UNESCO decide from time to time and maintains a list of World Heritage Sites. These sites represent the outstanding and unparalleled places endowed by the nature or structures constructed by the human societies, and are considered a common heritage of human civilization. In many case, the Sites so listed gets funds from the UNESCO for the preservation and costs of maintenance.
For a tourist, being in the immediate vicinity of the site, simply watching and understanding the history and significance of the place, shall be an endeavour of fulfillment and being part of the common heritage of the human civilization. As of 2006, the UNESCO has identified and listed 830 such sites which include 644 cultural, 164 natural and 24 ones which are both natural and cultural in character.
World Heritage Sites are located in all the continents and the countries of the world, including Afghanistan - Albania – Algeria – Andorra – Argentina - Brazil - Armenia – Australia – Austria – Hungary – Azerbaijan – Bahrain – Bangladesh – Belarus – Poland - Estonia – Finland – Latvia - Lithuania – Norway – Republic of Moldova - Russia - Sweden – Ukraine - Belgium - France - Belize - Benin - Bolivia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Botswana - Brazil - Bulgaria - Cambodia - Cameroon - Canada - United States of America - Central African Republic - Chile - China - Colombia- Costa Rica - Panama - Côte d'Ivoire - Croatia - Cuba - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Democratic Republic of the Congo -Denmark - Dominica Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Egypt - El Salvador - Estonia - Ethiopia - Finland - Serbia - Montenegro - Spain - Gambia - Senegal - Georgia - Germany - Poland - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Ghana - Greece - Guatemala - Guinea - Côte d'Ivoire - Haiti - Holy See - Honduras - Hungary - Slovakia - Iceland - India - Indonesia - Iran - Iraq - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Japan - Jerusalem - Jordan - Kazakhstan - Kenya - Lao People's Democratic Republic - Latvia - Lebanon - Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - Lithuania - Russian Federation - Luxembourg - Madagascar Malawi - Malaysia - Mali - Malta - Mauritania - Mauritius - Mexico - Mongolia - Morocco - Mozambique - Nepal - Netherlands -New Zealand - Nicaragua - Niger - Nigeria - Norway - Oman Pakistan - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Republic of Korea - Romania - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Senegal - Serbia - Seychelles - Slovakia - Slovenia - Solomon Islands - South Africa - Spain - Sri Lanka - Sudan - Suriname - Sweden - Finland - Switzerland - Syrian Arab Republic - Thailand - Togo - Tunisia - Turkey - Turkmenistan - Uganda - Ukraine - United Republic of Tanzania - Uruguay - Uzbekistan - Venezuela - Vietnam - Yemen - Zambia - Zimbabwe