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Admire UNESCO World Heritage Sites From a Bird’s Eye View

 Since 1972, UNESCO has been working to preserve the most precious natural and cultural sites around the world. These sites, called World Heritage Sites, are deemed worthy of protection due to their value to humanity, both for present and future generations. As of today, there are 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which can even be entire cities. When you try to think of one off the top of your head, it is probably the most famed ones that come to mind, like the Grand Canyon and the Great Pyramids of Giza. However, there are many lesser-known and no less striking destinations on UNESCO’s list.

This is where this interesting project, by Overview, comes in handy. The Overview is a community seeking to share the world as seen from above, through incredible aerial photos. “Seeing the Earth from a great distance has been proven to stimulate awe, increase the desire to collaborate, and foster long-term thinking,” they explain on their website. One of their endeavors was putting together a collection of UNESCO Heritage Sites in aerial view, and the results are astounding.

Take a tour around the world from above, admire your favorite spots and maybe even discover some new places that you’ll love! For more information, you can visit the Overview website, where you’ll find an interactive map outlining the locales and imagery. 

1. Sydney Opera House 15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Sydney Opera House 

Image Source: Nearmap

2. Venice, Italy15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Venice, Italy

Image Source: Maxer Technologies

3. The Great Pyramids of Giza15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Great Pyramids of Giza

Image Source: Digital Globe

Related: Digital Reconstructions of the Ancient World's 7 Great Wonders
 

4. The Sundarbans, Bangladesh 15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, The Sundarbans, Bangladesh 

Image Source: NASA

Related: Do You Recognize These Famous Landmarks From Above?
 

5. Marrakesh, Morocco15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Marrakesh, Morocco

Image Source: Maxer Technologies

6. Mount Etna, Italy15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites,  Mount Etna, Italy

Image Source: Planet Labs

Related: 15 Hidden Gems That You Can Find In Italy

7. Brasilia, Brazil15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Brasilia, Brazil

Image Source: Digital Globe

8. Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Image Source: Maxer Technologies

9. Naples, Italy15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Naples, Italy

Image Source: Maxer Technologies

10. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

Image Source: Planet Labs

Related: Admire 15 World-Famous National Parks from Your Home

11. Palma Nova, Spain15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites,  Palma Nova, Spain

Image Source: Daily Overview

12. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA

Image Source: Chris Leipelt

13. Bern, Switzerland15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites,  Bern, Germany

Image Source: Maxer Technologies

14. Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

Image Source: Maxer Technologies

15. Arles Amphitheater, France15 Stunning Aerial Shots of UNESCO Heritage Sites, Arles Amphitheater, France

Image Source: Lucas Miguel

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