Sunday, September 25th, 2016

My UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage sites are destinations specially designated by the United Nations for their cultural and/or natural heritage. There are 1007 in total. My goal was to visit more than 100; I achieved this goal in November 2014!

Here are the ones I have visited so far, with their accompanying posts:

  1. Grand Canyon National Park, USA — April 1994
  2. Statue of Liberty, USA — May 1997
  3. Paris, Banks of the Seine, France — April 2001.  See Ile Saint-Louis: The Other Island In the Seine.
  4. Palace and Park of Versailles, France — April 2001
  5. City of Bath, United Kingdom — August 2001
  6. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites, United Kingdom — August 2001
  7. Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church, United Kingdom — August 2001
  8. Tower of London, United Kingdom — August 2001
  9. Historic Centre of Florence, Italy — August 2004.  See Best Views of Florence.
  10. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Italy/Holy See — August 2004
  11. Vatican City, Holy See — August 2004
  12. Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites, Italy — September 2004.  See Rocca Maggiore: An Unforgettable View of Assisi.
  13. Costiera Amalfitana, Italy — September 2004. See Capri Adventure: Ascending Monte Solaro.
  14. Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue, Hungary — October 2004
  15. Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic — October 2004
  16. Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, Italy — November 2004
  17. Venice and its Lagoon, Italy — November 2004. See Venice: Best in Winter.
  18. La Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium — June 2006
  19. Historic Centre of Brugge, Belgium — June 2006. See Photo Essay: Beautiful Canals in Bruges, Belgium.
  20. Historic District of Old Québec, Canada — March 2007
  21. Angkor, Cambodia — December 2010. See Angkor Wat One-Day Guide: The Best of Angkor.
  22. Town of Luang Prabang, Laos — January 2011. See Confession: I Can’t Stand Luang Prabang.
  23. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam — January 2011. See Halong Bay: The Ultimate Party Cruise!
  24. Complex of Hué Monuments, Vietnam — February 2011. See Exploring Hué’s Imperial Citadel.
  25. Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam — February 2011. See Hoi An: The Prettiest Town in Vietnam.
  26. Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy, Indonesia — April 2011. See Keliki: An Artists’ Village in Bali.
  27. Castles and Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd, United Kingdom — April 2011. See Photo Essay: A Day in North Wales.
  28. Liverpool — Maritime Mercantile City, United Kingdom — May 2011. See Liverpool: It’s So Much Nicer Than You Think!
  29. San Antonio Missions, USA — August 2011. See Best Things to Do in San Antonio.
  30. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg, Austria — September 2011. See The Beauty of Salzburg.
  31. Historic Centre of Vienna, Austria — September 2011. See Vienna is for Architecture Lovers.
  32. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, Scotland — September 2011. See Edinburgh: During the Best Weather Ever.
  33. Petra, Jordan — November 2011. See Walking Into Petra for the First Time.
  34. Wadi Rum Protected Area, Jordan — November 2011. See Camping with Bedouins in Wadi Rum.
  35. Historic Areas of Istanbul, Turkey — November 2011. See Istanbul: As Seen By Instagram.
  36. Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey — November 2011. See Hiking in Cappadocia: The Freakiest Landscape on Earth.
  37. Historic Centre of Oporto, Portugal — February 2012. See Porto: The Land of Port and Bridges.
  38. Cultural Landscape of Sintra, Portugal — February 2012. See Sintra — As Seen By iPhoneography.
  39. Historic Centre of Évora, Portugal — February 2012. See Évora: The Unexpected Beauty of Portugal.
  40. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville, Spain — March 2012
  41. Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada, Spain — March 2012. See Absolute Enchantment at the Alhambra.
  42. Works of Antoni Gaudí, Spain — March 2012. See Ambivalence in Rainy Barcelona.
  43. Þingvellir National Park, Iceland — May 2012. See Snorkeling Silfra: The Coldest, Bluest Waters of Iceland.
  44. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — May 2012. See Paradise in the Plitivice Lakes.
  45. Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, Croatia — June 2012. See Zadar and Split: A Tale of Two Cities.
  46. Stari Grad Plain, Croatia — June 2012
  47. Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia — June 2012. See Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik.
  48. Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina — June 2012. See Mostar: The Rose That Grows Through Concrete.
  49. Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor, Montenegro — June 2012. See Montenegro: The Most Beautiful Country in Europe.
  50. Alto Douro Wine Region, Portugal — September 2012. See Into the Douro Valley of Portugal.
  51. Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, South Africa — November 2012. See View from the Top of Table Mountain, Cape Town.
  52. Historic Site of Lyons, France — December 2012. See Meet Lyon: France’s Second City.
  53. Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin, Germany — March 2013
  54. Val d’Orcia, Italy — April 2013. See Beautiful Tuscany: the Val d’Orcia.
  55. Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, Italy — April 2013. See Beautiful Tuscany: the Val d’Orcia.
  56. Historic Centre of Siena, Italy — April 2013
  57. Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring of Amsterdam, Netherlands — May 2013. See Sexy Dutch Design and Architecture.
  58. Chartres Cathedral, France — June 2013
  59. San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano, San Marino — June 2013. See San Marino: The Tiny Nation Surrounded by Italy.
  60. Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta, Italy — June 2013
  61. Palace and Gardens of Schönnbrunn, Austria — June 2013
  62. City of Valletta, Malta — June 2013. See Vintage Valletta: The Least Capital-Like Capital.
  63. Megalithic Temples of Malta — July 2013
  64. National and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region, Macedonia — July 2013. See Scenes from Lake Ohrid: Macedonia’s Summer Beauty.
  65. Medieval Monuments of Kosovo — July 2013
  66. Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Japan — August 2013
  67. Changdeokgung Palace Complex, South Korea — September 2013
  68. Kakadu National Park, Australia — September 2013. See The Brutal World of Kakadu National Park.
  69. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — September 2013. See 10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Uluru.
  70. Sydney Opera House, Australia — September 2013
  71. Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy — October 2013. See Modena, Balsamic Vinegar, and the Opposite of Location Independence.
  72. Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna, Italy — October 2013. See The Immaculate, Bursting Mosaics of Ravenna.
  73. Baroque Churches of the Philippines — January 2014
  74. Historic Center of Macau — February 2014
  75. Independence Hall, USA — March 2014
  76. The Wadden Sea, Germany — April 2014
  77. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen, Germany — April 2014
  78. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus, Germany — April 2014
  79. Hanseatic City of Lübeck, Germany — April 2014
  80. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, Germany — April 2014
  81. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta — May 2014
  82. Skellig Michael, Ireland — June 2014. See Skellig Michael — Ireland’s Most Striking Destination.
  83. Bru na Boinne, Ireland — June 2014
  84. Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast, United Kingdom — June 2014
  85. The Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik, Croatia — June 2014
  86. Historic City of Trogir, Croatia — June 2014
  87. Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija, Slovenia — July 2014. See A Road Trip Through Slovenia.
  88. Škocjan Caves, Slovenia — July 2014. See A Road Trip Through Slovenia.
  89. Fortress of Suomenlinna, Finland — July 2014
  90. Old Rauma, Finland — July 2014. See A Magical Journey Through Rauma, Finland.
  91. Bronze Age Burial Site of Samallahdenmäki, Finland — July 2014
  92. Castel del Monte, Italy — August 2014
  93. The Trulli of Alberobello, Italy — August 2014. See The Stunning Trulli of Alberobello, Italy.
  94. Cologne Cathedral, Germany — August 2014
  95. Palaces of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl, Germany — August 2014
  96. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom — August 2014
  97. Bryggen, Norway — September 2014. See Three Days in Bergen: The Perfect Introduction to Norway.
  98. West Norwegian Fjords — Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, Norway — September 2014. See Norway’s Fjords in Photos.
  99. Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka — November 2014. See Sri Lanka From Above: Climbing Sigiriya.
  100. Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka — November 2014
  101. Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sri Lanka — November 2014
  102. Sacred City of Kandy, Sri Lanka — November 2014
  103. Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Sri Lanka — November 2014. See Strolling Through Galle, Sri Lanka.
  104. León Cathedral, Nicaragua — February 2015. See Alive in León, Nicaragua: The City of Revolution.
  105. Antigua, Guatemala — March 2015. See I Still Don’t Know How I Feel About Antigua.
  106. Tikal National Park, Guatemala — May 2015. See Visiting Tikal at Sunset.
  107. Belize Barrier Reef System, Belize — May 2015. See Snorkeling with Sharks in Belize.
  108. Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza, Mexico — May 2015
  109. Old Town of Corfu, Greece — July 2015
  110. Butrint, Albania — July 2015
  111. Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra, Albania — July 2015
  112. Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia — July 2015
  113. Mount Etna, Italy — August 2015
  114. Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of the Pantalica, Italy — August 2015
  115. Late Baroque Towns of the Val de Noto (South-Eastern Sicily), Italy — August 2015