Eight Sicilian towns that were rebuilt in a distinctive Late Baroque style after a 1693 earthquake.
Extensive ruins of a Maya city inside a huge biosphere reserve.
A beautiful vineyard-covered landscape of terraced hillsides, almost a thousand years old.
A 16th-century villa with a garden that epitomizes the Renaissance aesthetic in garden design.
Ruins of an ancient town, much of it Roman-era, and birthplace of the cult of Venus.
A strategically-important port city dominated by two Venetian fortresses and showing influences from later French, British and Greek rule.
A group of 6th-7th-century Hindu temples where the capital of the Chenla Empire once stood.
An 11th-century Hindu temple complex in an isolated and dramatic location, with remarkably well-preserved architecture and art.
10th-century temples from a short-lived capital city, origin of the Koh Ker style of sculpture.
A huge trans-national site, significant in terms of geological processes, ecological zones, biodiversity and beauty.
A centuries-old Puebloan community that still practices the traditional ways, living in distinctive adobe houses.
A charming medieval town known for its tall towers and Sienese Gothic artworks.
A monument of religious architecture from the Carolingian period of European unification under Charlemagne.
A colorful colonial-era town of Baroque architecture and its church complex with Mexican Baroque murals.
A small city where influences from three different world religions are visible in its architecture and art.
The remarkably-preserved remains of ancient Roman cities destroyed in a sudden eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
A collection of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio in what is now known as Palladian style.
A magnificent 16th-century royal palace, particularly important for its artwork.
A beautiful park of volcanoes, lakes and waterfalls, perfect for hiking.
A 9th-century complex of hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist temples with stone carvings that are masterpieces of Siva art.
A beautiful subtropical nature reserve that is home to hundreds of species, including endangered animals like the Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros.
A monastery complex from the Bulgarian Renaissance, important to the spiritual and social life of Bulgaria.
A geologically complex volcano and the otherworldly landscape around it.
A site used for 6,000 years by Plains people to hunt buffalo by driving them over a cliff.
A picturesque segment of the Danube Valley with beautiful scenery and charming towns and villages.
An exhibition building and surrounding gardens representing the importance of the 19th-century’s international exhibition movement.
An area of coral reefs, cays, atolls and other features supporting a huge variety of flora and fauna.
A museum city of architecture of the Portuguese golden age.
Portugal’s oldest university, with centuries of architecture and ancient traditions.
A stunning example of Mughal architecture in the form of a fortress containing palaces, audience halls and mosques.
Thirty ancient caves carved into a cliff wall, many of them filled with Buddhist paintings and sculpture.
A river valley landscape shaped by centuries of Port wine cultivation and production.
A charming 18th-19th-century British colonial fishing settlement with colorful wooden buildings.
Five cave temples decorated with Buddhist paintings and sculpture, a place of pilgrimage for 2000 years.
A city with an interesting history of coexisting cultural communities, and with several historic monuments including a wonderfully intact Roman aqueduct.
An elegant ensemble of architecturally important buildings from the 17th and early 18th century.