Unesco’s World Heritage List in pictures; Ted Thornhill & James Draper; Daily Mail

New Zealand – New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

With more than 1,070 Unesco World Heritage sites across the world, it can be difficult to appreciate their wonder. So here we present a shortlist of the most visually stunning.

  • The Unesco World Heritage List celebrates geographical locations of cultural or physical significance 
  • Revised by a board of officials each year, the most recent list boasts a staggering 1,073 global destinations 
  • Here, we highlight 21 of the most stunning listings, ranging from historic Cairo to Australia’s Fraser Island

Some represent a masterpiece of human creative genius, while others bear testimony to cultural traditions.

But, whatever their credentials, the Unesco World Heritage sites are always places to behold.

Areas of unparalleled excellence, each destination is geographically or historically unique in the footprint it has left on earth.

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