The Beautiful World Heritage Sites
The world's most beautiful World Heritage Sites.
1. THE RIDEAU CANAL CANADA
Over 200 kilometres in length this waterway joins the Canadian cities of Ottawa on the Ottawa River and Kingston on Lake Ontario. Operated by Parks Canada the canal encompasses sections of the rivers Rideau and Cataraqui along with a few lakes. Originally built with military purposes in mind today it is mainly used for boating and was designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007.
2. MOSI OA TUNYA
Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe the Mosi oa Tunya are regarded among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Part of Zambezi River the 108m high falls produce the largest curtain of falling water anywhere on the planet and were declared a World Heritage Site in 1989.
3. IGUAZU NATIONAL PARK ARGENTINA
Iguazu National Park is surrounded by the subtropical forest and is centred around the mighty Iguazu Falls whose name is derived from the local dialect meaning big water . The falls comprise of 275 individual drops running over a distance of 2.7km along the border of Brazil and Argentina. The park was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984.
4. LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK ARGENTINA
At over 7200 square kilometres Los Glaciares National Park is situated in the southern Argentinian Andes. This park is exceptionally beautiful with mountains lakes and woods. After Antarctica and Greenland the park plays host to the planet s third largest ice cap. This was designated as a World Heritage site in 1981.
5. TIMBUKTU MALI
A huge spiritual centre for the propagation of Islam in Africa during the 15th and 16th centuries this site contains three globally renowned mosques Sidi Yahia Djingareyber and Sankore. It was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1988.
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