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Visit at least 43 of the UNESCO World Heritage sites


 

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Colleen_C_C 4 months ago


Colleen_C_CSomething to look forward to

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list

when I make my new beginning….

smile4 months ago


Venusian 2 years ago


VenusianHoi An...was once an important trading port

one of Vietnam’s World Heritage Sites…

Check the link please:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoi_An

thanks wiki! 19 months ago


dragonfly35Places I have been

These are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that I am certain I have visited. I may add a few more as I do research to try and match places I visited years ago with their names… labeled photographs, journals, and research online may help me identify whether in fact it was the World Heritage Site that I visited. I’ve decided to include the sites I visited a long time ago, even as a child, without asterisks. I’m realizing that all memories fade, but that I do have fairly strong memories of these places. Of course, I’d like to revisit them, but that probably goes for ALL places on this list.

Canada – 5 sites

  1. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  2. Historic District of Old Québec
  3. Rideau Canal
  4. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks – at least the Banff area
  5. Dinosaur Provincial Park

Japan – 6 (?) sites + one tentative

  1. Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
  2. Himeji-jo
  3. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  4. Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) – I don’t think I have seen all of these, but quite a few.
  5. Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara – most of them, anyway.
  6. Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

Unsure:
  • Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama – I can’t remember if I actually went to see Shirakawa… it was definitely something I planned at one point and I’ve seen so many pictures, I can’t remember if I did it or not. Have to go back through my photos and journals… Silly human memory!
From the tentative list:
  • Fujisan… almost but not quite reached the summit (failed due to misinformation, poor planning, and bad weather) in the summer of 2003

Republic of Korea – 4 (???) sites

My trip to Korea is the one where I have the most trouble remembering the names of the places I visited. It was over 10 years ago, and I hadn’t heard of most of the places before I visited (plus a friend planned the trip, not me), so it’s difficult for me to remember the names. I’ll have to dig out my albums and journals from that trip.

  1. Gyeongju Historic Areas – 100% sure I visited many of the sites in this area
  2. Jongmyo Shrine – I am almost certain I went here after checking photos online.
  3. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple – I am not 100% certain but I am pretty sure I went here on my trip to Gyeongju. I need to double check my photos and journals.
  4. Changdeokgung Palace Complex – I think I went here, but I’m not sure. Need to double check.

Morocco – 6 sites + 1 tentative

  1. Archaeological Site of Volubilis
  2. Historic City of Meknes
  3. Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  4. Medina of Fez
  5. Medina of Marrakesh
  6. Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage

From the tentative list:
  • Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

The Netherlands – 1 site

  1. Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht

Panama – 2 sites

  1. Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
  2. Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo

Turkey – 1 site + 1 tentative

  1. Historic Areas of Istanbul – I did not see all of these areas, but did cover many of them

From the tentative list:
  • Ephesus

United States of America – 3 sites

  1. Grand Canyon National Park
  2. Redwood National and State Parks
  3. Yosemite National Park

I’ve been to a couple of countries where I didn’t see any of the World Heritage sites! Oops. Need to go back. :)

Total Sites Visited

  • Official sites: 28-ish (still need more research to be sure)
  • Sites submitted to the tentative list: 3 2 years ago


dragonfly35I really like this goal...

I was going to save it for “some day” but I figured why not put it on my list and start a record? I can always save it on my “given up” list until such time as I can add to it!

I am certainly going to count the sites I have already visited. This raises two questions for me:
  1. Whether to count sites that I visited as a child but barely remember. I am leaning towards counting these but marking them with an asterisk for now as places I would like to revisit as an adult.
  2. Whether I have actually been to some of the sites or not. This may sound weird, but the names of places I visited over 10 years ago have faded from memory, and I’m having trouble figuring out whether I visited some of the sites or not. I won’t count them unless I’m sure, and I may try to dig out old travel journals and see what I can reconstruct.

The full UNESCO list is here for future reference. I will add an entry later listing the places I have visited. 2 years ago


dragonfly35 2 years ago


DarkDogUpdate

Here my the updated list! I’ve put the ones that are new since my last list in bold.

Austria
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
Belgium
  • La Grand-Place, Brussels
  • Belfries of Belgium and France
  • Historic Centre of Brugge
France
  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
  • Strasbourg – Grande île
  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Canal du Midi
  • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
Germany
  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
  • Hanseatic City of Lübeck
  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
  • Maulbronn Monastery Complex
  • Messel Pit Fossil Site
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
Italy
  • Venice and its Lagoon
Spain
  • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí
  • Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
  • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
  • Historic City of Toledo
  • Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
Switzerland
  • Convent of St Gall
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  • Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church
  • Tower of London
  • Maritime Greenwich

That’s 38 – and of course I’ve revisited several again this past vacation :) 2 years ago


DarkDogUpdate

Well, here’s the updated list. I’ve put the ones that are new since the last list in bold. I’ve seen these on my vacation and other travel this year.

Austria
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
Belgium
  • La Grand-Place, Brussels
France
  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
  • Strasbourg – Grande île
  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Canal du Midi
  • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
Germany
  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
  • Hanseatic City of Lübeck
  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
  • Maulbronn Monastery Complex
  • Messel Pit Fossil Site
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
Italy
  • Venice and its Lagoon
Spain
  • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí
  • Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
  • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
  • Historic City of Toledo
  • Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
Switzerland
  • Convent of St Gall
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  • Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church
  • Tower of London
  • Maritime Greenwich

That’s 36 – and I’ve seen more than 3 this year, but I had been there before. Still fun though of course :)

Also going down the Unesco list I notice I’ve been to 2 or 3 more, but I can’t remember anything from those trips, so I won’t count those… 3 years ago


DarkDogSeemed like a fun thing to do

I wondered how many I visited so far, so I went to http://whc.unesco.org/en/list and checked. Well, here’s my list:

Austria
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
Belgium
  • La Grand-Place, Brussels
France
  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
  • Strasbourg – Grande île
  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Canal du Midi
  • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
Germany
  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
  • Hanseatic City of Lübeck
  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
  • Maulbronn Monastery Complex
  • Messel Pit Fossil Site
  • Cologne Cathedral
Italy
  • Venice and its Lagoon
Spain
  • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí
  • Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
  • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
  • Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
Switzerland
  • Convent of St Gall
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  • Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church
  • Tower of London
  • Maritime Greenwich

That’s 33 – way more than I would have guessed :) And I plan to see a few more on my summer vacation this year ! 3 years ago


DarkDog 3 years ago


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