July 28, 2016

Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Since early 2007, I have been wanting to gear my future travels towards visiting more locations which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are so many amazing places around the world to see!

Here is the list that I have already visited so far. Click on the links to see pictures from my Picasa albums.

Total count: 64 sites in 20 countries


Australia
Greater Blue Mountains Area - 1976
Sydney Opera House - 1976

Cambodia 
Angkor - 2001

China 
The Great Wall - 1997, 1999
The Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang - 1997, 1999 (Beijing only)
Mogao Caves - 1999
Temple of Heaven - 1997, 1999
Summer Palace - 1997
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties - 1997
Historic Centre of Macao - 1990, 1995, 2005, 2010
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an - Tianshan Corridor - 1998, 1999
South China Karst - 2000
Xinjiang Tianshan - 1998
Westlake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou - 1998

France 
Bordeaux, Port of the Moon - 2009
Cathedral of Notre Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims - 2002, 2009
Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars - 2002, 2009
Climats, terroirs of Burgundy - 2010
Historic Center of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge - 2011
Historic Center of Lyons - 2011
Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion - 2009
Palace and Park of Versailles - 2009
Paris, Banks of the Seine - 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011
Roman Theater and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange - 2011

India 
Agra Fort - 2007
Taj Mahal - 2007
Fatehpur Sikri - 2007
Humayun's Tomb, Dehli - 2007
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Dehli - 2007

Indonesia 
Borobudur Temple Compounds - 2005
Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy - 1997
Prambanan Temple Compounds - 2005

Japan 
Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration - 1983, 1985, 2002, 2004,
Himeji-jo - 1998
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) - 1998, 2006
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara - 2006
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range - 2003
Shrines and Temples of Nikko - 2007
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement - 2016

Kazakhstan 
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi - 2008
Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly - 2008
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an - Tianshan Corridor - 2008

Korea
Changdeokgung Palace Complex - 2008

Malaysia
Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straights of Malacca - 2003

Oman 
Bahla Fort - 2007
Falaj System of Irrigation - 2007

Portugal 
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belen in Lisbon - 2006
Historic Centre of Oporto - 2006
Alto Douro Wine Region - 2006

Singapore
Singapore Botanical Gardens - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2004

South Africa
Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1995

Spain 
Works of Antonio Gaudi - 2006

Switzerland
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - 2008, 2011

Thailand 
Historic City of Ayutthaya - 2008
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns - 2008

United Kingdom
Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church - 1976
Tower of London - 1976, 2005

United States
Grand Canyon National Park - 2015
San Antonio Missions - 1995
Statue of Liberty - 1994, 2006
Yosemite National Park - 2015

Uzbekistan
Itchan Kala - 2008
Historic Center of Bukhara - 2008
Historic Center of Shakhrisyabz - 2008
Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures - 2008

This list will be continuously updated as my travels take me to more sites.

4 comments:

Lambda said...

I want to see pictures of your London trip from the we seventies!

Michelle Chin said...

Ooh you do travel a lot!

YTSL said...

Nice list. Strange but true: I'm currently on 59 sites from 19 countries too! :O

(BTW, I'm the reader of this blog who was introduced to you by The Great One at Sake Bar Ginn one New Year's eve... ;b)

Peech said...

Oops. Counted wrong. 60 sites...

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