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Volcanoes of Kamchatka Martina Ruckova

Volcanoes of Kamchatka by Martina Ruckova

This is one of those WHS that truly deserve a trip of their own and contain so many parts and places that even with a week at your disposal, you'll be able to just cover couple of those places. I visited the Kamchatka peninsula this August with my husband Ivan. It consists of numerous nature parks/reserves and places. We started with the ascend to Avachinskiy volcano (2000m altitude hike over 8 km track), hiked around Dachniye springs (by the Mutnovskiy geothermal station), did a helicopter tour of the Valley of Geysirs and hiked the Gorelyi volcano. The nature is marvellous and out of the three "top" mainland Russia natural UNESCO WHSs, Altai, Lake Baikal, and Kamchatka, I have to hand it to Kamchatka as the most wonderful of the three. It's a beautiful place that will leave even seasoned nature lovers amazed.

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Lena Pillars Martina Ruckova

Lena Pillars by Martina Ruckova

On our way to Kamchatka, we have made a detour through Yakutsk. It's a good way to get to Kamchatka, as direct flights from Moscow to Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy are much more expensive. Yakutsk is a good base from which to see the stunning Lena Pillars and then either to move on to Kamchatka or ride the Road of Bones. There were three of us and we booked a tour with local tour operator named Bolot (from Visit Yakutia), who arranged a three-hour return car ride to the bank of Lena River and a boat ride from there.

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Sarazm Martina Ruckova

The ancient site of Sarazm is to be found about 15 kms west off Penjikent in north-western part of Tajikistan. Travelling from Dushanbe, it takes about 4-5 hours to reach Penjikent and let me tell you, even though you might think otherwise, that's one of the best roads to be found across the country. The site itself is well-marked, behind a small fence and the excavations are protected by a roof. Some basic information is provided, but not very much. Info booklet can be bought in the Rudaki museum in Penjikent. I really missed a local tour guide here who would give us some context of the culture and the excavation works, as, for example in Cattalhoyuk in Turkey. Some of the artifacts that have been excavated from the ancient Sarazm can also be found in the Rudaki museum, so I'd recommend visiting that first.

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Alejandro de Humboldt National Park Martina Ruckova

Visited in January 2013. The last part of our journey through Cuba was the historically first town on the island, Baracoa. It's the base from which you can easily get to the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park. There are plenty of options on how to visit this site, we chose to take part in a guided tour that included 4 hour long trek around the National park. The price was reasonable, the guide waits you in city centre with bus at hand. The only downside of the tour is getting there, as the road is very rickety indeed, you will have to endure an hour and half of being shaken to your core.

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Name: Martina Ruckova

Country: Slovakia

Visited WHS: 425

Most Impressive: Historic City of Rome

Proposal New WHS: Oxford

Lists

  1. Durmitor National Park
  2. Major Town Houses
  3. First Coffee Plantations
  4. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  5. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  6. Ephesus
  7. Val di Noto
  8. Villa d'Este
  9. Val d'Orcia
  10. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  11. Saltaire
  12. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  13. Derwent Valley Mills
  14. Guimarães
  15. Vienna
  16. Masada
  17. Old City of Acre
  18. Aranjuez
  19. Alto Douro
  20. Tugendhat Villa
  21. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  22. Churches of Peace
  23. Tokaji Wine Region
  24. Stralsund and Wismar
  25. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  26. Derbent
  27. Gobustan Rock Art
  28. Takht-e Soleyman
  29. Trebic
  30. Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
  31. Kew Gardens
  32. Monte San Giorgio
  33. White City of Tel-Aviv
  34. Novodevichy Convent
  35. Saryarka
  36. Pasargadae
  37. Incense Route of the Negev
  38. Biblical Tells
  39. Muskauer Park
  40. Tchogha Zanbil
  41. Primeval Beech Forests
  42. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  43. Kernavë Archeological Site
  44. Persepolis
  45. Sarazm
  46. Tamgaly
  47. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  48. Liverpool
  49. Regensburg
  50. Etruscan Necropolises
  51. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  52. Centennial Hall
  53. Yaroslavl
  54. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  55. Le Havre
  56. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  57. Struve Geodetic Arc
  58. Soltaniyeh
  59. West Norwegian Fjords
  60. Nesvizh
  61. Kunya-Urgench
  62. Syracuse
  63. Cienfuegos
  64. Bam Cultural Landscape
  65. Tequila
  66. Genoa
  67. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  68. Bahá’i Holy Places
  69. Bisotun
  70. Melaka and George Town
  71. Aapravasi Ghat
  72. Sulaiman-Too
  73. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  74. Stari Grad Plain
  75. Nisa
  76. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  77. San Marino and Mount Titano
  78. Kotor
  79. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  80. Tajik National Park
  81. Gamzigrad-Romuliana
  82. Bordeaux
  83. Teide National Park
  84. Le Morne
  85. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  86. Armenian Monastic Ensembles
  87. Camagüey
  88. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  89. San Miguel de Allende
  90. Rhaetian Railway
  91. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  92. Fortifications of Vauban
  93. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  94. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  95. Lena Pillars
  96. Wadden Sea
  97. Shushtar
  98. Pitons of Reunion
  99. Longobards in Italy
  100. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  101. Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans
  102. Al Ain
  103. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  104. Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil
  105. Tabriz Bazaar
  106. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  107. Camino Real
  108. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  109. Selimiye Mosque
  110. Elvas
  111. Fagus Factory
  112. Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
  113. Serra de Tramuntana
  114. Persian Garden
  115. Margravial Opera House
  116. University of Coimbra
  117. Mount Carmel Caves
  118. Masjed-e Jâme'
  119. Çatalhöyük
  120. Tauric Chersonese
  121. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  122. Stevns Klint
  123. Golestan Palace
  124. Maymand
  125. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  126. Mount Etna
  127. Bethlehem
  128. Van Nellefabriek
  129. Silk Roads
  130. Corvey
  131. Susa
  132. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
  133. Champagne
  134. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  135. Christiansfeld
  136. Par force hunting landscape
  137. Necropolis of Bet She'arim
  138. Old City of Jerusalem
  139. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  140. Forth Bridge
  141. Arab-Norman Palermo
  142. Battir
  143. Gorham's Cave Complex
  144. Antequera Dolmens Site
  145. Lut Desert
  146. The Persian Qanat
  147. Sviyazhsk
  148. Venetian Works of Defence
  149. Yazd
  150. Fontainebleau
  151. Amiens Cathedral
  152. Arles
  153. Speyer Cathedral
  154. Würzburg Residence
  155. Florence
  156. Medici Villas and Gardens
  157. Old Havana
  158. Rila Monastery
  159. Nessebar
  160. Pirin National Park
  161. Nancy
  162. Belem
  163. Monastery of Batalha
  164. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  165. Old City of Berne
  166. Abbey of St Gall
  167. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  168. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  169. Lübeck
  170. Vatican City
  171. Cracow
  172. Warsaw
  173. Statue of Liberty
  174. Auschwitz Birkenau
  175. Segovia
  176. Cordoba
  177. Granada
  178. El Escurial
  179. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  180. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  181. Pont du Gard
  182. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  183. Avila
  184. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  185. Istanbul
  186. Göreme NP
  187. Evora
  188. Trier
  189. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  190. Studley Royal Park
  191. Stonehenge
  192. Toledo
  193. Garajonay
  194. Seville
  195. Caceres
  196. Studenica Monastery
  197. Skocjan Caves
  198. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  199. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  200. Venice and its Lagoon
  201. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  202. Budapest
  203. Hollókö
  204. Acropolis
  205. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  206. Teotihuacan
  207. Puebla
  208. Ibiza
  209. Boyana Church
  210. Blenheim Palace
  211. Westminster
  212. City of Bath
  213. New Lanark
  214. Madara Rider
  215. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  216. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  217. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  218. Meteora
  219. Thessalonika
  220. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  221. Hortobágy
  222. Guanajuato
  223. Xanthos-Letoon
  224. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  225. Tower of London
  226. Epidaurus
  227. Rhodes
  228. Strasbourg
  229. Monastery of Alcobaça
  230. Mystras
  231. Neolithic Orkney
  232. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  233. Olympia
  234. Poblet Monastery
  235. Úbeda and Baeza
  236. Kiev
  237. Delos
  238. Potsdam
  239. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  240. Quedlinburg
  241. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  242. St. Petersburg
  243. Vilnius
  244. Itchan Kala
  245. Kizhi Pogost
  246. Kremlin and Red Square
  247. Maulbronn Monastery
  248. Royal Palace at Caserta
  249. San Gimignano
  250. Birka and Hovgarden
  251. Engelsberg Ironworks
  252. Skogskyrkogarden
  253. Drottningholm
  254. Zamosc
  255. Berat and Gjirokastra
  256. Butrint
  257. Ayutthaya
  258. Sammallahdenmäki
  259. Old Rauma
  260. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  261. Petäjävesi Old Church
  262. Morelia
  263. Bryggen
  264. Dong Phayayen
  265. Villages with Fortified Churches
  266. Monastery of Horezu
  267. Churches of Moldavia
  268. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  269. Reims
  270. Bukhara
  271. Samarkand
  272. Novgorod
  273. Prague
  274. Cesky Krumlov
  275. Banska Stiavnica
  276. Spissky Hrad & Levoca
  277. Telc
  278. Vlkolinec
  279. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  280. Bamberg
  281. Mir Castle
  282. El Tajin
  283. Solovetsky Islands
  284. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  285. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  286. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  287. Mérida
  288. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  289. Zacatecas
  290. Donana National Park
  291. Völklingen Ironworks
  292. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  293. Roskilde Cathedral
  294. Kronborg Castle
  295. Jelling
  296. City of Luxembourg
  297. Popocatepetl monasteries
  298. Mtskheta
  299. Upper Svaneti
  300. Gelati Monastery
  301. Vicenza
  302. Siena
  303. Virgin Komi Forests
  304. Messel Pit
  305. Sintra
  306. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  307. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  308. Naples
  309. Edinburgh
  310. Bauhaus Sites
  311. Crespi d'Adda
  312. Kutna Hora
  313. Ferrara
  314. Schokland
  315. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  316. Lake Baikal
  317. Oporto
  318. Pannonhalma
  319. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  320. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  321. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  322. Golden Mountains of Altai
  323. Canal du Midi
  324. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  325. Haghpat and Sanahin
  326. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  327. Cuenca
  328. Luther Memorials
  329. Salzburg
  330. Semmering Railway
  331. Schönbrunn
  332. Ravenna
  333. Pienza
  334. Paphos
  335. Querétaro
  336. Maritime Greenwich
  337. Verona
  338. Mont-Saint-Michel
  339. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  340. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  341. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  342. Chartres Cathedral
  343. Trogir
  344. Hospicio Cabañas
  345. Kinderdijk
  346. Tallinn
  347. Botanical Garden, Padua
  348. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  349. Modena
  350. Urbino
  351. Pompei
  352. Versailles
  353. Costiera Amalfitana
  354. Agrigento
  355. Villa Romana del Casale
  356. Torun
  357. Medina of Tétouan
  358. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  359. Viñales Valley
  360. San Pedro de la Roca Castle
  361. Classical Weimar
  362. Malbork Castle
  363. Choirokoitia
  364. Troy
  365. Riga
  366. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  367. Flemish Béguinages
  368. The Four Lifts
  369. Grand Place, Brussels
  370. Holy Trinity Column
  371. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  372. Holasovice
  373. L'viv
  374. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  375. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  376. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  377. Lyon
  378. Provins
  379. Tarraco
  380. Alcala de Henares
  381. Bellinzone
  382. Shakhrisyabz
  383. Ancient Merv
  384. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  385. Wartburg Castle
  386. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  387. Beemster Polder
  388. Western Caucasus
  389. Litomysl Castle
  390. Sighisoara
  391. Wooden Churches of Maramures
  392. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  393. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  394. Isole Eolie
  395. Rome
  396. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  397. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  398. Graz
  399. Saint-Emilion
  400. Xochicalco
  401. Mycenae and Tiryns
  402. Belfries
  403. Mostar
  404. Dubrovnik
  405. Walled City of Baku
  406. Stari Ras and Sopocani
  407. Monastery of Geghard
  408. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  409. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  410. Split
  411. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  412. Bardejov Town
  413. Reichenau
  414. Zollverein
  415. Corfu
  416. Plitvice Lakes
  417. Kazan Kremlin
  418. Bolgar
  419. Ferapontov Monastery
  420. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  421. Vall de Boi
  422. Ohrid Region
  423. Assisi
  424. Curonian Spit
  425. Brugge
  1. Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan (T)
  2. Bet She'an (T)
  3. Caesarea (T)
  4. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  5. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  6. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  7. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  8. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  9. Eglises romanes d'Andorre (T)
  10. Ensemble historique de Santa Coloma (T)
  11. Ensemble of the Astrakhan Kremlin (T)
  12. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  13. Fann mountains (T)
  14. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  15. Gelati Monastery (T)
  16. Gemer and Abov churches with the medieval mural paintings (T)
  17. Great Pskov (T)
  18. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  19. Jerusalem (T)
  20. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  21. Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (T)
  22. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  23. Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)
  24. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  25. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  26. Limes Romanus - The Roman antique monuments on the Middle Danube (T)
  27. Mamayev Kurgan Memorial Complex "To the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad" (T)
  28. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  29. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region (T)
  30. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  31. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  32. Orheiul Vechi Archaeological Landscape (T)
  33. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  34. Orvieto (T)
  35. Rostov Kremlin (T)
  36. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  37. Sharjah: the Gate to Trucial States (T)
  38. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  39. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  40. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  41. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  42. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  43. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  44. The Site of Ancient Town of Pyanjekent (T)
  45. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  46. Virgin Komi Forests (re-nomination) (T)
  47. Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat (T)
  48. Western Caucasus (re-nomination) (T)
  1. Chernobyl
  2. Communist heritage of Volgograd
  3. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  4. Divided Cities along the German Border
  5. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry
  6. Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge
  7. Minoan palaces of Crete
  8. Modern Legacy of Vienna
  9. Neuschwanstein Castle
  10. Olympic Park in Munich
  11. The Soviet Architecture of Moscow
  12. Transiberian Railway