Explore heritage near home

Asia is home to some of the world's oldest civilisations, as evidenced by the staggering number of Unesco World Heritage Sites in the region. According to Unesco, Asia and the Pacific have 181 cultural, 65 natural and 12 mixed World Heritage Sites. This makes up 23.6 per cent of the total, second to Europe and North America's 47.07 per cent. Ong Sor Fern shares some sites to check off your travel bucket list.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 17, 2019, with the headline 'Explore heritage near home'. Print Edition | Subscribe