MY UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES LIST

Whenever I travel to a new country, I always make sure to check the UNESCO World Heritage Site list to see which amazing places that specific country has on the list. I don't often make it to all of them, but I try to make it to as many as possible. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places designated by the United Nations for their outstanding cultural and/or natural heritage and their importance to the collective interests of humanity. As of September 2016, there are 1052 in total and I've visited a total of 55 sites in 33 countries.

Here is a list of all the World Heritage Sites that I have visited so far:

Albania (2)
1. Butrint (Read: On the Albanian Riviera: Saranda, Ksamil and Butrint)
2. Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra (both) (Read: Arriving in Albania and Exploring Gjirokastra)

Australia (2)
3. Great Barrier Reef - November 2015 (Read: My Whitsunday Islands Adventure)
4. Sydney Opera House - November 2015 (Read: Living It Up in Sydney)

Austria (1)
5. Historic Center of Vienna - July 2013

China and Macao (2)
6. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang - November 2015 (Read: 13 Hours in Beijing)
7. Historic Centre of Macao (Read: Macao: A Quick Visit to the Asian Las Vegas)

Czech Republic (1)
8. Historic Centre of Prague - When I was a child

Denmark (4)
9. Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church - When I was a child
10. Roskilde Cathedral - August 2016
11.Wadden Sea - When I was a child
12. Stevns Klint - November 2016 (Read: Stevns Klint: A Danish Natural Heritage Site on the Island of Zealand)

England (3)
13. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites - When I was a child
14. Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret's Church - July 2015 (Read: Photo Diary: The Best of London)
15. Tower of London - July 2015 (Read: See above ^^)

Estonia (1)
16. Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn - May 2015 (Read: A Day Cruise to Estonia)

Finland (1)
17. Fortress of Suomenlinna - May 2015 (Read: Exploring Helsinki and Suomenlinna Island)

France (1)
18. Paris, Banks of the Seine - April 2012

Greece (2)
19. Acropolis, Athens - October 2013
20. Archaeological Site of Delphi - October 2013

Hungary (1)
21. Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue - January 2016 (Read: Photo Diary: Magical Winter in Budapest and My Top 10 Must-Sees in Budapest)

Iceland (1)
22. Thingvellir National Park - April 2015 (Read: Birthday Time in South Iceland)

Indonesia (1)
23. Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy - March 2016 (Read: Thoughts on Bali after One Week)

Iran (9)
24. Bam and its Cultural Landscape - January 2017 (Read: Out of Kerman: A Day Trip to Bam, Rayen and Mahan)
25. Golestan Palace - January 2017 (Read: Arriving in Iran and Exploring Tehran)
26. Masjed-e Jamé of Isfahan - January 2017 (Read: Esfahan: The Cultural Capital of the Islamic World)
27. Meidan Emam, Esfahan - January 2017 (Read: See above ^^)
28. Pasargadae - January 2017 (Read: The Cultural Heritage of Fars: To Persepolis and Beyond)
29. Persepolis - January 2017 (Read: See above ^^)
30. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex - January 2017 (Read: Wintery Days in the Northerly City of Tabriz)
31. The Persian Garden (Fin Garden) - January 2017 (Read: Discovering the Ancient City of Kashan)
32. Lut Desert - January 2017 (Read: Iranian Desert Experience at UNESCO's Lut Desert)

Italy (2)
33. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura - March 2013
34. Venice and its Lagoon - July 2013

Japan (3)
35. Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) - April 2016
36. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) - April 2016 (Read: After the A-bombs: Discovering Hiroshima and Nagasaki)
37. Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara - April 2016 (Read: Photo Diary: The Sacred Deer of Nara)

Kyrgyzstan (2)
38. Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain - May 2016 (Read: Osh: An Insight into the Divided Ferghana Valley)
39. Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor - May 2016 (Read: Karakol: By the Eastern Tip of Issyk Kul Lake)

Latvia (1)
40. Historic Centre of Riga - January 2015

Lithuania (1)
41. Vilnius Historic Centre - February 2016 (Read: A Weekend Getaway to Vilnius)

Malaysia (1)
42. Kinabalu Park - March 2016 (Read: Climbing Mt. Kinabalu: Ascending to the Resthouse at 3.272 m. and Climbing Mt. Kinabalu: Summiting and Descending During an Earthquake)

Malta (2)
43. City of Valletta - April 2014
44. Megalithic Temples of Malta - April 2014

Mongolia (1)
45. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape - May 2016 (Read: A Cultural Getaway to Kharkhorin)

Poland (3)
46. Historic Centre of Kraków - September 2015
47. Auschwitz Birkenau - September 2015
48. Historic Centre of Warsaw - September 2015 (Read: Warsaw: The City of Contrasts)

South Korea and Jeju Island (2)
49. Changdeokgung Palace Complex - April 2016
50. Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes - April 2016 (Read: Chasing Natural Heritage on Jeju Island)

Spain (2)
51. Works of Antoni Gaudí - July 2015

Sweden (4)
52. Hanseatic Town of Visby - May 2015 (Read: Destination Gotland)

Tajikistan and the GBAO (1)
53. Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs) - May-June 2015 (Read posts here)

Tunisia (1)
54. Medina of Sousse - July 2010

United States (1)
55. Everglades National Park - October 2008

Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain, Kyrgyzstan

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