An important cultural center of the ancient world, the historic city of Palmyra dates back to 1st century A.D. Known as the ‘Venice of the Sands,’ it is situated between Damascus, the capital of Syria, and the city of Deir al-Zour.
THE RIDEAU CANAL, CANADA
Over 200 kilometres in length, this waterway joins the Canadian cities of Ottawa, on the Ottawa River, and Kingston, on Lake Ontario. Operated by Parks Canada, the canal encompasses sections of the rivers, Rideau and Cataraqui, along with a few lakes. Originally built with military purposes in mind, today it is mainly used for boating and was designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007.
MOSI-OA-TUNYA / VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA AND ZIMBABWE
Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Mosi-oa-Tunya are regarded among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Part of Zambezi River, the 108m high falls produce the largest curtain of falling water anywhere on the planet and were declared a World Heritage Site in 1989.
IGUAZU NATIONAL PARK, ARGENTINA