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Stone Forest

Stone Forest is a remarkable region of limestone columns. It is in Yunnan Province, China. Two parts of the site, the Naigu Stone Forest and Suogeyi Village are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are part of the South China Karst. The site is clas ...

                                               

Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is a palace in Beijing, China. It is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between 1 ...

                                               

Wulingyuan

Wulingyuan Chinese: 武陵源) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-central Chinas Hunan Province. The site has over 3.000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 metres 660 ft in height. There are many ravines and gorges with attra ...

                                               

Saqqara

Saqqara, or Sakkara, is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, an area of 7 by 1.5 km. It was the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara has numerous pyramids, including the world famous Pyramid of Djoser. This is sometime ...

                                               

Avignon

Avignon is a commune in southeastern France in the department of Vaucluse on the left bank of the Rhone river. It is the capital of the Vaucluse department. The historical centre, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d ...

                                               

Belfries of Belgium and France

The Belfries of Belgium and France are a group of 56 historical buildings. They are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. It shows a design change from feudal and religious influence in historic Flanders and its neighboring regions of th ...

                                               

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a city in the Gironde department of France. It is on the Garonne River near the Atlantic Ocean. About 1.150.000 people live in the area around the city. Bordeaux has a temperate oceanic climate. It is famous for wines made in the regi ...

                                               

Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art

The Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art, is a museum of contemporary art privately owned by the french art collector Philippe Meaille. It is situated in France in the Loire valley. The Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art ...

                                               

Lyon

Lyon is a city in the southeast of France. It is the third-largest city in the country, with about 513.000 people living there in 2015. It is the second largest metropolis, or metro area, in France, with about 2.3 million people in 2014. In ancie ...

                                               

Roman Theatre of Orange

The Roman Theatre of Orange is a Roman theatre in Orange, Vaucluse, France. It was built early in the 1st century AD. The municipality of Orange owns the structure. The theatre is the home of the summer opera festival called the Choregies dOrange ...

                                               

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is a city in eastern France, the prefecture of Grand Est. Today, about 275.000 people live there. It lies on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the German city of Kehl. Strasbourg is the seat Council of Europe, of the European Court ...

                                               

Essen

Essen is a German city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is on the Ruhr River and it is near Cologne, Duisburg and Bochum. 585.000 people live in Essen. Together with Dortmund, Essen is the biggest city of the Ruhr area with its 5.000.00 ...

                                               

Goslar

The German Emperor Henry I founded Goslar in 922. In the 11th century Goslar became seat of a Pfalz, a temporary seat of the Emperor. In 1253 Goslar became a Free City that means without being ruled a Duke in the Holy Roman Empire and joined the ...

                                               

Messel pit

The Messel Pit is a disused quarry near the village of Messel, Hesse. The site about 35 km southeast of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is a site where fine fossils are preserved: a lagerstatte. The site is very important: it includes fossils of e ...

                                               

Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg is a city in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Its area is 78 km 2. 22.795 people lived there in 2005. Quedlinburg is 8 kilometers north of the Harz mountains. A small river called Bode flows through the city. In 1994 UNESCO added ...

                                               

Mycenae

Mycenae, is an archaeological site in Greece. It is about 90 km south-west of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the most important centers of early Greek civilization with a strong army. The ...

                                               

Red Fort

The Red Fort is a monument built in 1638 that rises 33 meters above Old Delhi. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The fort is located in what is now the centre of Delhi, India. It is made of red stone and marble. It was built on the r ...

                                               

Sanchi

Sanchi Stupa is a memorial built in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the city of Sanchi in India. It is located 46 kilometres north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India. ...

                                               

Chehel Sotoun

Chehel Sotoun is a pavilion in Isfahan, Iran. It is in the middle of a park at the end of a long pool. It was built by Shah Abbas II for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries ...

                                               

Assisi

Assisi is a town and a comune in Italy, in the region of Umbria. Assisi on the western side of the mountain called Mount Subasio. It is an important place because of its art, its architecture and its history. It is especially important to the Cat ...

                                               

Cefalù Cathedral

The Cathedral of Cefalù is a Roman Catholic basilica in Cefalù, Sicily. It is one of nine structures included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale. The cathedral was buil ...

                                               

Florence

Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, in Italy. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence is on the Arno River. The city has a population of around 400.000 people, and a suburban population ...

                                               

Montferrat

Montferrat is part of the region of Piedmont in Northern Italy. It is both a historical and geographic area. It includes either a part of the Province of Alessandria, or a part of the Province of Asti. In the Middle Ages, it was a small marquisat ...

                                               

Pienza

Pienza, a town in the province of Siena, in the Val dOrcia in Tuscany, between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism." In 1996, UNESCO put the town his list as a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the ...

                                               

Sienna

Sienna is a city in the Italian region of Tuscany. Its name is spelt Siena in Italian. The city has a population of about 54.000. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nations most visite ...

                                               

Hiroshima

Hiroshima is the capital city of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Japan. About a million people live in Hiroshima.

                                               

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also called the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome, is in central Hiroshima, Japan. It is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. UNESCO named the dome a World Heritage Site in 1996. The dome is the ruined Hiroshima Pref ...

                                               

Rohtas Fort

Rohtas Fort is a garrison fort built by the great Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. This fort is about 4 km in circumference and the first example of the successful combination of Pashtun and Hindu architecture in the Indian Subcontinent.

                                               

Auschwitz concentration camp

Auschwitz was a group of concentration camps run by Nazi Germany during World War II. There were three large camps at Auschwitz, and 3 smaller ones. Auschwitz I was the main camp, which held prisoners from 1940-1945. Auschwitz II was the largest ...

                                               

Red Square

Red Square is the most famous city square in Moscow, Russia. The square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitay-gorod. As maj ...

                                               

Changdeokgung

Changdeokgung is one of the five grand palaces in South Korea. They are Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyunggung, and Gyeonghuigung. The five grand palaces were not built at the same time. Changdeokgung was built as the secondary ...

                                               

Hahoe Folk Village

Hahoe Folk Village is a village in South Korea. It has buildings and other things that were built in the Joseon Dynasty or that have been rebuilt in the same style. Hahoe Village hosts cultural events, including traditional mask dances. It is in ...

                                               

Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress is the wall that surrounds the centre of Suwon. Suwon is the capital city of Gyeonggi-do, a province in South Korea. The fortress was built by Jeongjo, the 22nd king of the Joseon Dynasty. The wall is about 6 km long and it has ...

                                               

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

This article is about the World Heritage Site. For the island itself, see Jeju Island. Jeju Volcanic Island and lava tubes are located off the coast of South Korea. They are in Jeju Province. Jeju has Mount Halla, a shield volcano located over a ...

                                               

Jongmyo

Jongmyo Shrine is a religious building in Seoul, South Korea. It is a Confucian royal shrine from the Joseon Dynasty. It was built in the late 1300s, destroyed during a Japanese invasion in the 1500s, and rebuilt in the 1600s. People still use it ...

                                               

Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty

The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty are a group of burial sites in Seoul, South Korea. Some of them are in other parts of WHICH Province. They were built for the rulers of the Joseon Dynasty and their families. They were named a UNESCO World He ...

                                               

Yangdong Folk Village

Yangdong Folk Village is a village in South Koreas North Gyeongsang Province. It is inside the city of Gyeongju, which used to be the capital of Korea. It has buildings and other things that were built in the Joseon Dynasty or that have been rebu ...

                                               

Alhambra

The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex of the Moorish rulers of Granada in southern Spain, occupying a hilly terrace on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.

                                               

Las Medulas

Las Medulas is a historical site near the town of Ponferrada, Spain. It used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. In order to remove the gold, the Romans washed away an entire mountain. From the 2nd to the 4th century AD the Ro ...

                                               

Palmeral of Elche

The Palmeral or Palm Grove of Elche is the generic name for the date palm orchards in the city of Elche. In the urban area of Elche there are a total of 97 different orchards. They contain about 70.000 date palms. Most of them are in the east ban ...

                                               

Park Guell

The Park Guell is a public park system of gardens and architectonic elements. It is located on Carmelo Hill, in Barcelona. Carmelo Hill belongs to the mountain range of Sierra de Collserola - the Parque del Carmelo is located on the northern face ...

                                               

Roman Walls of Lugo

The Roman Walls of Lugo were constructed in the 3rd century AD. The walls were created as late Roman Empire fortifications. They are still largely intact today. They stretch over 2 kilometres around the historic centre of Lugo in Galicia. Located ...

                                               

Royal Palace of Aranjuez

The Royal Palace of Aranjuez is one of the places the King of Spain lives. It is located in the town of Aranjuez, Community of Madrid, Spain. The palace is open to the public as one of the Spanish royal sites. It was originally the site of a medi ...

                                               

Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. Although it is not finished, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In November 2010 it was consecrated dedicated ...

                                               

Santa Maria del Naranco

The church of St Mary at Mount Naranco is a Roman Catholic church in Oviedo, northern Spain. It was built in 848 as a royal palace for King Ramiro I of Asturias. It was changed into a church during the 13th century. Santa Maria church is an examp ...

                                               

Gammelstad Church Town

Gammelstad Church Town is a World Heritage Site in Gammelstaden close to the city of Luleå, Sweden. The church village consists of 424 wooden houses around a stone church from the early 15th-century.

                                               

La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds is the capital city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchatel in Switzerland. After Geneva and Lausanne, it is the third-largest city in the French-speaking part of the country. As of December 2016, 38.965 ...

                                               

Le Locle

Le Locle is a municipality of the district of Le Locle in the canton of Neuchatel in Switzerland. It is in the Jura Mountains, a few kilometers from the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is the third smallest city of Switzerland. As of 31 December 20 ...

                                               

Istanbul

Istanbul is a mega city that sits in both Europe and Asia divided by the Bosporus. Although the largest city of Turkey its not the capital. It is the largest city in Europe by population. Istanbul is also the 3rd largest European city in size. It ...

                                               

Troy

Troy was a city in north-west Asia Minor. It was the center of the Trojan War, as told in eight long epic poems, six from the Epic Cycle, and two written by Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Today it is the name of an archaeological site, the loc ...