Wednesday, 18 April 2018

5 must-see Unesco World Heritage Sites! *


I’ve said it before and will keep saying it forever – travelling is wonderful, and benefits everyone. A change of climate is great for your overall health and discovering new cultures will broaden your horizons.


Now, if you have visited pretty much all the obvious holiday destinations, and would like to see more of the amazing world that is all around, you might want to create a bucket list of World Heritage Sites you’d like to see. Below, you can find some inspiration to create your own itinerary.

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Queretaro, Mexico.
If you are heading to Mexico, you might want to avoid the crowded beaches and holiday resorts. If you visit Querataro you will find plenty of lovely hotels offering luxury at affordable prices, and you can wander within the historic centre of the city. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Queretaro is best for a short break; from there you can walk through the streets of the old city, and check out the churches and museums.


Machu Picchu.

One of the oldest civilisations settled in today’s Peru, almost 2.5 km above sea level. Machu Picchu is a site not to be missed when you visit the country. Up in the mountain forests, the Lost City of the Inca Empire is a truly magical life experience. 


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You can hike up the mountain, or take a tour and listen to the guides giving you the background story of the ancient settlement that was – for mysterious reasons – left untouched for hundreds of years, to be discovered again by modern explorers.


Kinabalu National Park, Borneo
If you feel like you must travel to connect with Mother Earth on a new level, you need to check out this national park in Borneo. A natural paradise, the park has a diverse flora and fauna, and you can take a hiking trip up to the Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in the country. Find out more about the tropical rainforest and book a local tour guide to help you get to the top! 


Angkor Wat.


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Cambodia is not on many people’s travel bucket list, but it has so much to offer. 
Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, and rated #1 among the Unesco World Heritage sites. You can book a tour for 3-4 days to discover the area and learn more about the location and the culture.



Hoi On, Vietnam.
The Purple Forbidden City has a stunning beach nearby, and you can explore the ruins of the ancient settlement mostly destroyed during the American War. You will find the influence of the Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese, and find out how one of the most important trading ports of Asia operated in the 15-19th centuries. Take a boat trip, check out the traditional market, and soak up the colourful culture of Vietnam.

Whether you are looking to get close to nature, or simply want to learn more about ancient cultures and civilisations, creating a bucket list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites is a brilliant idea. The good news is that accommodation is reasonably priced at most of the above destinations, and they are great for backpackers, too!



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