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1:Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

2:Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

3:Hiroshima Peace Memorial

4:Sydney Opera House

5:Greater Blue Mountains Area

6:Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Garden

7:Australian Convict Sites

8:Shark Bay

9:Purnululu National Park

10:Kakadu National Park

11:Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

12:Great Barrier Reef

13:Fraser Island

14:Australian Fossil Mammal Sites

15:Wet Tropics

16:Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves

17:Lord Howe Island Group

18:Willandra Lakes Region

19:Tasmanian Wilderness

20:Histric City of Ayuthaya and Associated Historic Towns

21:Historic City of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

22:Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries


24:Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

25:Shrines and Temples of Nikko

26:Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Route in the Kii Mountain Range

27:Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest

28:Medieval Town of Torun

29:Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

30:Old City of Zamosc

31:Wooden Churches of Sourthern Little Poland

32:Kalwaria Zebrzydowska:the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park

33:Cracow's Historic Center

34:Auschwitz Concentration Camp

35:Wieliczka Salt Mine

36:Centennial Hall in Wroclaw

37:Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

38:Historic Center of Prague

39:Kutna Hora:Historic Town Center with the Church of St.Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec

40:Litmysl Castle

41:Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc

42:Tugendhat Villa in Brno

43:Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz

44:Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

45:Pilgrimage Church of St.John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora

46:The Jewish Quarter and St.Procopius Basillica in Trebic

47:Historic Center of Telc

48:Holasovice Historical Village Reservation

49:Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov

50:Historic Center of Vienna

51:Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn

52:Skocjan Caves

53:City of Graz-Historic Center

54:Semmering Railway

55:Wachau Cultural Landscape

56:Cultural Landscape of Ferto/Neusiedlersee

57:Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

58:Early Christian Necropolis of Pecs

59:Old Village of Holloko and its Surroundings

60:Budapest,including the Banks of the Danube ,the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue

61:Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

62:Boyana Church

63:Rila Monastery

64:Pirin National Park

65:Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

66:Ancient City of Nessebar

67:Madara Rider

68:Rock- Hewn Churches of Ivanovo

69:Srebarna Nature Reserve

70:Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

71:Caves of Aggtelek and Slovak Karst

72:Hortobagy National Park

73:Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

74:Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve

75:Spissky Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments


77:Historic Town of Banska Stiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity

78:Muskauer Park/Park Muzakowski

79:Volklingen Ironworks

80:Messel Pit Fossil Site

81:Classical Weimar

82:Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau

83:Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg

84:Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz

85:Palaces and Gardens of Potsdam and Berlin


87:Historic Center of Warsaw

88:Westminster Palace,Westminter Abbey,and Saint Margaret's Church

89:Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew

90:Maritime Greenwich

91:Tower of London

92:Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

93Derwent Valley Mills


95:Durham Castle and Cathedral

96:Frontiers of Roman Empire

97:Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

98:New Lanark

99:Liverpool-Maritime Marcantile City

100:Ironbridge Gorge

101:Blenheim Palace

102:City of Bath

103:Dorset and East Devon Coast

104:Historic Village of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

105:Mount Huangshan

106:Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui-Xidi and Hongcun

107:Classical Gardens of Suzhou

108:Vilnius Historic Center

109:Kernave Archaeological Site

110:Mir Castle Complex

111:Architectural,Residential and Cultural Complex of the Raziwill Family at Nesvizh

112:Kiev:Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings,Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

113:L'viv-the Ensemble of the Historic Center

114:Curonian Spit

115:Historic Center of Riga

116:Struve Geodetic Arc

117:Historic Center of Tallin

118:Old Rauma

119:Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki

120:Fortress of Suomenlinna

121:Historic Center of St.Petersburg and Related Group of Monuments

122:Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings

123:Historical Center of the City of Yaroslavl

124:Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery

125:Kremlin and Red Square,Moscow

126:Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent

127:Church of the Ascension,Kolomenskoye

128:Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad

129:Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin

130:White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

131:Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

132:Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula

133:Palmeral of Elche

134:La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

135:Mudejar Architecture of Aragon

136:University and Historic Precinct of Alcala de Henares

137:Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

138:Amiens Cathedral

139:Belfries of Belgium and France

140:Flemish Beguinages

141:Historic Center of Brugge

142:Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex


144:The Four Lifts on the Canal du Center and their Environs,La Louviere and Le Roeulx(Hainault)

145:Neolithic Flint Mines at Spienne(Mons)

146:Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai

147:Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta

148:Seventeenth-century Canal Ring Area inside the Singelgracht, Amsterdam

149:Ir.D.F.Woudagemaal(D.F.Wouda Steam Pumping Station)

150:Droomakerij de Beemster(Beemster Polder)

151:Schokland and Surroundings

152:Defence Line of Amsterdam

153:Rietvelt Schroderhuis(Rietvelt Schroder House)

154:Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

155:Aachen Cathedral

156:City of Luxenburg:its Old Quaters and Fortifications

157:Place Stanislas,Place de la Carriere,and Place d'Alliance in Nancy

158:Strasbourg-Grande ile

159:Fortifications of Vauban

160:Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

161:Historic Site of Lyons

162:Canal du Midi

163:Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

164:Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France

165:Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Grottoes of the Vesere Valley

166:Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

167:Bordeaux,Port of the Moon

168:Bourges Cathedral

169:Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

170:Vezelay,Church and Hill

171:Provins,Town of Medieval Fairs

172:Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

173:Cathedral of Notre-Dame,Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau,Reims

174:Chartres Cathedral

175:Palace and Park of Versailles

176:Le Havre,the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret

177:Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe

178:Paris,Banks of the Seine

179:Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

180:Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba

181:San Pedro de la Roca Castle,Santiago de Cuba

182:Desembarco del Granma National Park

183:Historic Center of Camaguey

184:Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios

185:Urban Historic Center of Cienfuegos

186:Old Havana and its Fortifications

187:Vinales Valley

188:Luis Barragan House and Studio

189:Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

190:Historic Center of Morelia

191:Hospicio Cabanas,Guadalajara

192:Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila

193:Historic Center of Zacatecas

194:Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

195:Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

196:Protective Town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesus de Nazareno de Atotolilco

197:Historic Monuments Zone of Queretaro

198:Fransiscan Misiions in the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro

199:Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan

200:Historic Center of Puebla

201:Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl

202:Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco

203:Historic Center of Mexico City and Xochimilco

204:Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan

205:South China Karst

206:Dazu Rock Carvings

207:Complex of Koguryo Tombs

208:Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area

209:Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

210:Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly

211:Saryarka ESteppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan

212:Sacred City of Anuradhapura

213:Ancient City of Sigirya

214:Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

215:Golden Temple of Dambulla

216:Sacred City of Kandy

217:Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

218:Sinharaja Forest Reserve

219:Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Tomioka Silk Mill is now aiming at to be included in the tentative list of Japan.

That is a symbol of the Meiji Restoration which is of importance to the modernization which was accomplished in the late 19th century just in Japan among Asian countries without being colonized.

Imported into Europe when silkworms were almost dead,filature silk of Tomioka were welcome to them with surprising at their quality.

Filature itself is a complex with mills,worker's houses,administrative block and other facilities,and built with western style and Japanese traditional method of construction.

Traditional sericultural houses and natural rock shelters,in which the farmers fed silkworms,were interspersed in the surrounding area.

So that I think it could be on the WHL under the criterion (3)and(4),because Tomioka Filature,which is well preserved and only one with all major facilities intact,is a symbol of the significant stage of the Asian radical modernization by adopting western technology of architecture,factory system,productive order and so on.

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Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin Sazanami

Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin by Sazanami

I visited to Cuevas de la Ananas,which is located in the clad-forest valley,over three mountains and four villages. Those rock-paintings are of cultural importance to be suggested the style of the human life there. All rock-paintings are prohibited to be entered in where those were described;rock shelters,walls,and so on.But I asked the authority,in this case the city hall,to inroduce the shelters. Nowadays there are nearly 5000 visitors to the rock art and whose villas are interspersed in the basin,I heared. These are worth visiting because of the concentration and the diversity of prehistoric rock art,if you are interested in the art,and world heritage collector

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Churches of Peace Sazanami

Churches of Peace by Sazanami

Churches of Peace are great artistic achievement with Catholic-like innner decorations,even though Protestants'.

The magnificient atmosphere is covering these wooden architecture and are welcome for the visitors kindly.

When I went there,both churches were closed but,caretakers of each churches unlocked it for me and I could see inside.

I recommend this world heritage site strongly,if someone is about to travel in Poland.

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Muskauer Park Sazanami

Muskauer Park by Sazanami

This park may be an important place for modern park design,but when I've researched it before the registration in the WHL,I couldn't get informed at all exept location.

On my trip to the park I got the train through night to Zary from Katovice in Poland and transfered to the bus to the town on which the park located.

All buildings seem to be restored,but not impressive.Almost main architecture are in the German side.Its important thing isn't architecture,but gardens,which I recommend it all seasons.One of the best excursion site from Dresden if you're looking for some interest place.

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Derwent Valley Mills Sazanami

Derwent Valley Mills by Sazanami

Derwent valley is the cradle of factory system which made not only a productive order,but found the worker's quarter based on the humanitarianism.

I've been to some mills,North mill of Belper was most impressive for me.Almost all mills are now used as museum,restaurant and youth hostel and located on the magnificient gorge.And formerly Sir Richard Arkwrit's castle,which is located on the hill near his mills,is now a inexpensive hotel.

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Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska Sazanami

Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska by Sazanami

Wooden churches of southern Little Poland are immpressive places which are different from other major churches.

Living belief can be seen here and being wooden architectures reminded me of power of nature.

I've been to all six churches which was resistered,the Mass at debno made me immpressed at most.This photo is debno church at night.

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Profile data

Name: Sazanami

Country: Japan

Visited WHS: 231

Most Impressive: Lord Howe Island Group

Proposal New WHS: Tomioka Silk Mill(japan)

Ogasawara Syoto(Ogasawara Archipelago) (japan)

Mozu Ancient Imperial Burial Mounds (japan)

Archeaological Sites of the Ancient Zyomon (japan)

Imaityo(Religious Corporate Town of Imai) (japan)

Ecclesiastical and Indegenous religious Monuments in Nagasaki (japan)

Recently Visited WHS

Update 31.12.69


  1. Xidi and Hongcun
  2. Major Town Houses
  3. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  4. First Coffee Plantations
  5. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  6. Saltaire
  7. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  8. Derwent Valley Mills
  9. Vienna
  10. Aranjuez
  11. Tugendhat Villa
  12. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  13. Churches of Peace
  14. Tokaji Wine Region
  15. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  16. Stralsund and Wismar
  17. Trebic
  18. Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
  19. Kew Gardens
  20. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  21. Koguryo Tombs
  22. Purnululu National Park
  23. Novodevichy Convent
  24. Saryarka
  25. Muskauer Park
  26. Royal Exhibition Building
  27. Luis BarragĂĄn House and Studio
  28. Kernavë Archeological Site
  29. Kii Mountain Range
  30. Tamgaly
  31. Liverpool
  32. Regensburg
  33. Centennial Hall
  34. Yaroslavl
  35. Le Havre
  36. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  37. Struve Geodetic Arc
  38. Nesvizh
  39. Cienfuegos
  40. Central Highlands
  41. Tequila
  42. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  43. South China Karst
  44. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  45. Bordeaux
  46. CamagĂŒey
  47. San Miguel de Allende
  48. Fortifications of Vauban
  49. Australian Convict Sites
  50. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  51. Camino Real
  52. Kakadu National Park
  53. Great Barrier Reef
  54. Fontainebleau
  55. Amiens Cathedral
  56. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  57. Sydney Opera House
  58. Willandra Lakes
  59. WĂŒrzburg Residence
  60. Tasmanian Wilderness
  61. Lord Howe Island
  62. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  63. Anuradhapura
  64. Polonnaruva
  65. Sigiriya
  66. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  67. Old Havana
  68. Rila Monastery
  69. Nessebar
  70. Srebarna Nature Reserve
  71. Pirin National Park
  72. Nancy
  73. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  74. LĂŒbeck
  75. Cracow
  76. Aachen Cathedral
  77. Warsaw
  78. Auschwitz Birkenau
  79. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  80. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  81. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  82. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  83. Trier
  84. Gondwana Rainforests
  85. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  86. Ironbridge Gorge
  87. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  88. Skocjan Caves
  89. Budapest
  90. Hollókö
  91. Sinharaja Forest
  92. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  93. Teotihuacan
  94. Puebla
  95. Boyana Church
  96. Blenheim Palace
  97. Westminster
  98. City of Bath
  99. New Lanark
  100. Madara Rider
  101. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  102. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  103. Uluru
  104. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  105. Kandy
  106. Old Town of Galle
  107. Thessalonika
  108. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  109. Guanajuato
  110. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  111. Tower of London
  112. Strasbourg
  113. Abbey and AltenmĂŒnster of Lorsch
  114. Kiev
  115. Potsdam
  116. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  117. Quedlinburg
  118. St. Petersburg
  119. Vilnius
  120. Kremlin and Red Square
  121. Huangshan
  122. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  123. Zamosc
  124. Sukhothai
  125. Ban Chiang
  126. Ayutthaya
  127. Shark Bay
  128. SammallahdenmÀki
  129. Old Rauma
  130. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  131. Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng
  132. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  133. Reims
  134. Novgorod
  135. Prague
  136. Cesky Krumlov
  137. Banska Stiavnica
  138. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  139. Telc
  140. Vlkolinec
  141. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  142. Bamberg
  143. Mir Castle
  144. Fraser Island
  145. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  146. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  147. Bourges Cathedral
  148. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  149. Huanglong
  150. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  151. Angkor
  152. Zacatecas
  153. Völklingen Ironworks
  154. Ancient Kyoto
  155. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  156. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  157. City of Luxembourg
  158. Popocatepetl monasteries
  159. Messel Pit
  160. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  161. Edinburgh
  162. Bauhaus Sites
  163. Kutna Hora
  164. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  165. Schokland
  166. Pannonhalma
  167. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  168. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  169. Canal du Midi
  170. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  171. Genbaku Dome
  172. Cuenca
  173. La Lonja de la Seda
  174. Luther Memorials
  175. Semmering Railway
  176. Schönbrunn
  177. Querétaro
  178. Maritime Greenwich
  179. Chartres Cathedral
  180. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  181. Hospicio Cabañas
  182. Tallinn
  183. Versailles
  184. Torun
  185. VĂ©zelay
  186. Viñales Valley
  187. San Pedro de la Roca Castle
  188. Classical Weimar
  189. Malbork Castle
  190. VĂ©zĂšre Valley
  191. Riga
  192. Early Christian Necropolis of PĂ©cs
  193. Flemish BĂ©guinages
  194. The Four Lifts
  195. Grand Place, Brussels
  196. Holy Trinity Column
  197. Gardens and Castle at KromerĂ­z
  198. Holasovice
  199. Tlacotalpan
  200. L'viv
  201. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  202. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  203. Ancient Nara
  204. Lyon
  205. Provins
  206. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  207. Alcala de Henares
  208. Desembarco del Granma National Park
  209. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  210. Wartburg Castle
  211. Beemster Polder
  212. Litomysl Castle
  213. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  214. Dazu Rock Carvings
  215. Nikko
  216. Greater Blue Mountains
  217. Palmeral of Elche
  218. Graz
  219. Saint-Emilion
  220. Xochicalco
  221. Belfries
  222. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  223. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  224. Bardejov Town
  225. Zollverein
  226. Kazan Kremlin
  227. Ferapontov Monastery
  228. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  229. Curonian Spit
  230. Brugge
  231. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park