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World Heritage Sites

A World Heritage Site is a landmark which has been officially recognized by the United Nations, specifically by UNESCO. Sites are selected on the basis of having cultural, historical, scientific or some other form of significance, and they are legally protected by international treaties. UNESCO regards these sites as being important to the collective interests of humanity.
More specifically, a World Heritage Site is an already classified landmark on the earth, which by way of being unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable piece is of special cultural or physical significance (such as either due to hosting an ancient ruins or some historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain) and symbolizes a remarkable footprint of extreme human endeavour often coupled with some act of indisputable accomplishment of humanity which then serves as a surviving evidence of its intellectual existence on the planet.

As of July 2016, 1052 sites were listed. These are the few that I've visited, as of 2016, with more yet to load.

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The Grand Canyon The Cultural Landscapes of Bali Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida) Prayers at Bodnath Taos Pueblo
In The Ruins of Bagan Angkor Wat Bodnath Archaeological Site of Volubilis Il Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
San GeronimoCapel The Potala Sukhothai Mazagan Cistern Ha Long Bay
The Cinque Terra Medina of Essaouria Bali's Cultural Landscapes Stables City of Meknes Wat Xieng Thong
Val d'Orcia Historic Thai Capitol Olympic National Park Forbidden City The Acropolis
Historic Center of Florence The Cultural Landscapes of Bali Karst of Southern China Gondola on the Canals The Great Wall
Historic Florence The Cultural Landscapes of Bali Bagan Ruins Temple of the Dawn Gathering Alms
Taj Mahal Forbidden City Kathmandu Valley The Potala The Old Town of Lijiang
Val d' Orcia Luang Prabang Yosemite Valley Guard Station on The Great Wall Grand Canal
Summer Palace The Acropolis The Grand Canyon