UNESCO World Heritage sites

Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam

Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam

With merely four walls built during a short-lived dynasty, the Ho Citadel is an unusual UNESCO World Heritage Site
Can you guess the world's top tourism destination?

Can you guess the world's top tourism destination?

This African nation has been named as the world's best tourism spot for 2015. What makes it so special?
UNESCO's 27 new World Heritage Sites

UNESCO's 27 new World Heritage Sites

With the World Heritage Committee's new additions, the list now features a whopping 1,031 natural and cultural wonders
UNESCO World Heritage Site doomed by military incursion?

UNESCO World Heritage Site doomed by military incursion?

Activists say ISIS fighters now control most of Tadmur, just meters away from Palmyra ruins
Abandoned mines transformed into amazing tourist attractions

Abandoned mines transformed into amazing tourist attractions

A series of innovative regeneration projects brings new life to former industrial wastelands
Is this the world's most unique island?

Is this the world's most unique island?

Australia's Fraser Island has half of the world's rainwater lakes, its only tall rainforest that grows on sand and a road that can disappear with the tides
Devastation in Nepal: Landmarks before and after quake

Devastation in Nepal: Landmarks before and after quake

Several of the country's best known treasures have been destroyed by the earthquake of April 25
Does Italy care enough about its crumbling treasures?

Does Italy care enough about its crumbling treasures?

Boasting the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, Italy doesn't know how to make the most of its treasures, writes Silvia Marchett
Harar: The hidden city where time stands still

Harar: The hidden city where time stands still

Behind this Ethiopian city's fortified walls is a maze of narrow alleyways where modern life has little influence
Most popular world wonders ranked

Most popular world wonders ranked

More than 8 billion people travel to national parks and reserves every year. A new study lists the most-visited ones
Cambodia deports U.S. sisters for nude Angkor photos

Cambodia deports U.S. sisters for nude Angkor photos

Following a string of nudity-related incidents, authorities are fighting to remind tourists that the World Heritage Site is sacred ground for many people
Exploring Angkor: You're doing it all wrong, say experts

Exploring Angkor: You're doing it all wrong, say experts

We asked archaeologists for details nearly every traveler misses at one of the world's most important historic sites
Aliens or Atlantis? Who made Costa Rica's stone spheres?

Aliens or Atlantis? Who made Costa Rica's stone spheres?

The stone spheres of Costa Rica are one of the strangest mysteries in archaeology
South Korea's Namhansanseong: Fortress, city, treasure

South Korea's Namhansanseong: Fortress, city, treasure

This unique mountaintop fortress has more than 1,300 years of history
Debut dozen: Celebrating UNESCO's historic first World Heritage Sites

Debut dozen: Celebrating UNESCO's historic first World Heritage Sites

These places kicked off the world's most recognized heritage list, which now numbers more than 1,000 attractions
Meet the world's ultimate checklist traveler

Meet the world's ultimate checklist traveler

Travel blogger Gary Arndt has been to more than 170 countries and nearly 300 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So which are his favorites?
Chauvet Cave: France's Stone Age treasure

Chauvet Cave: France's Stone Age treasure

Also known as the Cave of Dreams, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the heart of France