Asia is full of surreal UNESCO-certified gems.
While some of you might have heard of the sites listed down here, there’s a fair chance that you didn’t know that these are actually listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. For those who aren’t aware, a World Heritage Site is selected and recognised by the United Nations on the basis of its “cultural, historical, scientific or any other form of significance”. These sites are preserved and protected by UNESCO and international treaties.
There are 271 such sites in Asia, that include the usual suspects such as Taj Mahal in India, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Sumatra in Indonesia, etc. But there are many more incredible sites that most of us aren’t aware of. Hence, I’m listing down seven of the most surreal UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia you most probably had no idea about:
Komodo National Park
Located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the Indonesian archipelago, Komodo National Park is one of the major residences of Komodo dragons in this world.