Since 1972, UNESCO has been working to preserve the world’s monuments by granting destinations World Heritage Site status. To date, there are 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include both natural and cultural areas. In some cases, entire cities are listed because of their cultural importance. With so many places on the agenda, it can be difficult to keep track of them, but fortunately, Overview takes us on a unique journey.

They’ve put together a collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites from above, and the results are amazing. From famous places like the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Grand Canyon to lesser known areas like the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, the photos are a great opportunity to discover new places and revisit old favorites.

Arles Amphitheater (Photo: Lucas Miguel)

Ayers Rock – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Photo: Maxar technologies)

Brasilia (Photo: Digital Globe)

Great Pyramids of Giza (Photo: Digital Globe)

Marrakesh (Photo: Maxar technologies)

Mount Etna (Photo: Planet Labs)

The Sundarbans – Bangaldesh (Photo: NASA)

Sydney Opera House (Photo: Nearmap)

Venice (Photo: Maxar technologies)