Located in Cambodia, this temple complex was built c.12th C CE. Built in the capital of the Khmer Empire by King Suryavarman II as his temple and mausoleum, this site is the largest religious monument in the world.
Borobudur Temple Compounds
Built during the Sailendra Dynasty, c.8th–9th C CE, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Central Java, Indonesia. It includes three Buddhist temples, Borobudur, Mendut, and Pawon, which are built in a straight line.
Located in the Yucatan, Mexico, this large Maya city was built during the Late Classic (c.600-900 CE) and continued to be significant until the early Postclassic (c.900-1200 CE).
Great Barrier Reef
Known to be the world’s largest coral system, covering an area of approximately 344400 sq km, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
Located 2430m above sea level, this 15th C Inca site is situated on a mountain ridge in the Cusco Region of Peru. It was built as an estate for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti (c.1438-1472 CE) around 1450 CE and abandoned a century later.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site was established c.312 BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans. Located in modern-day Jordan, it is now famous for its architecture, sculpted in the rock, and the water conduit system.
Philippine Rice Terraces
Located approximately 1500m above sea level and fed by an ancient irrigation system from the adjacent rainforests, the c.2000 year old Banaue Rice Terraces are carved into the mountains of Ifugao, Philippines. They were likely built with minimal equipment, mostly by hand. The terraces are commonly referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Located in the Republic of Kiribati, the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) is an ocean nation about midway between Australia and Hawaii. It is the largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean.
Santa Cruz de Mompox
Located in northern Colombia, this town has preserved its colonial character perfectly. It was founded c.1537 by Don Alonso de Heredia as a safe port on the Magdalena.
Located in Agra, India, this white marble mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is regarded by many to be the finest example of Mughal architecture.