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May 03, 2008

What is the most beautiful place on Earth?

Glencoe_scottland The World Heritage List includes 851 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.

From an interesting Ask Mefi thread – “What is the most beautiful place on Earth? I'd like to make plans to go there”

One weird beach on the South Island, by my Kiwi friend, artist Ian Robertson

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African American Portrait Collection and other flickr sets by Discover Black Heritage

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Some World Heritage sites area in better shape than others. National Geographic Traveler published an assessment of some of the most popular ones here. Norway's fjords rate high, but Kathmandu does not:

Posted by: Marilyn Terrell at May 3, 2008 5:46:39 AM

island of moorea, french polynesia, 12 miles off tahiti. when i left there, i was standing with a small group of about 15 people waiting for a small plane to take us over to papeete and then to our various homes around the world. i felt a bit foolish after having a last look around and found myself in tears, then realized that everyone else was crying too.

Posted by: thomas at May 4, 2008 8:37:06 PM

That really is a strange beach in NZ. Personally I might vote for somewhere on the coast of Costa Rica

Posted by: Milan Cole - Portland Real Estate at May 11, 2008 2:13:20 PM