Heritage Sites from Around the World
Angkor, Cambodia: Angkor or 'holy city' is a region of Cambodia which served as the seat of the Khmer Empire. Set amongst twisting roots of an unruly jungle, in the beautiful but blood stained country of Cambodia, lays one of the world's most...
Angkor or 'holy city' is a region of Cambodia which served as the seat of the Khmer Empire. Set amongst twisting roots of an unruly jungle, in the beautiful but blood stained country of Cambodia, lays one of the world's most beautiful temples. There are more than 100 monuments spread across the site amongst the trees but the most famous temple, is Angkor Wat and the sculptural Bayon temple. Dating back to between the 9th and 15th century, these spiritual sites were erected in honour of the Hindu God Vishnu and contain the remains of Khmer Empire capitals. More recently, you may have seen a scantily clad Angelina Jolie running through the temples in the Tomb Raider films.
Great Barrier reef, Australia:
An underwater visual symphony of colour and intrigue, the Great Barrier Reef stretches across 133,000 square miles and consist of more than 3,000 individual reefs. In fact, the reef is interspersed with more than 600 tropical islands and is so large it can be identified from space! The coral colony should be on everyone's bucketlist but be warned this delicate ecosystem has lost half its coral since 1985!
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Located on the border between on the North coast of France between Normandy and Brittany, Mont-Saint-Michel can be seen floating a top water and sand. This medieval abbey and town dates back to the 11th century and is a fortified village built in the shadow of a gothic style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael. The bay is swept twice a day by some of the fastest moving tides in Europe and even when the waters a clear, the treacherous quick sands may not be safe to walk, the are many stories of death and dark exaggerated folk stories surrounding the Abbey.
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The Grand Canyon, North America:
Perhaps one of the most famous World Heritage Sites, the Grand Canyon encompasses 1,218,375 acres in the Colorado Plateau in
Northwest Arizona. As one of the most studied geological sites in the world the Grand Canyon offers numerous caves containing extensive and significant geological, paleontological, archaeological and biological resources not to mention a diverse fossil records and the world's finest example of arid erosion. The Canyon is 18 miles at its widest and 6,000 feet deep and is one of the most awe-inspiring sites on earth. Fancy a Home Swap in the States?
Tulum is one of the most beautiful of 30 Mayan settlements throughout Mexico and Central America. With stunning views across crystal clear Caribbean waters Tulum's mountain location is second to none and was one of the largest cities built and inhabited by the Mayans.