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Great Blue Hole The Great Blue Hole in Belize is part of a reef/atoll that became an UNESCO world heritage site in 1996. It is a famous diving destination. Jungfraujoch/Jungfraubahn Die Jungfrau-Alesch-Bietschhorn Region ist Europas größte Gletscherregion. Sie befindet sich in der Schweiz, ist UNESCO Welterbe und wird auch als Top of Europe bezeichnet. Die Jungfraubahn wurde 1912 in Betrieb genommen. Uluru (Ayers Rock) The Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia is a famous rock made of sandstone with a height of 863 m (2,831 ft). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a great spiritual significance to the local Aborigines. That's why visitors should not climb the Uluru. Crocodile Hotel In the Kakadu Nationalpark (UNESCO World heritage) in the North of Australia you can stay at the hotel "Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn". Yosemite National Park The Yosemite National Park is located in Central-California and covers an area of 1,189 square miles (3,081 km²). It is an UNESCO world heritage. Granitic rocks, narrow canyons and waterfalls are characterisitcs for the really popular park (more than 3 million visitors/year). Petra in Jordan The ancient city Petra in Jordan was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. It is an UNESCO world heritage and one of the new wonders of the world. It is also featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy found the Holy Grail. Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. It has a lenghth of 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) and is home to more than 1,500 different species of fish and 400 different species of corals. Since 1981 it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The reef is also "filming location" of Pixar's animation film "Finding Nemo". Great Pyramid of Giza, Great Sphinx The Pyramid of Cheops is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and an UNESCO world heritage site. It was constructed about 2570 BC and has a height of 138.8 m, (455.2 ft). The Great Sphinx of Giza is a half-human, half-lion Sphinx statue "guarding" the Giza plateau. Palace of Versailles The Palace of Versailles is a royal château near Paris. It was declared an UNESCO World heritage site in 1979. Nazca lines and carvings In Nazca, Peru these carvings can be found on the ground. If you zoom in you will find many complex drawings that were created thousands of years ago. State of the Vatican City The State of the Vatican City with St. Peter's Square / St. Peter's Basilica / Sistine Chapel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the smallest state in the world with the Pope as head of the state. Peru Travel Guide Lima, the capital of Peru, is perfect for a family holiday. The city consists of numerous attractions, museums, and mansions to explore. When traveling to Peru, one should be aware of the climate. The seasons of Lima are the exact opposite of the seasons of the United States and Europe. The summer season starts in December and ends in April. Lima’s historic center is noted for its cathedrals and churches. This is where the Main Square or Plaza Mayor is located. It is here that the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro founded Lima and where many historic events have occurred. This area was used as a bullring, a scaffold for execution, and it was the site of the Peruvians declaration of independence in 1821. It is also where one can find the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace, and City Hall. While on a holiday, Peru has many beautiful churches and cathedrals, with many being in Lima. The Lima Cathedral was built in 1625 but was rebuilt in 1940 after earthquake damage. It consists of oil paintings and sculptures from the 17th and 18th centuries. The San Francisco Church was built in the 17th century on top of tunnels which were used as a cemetery during the colonial period. The Santo Domingo Church was finished during the 16th century and this was where the San Marcos University was founded in 1551. The La Merced Church, built in the 18th century, features a wonderful example of Spanish colonial architecture and fine collections of oil paintings and carvings from the colonial period. The Torre Tagle Palace is a wonderful site for some of the best examples of colonial architecture in Peru. Built is 1730, it is now the seat of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Another site to see while on holiday Peru is the Casa Aliaga mansion, the oldest standing mansion in the area. It is popular for hosting a variety of cultural events. For More Information: http://www.puretravel.com/Guide/Americas/South_America/peru Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is an Inca site in Peru. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Meteora In Meteora/Greece there are six monasteries built on natural rock formations. They belong to the UNESCO World Heritage. "Agios Triados" is the most famous monastery because it was featured in the movie James Bond - For Your Eyes Only (1981). Abu Simbel Abu Simbel (Nubian Monuments) are historic monuments in Egypt and an UNESCO world heritage. They were built by Pharaoh Ramesses II about 1244 BC. Due to the construction of the High Dam the temple had to be removed and reconstructed on a secure place from 1964 - 1968. Independence Hall The Independence Hall in Philadelphia was built from 1732 to 1753. It is an important location in American history. On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed in this building. The Bell Tower was the first home of the Liberty Bell which is a symbol of independence. In front of the entrance a statue of George Washington can be found. The hall is part of the UNESCO world heritage. Yellowstone National Park The Yellowstone National Park in Idaho, USA was founded in 1872 and is the oldest National Park in the world. It has an area of 2,219,789 acres (898,317 ha). The park belongs to the UNESCO world heritage. Palace of Westminster The Palace of Westminster with the world-famous clock Big Ben is the building where the members of the two distinct Houses (House of Lords and the House of Commons) work. Westminster Palace was declared an UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. Sydney Opera House The Sydney Opera House was completed in 1973. It is one of the world's most distinctive 20th century buildings and has been declared a UNESCO World heritage in 2007. Chichen Itza Chichen Itza is a historic Maya city in Mexico. It is an UNESCO World Heritage and was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.