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There is something mystical about East Asia, something enticing that attracts travellers to this sphere of spectacular beauty and raw adventure. From beautiful white sandy beaches, vibrant bazaars to dazzling temples that enlighten the spiritual side, this side of the world has it all. East Asia is one sphere that gives anyone the opportunity to come face to face with diverse cultures and traditions. And to top the charm, East Asia also offers amazing universal value. Being home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites which offer the perfect blend of cultural, natural and archaeological importance, East Asia is a must-visit.
So, if celebrating world heritage is on your mind this season, then East Asia should certainly enjoy the top spot on your travel radar. Where else can you enjoy the sight of numerous terracotta warriors belonging to the first Qin Emperor of China and spectacular volcanic islands and lava tubes of South Korea both under the same roof? Where else can you enjoy such diversity, if not for the magical world of East Asia? To spice up your adventure, we have listed some of the best heritage sites in East Asia.
Koguryo Tombs, North Korea
Interested in royal history and the world of aristocrats and kings? Include Koguryo Tombs in your itinerary. This area is home to more than 30 tombs of the most powerful people of Koguryo Kingdom that ruled north-eastern China and Korea up to 7th century CE. Decorated with wall paintings and several clues to the ancient world, this site is not to be missed at any cost. Furthermore, these tombs became the first UNESCO World Heritage Site of the country.
Uvs Nuur Basin, Mongolia
So often we hear about endangered and rare wildlife species that not many have witnessed. So, if you want to dive into the world of rare wildlife including snow leopards, argali and jerboas, then Uvs Nuur Basin is where you should be heading. Surrounded with serene and beautiful mountains, Uvs Nuur Basin is certainly one heaven of a destination.
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, China
This is the closest you can get to the kingdom of the first Qin Emperor of China. If the sight of thousands of warriors striking immaculate poses and guarding the mausoleum is not enough, a glimpse of their horses, chariots and weapons would certainly transfer you back in time.
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