Looking for a unique and gorgeous location for your next vacation? There are more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the globe that are just waiting to be explored. Some are popular like the Taj Mahal or the Great Barrier Reef. However, there are several beautiful yet underrated locations you might want to consider visiting.
You don’t even need to travel far to find a stunning World Heritage site. The four national parks Kluane, Wrangell-St. Elias, Glacier Bay, and Tatshenshini-Alsek can be found at the US/Canada border. The parks are divided between the Yukon Territory and British Columbia as well as Alaska. In addition to the largest non-polar icefield in the world, you’ll be amazed by the spectacular landscapes.
Here are seven more underrated UNESCO World Heritage sites you should visit right now.
1. Antequera Dolmens Site (Ref #1501)
The Antequera Dolmens Site can be found in the heart of Andalusia in southern Spain. The location boasts of two natural monuments (the Peña de los Enamorados and El Torcal), which are already remarkable. However, people are usually drawn to the three megalithic monuments that once served as ancient tombs to our ancestors. Make sure to visit the Dolmen of Menga, Dolmen of Viera, and Tholos of El Romeral on your next vacation.
2. Aldabra Atoll (Ref #185)
The Aldablra Atoll in Seychelles is the second largest atoll in the world, consisting of four large islands as well as 40 smaller islands and rocks. It is also home to about 152,000 giant tortoises, the largest population of the reptile.
3. Huascarán National Park (Ref #333)
The national park is located in Peru and mostly comprised of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range. Additionally, it’s a popular mountaineering spot where you can also encounter Andean animals like the spectacled bears, condors, vicunas, and tarucas.
4. Historic Centre of Bukhara (Ref #602bis)
Uzbekistan has a city-museum that has around 140 architectural monuments. The underrated location can be found along the Silk Road and has served as a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion. You can also find the Ark of Bukhara, a massive fortress that was occupied by royalty during the fifth century.
5. Historic Centre of Morelia (Ref #585)
Originally named Valladolid, Morelia was built in the 16th century and is located in Mexico’s Guayangareo Valley.
In addition to that, it is known for its well-preserved colonial buildings like the Cathedral of Morelia, which stands out for its stunning Baroque architecture.
6. Mount Wuyi (Ref #911bis)
You’ll find the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China. Try punting on the River of Nine Bends or marvel at the Wuyi Palace that was once built for emperors in the seventh century. Additionally, you can find an astounding number of birds that inhabit the mountains.
7. Kakadu National Park (Ref #147quater)
Australia’s Kakadu National Park was once home to the Aboriginal people, who have occupied the land for more than 40,000 years. Moreover, you will be amazed by the rock art found at Ubirr as well as the remarkable variety and concentration of wildlife in the area.
6 Buildings With Eco-Friendly Living Walls
Everyone wins when you incorporate nature into modern architecture!
Lack of planting space on the metropolis paved the way for vertical urban gardening or green architecture. Since then, several buildings have adapted the concept of living walls.
Although not dense enough to create substantial carbon offset, it is definitely effective in suppressing heat. Studies show that a layer of green reduces ambient temperature by two degrees Celsius which constitutes to energy savings.
Below are the 6 buildings with great architectural living walls:...
Get Paid To Read And Sell Books At This Luxury Maldives Resort
Attention, beach-loving bibliophiles, we found your dream job!
Who says you can't enjoy books, get paid, and live in paradise at the same time? The luxury eco-resort Soneva Fushi in the Maldives is currently looking for someone who could sell books to their A-lister and crazy rich guests. Are you ready to be a barefoot bookseller to the rich and famous in this desert paradise?
The job is being offered by Philip Blackwell of Blackwell UK, the British academic book retailer. Blackwell is setting up a bookshop at the luxury resort as part of his Ultimate Library business. The chosen applicant is required to stay on the island for at least three months, hang out with celebrities, and most importantly, love books.
Selling books can be so much easier when your view looks like this.
8 Awesome Airbnb Houseboats To Check Out For Your Next Vacation
Have you ever imagined how perfectly relaxing it would be to spend your vacation on a cozy houseboat while watching the sunset over calm waters? Well, you won't have to imagine anymore if you book your stay at these Airbnb houseboats!
By doing so, you will be able to experience relaxation and comfort while the waves rock your crib. Here are 8 houseboats you can book for your your next stay:
1. The River Den in Quebec, Canada