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The UNESCO World Heritage List was first opened in 1978 and today includes 1,121 sites in more than 167 countries (as of May 2020), which are world-renowned in their uniqueness, authenticity and integrity. These are currently 869 cultural monuments, 213 natural sites and 39 mixed natural and cultural sites. The exceptional universal value of the site is fundamental to the award and registration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In other words, a cultural and/or natural meaning that is so extraordinary that it permeates national borders and is important for both present and future generations of all humanity. The natural sites have outstanding natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance, are exceptional examples of the main stages of earth history or important habitats of biodiversity on earth.

These are our travel reports from UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

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Great Blue Hole – A Scenic flight with Maya Island Air (Belize)

Categories: Travel reports, Central America & the Caribbean, Belize

Sightseeing flights over cities, landscapes or sights are always something special for us. Whether via Rio de Janeiro, the Iguza Waterfalls, the Victoria Falls in Africa, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or the Napali Coast in Hawaii – looking at the world from a bird’s eye view fascinates us again and again. One of the places we really wanted to see on our world tour is the Great Blue Hole in Belize.

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