In Photos: World Heritage Sites Dazzle With Culture & Beauty

Stevns Klint

Stevns Klint #2

(Image credit: Jan Schulz Adolfssen/UNESCO)

Stevns Klint in Denmark, holding evidence of the space rock that slammed into Earth in what is now Mexico 65 million years ago, has gained World Heritage status. [Read full story]

Trang An Scenic Landscape

Trang An Landscape Complex

(Image credit: Ryan Rabbet/UNESCO)

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Vietnam boasts a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks and mountainside caves, on the southern shore of the Red River delta. In addition, hundreds of pagodas, temples and shrines from various historical periods are located in the complex. [Read full story]

Wadden Sea

Wadden Sea

(Image credit: Martin Junius/UNESCO)

Another site expanded by UNESCO, the Dutch and German Wadden Sea is the largest contiguous system of intertidal sand and mud flats, according to UNESCO. The sea became a World Heritage site in 2009 and is located in the southeastern part of the North Sea. [Read full story]

Transboundary site

Bialowieza Forest

(Image credit: Mateusz Szymura/UNESCO)

Another expansion by UNESCO is the Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Białowieża transboudary site, which lies on the border between Poland and Belarus, on the watershed of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea. A vast expanse of primary forest full of conifers and broad-leafed trees, the site was first inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979. [Read full story]

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