If you have a bucket list of travel destinations, most likely you have a lot of world heritage sites on that list. These are the best travel destinations in the world, the must see destinations that offer universal value. Below are five of the most beautiful places on earth:
Phoenix Islands in Kiribati
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area is among the newest world heritage sites. Instituted just in 2010, this remote piece of land about the size of California can be found just in between Fiji and Hawaii. It is a marine protected area that boasts of about 30 underwater volcanoes, two beautiful submerged reefs, and about eight atolls. You can see one of the most pristine ecosystem in the planet here.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recently awarded the title World Heritage to these three sites in the Pacific: the Phoenix Islands in Kiribati, which is a small nation made of islands located in the Pacific Ocean; the Papahanaumokuakea, which is located in the beautiful islands of Hawaii; and the Bikini Atoll which is located in the Marshall Islands.
The Phoenix Islands in Kiribati looks like ham-shaped island from afar with the highest elevation of around 18 feet. The group of islands cover about 11 square miles of land area. The islands were discovered in the 19th century by the whaling ships of America. Collectively, the Phoenix Islands is a massive conservatory of the world’s most intact coral ecosystems, with about 14 sea mounts that are said to be prehistoric volcanoes that are now home to a vast variety of sea creatures.