There are so many places of outstanding cultural or natural beauty, but the top 5 have been identified by The World Heritage Committee as important to the common heritage of humanity.  The 2013 list identified 981 sites that may help you spark inspiration for your next holiday. 759 cultural, 193 natural, and 29 mixed properties.  The list in order: Italy, China, Spain, France and Germany.

Italy 

A staggering 49 heritage sites in total of both natural and cultural significance, not to mention the cuisine.

Manarola

Manarola Italy

Amazing Churches

amazing-churches-italy-485x728

Photo Credit: Architecture Pics 

Verona

Look Amazing - Beautiful Verona, Italy

Photo Credit: Look Amazing

China 

There are 45 heritage sites the only country outside Europe in the top 5.  China has a multitude of historical sites which often have significant meanings by their colour, material and symbolism.  Some sites have been rebuilt due to fire, others are one of the 7 wonders of the world and then there is the natural beauty that can be found in their rice fields and beaches.

Red Beach

Red Beach China

Photo Credit MJiA

Tianzi Mountains

Tianzi Mountains

51766

Zhangye Danxia Landform

China

Photo Credit: unbelievableinfo.blogspot.it

The Great Wall of China

great_wall_china_photo_gov

Photo Credit: Great Wall Of China.org

Spain

Has 44 heritage sites with so many historical buildings and architects like Guadi.

sagrada-familia-a-moon1

France 

Joint place with Germany and has 38 heritage sites of both natural beauty and historical sites.

Bourges Cathedral

Kathedrale_Bourges_v2

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Germany 38 sites.

Steeped in history from the world war, natural features such as the black forest.

Bonn

Bonn

Photo Credits: Adas Meliauskas

Black Forest

Black Forest

Photo Credits: andy linden

Berlin

amazing-berlin-brandenburger-tor-blaue-stunde-with-lighting-and-beuaty-view

Berlin - Reichstag

Reichstag

Member Login
Welcome, (First Name)!

Forgot? Show
Log In
Enter Member Area
My Profile Not a member? Sign up. Log Out