25 Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites

If you love travelling, you will undoubtedly of heard of UNESCO; The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization whose primary goal is to preserve cultural and natural heritage sites deemed to be of outstanding value to humanity. In a world with an unnecessary amount of destruction, UNESCO strives to seek out and protect these World Heritage Sites for our education and appreciation for centuries to come.

One of the advantages of having a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites is it makes it much easier to put together photos of some of the most breathtaking sites on the planet! There are over 1000 World Heritage Sites in total, so we’ve compiled a list of 25 of our favourites for you, enjoy!

Yellow Stone National Park ‚Äď USA

Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park
Morning Glory Pool | Flickr: daveynin

The Historic Centre of Bukhara ‚Äď Uzbekistan

Exterior wall of the Ark, The Historic Centre of Bukhara
Exterior wall of the Ark | Flickr: Dan Lundburg

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park, Venezuela
Flight through Canaima National Park | Flickr: timsnell

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

Baby Gorilla, Virunga National Park, DRC
Baby Gorilla in Virunga | Flickr: kwitaizina

Historic Centre of Berat, Albania

Historic Centre of Berat, Albania
The Church of St. Mary of Vllaherna | Flickr: deepphoto

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Daisy coral feeding, Great Barrier Reef, Australia - Possibly Australia's most recognizable World Heritage Sites
Daisy coral feeding | Flickr: Wibble_Roisin

Grand Canyon National Park, USA

Grand Canyon National Park, USA
Grand Canyon National Park | Flickr: tsaiproject

Mount Huangshan ‚Äď China

Yellow Mountains "The loveliest mountains in China"
Yellow Mountains, China

Pantanal Conservation Area, Brazil

Jaguaress in the Evening Sun
Jaguaress in the evening sun | Flickr: tambako

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls, Zambia
Sunset at Victoria Falls | Flickr: Marina

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery in Bulgaria
Rila Monastery Flickr: archer10

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Shutterstock Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park | Shutterstock/Stanislav Fosenbauer

Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA

Monticello at dusk
Monticello at dusk | Flickr: small_realm

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Japan

The Wada House, Shirakawa-go
The Wada House, Shirakawa-go | Flickr: bryansjs

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu Falls Argentina
Iguazu Falls

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Aerial shot of Elephants in the Delta
Aerial shot of Elephants in the Delta | Flickr: f7oor

Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout, Netherlands

Sunset over the windmills at Kinderdijk - One of Holland's World Heritage Sites
Sunset over the windmills at Kinderdijk | Flickr: jiuguangw

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Volcano in Tongariro National Park
Volcano in Tongariro National Park

Yosemite National Park, USA

Half Dome Yosemite National Park
Half Dome Yosemite National Park | Flickr: dan90266
Yosemite West
Yosemite West | Flickr: puliarfanita

Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale
Springs at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace)

City of Cuzco, Peru

Rooftops of Cuzco
Rooftops of Cuzco | Flickr: kennethmoore

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Baranco Camp - Mt Kilimanjaro
Baranco Camp, Mt Kilimanjaro | Flickr: abzgtphotography

Historic City of Toledo, Spain

Alc√°zar of Toledo. One of Spain's World Heritage Sites
Alc√°zar of Toledo

Historic District of Old Québec, Canada

Srtreets of Old Quebec with Chateau de Frontenac in the Background
Streets of Old Quebec with Chateau de Frontenac in the Background | Flickr: dhinakaran

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey

Balloon flight over Cappadocia
Balloon flight over Cappadocia | Flickr: teosaurio