Sights or Sites?

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Which is correct?

I will go see the sights.

or

I will go see the sites.
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Both are correct.
In the context of tourism, most people go to see the sights.
In the context of archaeological digs, researchers go to see the sites.

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The majestic sight of Grand Canyon is unforgettable. Sight- is a view

This will be the site of the new stadium -Site is a location. Being on site = being on location.

From the sound perspective, they are nearly identical so it will depend on how it is used in a context

from which then the listener can distinguish which one it is.
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