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Wojciech Fedoruk Profile

Travelling is my biggest passion. I try to spend every day of my vacation time (unfortunately, limited to 26 days a year) travelling. I travel mostly with my family and sometimes solo. I love going to remote places and always plan visiting as many WH sites as possible. Although sometimes they are not rewarding, in most cases visiting WHS gives me much better understanding of the region I visit.

I find this site very helpful in planning my trips to more difficult WHS and want to share my reviews especially on rarely visited ones.

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Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (T) Wojciech Fedoruk

Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (T) by Wojciech Fedoruk

The site is located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur but, based on my high-level check, going there with public transport may be a hassle. I went there with rental car and my GPS  led me to a very strange place with parking for about three cars and teenagers laughing while taking a bath in a nearby river. I thought I got into wrong location, but after a while I found the start of trekking trail just near the parking. Unfortunately the trail was closed until further notice. Despite the warnings I entered but surrendered after 20 minutes - after heavy rains the trail is really destroyed.

Based on the pictures shown on the billboard at the start the trail should be nice, with caves, shaped stones etc. From the distance the ridge is however not spectacular at all, there are tens of better looking ones in Malaysia.

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Royal Belum State Park (T) Wojciech Fedoruk

Royal Belum State Park (T) by Wojciech Fedoruk

Belum Park is a large protected area of tropical forest in the northern part of Malaysia. The forest is shared with Thailand that also protects it as a national park, placed on T-list as well. As a transnational proposal, both parks have higher chance for inscription, although the path has not been announced yet (Malaysia placed it on T-list only in 2017).

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Bulwarked Fortifications of the "Raia" (Border) (T) Wojciech Fedoruk

Bulwarked Fortifications of the "Raia" (Border)  (T) by Wojciech Fedoruk

This site contains four fortified places on the Spanish-Portuguese border. Most of them were built in XVIth century or after. Out of four location of this proposal, one is already on the main list (Elvas), so if the whole proposal is inscribed in this shape, for most it would be an easy tick. We managed to visit another one – stronghold of Almeida and it was one of our biggest surprises in this marvellous country.

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Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T) Wojciech Fedoruk

Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T) by Wojciech Fedoruk

Driving the most popular motorway Lisbon-Porto we made a quick detour to see the university campus in Aveiro, especially its library building, placed on Portuguese T-List. The library, according to the description of the proposal, is one of the best examples of Alvaro Siza's architectural style. I am not familiar with modern architecture and I have not heard about Alvaro Siza before, but I liked the library building and the whole campus. In style and atmosphere it is so different from (not so distant) University of Coimbra but if I was a student again, I might consider these two places equally. I am not aware how many buildings of the Aveiro University have been designed by (or in cooperation with) Alvaro Siza, but the library building is similar in style to all other edifices of the campus.

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Roman Production Centre of Fish Salting and Conservation in Tróia (T) Wojciech Fedoruk

Roman Production Centre of Fish Salting and Conservation in Tróia (T) by Wojciech Fedoruk

The site is located at the top of Tróia Peninsula and can be reached either by land (around 20-30 km detour from highway Lisbon - Faro) or by ferry from Setubal – ferry terminal is quite near the site, although taking a taxi might be necessary.

The site is a complex of ruins built at the beginning of 1st century AD and occupied until 6th century. It served mainly as a fish-salting production complex but it had many accompanying buildings, such as baths, mausoleum or cemetery.

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Name: Wojciech Fedoruk

Country: Poland

Visited WHS: 218

Most Impressive: Angkor

Proposal New WHS: Khor Virap


  1. Major Town Houses
  2. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  3. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  4. Land of Frankincense
  5. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  6. Kinabalu Park
  7. Gunung Mulu
  8. Guimarães
  9. Vienna
  10. Masada
  11. Old City of Acre
  12. Alto Douro
  13. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  14. Stralsund and Wismar
  15. Gobustan Rock Art
  16. Kew Gardens
  17. Um er-Rasas
  18. White City of Tel-Aviv
  19. Incense Route of the Negev
  20. Biblical Tells
  21. Kernavë Archeological Site
  22. Kii Mountain Range
  23. Ilulissat Icefjord
  24. Causses and Cévennes
  25. Centennial Hall
  26. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  27. Yaroslavl
  28. Le Havre
  29. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  30. Struve Geodetic Arc
  31. Aflaj irrigation system
  32. Genoa
  33. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  34. Bahá’i Holy Places
  35. Rideau Canal
  36. Melaka and George Town
  37. San Marino and Mount Titano
  38. Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
  39. Bordeaux
  40. Fortifications of Vauban
  41. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  42. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  43. Stoclet House
  44. Valletta
  45. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  46. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  47. Thang Long
  48. Albi
  49. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  50. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  51. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  52. Elvas
  53. Fagus Factory
  54. Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
  55. Wadi Rum
  56. Margravial Opera House
  57. Rock Islands
  58. University of Coimbra
  59. Mount Carmel Caves
  60. Lenggong Valley
  61. Grand Pré
  62. Burgundy
  63. Bethlehem
  64. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  65. Champagne
  66. Christiansfeld
  67. Necropolis of Bet She'arim
  68. Old City of Jerusalem
  69. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  70. Battir
  71. Archaeological site of Philippi
  72. Sviyazhsk
  73. Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
  74. Fontainebleau
  75. Amiens Cathedral
  76. Orange
  77. Arles
  78. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  79. Speyer Cathedral
  80. Würzburg Residence
  81. Florence
  82. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  83. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  84. Avignon
  85. Nancy
  86. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  87. Churches and Convents of Goa
  88. Pattadakal
  89. Hampi
  90. Elephanta Caves
  91. Mahabalipuram
  92. Chola Temples
  93. Belem
  94. Monastery of Batalha
  95. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  96. Vatican City
  97. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  98. Cracow
  99. Cologne Cathedral
  100. Aachen Cathedral
  101. Warsaw
  102. Québec
  103. Auschwitz Birkenau
  104. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  105. Petra
  106. Quseir Amra
  107. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  108. Pont du Gard
  109. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  110. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  111. Evora
  112. Trier
  113. Giant's Causeway
  114. Venice and its Lagoon
  115. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  116. Budapest
  117. Westminster
  118. Bahla Fort
  119. Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
  120. Mount Athos
  121. Meteora
  122. Thessalonika
  123. Tower of London
  124. Strasbourg
  125. Monastery of Alcobaça
  126. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  127. Potsdam
  128. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  129. Quedlinburg
  130. St. Petersburg
  131. Vilnius
  132. Kizhi Pogost
  133. Maulbronn Monastery
  134. San Gimignano
  135. Zamosc
  136. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  137. Reims
  138. Novgorod
  139. Prague
  140. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  141. Bamberg
  142. Solovetsky Islands
  143. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  144. Bourges Cathedral
  145. Brú na Bóinne
  146. Horyu-ji Area
  147. Himeji-jo
  148. Angkor
  149. Ha Long Bay
  150. Hué
  151. Miguasha Park
  152. Völklingen Ironworks
  153. Ancient Kyoto
  154. Roskilde Cathedral
  155. Kronborg Castle
  156. Jelling
  157. City of Luxembourg
  158. Mtskheta
  159. Siena
  160. Virgin Komi Forests
  161. Messel Pit
  162. Sintra
  163. Bauhaus Sites
  164. Ferrara
  165. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  166. Old Town Lunenburg
  167. Lake Baikal
  168. Oporto
  169. Canal du Midi
  170. Genbaku Dome
  171. Itsukushima Shrine
  172. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  173. Luther Memorials
  174. Schönbrunn
  175. Ravenna
  176. Paphos
  177. Mont-Saint-Michel
  178. Chartres Cathedral
  179. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  180. Modena
  181. Urbino
  182. Versailles
  183. Torun
  184. Vézelay
  185. Classical Weimar
  186. Malbork Castle
  187. Choirokoitia
  188. Vézère Valley
  189. Riga
  190. Flemish Béguinages
  191. The Four Lifts
  192. Grand Place, Brussels
  193. L'viv
  194. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  195. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  196. Ancient Nara
  197. Lyon
  198. Provins
  199. Wartburg Castle
  200. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  201. Rome
  202. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  203. Saint-Emilion
  204. Loire Valley
  205. Belfries
  206. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  207. Hoi An
  208. My Son
  209. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  210. Walled City of Baku
  211. Monastery of Geghard
  212. Gusuku of Ryukyu
  213. Corfu
  214. Kazan Kremlin
  215. Bolgar
  216. Ferapontov Monastery
  217. Assisi
  218. Brugge
  1. Abraj Al-Kuwait (T)
  2. Agioi Varnavas and Ilarion at Peristerona (Five-domed churches) (T)
  3. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  4. Alaverdi Cathedral (T)
  5. Ananuri (T)
  6. Ancienne chocolaterie Menier à Noisiel (T)
  7. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  8. Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan (T)
  9. Arab Eclecticism - Foundation and evolution of an Architectural School in the city of As-Salt (1860-1925) (T)
  10. Bagçesaray Palace of the Crimean Khans (T)
  11. Bulwarked Fortifications of the "Raia" (Border) (T)
  12. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  13. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  14. Chaîne des Puys et faille de Limagne (T)
  15. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  16. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  17. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  18. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  19. David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage (T)
  20. Desert of the Discalced Carmelites and Built Ensemble of the Palace-Hotel in Bussaco (T)
  21. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  22. Evolution of Temple Architecture - Aihole-Badami- Pattadakal (T)
  23. Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (T)
  24. FRIM Selangor Forest Park (T)
  25. Gadara (Modern Um Qeis or Qays) (T)
  26. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  27. Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (T)
  28. Great Pskov (T)
  29. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  30. Gremi Church of Archangels and Royal Tower (T)
  31. Hala Sultan Tekke and the Larnaka Salt Lake Complex (T)
  32. Hangar Y (T)
  33. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  34. Historic Center of the Port City of Odessa (T)
  35. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  36. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  37. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  38. Jerusalem (T)
  39. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  40. Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)
  41. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  42. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  43. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  44. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  45. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  46. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  47. Marais salants de Guérande (T)
  48. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  49. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  50. Mount Gerizim and the Samaritans (T)
  51. Mta-Tusheti (T)
  52. Mujib Nature Reserve (T)
  53. National Park (Taman Negara) of Peninsular Malaysia (T)
  54. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  55. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Meudon (T)
  56. Old Town of Nablus and its environs (T)
  57. Ouballang ra Ngebedech (Ngebedech Terraces) (T)
  58. Pella (Modern Tabaqat Fahil) (T)
  59. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  60. Qalhat (T)
  61. Qasr Al-Mushatta (T)
  62. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  63. Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz (T)
  64. Roman Production Centre of Fish Salting and Conservation in Tróia (T)
  65. Route of Magellan. First around the World (T)
  66. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Routes in Portugal (T)
  67. Royal Belum State Park (T)
  68. Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada) (T)
  69. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga (T)
  70. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  71. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  72. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  73. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  74. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  75. Sites of Globalization (T)
  76. Southwest Coast (T)
  77. Surakhany, Atashgyakh (Fire - worshippers, temple - museum at Surakhany) (T)
  78. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  79. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  80. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  81. Tet el Bad (Stone Coffin) (T)
  82. The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa (T)
  83. The Augustow Canal (Kanal Augustowski) (T)
  84. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  85. The Burren (T)
  86. The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm (T)
  87. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  88. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  89. The historical surroundings of Crimean Khans' capital in Bakhchysarai (T)
  90. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  91. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  92. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  93. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  94. Um el-Jimal (City) (T)
  95. Uplistsikhe Cave Town (T)
  96. Vardzia-Khertvisi (T)
  97. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  98. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church (T)
  99. Vila Viçosa, Renaissance ducal town (T)
  100. Virgin Komi Forests (re-nomination) (T)
  101. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  1. Atacama Desert
  2. Bagan
  3. Death Valley National Park
  4. Devils Island (on French Guiana)
  5. Divided Cities along the German Border
  6. Dzongs of Bhutan
  7. Jebel Shams, Wadi Nakhur, and Wadi Ghul
  8. Lake Titicaca
  9. Middle and Upper Sepik
  10. Minoan palaces of Crete
  11. Nan Madol
  12. Neuschwanstein Castle
  13. Okavango Delta
  14. Palaces of Yalta
  15. Suez Canal
  16. Svalbard
  17. The Sacred Complex of Babylon
  18. Torres del Paine National Park
  19. Transiberian Railway
  20. Ur
  1. Galapagos Islands
  2. Brazilian Atlantic Islands
  3. First Coffee Plantations
  4. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  5. Ephesus
  6. Wrangel Island
  7. Cerrado Protected Areas
  8. Masada
  9. Aranjuez
  10. Churches of Peace
  11. Kenya Lake System
  12. Purnululu National Park
  13. Novodevichy Convent
  14. Lagoons of New Caledonia
  15. Muskauer Park
  16. Tomb of Askia
  17. Kii Mountain Range
  18. Ilulissat Icefjord
  19. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  20. Timbuktu
  21. Nesvizh
  22. Kathmandu Valley
  23. Preah Vihear Temple
  24. Putorana Plateau
  25. Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
  26. Tajik National Park
  27. Jeju
  28. Copan
  29. Lena Pillars
  30. China Danxia
  31. Wadi Rum
  32. Margravial Opera House
  33. Rock Islands
  34. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  35. Fujisan
  36. Okavango Delta
  37. Los Glaciares
  38. Susa
  39. Qhapaq Ñan
  40. Kakadu National Park
  41. Old City of Jerusalem
  42. Mammoth Cave
  43. Olympic National Park
  44. Great Barrier Reef
  45. Serengeti
  46. Würzburg Residence
  47. Florence
  48. Lalibela
  49. Tasmanian Wilderness
  50. Leptis Magna
  51. Aldabra Atoll
  52. Lord Howe Island
  53. Quito
  54. Damascus
  55. Old Havana
  56. Angra do Heroismo
  57. Red Fort
  58. Humayun's Tomb
  59. Pattadakal
  60. Ajanta Caves
  61. Ellora Caves
  62. Chola Temples
  63. Agra Fort
  64. Taj Mahal
  65. Wood Buffalo National Park
  66. Sangay National Park
  67. Cuzco
  68. Machu Picchu
  69. Yellowstone
  70. Vatican City
  71. Lake Malawi
  72. Cracow
  73. Tyre
  74. Iguazu National Park
  75. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  76. Yosemite National Park
  77. Salvador de Bahia
  78. Auschwitz Birkenau
  79. Segovia
  80. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  81. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  82. Pont du Gard
  83. Asante Traditional Buildings
  84. Iguacu
  85. Göreme NP
  86. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  87. Chan Chan
  88. Site of Carthage
  89. Ironbridge Gorge
  90. Stonehenge
  91. Salamanca
  92. Sana'a
  93. St. Kilda
  94. Ngorongoro
  95. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  96. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  97. Kilimanjaro National Park
  98. Sian Ka'an
  99. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  100. Teotihuacan
  101. Mount Taishan
  102. Great Wall
  103. Uluru
  104. Nemrut Dag
  105. Mount Athos
  106. Meteora
  107. Thessalonika
  108. Chichen-Itza
  109. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  110. Epidaurus
  111. Kairouan
  112. Lima
  113. Victoria Falls
  114. Cliff of Bandiagara
  115. Olympia
  116. Kiev
  117. St. Petersburg
  118. Vilnius
  119. Kremlin and Red Square
  120. Zamosc
  121. Borobudur
  122. Bukhara
  123. Samarkand
  124. Komodo National Park
  125. Prague
  126. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  127. Mir Castle
  128. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  129. Tikal National Park
  130. Antigua Guatemala
  131. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  132. Brú na Bóinne
  133. Himeji-jo
  134. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  135. Angkor
  136. Ha Long Bay
  137. Canaima National Park
  138. Potala Palace
  139. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  140. Rapa Nui
  141. Siena
  142. Okapi Wildlife Reserve
  143. Virgin Komi Forests
  144. Carlsbad Caverns
  145. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  146. Gough and Inaccessible Islands
  147. W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
  148. Grand Canyon
  149. Lake Baikal
  150. Everglades
  151. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  152. Golden Mountains of Altai
  153. Laponian Area
  154. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  155. Schönbrunn
  156. Mont-Saint-Michel
  157. Chartres Cathedral
  158. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  159. Pompei
  160. Versailles
  161. Torun
  162. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  163. Malbork Castle
  164. Pyramids (Memphis)
  165. L'viv
  166. Ancient Thebes
  167. Ancient Nara
  168. Ancient Merv
  169. Historic Cairo
  170. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  171. Rome
  172. Saint-Emilion
  173. Hoi An
  174. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  175. Lorentz National Park
  176. Walled City of Baku
  177. Valparaiso
  178. Churches of Chiloé
  179. Ferapontov Monastery
  180. Brugge
  181. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  182. Tassili n'Ajjer
  183. Heard and McDonald Islands
  184. Macquarie Island
  185. Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
  186. Lake Turkana
  187. Virunga National Park
  188. Rwenzori Mountains
  189. Darien National Park
  190. Sub-Antarctic Islands
  191. Central Sikhote-Alin
  192. Uvs Nuur Basin
  193. Socotra Archipelago
  194. Bikini Atoll
  195. Ogasawara Islands
  196. Meroe
  197. Petroglyphs of the Mongolian Altai
  198. Sangha Trinational
  199. Great Himalayan National Park
  200. Blue and John Crow Mountains