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Believe It Or Not: Visiting These World Heritage Sites Require Guts

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| April 18 , 2016 , 15:02 IST
World Heritage sites are of outstanding value to humanity, as of 2016, the list has 1031 entries. Many of these entries are easily accessible to you if you have time and money. However, there are few that require guts and determined effort to be there. Here is the list of few of them:
Samarra Archaeological City-North-West Iraq
[caption id="attachment_182187" align="aligncenter" width="640"]North-West Iraq - Samarra Archaeological City Image credit:unesco.org[/caption] The area remains in the grip of a bitter and ongoing conflict between local militia, Isis and Kurdish forces.
Ancient city of Aleppo - Syria
[caption id="attachment_182190" align="aligncenter" width="700"]hAncient city of Aleppo - Syria Image credit:unesco.org[/caption] The Grand Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo is at risk due to the ongoing civil war that blights the country
Church of the Nativity- Bethlehem
[caption id="attachment_182192" align="aligncenter" width="700"]hBethlehem - Church of the Nativity Image credit:unesco.org[/caption] Located six miles south of Jerusalem, within the Palestine occupied West Bank, the area has been declared as the 'tensed territory'.
Lascaux Caves- France
[caption id="attachment_182193" align="aligncenter" width="700"]hLascaux Caves- France Image credit:unesco.org[/caption] Due to a fungal outbreak, the caves have been completely closed to the public.
Gough and Inaccessible Islands – United Kingdom
[caption id="attachment_182194" align="aligncenter" width="700"]hGough and Inaccessible Islands – United Kingdom Image credit:unesco.org[/caption] The name itself describes how difficult it is to visit them?
Aldabra Atoll – Seychelles
[caption id="attachment_182195" align="aligncenter" width="700"]hAldabra Atoll – Seychelles Image credit:unesco.org[/caption] The Island can only be visited by smaller ships or expedition class vessels.
Minaret of Jam- Afghanistan
[caption id="attachment_182201" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Minaret-of-Jam-5 Image credit: unesco.org[/caption] It lies in a dangerous Taliban stronghold.