7 Surreal UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Asia You Won’t Believe Actually Exist


Known for more than 3,000 majestic sandstone pillars, Wulingyuan in China is an extremely intriguing site. This historical park is full of natural wonders such as gorges, streams, ravines, pools, rivers, lakes, and even rainfalls. Moreover, there are 40 caves and two bridges (known as the “Bridge of the Immortals” and “Bridge Across the Sky”). Some of the sandstone pillars clock at over 200 metres! The 690-square-km area has four national parks that include 560 attraction sights.

Where is it: Hunan, China

Why visit: Remember the movie ‘Avatar’? Those mountains depicted in the fictional land of Pandora can be seen in reality right here.

How to reach: You can get direct flight till Zhangjiajie from most Chinese cities. From Zhangjiajie, you can get taxis to the Wulingyuan park; the duration of this journey is around 50 mins.

Became a heritage site in: 1992