Asian locations dominate top spots on Unesco sites ranking; Asian Correspondent

Cambodia – Angkor

ASIA’S significant historical and cultural landmarks Angkor Wat, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China dominate the list of the best Unesco world heritage sites among tourists.

They occupy the top three spots when it comes to the TripAdvisor’s list of Unesco cultural and natural heritage sites.

First overall was the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia – one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia.

Angkor Wat’s immense intricate detail includes more than 300 individually carved Celestial nymphs, as well as carvings that depict stories and myths for by-gone times. “The best views are at dawn or dusk when the crowds have gone, and the lighting reveals its true majesty,” TripAdvisor said.

In second was the Taj Mahal in India. In 1632, the reigning Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan, commissioned the majestic white marble mausoleum in Agra to commemorate his late wife.

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