Remains of a silver mining community that operated for centuries, important in international trade.
Ruins of the capital of the ancient Silla dynasty, rich in Buddhist artworks and architecture.
A fjord in Greenland where a very active glacier called Sermeq Kujalleq calves enormous icebergs into the sea: a breathtaking sight.
A 360-km canal plus locks, tunnels and bridges: a 17th-century feat of engineering.
Well-preserved prehistoric architecture that also demonstrates ancient Puebloans’ knowledge of astronomy.
Two early temple complexes that include the oldest wooden structures in the world.
An area of dramatic mountainous scenery, dense forests, glacial lakes and deep canyons.
A vibrant Spanish colonial city and an ancient pre-Columbian city.
A beautiful area around the Bay of Kotor with authentic, well-preserved architecture.
A large and beautiful park containing mountains, old-growth forests, temperate rainforests and beaches.
A large protected area of great scenic beauty and species diversity.
A colorful Spanish colonial town surrounded by fortifications.
A unique island of sand dunes and rainforest.
Ruins of many layers of civilizations and the birthplace of the Phoenician alphabet.
An astoundingly large and well-preserved Roman temple complex.
Ruins of the capital of the ancient state of Khorezm and a major stop on the medieval Silk Road.
Three medieval structures central to the history of Christianity and coronations in France.
A desert landscape known for its beauty as well as its archeological importance.
Atmospheric ruins of a complete Late Byzantine city.
Three elegant 18th-century city plazas.
Two exceptional examples of Catalan Art Nouveau architecture in Barcelona designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
A region of northern Italy representing excellence in winegrowing and winemaking.
The ruins of a major trade-route city of the Kingdom of Hormuz.
A lavish retreat built for Roman emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century.
Two Baja California lagoons used by gray whales for giving birth and mating.
The ruins of a Roman villa with remarkably well-preserved mosaics.
A charming medieval city center, considered the birthplace of Portuguese nationhood.
An area of astounding biodiversity, best known for its mountain gorilla population.
Viniculture in a hostile environment made possible through human ingenuity.
Six buildings that are unique to the short-lived Asturian monarchy.
An ancient site of great historical and cultural significance to indigenous Polynesians.
Some of the earliest art by the earliest humans.
The largest and earliest pre-Columbian city in North America.
A well-preserved colonial city that reflects both Spanish and Portuguese influences.
An intact Renaissance city full of Spanish-colonial baroque architecture.
The world’s largest and deepest fjords, and breathtakingly beautiful.