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I do all the places that make up one site. Sometimes it's difficult and misleading, like the "Baroque Churches of the Philippines" WHS listing which is in actuality 4 churches in 4 completely different regions (you need to ride a plane or boat), but only has 1 listing. I feel my tour is incomplete if I haven't gone to them all. A good example is Hue, Vietnam. Gia Long was great, but it is one of many on the "multiple locations" list for the Hue site, though it is a little distance away and is easily overlooked. Travelers prone to hurry think they've seen all they want with one or two nearer sites but in the same way i didn't think The Bayon looked anything like Angkor Wat (both part of the Temples of Angkor WHS listing), Gia Long (Vietnam) didn't look like any of the others in the "multiple locations" Hue list. Heck, even the 3 main tombs on the Hue tourist list didn't look anything like each other. They were all wonderful palaces, visually distinct from one another. Doing justice to each WHS is time consuming and expensive but I'm already there and I think well worth it.
I also do all nature trails in national parks that take less than 1 day. I gave up doing them all when 1 trail in Yosemite (USA) went all the way to, I think it was Mt. Rainier? (2 states away.) Also, some of the other park trails were too intimidating, like going smack dab in the middle of the winter wasteland of the entire St. Elias/Wrangell/etc superpark (on foot, not a plane ride.) I think that park area's larger than entire countries put together.
sometimes I am disappointed by WHSs with only 1 trail. Like Ujung Kulon's (Indonesia) took days & I didnt see a rhino or elephant or jaguar, (I saw way too much trash washing up on shore though) and apparently not even the guides who do it for years have seen any.
Of course I realize the animals probably knew we were coming from far away and left or maybe might even have still been there, but remained hidden so I couldn't see them.
I take a lot of pictures. I do all the stuff on the tentative lists as well.
I've also seen some inscribed properties that I'm unhappy with, making me believe the list is bloated. I realize some sites are important or significant in some way, but just the same, i would rather be blown away. I can suggest additional sites that aren't even on a tentative list, like Sipadan (Borneo.) Overall, I'm glad I've heard of the WHS list. I'd never have been to places like Sanqingshan or Lijiang (China) without it.

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Name: Ryan watkins

Country: philippines

Visited WHS: 113

Most Impressive: Hue

Proposal New WHS: Sipadan, Borneo

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Update 31.12.69

Lists

  1. Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
  2. Xidi and Hongcun
  3. Imperial Tombs
  4. Kinabalu Park
  5. Gunung Mulu
  6. Vienna
  7. Calakmul
  8. Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
  9. Macao
  10. Kaiping Diaolou
  11. Fujian Tulou
  12. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  13. Coiba National Park
  14. Regensburg
  15. Gulf of California
  16. Tequila
  17. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  18. Melaka and George Town
  19. Ouro Preto
  20. South China Karst
  21. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  22. San Miguel de Allende
  23. Copan
  24. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  25. Mount Sanqingshan
  26. Redwood
  27. Portobelo-San Lorenzo
  28. Camino Real
  29. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  30. Quirigua
  31. Olympic National Park
  32. SGang Gwaay
  33. Darien National Park
  34. Speyer Cathedral
  35. Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
  36. Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves
  37. Mesa Verde
  38. Statue of Liberty
  39. Yosemite National Park
  40. Congonhas
  41. Chaco Culture
  42. Hawaii Volcanoes
  43. Sian Ka'an
  44. Palenque
  45. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  46. Teotihuacan
  47. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  48. Puebla
  49. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  50. Great Wall
  51. Imperial Palace
  52. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  53. Guanajuato
  54. Chichen-Itza
  55. Taos Pueblo
  56. Lima
  57. Vigan
  58. Maulbronn Monastery
  59. Huangshan
  60. Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
  61. Paquimé
  62. Morelia
  63. Borobudur
  64. Sangiran Early Man Site
  65. Ujung Kulon National Park
  66. Ruins of León Viejo
  67. El Tajin
  68. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  69. Huanglong
  70. Tikal National Park
  71. Wulingyuan
  72. Prambanan
  73. Antigua Guatemala
  74. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  75. Tubbataha Reefs
  76. Angkor
  77. Ha Long Bay
  78. Joya de Ceren
  79. Zacatecas
  80. Baroque Churches
  81. Hué
  82. Popocatepetl monasteries
  83. Potala Palace
  84. Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
  85. Glacier parks
  86. Messel Pit
  87. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  88. Grand Canyon
  89. Belize Barrier Reef
  90. Lushan National Park
  91. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  92. Independence Hall
  93. Salzburg
  94. Schönbrunn
  95. Panamá
  96. Uxmal
  97. Querétaro
  98. Old Town of Lijiang
  99. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  100. Hospicio Cabañas
  101. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  102. Tlacotalpan
  103. Summer Palace
  104. Temple of Heaven
  105. Diamantina
  106. Campeche
  107. Mount Wuyi
  108. Dazu Rock Carvings
  109. Guanacaste
  110. Xochicalco
  111. Hoi An
  112. My Son
  113. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  1. Cenotes of the Yucatan
  2. Naica Cave: Cave of the Crystals