16 Heritage Sites from Around The World

16 Heritage Sites from Around The World
Skogskyrkogen, or the Woodland Cemetery, in Stockholm, Sweden. A calming blend of terrain, vegetation, and purpose, Skogskyrkog?en has inspired the design of countless cemeteries across the globe., Photo Credit: Ajay Sood

We celebrate 16 years of Outlook Traveller with these UNESCO Sites

Ajay Sood
June 11 , 2017
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To celebrate the 16th anniversary of Outlook Traveller, we bring you an exclusive photo feature of 16 stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites from all over the world. Sit back and enjoy!

The entrance arch at the Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland. Like some other Nazi concentration camps, it bears the infamous words, ԁrbeit Macht FreiԠ(work sets you free).
The Ruwanwelisaya Stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The largest stupa in Sri LankaÓ³ first capital (4th to 11th century CE) is draped in 1,100 feet of saffron cloth 3-4 times a day. BuddhaÓ³ relics are believed to be inside the stupa.
The canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Grachtengordel, or the concentric circles formed by the original moat and three main canals of Amsterdam, are the keystone of its exemplary city planning.
Reclining Buddha at the Dambulla Cave Temple in Sri Lanka. Dating back to the 3rd century BCE, this five-cave complex is still functional as a Buddhist temple. The reclining Buddha is one of 157 statues in the complex.
The Altar of Naderlule塃hurch, Gammelstad Church Town, Sweden. The church town has 424 wooden houses which were used to host worshippers on Sundays and during religious festivals.
Bar-headed geese and an elephant calf at Kaziranga, India. A bio-diversity hotspot, Kaziranga boasts of the highest number of greater one-horned rhinos in the world.
Windmill network at Kinderdijk-Elshout, Netherlands. This functional set of 19 windmills was commissioned in the 18th century.
Panch Rathas, Mahabalipuram, India. Bas-reliefs, temples, cave carvings and rathas (chariots)Ø¡ll form a part of the UNESCO-inscribed Mahabalipuram group of monuments. Most of these structures date back to the 7th and 8th century CE.
A Jew grieves the loss of his temple, Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel. Western Wall is what remains of the holiest site of the Jews.
Newly-weds splash around the Mermaid Statue, Warsaw Old Town, Poland. WWII saw 85 per cent of the historic centre destroyed, but over five years the old town was completely rebuiltء feat that catapulted it into the UNESCO list.
The Sydney Opera House in Australia. One of the worldÓ³ busiest performing arts venues, the Sydney Opera House holds over 1,500 performances and gets over 8 million visitors annually.
Exquisite carvings at Rani Ki Vav, Patan, India. This stepwell, built in the 11th century CE, portrays a seven-level inverted temple that pays obeisance to water.
Red Square, Moscow, Russia. Along with the Kremlin and the colourful onion-domed St BasilÓ³ Cathedral, this famous city square is part of RussiaÓ³ Tsarist legacy.
The illusion of 3D bas-relief work, San Agustin Church, Manila, Philippines. ItÓ³ claimed that the artists who worked on the ceiling of the Gallery of Maps in the Sistine Chapel painted this ceiling as well. This church, along with three other Baroque churches, was included in the UNESCO list in 1993.
Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh, India. Sanchi is regarded as the oldest Buddhist sanctuary, and has many monuments that date back to the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE.
Skogskyrkog泤en, or the Woodland Cemetery, in Stockholm, Sweden. A calming blend of terrain, vegetation, and purpose, Skogskyrkog泤en has inspired the design of countless cemeteries across the globe.

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