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Pictures: Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the World, including Taj Mahal

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    Angkor Wat

    Here is a list of UNESCO Cultural and Natural heritage sites best rated by travellers around the globe.

    1) Angkor Wat: TripAdvisor suggests, "The best views are at dawn or dusk, when the crowds have gone and the lighting reveals its true majesty."

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    “A teardrop on the cheek of time”

    2) Taj Mahal: According to TripAdvisor, "Over 8 million people per year visit this great mausoleum, a true monument to love, constructed by the Shah Jahan while mourning the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal."

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    Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)

    3) Great Wall of China (Mutianyu): TripAdvisor says, "Known for its gorgeous scenery, Mutianyu is one of the essence in the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty."

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    Machu Picchu, Peru

    4) Machu Picchu, Peru: According to TripAdvisor, "You will be left speechless arriving at one of humanity´s most stunning landmarks, a 15th century Inca citadel located on a mountain ridge 2.400 metres above sea level."

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    Iguazu National Park, Brazil/Argentina

    5) Iguazu National Park, Brazil/Argentina: TripAdvisor suggests, This massive forested park, with rare species of birds, pumas, tapirs, monkeys and other wildlife is best known for housing the world's largest and most extraordinary waterfalls - the Iguacu Falls -that extend for miles."

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    Sassi of Matera, Italy

    6) Sassi of Matera, Italy: "History is literally carved into its landscape from Neolithic times until the present day. It may look at first glance like an abandoned ancient town with buildings piled high on top of each other. But as you begin to explore its cobbled alleyways and steep winding streets you discover stories of human endeavor stretching back through the centuries - from caves turned into homes, from 13th century frescoes to the magnificent gilded Cathedral," according to the travel port.

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    Auschwitz Birkenau, Poland

    7) Auschwitz Birkenau, Poland: Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust.

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    Old City of Jerusalem, Israel

    8) Old City of Jerusalem, Israel: "Characterized by narrow, winding streets and alleyways, this ancient part of the city is filled with shrines and attractions holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims including the Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre," says TripAdvisor.

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    Historic areas of Istanbul, Turkey

    Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The world famous monument of Byzantine architecture. View of the St. Sophia Cathedral at sunset.

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    Historic Krakow, Poland

    Old city center view with Adam Mickiewicz monument and St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow.

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