Heritage is a product selection by society which is of immensurate value to that particular society and is passed down from generation to generation. So not all heritages of past generations are heritage but heritage is a product of selection by society. We can also say heritage is a legacy from our past. It is a living part of our life today and the stories and places we pass on to future generations. Cultural heritage includes certain tangible and intangible heritage assets of a group or society. Cultural heritage can be an economic asset, a tourist attraction and an identity factor, and it can also contribute to social cohesion. Heritage can have natural, indigenous and or historic values.
A heritage site can be a defined area or location that can be as huge as a region or landscape or as little as a building – it might as well be a book or a cup. Cultural heritage is the artistic representation of people’s past and present life. It speaks of the country’s and its people’s traditions, beliefs, and accomplishments. Cultural heritage, for example, archaeological sites, old city centers, religious structures, rituals, and festivals, convey knowledge about our history, values, and technological and aesthetic superiority. Heritage encompasses more than just historical events. It connects the past with the present by demonstrating what we have accomplished and how we have evolved into the people that we are now. Cultural legacy, like many things from the past, is fragile, and it can be quickly damaged if we do not take proper care of it.