UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

I admit I did not really pay much attention to UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES list until just recently – I kept reading about it at some other blogs, so I was curious how the full list actually looked like and what was on it. I got into it one day and was amazed that there are 41 UNESCO listed places in GERMANY for example! We have seen some places which in my opinion would have deserved to be on the list, but are not. So far our “been to” list includes:

AUSTRALIA

  • Great Barrier Reef

  • Kakadu National Park

  • Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

  • Wet Tropics of Queensland

  • Fraser Island

  • Sydney Opera House

AUSTRIA

  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

  • Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

  • City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

  • Historic Centre of Vienna

  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

  • Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar

CAMBODIA

  • Angkor Archaeological Park

CANADA

  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

CROATIA

  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

  • Old City of Dubrovnik

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park

  • Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč

  • Stari Grad Plain

CUBA

  • Old Havana and its Fortification System

  • Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios

  • San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba

  • Vinales Valley

  • Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos

  • Historic Centre of Camaguey

CZECH REPUBLIC

  • Historic Centre of Prague

EGYPT

  • Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

  • Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

  • Saint Catherine Area

FINLAND

  • Fortress of Suomenlinna

FRANCE

  • Palace and Park of Versailles

  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

  • Paris, Banks of the Seine

  • Canal du Midi

  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

GERMANY

  • Hanseatic city of Lübeck

  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin

  • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

  • Collegiate Church, Castle and Old town of Quedlingburg

  • Cologne Cathedral

  • Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

  • Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen

  • Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

  • Wadden sea

GREECE

  • Acropolis, Athens

HUNGARY

  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue

ICELAND

  • Thingvellir National Park

INDIA

  • Agra Fort

  • Taj Mahal

  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments

  • Elephanta Caves

  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

  • Red Fort Complex

  • The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

  • Western Ghats

INDONESIA

  • Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy

ITALY

  • Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci

  • Historic Centre of Florence

  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa

  • Venice and its Lagoon

  • Historic Centre of San Giminiano

  • Historic Centre of Siena

  • Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

  • Archeological Area of Agrigento

  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites

  • The Dolomites

  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

  • Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany

  • Mount Etna

  • Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalu and Monreale

LAOS

  • Town of Luang Prabang

MACAU

  • Historic centre of Macau

MALAYSIA

  • Gunung Mulu National Park

  • Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

MOROCCO

  • Medina of Fez

  • Medina of Marrakesh

  • Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

  • Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)

  • Portuguese City of Matagan (El Jadida)

NAMIBIA

  • Namib Sand Sea

THE NETHERLANDS

  • 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht

NORWAY

  • Bryggen

  • West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Naeroyfjord

OMAN

  • Bahla Fort

  • Alfaj Irrigation Systems of Oman

PORTUGAL

  • Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem in Lisbon

  • Cultural Landscape of Sintra
  • Laurisilva of Madeira
  • Alto Douro Wine Region

SLOVENIA

  • Škocjan Caves

  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

  • Heritage of Mercury. Almaden and Idrija

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Robben Island

  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

SPAIN

  • Historic Centre of Cordoba

  • Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid

  • Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias

  • Historic City of Toledo

  • Works of Antoni Gaudi

SRI LANKA

  • Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

  • Ancient City of Sigirya

  • Sacred City of Anuradhapura

  • Sacred City of Kandy

  • Golden Temple of Dambulla

  • Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

UGANDA

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church

  • Tower of London

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Mesa Verde National Park

  • Grand Canyon National Park

  • Statue of Liberty

  • Yosemite National Park

VIETNAM

  • Complex of Hue Monuments

  • Ha Long Bay

  • Hoi An Ancient Town

  • Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi

  • Trang An Landscape Complex

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