About World Heritage

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What is a World Heritage site?

World Heritage Areas embody the diversity of the planet, and the achievements of its peoples. They are places of beauty and wonder; mystery and grandeur; memory and meaning. In short, they represent the best Earth has to offer. The pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal are some of the most outstanding examples of humanity’s cultural achievements. The Great Barrier Reef, the Galápagos Islands and Serengeti National Park are among the world’s greatest natural treasures. All of these places are on the World Heritage List.