15 Stunning World Heritage Sites To Check Off Your Travel Bucket List

Not every tourist destination on the planet is legally protected by the United Nations, but there are plenty of reasons these made the cut.

No travel bucket list would be complete without a World Heritage Site or two. They’re rife with photo ops, yes, but the beautiful landscapes aren’t the only draw. To make the cut, a location must hold some cultural, historical or scientific significance as determined by the United Nations. In turn, the sites’ timeless appeal is protected.

And while you may be familiar with Heritage Sites like the Grand Canyon, here are a few lesser-known locales — from a list of 1,052 — that you’ll want to plan a visit to stat.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US

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