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Upper Svaneti Daniel Chazad

Svaneti is an absolute must! It offers some of the most spectacular and dramatic landscapes imaginable - together with a mysterious and unique culture. I highly recommend a visit to Ushguli, probably Europe's highest village (take warm clothing). It feels like a Caucasian version of Middle Earth. Only a small part of the village, called Chazhashi, is actually part of the WH list but the whole area is breathtakingly beautiful and historically interesting. Unfortunately, as of 2013, there are no scheduled flights to/from Mestia! Except from expensive charter flights (in Cessna, from Natakhtari Airfield north of Tbilisi), the only way of public transport is by minibus. The road between Zugdidi and Mestia is in good condition, Mestia-Ushguli is being upgraded these days. However, travel time is still very long and may require transfer: Tbilisi-Mestia approx.

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Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau Daniel Chazad

The guided visit to the Palau de la Música Catalana is well worth the entry fee (in my opinion better value for money compared to some of the Gaudí buildings). A very interesting film covers the history of the building and of the Eixample district. You will then have enough time to enjoy the amazing interior of the concert hall with its stained-glass skylight. The Hospital de Sant Pau is also a great place to discover.

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Ancient Kyoto Daniel Chazad

Bicycles are a convenient transportation alternative. Nearly all sites except Kiyomizu-dera have free bicycle parking. For Kiyomizu-dera you can buy a parking ticket for 200 yen. With a mountain bike it is possible to visit e.g. all interesting sites east of the river in one day. Use the paths parallel to the river/s to avoid traffic. You can even reach Fushimi Inari Taisha in 20 minutes or so from Gion.

Ginkaku-ji was undergoing some small renovation but was still one of my favorites. I also loved Byôdô-in Uji.

I experienced the people of Kyoto to be overwhelmingly friendly – from curious passengers in city buses to the staff of the excellent tourist information in Kyoto station.

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Gusuku of Ryukyu Daniel Chazad

I visited the WHS in Naha in September 2009.

Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon is a stone gate opposite the stairs that lead up to the Shuri Castle entrance. It is easily overlooked as Shureimon, the main gate to the castle, right next to Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon is more of an eye-catcher. Admission to the gates is free.

The main hall of Shuri Castle was undergoing some renovation i.e. half of the main hall was hidden behind a scaffold. The entrance fee was 800 yen. The fee also gives you access to the excellent museum (English text available). One should know that Shuri Castle is a reconstruction of the original castle which was destroyed in WWII.

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Name: Daniel Chazad

Country: Germany

Visited WHS: 254

Most Impressive: Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland (Denmark)

Proposal New WHS: Crater Lake, OR (USA); Oak Park, IL (USA); Ollantaytambo (Peru) - part of "Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System" since 2014; Torres del Paine National Park (Chile); Grytviken, South Georgia (UK); Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands (Denmark); Svalbard Archipelago (Norway); Glendalough (Ireland); Schloss Neuschwanstein (Germany); Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Germany); Château de Chillon (Switzerland); Sion (Switzerland); Fribourg (Switzerland); Monte, Madeira (Portugal); Garisenda and Asinelli, Bologna (Italy); Piran (Slovenia); Cape Winelands (South Africa); Noravank (Armenia); Old Tbilisi (Georgia); Beomeosa, Busan (South Korea); Daisetsuzan National Park (Japan); Kamakura (Japan); Hashima Island (Japan) - part of "Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining" since 2015; Egmont National Park (New Zealand)

Recently Visited WHS

Update 15.09.17

Lists

  1. Xidi and Hongcun
  2. Major Town Houses
  3. Cape Floral Region
  4. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  5. Val di Noto
  6. Saltaire
  7. Guimarães
  8. Vienna
  9. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  10. Masada
  11. Old City of Acre
  12. Aranjuez
  13. Tugendhat Villa
  14. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  15. Trebic
  16. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  17. White City of Tel-Aviv
  18. Rio de Janeiro
  19. Incense Route of the Negev
  20. Biblical Tells
  21. Macao
  22. Pico Island
  23. Primeval Beech Forests
  24. Kernavë Archeological Site
  25. Ilulissat Icefjord
  26. Liverpool
  27. Thingvellir
  28. Regensburg
  29. Centennial Hall
  30. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  31. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  32. Struve Geodetic Arc
  33. Syracuse
  34. Genoa
  35. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  36. Vizcaya Bridge
  37. Bahá’i Holy Places
  38. Rideau Canal
  39. Melaka and George Town
  40. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  41. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  42. San Marino and Mount Titano
  43. Kotor
  44. Bordeaux
  45. Stoclet House
  46. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  47. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  48. Australian Convict Sites
  49. Valletta
  50. Wadden Sea
  51. Longobards in Italy
  52. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  53. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  54. West Lake
  55. Albi
  56. Al Ain
  57. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  58. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  59. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  60. Fagus Factory
  61. Serra de Tramuntana
  62. Margravial Opera House
  63. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  64. Fujisan
  65. Mount Etna
  66. Corvey
  67. Los Glaciares
  68. Qhapaq Ñan
  69. San Antonio Missions
  70. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  71. Old City of Jerusalem
  72. Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  73. Arab-Norman Palermo
  74. Antequera Dolmens Site
  75. Los Alerces National Park
  76. Venetian Works of Defence
  77. Great Barrier Reef
  78. Orange
  79. Arles
  80. Sydney Opera House
  81. Speyer Cathedral
  82. Würzburg Residence
  83. Medina of Fez
  84. Florence
  85. Medici Villas and Gardens
  86. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  87. Cahokia Mounds
  88. Old Havana
  89. Angra do Heroismo
  90. Rila Monastery
  91. Pirin National Park
  92. Avignon
  93. Great Smoky Mountains
  94. Belem
  95. Monastery of Batalha
  96. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  97. Old City of Berne
  98. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  99. Lübeck
  100. Cuzco
  101. Machu Picchu
  102. Vatican City
  103. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  104. Cracow
  105. Cologne Cathedral
  106. Aachen Cathedral
  107. Warsaw
  108. Québec
  109. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  110. Statue of Liberty
  111. Segovia
  112. Cordoba
  113. Granada
  114. El Escurial
  115. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  116. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  117. Pont du Gard
  118. Avila
  119. Istanbul
  120. Evora
  121. Trier
  122. Ironbridge Gorge
  123. Studley Royal Park
  124. Stonehenge
  125. Gwynedd Castles
  126. Toledo
  127. Venice and its Lagoon
  128. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  129. Budapest
  130. Acropolis
  131. Boyana Church
  132. Blenheim Palace
  133. Westminster
  134. City of Bath
  135. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  136. Uluru
  137. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  138. Tower of London
  139. Strasbourg
  140. Canterbury
  141. Lima
  142. Monastery of Alcobaça
  143. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  144. Úbeda and Baeza
  145. Kiev
  146. Potsdam
  147. Quedlinburg
  148. Vilnius
  149. Maulbronn Monastery
  150. Huangshan
  151. Te Wahipounamu
  152. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  153. Bryggen
  154. Borobudur
  155. Villages with Fortified Churches
  156. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  157. Prague
  158. Cesky Krumlov
  159. Telc
  160. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  161. Bamberg
  162. Fraser Island
  163. Prambanan
  164. Horyu-ji Area
  165. Himeji-jo
  166. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  167. Völklingen Ironworks
  168. Ancient Kyoto
  169. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  170. Jelling
  171. City of Luxembourg
  172. Mtskheta
  173. Upper Svaneti
  174. Gelati Monastery
  175. Siena
  176. Messel Pit
  177. Sintra
  178. Naples
  179. Edinburgh
  180. Bauhaus Sites
  181. Kutna Hora
  182. Schokland
  183. Colonia del Sacramento
  184. Oporto
  185. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  186. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  187. Canal du Midi
  188. Genbaku Dome
  189. Itsukushima Shrine
  190. Independence Hall
  191. La Lonja de la Seda
  192. Luther Memorials
  193. Salzburg
  194. Schönbrunn
  195. Maritime Greenwich
  196. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  197. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  198. Chartres Cathedral
  199. Trogir
  200. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  201. Kinderdijk
  202. Tallinn
  203. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  204. Aquileia
  205. Pompei
  206. Versailles
  207. Costiera Amalfitana
  208. Agrigento
  209. Villa Romana del Casale
  210. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  211. Torun
  212. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  213. Classical Weimar
  214. Malbork Castle
  215. Riga
  216. Flemish Béguinages
  217. Grand Place, Brussels
  218. Holy Trinity Column
  219. Pyramids (Memphis)
  220. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  221. Holasovice
  222. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  223. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  224. Ancient Nara
  225. Lyon
  226. Tarraco
  227. Alcala de Henares
  228. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  229. Wartburg Castle
  230. Beemster Polder
  231. Litomysl Castle
  232. Sighisoara
  233. Isole Eolie
  234. Rome
  235. Nikko
  236. Robben Island
  237. Graz
  238. Saint-Emilion
  239. Loire Valley
  240. Laurisilva of Madeira
  241. Peninsula Valdes
  242. Belfries
  243. Dubrovnik
  244. Monastery of Geghard
  245. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  246. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  247. Southern Öland
  248. Split
  249. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  250. Gusuku of Ryukyu
  251. Reichenau
  252. Zollverein
  253. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  254. Brugge
  1. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  2. Ananuri (T)
  3. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  4. Bet She'an (T)
  5. Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve (T)
  6. Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki (T)
  7. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  8. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  9. Darmstadt Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe (T)
  10. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  11. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  12. Early Farmsteads of the Cape Winelands (T)
  13. Eise Eisinga Planetarium (T)
  14. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  15. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  16. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  17. Gelati Monastery (T)
  18. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  19. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  20. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  21. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  22. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  23. Hydraulic Engineering and Hydropower, Drinking Water and Decorative Fountains in Augsburg (T)
  24. Insular area and bay of Colonia del Sacramento (T)
  25. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  26. Jerusalem (T)
  27. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  28. Khor Dubai (T)
  29. Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral with Related Monastic Buildings, St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (T)
  30. La Camargue (T)
  31. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  32. Le palais de Princes Eveques de Liège (T)
  33. Le plateau des Hautes-Fagnes (T)
  34. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  35. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  36. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  37. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  38. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  39. Madinat al-Zahra (T)
  40. Makhteshim Country (T)
  41. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  42. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoøí (T)
  43. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoøí (T)
  44. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  45. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  46. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (T)
  47. Paysage culturel minier des Monts Métallifères (Erzgebirge) (T)
  48. Rade de Marseille (T)
  49. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  50. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  51. Seoul City Wall (T)
  52. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  53. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  54. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  55. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  56. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  57. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  58. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  59. Teylers (T)
  60. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  61. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  62. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  63. The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley (T)
  64. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague (T)
  65. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague (T)
  66. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  67. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  68. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  69. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  70. Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks, Region of Magallanes (T)
  71. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  72. Vatnajökull National Park (T)
  73. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church (T)
  74. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  1. Bagan
  2. Chernobyl
  3. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  4. Drift Passes of Rangiroa, French Polynesia
  5. Dzongs of Bhutan
  6. Ephesus
  7. Klondike and the Gold Rush Trails
  8. Lake Titicaca
  9. Major Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
  10. Neuschwanstein Castle
  11. Okavango Delta
  12. Ross Island
  13. Salisbury Plains, Grytviken
  14. Shwedagon Pagoda
  15. Svalbard
  16. Tempelhof Airport, Berlin
  17. Torres del Paine National Park
  18. Transiberian Railway
  19. Varanasi
  20. Vatnajökull National Park
  1. Galapagos Islands
  2. Xidi and Hongcun
  3. Cape Floral Region
  4. Kinabalu Park
  5. Arequipa
  6. Val di Noto
  7. Val d'Orcia
  8. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  9. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  10. Rio de Janeiro
  11. Persepolis
  12. Kii Mountain Range
  13. Ilulissat Icefjord
  14. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  15. Liverpool
  16. Thingvellir
  17. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  18. Sagarmatha National Park
  19. Syracuse
  20. Kathmandu Valley
  21. Bahá’i Holy Places
  22. Dolomites
  23. Kotor
  24. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  25. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  26. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  27. Tower of Hercules
  28. Wadden Sea
  29. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  30. Jantar Mantar
  31. Redwood
  32. Tabriz Bazaar
  33. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  34. Ningaloo Coast
  35. Persian Garden
  36. Wadi Rum
  37. Fujisan
  38. Namib Sand Sea
  39. Bethlehem
  40. Grand Canal
  41. Los Glaciares
  42. Qhapaq Ñan
  43. Old City of Jerusalem
  44. Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  45. Arab-Norman Palermo
  46. Olympic National Park
  47. Great Barrier Reef
  48. Serengeti
  49. Arles
  50. Medina of Fez
  51. Florence
  52. Lalibela
  53. Tasmanian Wilderness
  54. Leptis Magna
  55. Quito
  56. Damascus
  57. Old Havana
  58. Angra do Heroismo
  59. Aleppo
  60. Rila Monastery
  61. Avignon
  62. Palmyra
  63. Nahanni National Park
  64. Hampi
  65. Taj Mahal
  66. Vallée de Mai
  67. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  68. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  69. Cuzco
  70. Machu Picchu
  71. Yellowstone
  72. Vatican City
  73. Baalbek
  74. Aachen Cathedral
  75. Yosemite National Park
  76. Salvador de Bahia
  77. Auschwitz Birkenau
  78. Cordoba
  79. Granada
  80. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  81. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  82. Petra
  83. Medina of Marrakesh
  84. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  85. Avila
  86. Iguacu
  87. Istanbul
  88. Göreme NP
  89. Gondwana Rainforests
  90. Site of Carthage
  91. Stonehenge
  92. Gwynedd Castles
  93. Toledo
  94. Sana'a
  95. Ngorongoro
  96. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  97. Venice and its Lagoon
  98. L'Anse aux Meadows
  99. Budapest
  100. Kilimanjaro National Park
  101. Hawaii Volcanoes
  102. Teotihuacan
  103. Gros Morne National Park
  104. Boyana Church
  105. Potosi
  106. Tongariro National Park
  107. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  108. Great Wall
  109. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  110. Uluru
  111. Nemrut Dag
  112. Mount Athos
  113. Meteora
  114. Chichen-Itza
  115. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  116. Taos Pueblo
  117. Victoria Falls
  118. Kiev
  119. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  120. St. Petersburg
  121. Vilnius
  122. Kizhi Pogost
  123. Kremlin and Red Square
  124. Huangshan
  125. San Gimignano
  126. Te Wahipounamu
  127. Sammallahdenmäki
  128. Urnes Stave Church
  129. Borobudur
  130. Villages with Fortified Churches
  131. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  132. Prague
  133. Cesky Krumlov
  134. Fraser Island
  135. Tikal National Park
  136. Prambanan
  137. Antigua Guatemala
  138. Yakushima
  139. Angkor
  140. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  141. Ha Long Bay
  142. Baroque Churches
  143. Völklingen Ironworks
  144. Ancient Kyoto
  145. Popocatepetl monasteries
  146. Potala Palace
  147. Mtskheta
  148. Upper Svaneti
  149. Rapa Nui
  150. Siena
  151. Glacier parks
  152. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  153. Sintra
  154. Bauhaus Sites
  155. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  156. Haeinsa Temple
  157. Grand Canyon
  158. Sceilg Mhichíl
  159. Everglades
  160. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  161. Genbaku Dome
  162. Ravenna
  163. Mont-Saint-Michel
  164. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  165. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  166. Ping Yao
  167. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  168. Kinderdijk
  169. Aquileia
  170. Pompei
  171. Versailles
  172. Costiera Amalfitana
  173. Agrigento
  174. Villa Romana del Casale
  175. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  176. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  177. Flemish Béguinages
  178. Pyramids (Memphis)
  179. Ancient Thebes
  180. Ancient Nara
  181. Nubian Monuments
  182. Abu Mena
  183. Isole Eolie
  184. Rome
  185. Nikko
  186. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  187. Loire Valley
  188. Cueva de las Manos
  189. Dubrovnik
  190. Lorentz National Park
  191. Monastery of Geghard
  192. Split
  193. Churches of Chiloé
  194. Assisi
  195. Brugge
  196. Virunga National Park
  197. Great Himalayan National Park