- There are 1007 incredible sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List
- Many sites are inaccessible due to conflict while other are simply hard to reach
- The Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan and the ancient city of Aleppo in Syria risk being lost forever
- You can still see the remains of the Chimu Kingdom in Peru – if you’re quick
Even the more well-travelled among us would struggle to scratch the surface of Unesco’s World Heritage List.
Jaw-dropping scenery, ancient monuments and incredible wildlife are just a few of the 1007 sites earmarked for preservation by the organisation.
But while well-known destinations such as Machu Picchu and the Acropolis in Athens may feature prominently on many intrepid explorers’ ‘to do’ list, there are a number of stunning sites that the majority of us will simply never get to see.