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    Top 50 Missing: the results!
    Since 2008 we have been discussing a Top 50 Missing on the Forum of this website. Which sites of universal value aren't listed on the WH List, but should be? Forum members have created a longlist, and exactly 100 members of this website have casted their votes over the past 2 weeks.

    Here's the site we miss most on the WH List: Bagan.

    Go to the Full list of Missing, 2014

    Mexico #6: Morelos (January 2014)

    I spent my last 3 days in Mexico exploring some sites in the state of Morelos. I stayed in Cuernavaca, which is a "City of Eternal Spring" (always nice) and a pleasant midsize Mexican city in general. From here, it's easy to tick off the state's 2 WHS. I was the only visitor at the hilltop archaelogical site of Xochicalco, and did meet only a handful more at the former monasteries of Cuernavaca and Tepoztlan.

    . Popocatepetl monasteries
    . Xochicalco



    Mexico #5: North East Yucatan (January 2014)

    The North and East of Yucatan Peninsula are covered with Maya ruins. It's also the most touristy area I have been to in Mexico, drawing in the crowds because of its beaches. I enjoyed visiting the ruins listed as WHS, but also checked out several smaller sites. Of the latter, Ek Balam (at no list at all) is worth a special mention for its great and steep pyramid with almost Peruvian-style reliëfs.

    . Sian Ka'an
    . Chichen-Itza
    . Uxmal



    Mexico #4: Campeche (January 2014)

    Campeche is one of the 3 federal states that cover the Yucatan Peninsula (the others are Quintana Roo and Yucatan). It stretches from the northwest coast with the WH listed capital Campeche to the vast Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in the south. That nature reserve includes a great site to visit for both cultural and natural reasons: the WHS of Calakmul.

    . Campeche
    . Calakmul



    Your WHS reviews

    Arequipa
    'I visited Arequipa during two days of August 1986 before heading to the Lake Titicaca by train.'
    Posted by Jorge Sanchez, 15-04-2014
     Portobelo-San Lorenzo
    'When I arrived to Colon city through a boat journey from Bocas del Toro, I caught a bus to Portobelo to visit the vestiges of an old colonial town from where the Quinto Real (a fifth part of the silver and gold extracted from the mines in America) was sent to the Spanish Monarchy in payment for the material, the mercury and expertise men who exploited the mines (the 80 percent of the metals, increased to the 95 per cent in the future, remained in America to develop the American cities).'
    Posted by Jorge Sanchez, 15-04-2014
     
    Bali Subak system
    'During almost one month of the year 1983 I lived in Penelokan, in a then humble hut, today forming part of the Lakeview Eco Lodge.'
    Posted by Jorge Sanchez, 14-04-2014
     Albi
    ''Well, just another Gothic cathedral on the list', I thought when we added Albi to our itinerary for June 2013.'
    Posted by Hubert Scharnagl, 14-04-2014
     
    Fortified City of Carcassonne
    'The Cité de Carcassonne is visible from a distance towering over the town and the surrounding landscape.'
    Posted by Hubert Scharnagl, 14-04-2014
     Canal du Midi
    'How to visit a canal of more than 240 kilometres in length - indeed a good question.'
    Posted by Hubert Scharnagl, 14-04-2014