World Heritage sites on Google Earth

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Google Earth put together a list of many UNESCO World Heritage sites, with historical context and pins for each one.

  1. The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the only wonder of the ancient world that remains intact today. Click here to join the trip
  2. The Great Sphinx of Giza stands along the Nile River. Click here to join the trip
  3. The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a lasting example of 17th-century Mughal architecture. Click here to join the trip
  4. The Sagrada Familia Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain, was never actually completed, but it’s a stunning combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture. Click here to join the trip
  5. The Towers of Angkor Wat in Cambodia are meant to recreate the universe in stone. Click here to join the trip
  6. The Seville Cathedral, or Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Click here to join the trip
  7. The Dolomites are a mountain range in northeastern Italy. Click here to join the trip
  8. Borobudur Temple in Java, Indonesia, is an eighth-century Buddhist temple that was restored in the 1970s. Click here to join the trip
  9. The Prambanan Temple in Indonesia has detailed carvings from the epic of Ramayana. Click here to join the trip
  10. The Pawon Temple is one of two temples in the Borobudur Temple Compound in Java, Indonesia. Click here to join the trip
  11. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was the structure left standing after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945, and it’s been preserved exactly as it was on that day. Click here to join the trip
  12. Itsukushima Shrine in Japan was designed to look like it’s floating above the water. Click here to join the trip
  13. Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto, Japan was home to Japan’s rulers from 1603 to 1868. Click here to join the trip
  14. Tenryuji Temple from the 14th century is one of the Five Great Zen temples of Kyoto. Click here to join the trip
  15. Nishi Honganji Temple in Kyoto was at one point the head temple in the country. Click here to join the trip
  16. Himeji Jo Castle near Kobe, Japan is the most-visited castle in the country. Click here to join the trip
  17. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London has the largest collection of living plants in the world. Click here to join the trip
  18. The Palace of Versailles was home to French monarchs including Louis XIV. Click here to join the trip
  19. Pompei shows a Roman colony preserved in ash by an eruption from Mount Vesuvius in 79 BCE. Click here to join the trip
  20. Mill Network at Kinderdijk Elshout in the Netherlands has been in use since the Middle Ages. Click here to join the trip
  21. Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England is home to a prehistoric structure that historians are still debating the meaning of. Click here to join the trip
  22. La Alhambra is a palace and fortress in Andalusia, Spain originally built in the ninth century and renovated in the 11th century under Moorish rule. Click here to join the trip
  23. The Church of Peace in Swidnica, Poland, was named after the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. Click here to join the trip
  24. St. Michael’s Archangel Church in Binarowa, Poland, is one of the region’s historic wooden churches. Click here to join the trip
  25. The Monastery of San Millán de Yuso in Spain is considered the birthplace of modern Spanish. Click here to join the trip
  26. Jasovská Cave in Slovakia has been the source of archeological discoveries from the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. Click here to join the trip
  27. Domica Cave in Jasov, Slovakia, was discovered in 1926, and evidence of humans living in the cave dates back to the Paleolithic era. Click here to join the trip
  28. Sangiran Early Man Site in Java, Indonesia is the source of more than half of all known hominid fossils. Click here to join the trip
  29. The Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiyev Posad, Russia is the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church. Click here to join the trip
  30. The Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland, was started in 1911 and is an early example of reinforced concrete architecture. Click here to join the trip