With the UK’s Lake District being given the prestigious title of UNESCO World Heritage Site very recently, we have compiled together the sites around the world you need to visit in the future.
UNESCO World Heritage status is only given to sites and landmarks which are of special cultural or physical significance.
These places are truly special and unique, and visiting them would be a once in a lifetime experience.
The below locations should definitely be added to your travel bucket list.
Keep reading to find out more.
1. The Lake District, UK
Great news that the Lake District has been chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! It joins the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon on the illustrious list and is the UK’s first national park to be given the status. Love this shot showing a beautiful morning on Loweswater Fell overlooking Crummock Water by @davemasseyphotography // Want to be featured? Follow and keep tagging us in your Lake District shots 🌲🌲🌲
Starting off with the most recent addition to the World Heritage group, the Lake District is a stunning region consisting of mountains, lakes and endless rolling hills.
Go for a hike up the tallest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, or go for paddle on the 18 kilometres long Lake Windermere.
2. Easter Island, Chile
One of the most remote locations on the World Heritage Site list, Easter Island is shrouded in mystery, history and beauty.
The focal point of the island are the 887 statues or moai, created between the 13th and 16th centuries.
Why they are there is still a mystery, and archaeologists are still searching for clues about their meaning and how they even got there.
Be sure to explore the stunning coastline too.
3. Canadian Rocky Mountain Peaks
Spanning over 180,000 square kilometres, the Canadian Rockies feature some of the most awe inspiring scenery in the world.
Take a hike through dense forest, along alpine lakes, and up through peaks such as Mt. Robson.
4. The Pyramids of Giza
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Located in Egypt, the pyramids of Giza consists of a complex of pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and several cemeteries.
They were believed to be constructed between 2560–2540 BC, making the fact that there are still standing in such incredibly good condition truly remarkable.
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5. Palace & Gardens of Versailles, France
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The royal chateau of Versailles is a truly stunning location, consisting of extensive manicured gardens, and a beautiful palace which was the seat of the King of France in the 17th and 18th Centuries.
Versailles was used to house members of the senior nobility, so that Louis XIV was able to, in a way, control them and curb any attempts to overthrow him.
It was the scene of many stories about scandal, murder and romance, and is a truly fascinating place to visit.
6. Mount Fuji, Japan
The tallest peak in Japan at over 12,000 feet, Mount Fuji is located on Honshu Island.
An iconic symbol of the country, Mount Fuji is actually an active volcano and most recently erupted in 1707.
100km away from Tokyo, you can even see it from the city on clear days!
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