Chichen Itza ("At the mouth of the well of the Itza") is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.
Chichen Itza was a major regional focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion...
Tulum Archaeological Park. Tulum was built during the dying days of the Mayan empire, and was actually a fort. It's quite tame in comparison to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, but it does have one overwhelming attraction: its location next to the sea.
Coba (Cobá in the Spanish language) is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is located about 90 km east of the Maya site of Chichen Itza, about 40 km west of the Caribbean Sea, and 44 km northwest of the site of Tulum, with which it is connected by a modern road.
Mayapan is a site located on the Yucatan Peninsula forty-seven kilometers southeast of Merida, the capital of the State of Yucatan, Mexico. The ruins are linked to the end of the Post Classic Period, considered the last of the pre-Hispanic development of the Mayans. Mayapan is said to have been founded in 1007 by Kukulkan. Although the city was founded in 1007, the city was not dominant until...
Daintree , Far North Queensland , Australia . Heart of the world Heritage Wet Tropics . Declared a world heritage site in 1988 after protests between conservationists and developers and government in 1983 - 1984 made Daintree a household name in Australia and around the world .
Valparaiso, Chile. World Heritage Site (UNESCO), "a puzzle of houses" (Pablo Neruda). This is an aerial picture in BW, of the city downtown, from an altitude of approx. 2000 feet. I recommend using it as a second overlay of the file "Valparaiso," previously posted here.
Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a marble mausoleum built 1632 - 1653 for the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan´s wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as "universally admired masterpiece of the world´s heritage".
Jørn Oberg Utzon, AC (9 April 1918 – 29 November 2008) was a Danish architect most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. When the Sydney Opera House was declared a World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007, he became only the second person to have his work recognised as a World Heritage Site while he was still alive.
Inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger: 2003
The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stup...
Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans,it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eas...
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