These stunning world heritage sites are so culturally important, it's up to us to preserve them.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites were established in 1960 to protect areas that are naturally and culturally important. Starting with the Nile in Egypt, world heritage sites were chosen across the globe ensuring these precious locations would be passed on to future generations.
Locations are still being nominated today and are divided into two classes: cultural and natural. When you're planning your next trip, make sure to consider a site or two to make it worth-while. Along with national monuments, it's a great way to teach your family about global history. If you're interested in how to help, UNESCO has multiple ways of giving back. While this list may not contain all 1,121 confirmed heritage sites, there are more UNESCO World Heritage locations for you to discover in person.