UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found scattered all over the world. Out of all the world heritage sites, there are some that are highly underrated. These are the ones that hardly anyone visits during family vacations. This is excellent news if you want to avoid the crowds and see a little history during your next vacation with the kids.
When people visit Australia, their first thought is to see the Great Barrier Reef. There is another UNESCO World Heritage Site that should be on your must-see list when you visit this continent, though. It is the Ningaloo Coast.
This coast is known for its rare aquatic life. You will find this coastline over on the west coast of Australia. It is within a remote area. Your family can go swimming and snorkeling amongst all the bright coral. You can even explore the nearby sand dunes and quaint towns.
This national park is actually the oldest one in Africa. You will find Garamba in the Congo. Extensive poaching is threatening this world heritage site. When you choose to take a family vacation in the Congo, you should add this park to your itinerary before it is too late. After all, it is one of the last places you can see giraffes, elephants, and rhinos in the wild in the Congo.
Most people choose to visit the Taj Mahal when they take a vacation in India. However, when you look at the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, you will see another fascinating location. It is Fatehpur Sikri. This was once an Agra city. It is full of mosques and palaces. It is basically one of the most architectural treasure troves in the world.
You won’t need to travel out of the US to enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mesa Verde National Park has some of the best-preserved Native American dwellings. There are more than five thousand archaeological sites to see while hiking the trails.
Plitvice Lakes is actually sixteen different beautiful lakes that are all connected by waterfalls. This national park is considered the most breathtaking destination in all of Croatia. This may be an underrated world heritage site, but it is still visited by thousands of people each year.
This nature reserve in Madagascar is full of karst limestone formations, as well as large mangrove forests. Since this is a protected area, the wildlife is quite diverse. If you had tried to visit this area back in the 1990s, you would have been turned away. However, nowadays, you can experience the beauty of this area for yourself.
Massive rocky cliffs are everywhere on the Gulf of Portico. Not many people choose to visit the tiny island of Portico. However, those that do will fall in love with the cliffs. Don’t just pay attention to the cliffs, though. The water is just as stunning.
There are quite a few attractions to see during a family vacation in Belarus. There is only one that translates to the word peace, though. The Mir Castle Complex is definitely peaceful. The quiet gardens surround the huge fortress. There is quite a mythical history at this castle. Take a tour to learn about it all.
You may want to check out these European castles for your next family vacation too.
Almost everyone gets excited about visiting Machu Picchu in Peru. During your family vacation in this country, I recommend taking time to see this national park too. You will find the tallest mountain in Peru in this park. Add in the tropical forests and glacial lakes, and you have an amazing place to make memories with your family.
No family vacation in Sweden is complete until you have seen the Hanseatic Town of Visby. Inside this town, you will discover spiraling churches, pointy rooftops, and medieval walls. Basically, think about what towns in fairy tales look like, and that is what you will find! Walking along the cobblestone streets will allow you to transport your family back in time to the days when life wasn’t as busy and hectic.
These are the underrated UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit during your next family vacation. There are many popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites your family can see too. I can help plan your entire itinerary, so you can experience your favorite site and the rest of the must-see attractions in the area.
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