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World Heritage Sites

The World Heritage List includes 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - the "Toy Train" rolls through India.

Sir Christopher Wren's beautiful baroque buildings in Greenwich include the twin domes of the Painted Hall and Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul.

The Palace of Westminster in London houses the British Parliament.

Stroll in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew where glasshouses dating from the 19th century still house exotic plants.

Westminster Abbey, London - In the 13th century, Henry III rebuilt Westminster Abbey in the Gothic style we see today.

Tower of London - William the Conqueror ordered the construction of the massive White Tower in the 11th century.

Machu Picchu

Easter Island is in the Pacific Ocean. This island is famous all over the world due to the 887 extant monumental statues. These statues are called MOAI. These statues were created by the ancient people call the Rapanui. These statues are still a mystery for the science that what exactly the purpose of making these statues was. It is also determined by UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon (nearly 1,500 m deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. Located in the state of Arizona, it cuts across the Grand Canyon National Park.

Machu Picchu, Peru - This amazing creation of the ancient Inca Empire stands 2,430 meters above sea level.

Chartres Cathedral marks the high point of French Gothic art. The vast nave, in pure ogival style, the porches adorned with fine sculptures from the middle of the 12th century, and the magnificent 12th- and 13th-century stained-glass windows, all in remarkable condition, combine to make it a masterpiece.

The Great Wall of China - Begun in c. 220 B.C., construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil - The park shares with Iguazú National Park in Argentina one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls, extending over some 2,700 m. It is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, among them the giant otter and the giant anteater. Photo credit: Keith Jenkins

Sydney Opera House - A great urban sculpture set in a remarkable waterscape, at the tip of a peninsula projecting into Sydney Harbour, the building has had an enduring influence on architecture.

The Taj Mahal - An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.