World-class sites for sore eyes
Updated: 2014-06-27 08:48
The ancient Silk Road and China's Grand Canal, the world's longest artificial waterway, were inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites on June 22, 2014.
A World Heritage Site is a place - such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or city - listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as being of special cultural or physical significance. The program catalogues, names and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.
Let's celebrate listed sites around the world.