Taj Mahal To Colosseum, Book Flights For World’s Most Visited 8 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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by Ankita Mazumdar
Taj Mahal To Colosseum, Book Flights For World’s Most Visited 8 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Is the travel bug in you itching to book a flight to a new country and explore it? Well, we have curated a list of all the wonderful and exquisite monuments that will enthral you. On top of the magnificent monuments, these sites are listed as some of the most frequently visited UNESCO heritage sites in the entire world. The following sites are timeless wonders where history, culture and tradition combine.

Take A Look At 8 World’s Most Visited UNESCO Heritage Sites

1. The Great Wall of China

This UNESCO heritage site is a lovely architectural marvel! It is not exactly a wall but fortifications. The primary reason to build this was to protect China against the invasions, nomads or terrorist attacks from the bordering Eurasian countries. To cross the entire Great Wall of China, you will have panoramic views of the bountiful country. Did you know the entire length of this monument is 21196.18 km?

2. The Acropolis

Greece’s magnificent Acropolis is a UNESCO heritage site that is one of the most visited destinations in the world. It is a classic representation of Greek architecture along with its culture. The breathtaking skyline view from this popular heritage site is truly amazing and you have to witness it once. Greece is seeped deep in mythology and this place was built as a home to Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war.

3. The Colosseum

Italy’s Colosseum is one such location that holds much weight in the books of history. The beautiful heritage monument that has withstood time, wars, weather conditions and more. Millions of tourists visit this place to see the iconic amphitheatre where gladiators fought, animal hunts and other activities took place.

4. The Taj Mahal

India’s marvellous UNESCO heritage site is one of the locations that receives a footfall of more than 3.5 million tourists every year! The pristine ivory marble structure is a Mughal architectural masterpiece with black inscriptions in Arabic and floral engravings. This UNESCO heritage monument and one of the wonders of the world overlooks the Yamuna River in Agra and is regarded as the symbol of eternal love.

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5. The Angkor Wat

History lovers, look up Cambodia for your next travel plan because Angkor Wat is a must-visit here. The Hindu-Buddhist temple of Khmer architecture is considered one of the largest religious monuments, hence it is bound to have massive footfall throughout the years by Hindu and Buddhist devotees all around. Looking for some spirituality, head over to this temple.

6. The Pyramids of Giza

If you are interested in Egyptian civilization and numerous stories about the infamous pyramids, head over to Egypt. These pyramids house the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure. This is one of the UNESCO heritage sites in the world that is the most visited in the world. To date, the stories about the construction of this historical marvel attract millions of travellers. 

7. The Vatican City

This small independent country is flocked by tourists from all over the world, especially for St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Here, the amalgamation of art, history and spirituality attracts people from various walks of life. This is also a very common place to shoot films as you might have noticed important locations of the Vatican City. Or if you are an ardent reader of Dan Brown, exploring this city is going to be so much fun!

8. The Statue of Liberty

The Iron Lady of the USA comes at last! This UNESCO heritage site is also frequented by folks from all over the world. The famous iconic green 305-foot statue stands as a symbol of freedom and democracy with a blazing torch and the Declaration of Independence. It also acts as a beacon of hope in the concrete jungle of New York and NYC has a lot of things to offer as well.

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Above are some of the top most visited UNESCO heritage sites among the seven continents of the world. Are you booking your flights for these soon?

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