Monday, March 15, 2010

UNESCO World Heritage Site (Updated)

I've gotten myself bitten by 'The List' bug, i.e. list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The World Heritage Site includes 878 properties forming part of natural and cultural heritage with outstanding universal value. It includes 679 cultural, 174 natural and 25 mixed properties in 145 states parties. (excerpt from website)

To see The List, go here

Let's see my checklist :-)
# denotes list no. of the heritage site

# 83 - Palace and Park of Versailles, France
# 86 - Memphis and its Necropolis- the Pyramids fields from Giza to Dahshur, Egypt
# 89 - Historic Cairo, Egypt
# 91 - Historic Centre of Rome, Properties of Holy See and San Paulo Fuori Le Mura 
# 93 - Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
#95 - Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia 
#98 - Plitvice Lakes National Park , Croatia 

#114 - Persepolis, Shiraz, Iran
#115 - Meidan Emam, Esfahan, Iran
#125 - Natural and Culturo Historical region of Kotor, Montenegro
#231 - Red Fort Complex, New Delhi, India
#251 - Agra Fort, Agra, India
#252 - Taj Mahal, Agra, India
#255 - Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India
#286 - Vatican City
#313 - Historic Centre of Cordoba, Spain
#314 - Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada, Spain
#320 - Works of Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain (Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell)
#331 - Medina of Marrakech, Morocco
#356 - Historic areas of Istanbul, Turkiye
#357 - Goreme National Park and Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkiye 
# 383 - Cathedral, Alcazar and Archivo de Indias, Seville, Spain
# 394 - Venice and its lagoon
#438 - The Great Wall of China
#439 - Imperial Palaces Ming & Qing Dynasties, Beijing, China
#485 - Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkiye
#592 - Borobudur Temple Compound, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
#593 - Sangiran Early Man Site, Solo, Indonesia
#600 - Paris, Banks of the Seine
#642 - Prambanan Temple Compounds, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
#668 - Angkor Wat (& the other Angkors), Cambodia
# 672 - Halong Bay, Vietnam
#688 - Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto , Japan
# 724 - Medieval monuments in Kosovo
#728 - Old  New Town of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
#734 - Historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
#773 - Pyrenees - Mont Perdu, Spain-France border. Didn't climb the mountain, but went for geological trip from Pau, South France. Kira buleh la ;)
#795 - Maritime Greenwich, England, UK
#816- Changdeokgung Palace Complex, Seoul, South Korea
#817 - Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon, South Korea
#880 - Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden, Beijing, China
#946- Old Bridge area of old city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
#976 - Gyeongju Historic Ares, Gyeongju, South Korea
#1012 - Kinabalu Park, Sabah, Malaysia! Dah panjat OK :)
#1100 - Rio de Janeiro Carioca landscape, Brasil
#1223 - Melaka & George Town historic cities of Straits of Malacca, Malaysia!
#1248 - South China Karst, China (part of stone forest Kunming)
#1264 - Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes, Jeju Island, South Korea
#1319 - Royal Tombs of Joseon Dynasty, Seoul, South Korea
#1349 - 17th Century Canal Ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht, Netherlands
#1372 - The Persian Garden : covered Eram Garden, Shiraz and; Fin Garden, Kashan
#1401 - Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City, Morocco
#1418 - Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
#1452- Bursa and Cumalikizik: the birth of the Ottoman empire

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Blogger teis said...

ur well on ur way to cover all of them :)

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