu Picchu, especially after obtaining the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, became the center of mass tourism. On the day visited town of 2,000 tourists, with a view to the preservation of the monument by UNESCO calls for reducing the number of tourists per day to 800.
The Buddhist pagoda in Kompong-Mount Koya Daito, in the province of Wakayama, Japan. Mount Koya, is located east of Osaka, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. In the first settled here 819 a Buddhist monk Kukai, the founder of Shingon, a branch of Japanese Buddhism.
Tibetan women walking around a stupa in Kathmandu Bodhnath – one of the oldest and most revered Buddhist shrines. On the faces of the tower crowning it shows the “eyes of Buddha”, inlaid with ivory. Kathmandu Valley a height of about 1300m – mountain valley and the historic area of Nepal. Here there are many Buddhist and Hindu temples from the stupa Bodnath to tiny altars in the street walls. Local residents say that living in the Kathmandu Valley of the Gods 10 million. Kathmandu Valley was added to the World Heritage List in 1979.
A bird flies over the Taj Mahal – the mausoleum-mosque, located in the Indian city of Agra. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. Taj Mahal was made by UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1983. An architectural marvel and was named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” in 2007.
Located in north-eastern parts of Wales, the 18-mile aqueduct Pontkisillte – a feat of civil engineering since the Industrial Revolution, which was completed in the early years of the 19th century. After more than 200 years after its discovery is still in use and is one of the most congested parts of the UK network channel, passing about 15 000 boats a year. In 2009, the aqueduct Pontkisilte was listed in UNESCO World Heritage List as a “milestone in the history of the Civil Engineering of the Industrial Revolution.” This aqueduct – one of the most unusual monuments of plumbing and water supply
A herd of elk grazing in the meadows of Yellowstone National Park. Visible against the background of Mount Holmes, left, and Mount Dome. In Yellowstone National Park, which occupies nearly 900 hectares, has more than 10,000 geysers and hot springs. Park was included in the World Heritage List in 1978.
The Cubans are going on an old car on the waterfront “Malecon”, Havana. UNESCO has made Old Havana and its fortifications in the World Heritage List in 1982. Although Havana has grown and has a population of more than 2 million people, its old center retains an interesting mix of monuments in Baroque and neo-classical and homogeneous ensemble of private houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron gates and courtyards.