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936 of the 981 WHS have been covered by visitors of this website

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    Top 50 Missing: the results!
    Since 2008 we have been discussing a Top 50 Missing on the Forum of this website. Which sites of universal value aren't listed on the WH List, but should be? Forum members have created a longlist, and exactly 100 members of this website have casted their votes over the past 2 weeks.

    Here's the site we miss most on the WH List: Bagan.

    Go to the Full list of Missing, 2014

    Mexico #6: Morelos (January 2014)

    I spent my last 3 days in Mexico exploring some sites in the state of Morelos. I stayed in Cuernavaca, which is a "City of Eternal Spring" (always nice) and a pleasant midsize Mexican city in general. From here, it's easy to tick off the state's 2 WHS. I was the only visitor at the hilltop archaelogical site of Xochicalco, and did meet only a handful more at the former monasteries of Cuernavaca and Tepoztlan.

    . Popocatepetl monasteries
    . Xochicalco



    Mexico #5: North East Yucatan (January 2014)

    The North and East of Yucatan Peninsula are covered with Maya ruins. It's also the most touristy area I have been to in Mexico, drawing in the crowds because of its beaches. I enjoyed visiting the ruins listed as WHS, but also checked out several smaller sites. Of the latter, Ek Balam (at no list at all) is worth a special mention for its great and steep pyramid with almost Peruvian-style reliëfs.

    . Sian Ka'an
    . Chichen-Itza
    . Uxmal



    Mexico #4: Campeche (January 2014)

    Campeche is one of the 3 federal states that cover the Yucatan Peninsula (the others are Quintana Roo and Yucatan). It stretches from the northwest coast with the WH listed capital Campeche to the vast Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in the south. That nature reserve includes a great site to visit for both cultural and natural reasons: the WHS of Calakmul.

    . Campeche
    . Calakmul



    Your WHS reviews

    Churches and Convents of Goa
    'On the plane from Mumbai to Goa, I sat with an Indian man who asked me which beach I planned to go, when I answered that I came here to see Old Goa churches especially the one that hold the relic of Saint Francis Xavier, he misunderstood my World Heritage Site traveling and started to praise my religious devotion! At Goa I chose to stay in the old town of Panaji or local called Panjim, the town was delightful with lovely Portuguese colonial buildings and churches.'
    Posted by Frederik Dawson, 22-04-2014
     Uxmal
    'I stayed in Mérida several days, with a Quebecoise girlfriend, making daily excursions to the Maya and Tolteca ruins around.'
    Posted by Jorge Sanchez, 22-04-2014
     
    Medina of Tunis
    'I liked Tunis. In the year 1984 had to fly there coming from Egypt in my way to Spain, because the Embassy of Libya, in Cairo, did not grant me the visa.'
    Posted by Jorge Sanchez, 21-04-2014
     Westminster
    'I visited during the same morning Westminster and Saint Paul Cathedral, but I showed more interest for the Saint Paul Cathedral since when we study history at school we are taught that the Cathedral of Sevilla has the greatest dome in the Catholic world.'
    Posted by Jorge Sanchez, 21-04-2014
     
    Dorset and East Devon Coast
    'Coming from Lundy Island I took a boat in Ilfracombe, then headed by train to Weymouth.'
    Posted by Jorge Sanchez, 21-04-2014
     Maaloula (T)
    'I visited Maalula, from Damascus. The distance between these two cities is short.'
    Posted by Jorge Sanchez, 21-04-2014