Discover Top Drone Videos of UNESCO Cultural Sites

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Meteora's Rock Pillars

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Meteora is a spectacular rock formation in the Thessaly region of north-central Greece.  These immense pillars represent a geological phenomenon which is essentially unique in the world.  A group of monasteries were built on the pillars, six of which remain standing today. Contributor Rickrayfilms treats us to a spectacular aerial tour of the area, which is considered second in importance only to the Holy Mountain of Athos in its importance to Eastern Orthodoxy.

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Angkor Wat

Fabio Knoll

The most recognizable site in Cambodia is the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat, in the Siem Riep province. Built in the early 12th century, the world’s largest religious monument was originally a Hindu temple before becoming tied to Buddhism 100 years later. Contributor Fabio Knoll used a drone to create a visual masterpiece of this ancient temple, once the seat of the Khmer Empire which ruled much of Southeast Asia. from the 9th to the 15th centuries AD.

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Spiš Castle, Slovakia

Ivan Dovala

Spis Castle in the eastern portion of Slovakia is one of the largest and best known castle ruins in all of Europe. Built in the 13th century and then destroyed by a fire in the late 18th century, the castle is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  It's been used as the shooting location for numerou movies, including Dragonheart and the Last Legion.  Contributor Ivan Dovala flew a drone over Spis on a foggy morning and created this sensational bird's eye view.

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Israel's Great Masada Fortress

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Masada is an ancient fortification built atop a plateau in the Judean Desert of southern Israel, overlooking the Dead Sea.  During the First Jewish War of the first century AD, Masada was the site of a famous seige by Roman troops following which the Jewish defenders committed mass suicide en masse rather than surrender.  Contributor Nelly Volkovich used a drone to create an amazing aerial video of this hallowed mountaintop, which is a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

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Sintra Magic Land

Francisco Rodrigues

Portugal's Romanesque Revival style Pena Palace is considered one of the greatest of the European castles.  It's located at the top of Sintra Mountain overlookling the town of the same name, near the Portuguese capital city Lisbon.  Completed in 1854, it is regarded as one of the country's greatest national treasures.  Contributor Francisco Rodriguez, one of the top drone pilots in Portugal, created this amazing aerial view of this hilltop place of almost surreal beauty as it glimmers in the mist.  

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CHARMING HOI AN - VIETNAM

vincentlevu

Hoi An is a mid-sized city on the coast of Vietnam, lying at about the halfway point of the coastline on the South China Sea.  The city was an important trading port as early as the 15th century, and created connections with numerous other cities along the coast of mainland Asia.  Contributor Vincentlevu used his drone to create an amazing aerial video of this city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

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Mont St Michel - France

freeway prod

Mont St. Michel is an island off the coast of northwestern France. It is situated near the mouth of the Couesnon River, which forms the border between Normandy and Brittany. The monastery which dominates the island, built in the 8th century, is one of the most widely recognized historical sites in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Contributor Freeway Prod, one of France's the top drone piloting firms, treats us to an aerial tour of this magnificent place.

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Machu Picchu: Lares Trek to the Inca Lost City

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In 2016, Nomad Drone created this incredible aerial tour of the trek to Machu Picchu, the great Inca city high up the Andes Mountains in Peru.  With amazing aerial shots of the landscape as well as the local inhabitants, this drone video will astound you.  Built in the early 16th century in the Andes Mountains as a royal estate for the Inca King, Machu Picchu was abandoned prior to the completion of the Spanish conquest of Peru.  It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

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Stunning China (UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Guilin and Yangshuo)

Aerial Entertainment Studios

This video from contributor Aerial Entertainment Studios will give you an incredible aerial view of the areas of Guanxi, an inland province in the southeastern corner of China.  The area is steeped in history, having served as the crossroads between China and Vietnam to its south.  The centerpiece of the video is stunning aerial footage of the regions of Guilin and Yangshuo.  Both of these cultural treasures have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Drone Video of Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue

DRONEAVENTURA

The Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor) sits atop Corcavado Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The view of this landmark situated above the city's harbor is one of the most iconic sights in Brazil, and it's been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  In this memorable video, contributor Droneaventura flew a drone over the edifice, creating a spectacular view of the 1930's era Art Deco statue and the amazing coastal city below it.

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Unesco - Kinderdijk 4K

Mikezwijgers

Kinderdijk is an incredibly well preserved Dutch village in the Netherlands province of South Holland.  It is known primarily for its large concentration of old fashioned windmills, which were not invented by the Dutch but where an older design was perfected.  AirVuz contributor Mike Zwiggers used a combination of drone and ground footage to create this amazing video of the town, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

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Kotor: Old Town

AlexAvsharov

Kotor is a spectacularly well preserved town in the former Yugoslav nation of Montenegro along the Adriatic coast.  Located on the Bay of Kotor, the city was fortified many centuries ago due to its strategic importance.  Contributor Alex Avsharov used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create a stunnig aerial tour of this city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.   Prepare to be amazed by the stunning beauty of this ancient city in the heart of the Balkans region of southeastern Europe.  

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Krakow in 4K

iDrone Aerials

Krakow is Poland's "second city" after Warsaw.  It's situated in southern Poland, at the base of the Carpathian Mountains.  Having survived World War II with less physical damage than Warsaw, it is arguably the most important cultural and historical city in the country.  AirVuz star contributor iDrone Aerials used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to take us on an incredible aerial tour of this ancient city.  The Old Town of Krakow, shown in the video, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

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Soaring over Cusco

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Located in southern Peru, Cusco was the seat of the Inca Empire from  the 13th century until the area was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century.  Contributor Martigen traveled to Peru in early 2018 with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.  He created this amazing aerial video of this city which lies at an altitude of 3.4k m (11.2k) feet and which is the gateway to the great Incan royal estate and citadel of Macchu Picchu.  Like Macchu Picchu, Cusco has also been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage cultural site. 

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Cinque Terre

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Top contributor Zimydakid created this brilliant drone video montage of Cinque Terra, a stretch of coastline on the Italian Riviera in Liguria.  The name translates to "five lands", for the five villages which comprise the area (from northwest to southeast): Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.  This entire stretch of the Ligurian coastline has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

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