How many UNESCO World Heritage Sites have you visited?

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1. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

I clicked on a link to an article on UNESCO's World Heritage List and thought I'll start this. How many sites have you visted so far? Here's mine, which I've visited in the last 4 years-

Great Barrier Reef
Blue Mountains
Sydney Opera House (I'm surprised this is one)

City of Vienna

Old Quebec

Great Wall of China
Summer Palace

Westminster Abbey

Notre Dame

Aachen Cathedral
Cologne Cathedral
Zollverein in Essen
Bremen Town Hall and Roland

This year I'll at least be visiting the Statue of Liberty and Berne Altstadt :)

2. Posted by opospa (Respected Member 1837 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Looking foward for Shirakawa village in Gifu...

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5672 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I remember I made a list a while ago, because it interested me somehow. It thought it was somewhere around 70 or 80, so almost 10% of the total.
Then again, although I still find it interesting, I am surprised as well that some places are on the list and others which deserve it a lot more, are not
In general though, the more the better I guess, the cultural and natural world can have any protection nowadays in my opinion

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6611 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Utrecht to some extent - there are a lot of deserving places missing from the list. I believe this is because countries need to lobby UNESCO to get places included. In some cases, countries decide not to because they feel they have better things to do with their money. For instance, Nan Madol in Micronesia is clearly worthy of a listing, but apparently the Micronesian government just didn't spend the time lodging the application.

Anyway, I still love listing things, so here's mine so far

Canada (1): Old Quebec City
USA (3): Grand Canyon National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Statue of Liberty,
Azerbaijan (1): The Walled city of Baku
Japan (4): Himeji Castle, Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, Shrines and Temples of Nikko
Australia (3): Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Sydney Opera House
Solomon Islands (1): East Rennell
Austria (2): Palace and gardens of Schönbrunn, Historic centre of Vienna
Belgium (1): Historic Centre of Bruges
Croatia (4): Old city of Dubrovnik, Historic complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Historic city of Trogir
Czech Republic (1): Historic centre of Prague
France (1): Paris, Banks of the Seine
Germany (3): Cologne Cathedral, Museumsinsel (Museum Island) in Berlin, Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Hungary (1): Budapest, the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue
Italy (1): Historic Centre of Rome
Luxembourg (1): City of Luxembourg
The Netherlands (2): Kinderdijk-Elshout, Rietveld Schröderhuis in Utrecht
Norway (2): Bryggen i Bergen, West Norwegian Fjords
Poland (3): Kraków Historic Centre, Auschwitz Birkenau, Historic Centre of Warsaw
Russia (2): Historic Center of Saint Petersburg, Kremlin and Red Square
Spain (3): Real Alcazar in Seville, Historic Centre of Cordoba, Historic City of Toledo, Güell Park, Güell Palace and Casa Milà in Barcelona
Switzerland (1): The Old Town of Bern
United Kingdom (6): Stonehenge, Bath, The Palace of Westminster, The Tower of London, Canterbury Cathedral, Edinburgh
Vatican City (1): The Properties of the Holy See

Phew.. a total of 48. Looking over the list is kind of painful though - there's so many places that I was very near (like in the same city) and didn't see! Oh well, next time ;)

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5672 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

Phew.. a total of 48. Looking over the list is kind of painful though - there's so many places that I was very near (like in the same city) and didn't see! Oh well, next time ;)

Tell me about it...I haven't been to the Rietveld Schröder house in ....Utrecht

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

My list is pretty skimpy... Okay, pathetic...

Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (Newgrange)

Northern Ireland
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast

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

United States
Yellowstone National Park
Everglades National Park
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
(Statue of Liberty - have viewed it twice from the plane while landing in Newark, New Jersey. I know that doesn't really count.)

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Here's mine:


Blue Mountains
Sydney Opera House


Great Wall
Summer Palace

Czech Republic

Historic Centre of Prague






Centre of St Petersburg


Works of Antoni Gaudi - guessing Barcelona


Durham Castle & Cathedral
Giants Causeway & Coast
City of Bath
Westmister Abbey
Tower of London


Grand Canyon
Statue of Liberty


Hue Citadel
Hoi An
Halong Bay
My Son Sanctuary

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 10, 2008, at 5:34 AM by Purdy ]

8. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Australia: Great Barrier Reef, Tasmanian Wilderness, Sydney Opera House, Blue Mountains, Fraser Island, Wet Tropics of Queensland (6)
China: Lijiang (1)
Egypt: Ancient Thebes, Historic Cairo, Abu Simbel, Saint Catherines (4)
Estonia: Tallinn (1)
France: Chartres, Mont St Michel, Versailles, Fontainebleau, Strasbourg - Grand Ile, Banks of the Seine, Avignon, Carcassonne, Pyrenees - Mont Perdu, Lyons, Loire Valley, Provins (12)
Greece: Acropolis, Delphi, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Tiryns (4)
Italy: Rome, Naples, Verona, Pompeii (4)
Jordan: Petra (1)
Latvia: Riga (1)
New Zealand: South-West New Zealand, Tongariro (2)
Spain: Granada, Seville (2)
Syria: Damascus, Palmyra, Aleppo, Crac Des Chevaliers (4)
Tunisia: El Jem, Tunis, Carthage, Kairouan, Sousse (5)
Turkey: Goreme, Pamukkale, Istanbul, Troy (4)
UK: Durham, Ironbridge, Stonehenge, Studley Royal, 'Frontiers of the Roman Empire', Westminster, Tower of London, Edinburgh, Greenwich, Dorset and East Devon Coast, Saltaire, Kew (12)
USA: Statue of Liberty (1)

64 in total...

9. Posted by chemgal (Full Member 149 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Good topic, I like listing things too..........pity my list is too small
Kakadu National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Greater Blue Mountains Area, Sydney Opera House.
Paris: Banks of the Seine, Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
New Zealand
Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand, Tongariro National Park
Convent of St Gall, Old City of Berne, Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites, City of Bath, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church, Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church, Tower of London,

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 10, 2008, at 11:46 AM by chemgal ]

10. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I'm not doing too bad, i've seen 48 of them and most of them just last year:

· Argentina (5) – Los Glaciares, Iguazu National Park, Jesuit Block & Estancias of Cordoba, Valdes, Jesuit missions of the guaranis
· Belgium – (2)La Grand Place, Brussels, Major town house of the architect victor horta
· Bolivia – (3)Potosi, Sucre, Fuerte de Samiapata,
· Colombia – (1)Cartagena,
· Czech Republic – (6 ) Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Telc, Kutna Hora, Trebic , Brno,
· Egypt –(3) Cairo, Memphis & nerocpolis, abu simbal – Pilae,
· France – (2) Notre Dame, Paris – bank of seine,
· Gambia – (1) Stone circles of senegambia
· Ireland – (2) Archaeologocial Ensemble of the bend of the boyne, skelig Michael
· Italy – (3 ) church & Dominican convent of santa maria delle grazie with the last supper, historic centre of rome, naples,
· Malta – (2) City of Valetta, Megalithic temples
· Netherlands- (1) Rietveld schroder house
· Paraguay – (1) Jesuit missions of la santisma Trinidad de parana & jesus de tavarangue
· Peru – (5) Cusco, machu pichu, lima, nasca, arequipa
· Senegal – (1) djoudi national bird sanctuary
· Spain – (1) monastry & site of escurial,
· Turkey – (1) Istanbul
· UK & N.Ireland – (5) Giants Causeway, Stonehenge, Tower of London, old & new towns of Edinburgh, maritime mercantile city (Liverpool)
· Usa – (1) statue of liberty
· Venezuela – (2) Ciudad universitaria de caracas, Canaima national park