Alternative World Heritage Treasures to Add to Your Bucket List; Flight Centre Travel Blog

Japan – Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)

While the pyramids and the Taj Mahal are on everyone’s bucket list, travellers would do well to add their less famous World Heritage relations to the list. From ruins to marketplaces, temples to ancient hermitages, here are 10 ‘alternative’ Heritage experiences that span the globe.

Discover an Ancient World in… Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is not the first place you think of when you hear ‘UNESCO’, but 17 historical locations are cultural heritage sites in this beautiful city. These include Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, castles and Japanese gardens. You might even glimpse a geisha scurrying to secret liaison.

Awaken the Force Deep in the Jungle at… Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala, is not as well known as other South American ruins but it is exceptionally rich in history and culture.

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