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Royal Joseon Tombs Rob Wilson

I am delighted to be the first person to review this lovely site. This is a fully deserved new addition to Korea's list.

I visited the Dongguerung site last weekend. It is a peaceful and charming place that seems to be relatively free of the tour bus hordes at the moment. The tombs can easily be reached with a subway to Cheongnyangni (line 1), then exit 5 and bus 202 (that heads away from Seoul, not the one towards!).

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Jongmyo Shrine Rob Wilson

Unlike the other posters, I don't think this place is boring at all! I really like it, and is one of my favourite places in Seoul. It is beautifully serene and peaceful (most of the time). It is also only about $1 to get it, making it one of the cheaper WHSs that I've been to. Korea has a commendable policy on entry fees.

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Rideau Canal Rob Wilson

What a wonderful surprise the canal and fortifications was! I spent a couple of happy hours exploring Fort Henry and enjoying the views over the canal. The staff at the fort also do a super job with the 'interpretive history' experience.

A worthy WHS!

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Chan Chan Rob Wilson

Another magnificent Peruvian WHS! And I get to review it first! Hurray!

Childish crowing on my part aside, this is another excellent place to visit. The entry fees are cheap and good value as well.

Chan Chan is an amazing place, and is absolutely enormous. I believe that at one time it was the biggest city on the planet, but that would need to be checked.

To be honest, much of the site is in complete ruins and is nothing more than large piles of mud.

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Golden Temple of Dambulla Rob Wilson

Sri Lanka must be the easiest country in the world to tick off all the WHSs! The temples of Dambulla are lovely and a work of exceptional craftsmanship. They are a must see for anyone in the area.

It is just a shame that the temples are not included on the cultural triange ticket.

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Name: Rob Wilson

Country: UK

Visited WHS: 157

Most Impressive: The Pyramids

Proposal New WHS: Jebel Shams and Wadi Nakhur, Oman

Recently Visited WHS

Update December 31, 1969

Xidi and Hongcun
Imperial Tombs
Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
Kinabalu Park
Gunung Mulu
Dorset and East Devon Coast
Yungang Grottoes
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
Kew Gardens
Pico Island
Bali Subak system
Sagarmatha National Park
Central Highlands
Aflaj irrigation system
Kathmandu Valley
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Rideau Canal
Australian Convict Sites
Royal Joseon Tombs
Hahoe and Yangdong
Jantar Mantar
Al Ain
Amsterdam Canal Ring
University of Coimbra
Silk Roads
Qhapaq Ñan
Kakadu National Park
Baekje Historic Areas
Great Barrier Reef
Sydney Opera House
Fort and Shalamar Gardens
Tasmanian Wilderness
Angra do Heroismo
Red Fort
Humayun's Tomb
Qutb Minar
Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Ajanta Caves
Ellora Caves
Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Fatehpur Sikri
Convent of Christ in Tomar
Machu Picchu
Auschwitz Birkenau
Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
Works of Antoni Gaudí
Huascaran National Park
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers
Chan Chan
Gondwana Rainforests
Gwynedd Castles
Sinharaja Forest
Blenheim Palace
Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Bahla Fort
Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
Great Wall
Imperial Palace
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Old Town of Galle
Luang Prabang
Wet Tropics of Queensland
Tower of London
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dong Phayayen
Sangiran Early Man Site
Paris, Banks of the Seine
Cesky Krumlov
Spissky Hrad & Levoca
Fraser Island
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
Horyu-ji Area
Baroque Churches
Ancient Kyoto
City of Luxembourg
Potala Palace
Kutna Hora
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
Haeinsa Temple
Jongmyo Shrine
Santa Cruz de Mompox
Genbaku Dome
Itsukushima Shrine
Haghpat and Sanahin
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
Maritime Greenwich
Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
Old Town of Lijiang
Ping Yao
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Changdeokgung Palace Complex
Hwaseong Fortress
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
Flemish Béguinages
Grand Place, Brussels
Pyramids (Memphis)
Ancient Thebes
Ancient Nara
Nubian Monuments
Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven
Historic Cairo
Greater Blue Mountains
Mountain Railways of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Monastery of Geghard
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
Plitvice Lakes


  1. Xidi and Hongcun
  2. Imperial Tombs
  3. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  4. Kinabalu Park
  5. Gunung Mulu
  6. Arequipa
  7. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  8. Yungang Grottoes
  9. Trebic
  10. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  11. Kew Gardens
  12. Macao
  13. Pico Island
  14. Bali Subak system
  15. Sagarmatha National Park
  16. Central Highlands
  17. Aflaj irrigation system
  18. Kathmandu Valley
  19. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  20. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  21. Rideau Canal
  22. Jeju
  23. Australian Convict Sites
  24. Royal Joseon Tombs
  25. Hahoe and Yangdong
  26. Jantar Mantar
  27. Al Ain
  28. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  29. University of Coimbra
  30. Taxila
  31. Fujisan
  32. Silk Roads
  33. Qhapaq Ñan
  34. Kakadu National Park
  35. Baekje Historic Areas
  36. Great Barrier Reef
  37. Sydney Opera House
  38. Fort and Shalamar Gardens
  39. Tasmanian Wilderness
  40. Anuradhapura
  41. Polonnaruva
  42. Sigiriya
  43. Angra do Heroismo
  44. Red Fort
  45. Humayun's Tomb
  46. Qutb Minar
  47. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  48. Ajanta Caves
  49. Ellora Caves
  50. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  51. Agra Fort
  52. Taj Mahal
  53. Fatehpur Sikri
  54. Belem
  55. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  56. Cuzco
  57. Machu Picchu
  58. Cartagena
  59. Cracow
  60. Auschwitz Birkenau
  61. Segovia
  62. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  63. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  64. Chavin
  65. Huascaran National Park
  66. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers
  67. Avila
  68. Evora
  69. Chan Chan
  70. Trier
  71. Gondwana Rainforests
  72. Stonehenge
  73. Gwynedd Castles
  74. Toledo
  75. Salamanca
  76. Budapest
  77. Sinharaja Forest
  78. Blenheim Palace
  79. Westminster
  80. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  81. Bahla Fort
  82. Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
  83. Great Wall
  84. Imperial Palace
  85. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  86. Uluru
  87. Kandy
  88. Old Town of Galle
  89. Luang Prabang
  90. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  91. Tower of London
  92. Lima
  93. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  94. Sukhothai
  95. Ayutthaya
  96. Dong Phayayen
  97. Borobudur
  98. Sangiran Early Man Site
  99. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  100. Prague
  101. Cesky Krumlov
  102. Spissky Hrad & Levoca
  103. Telc
  104. Fraser Island
  105. Prambanan
  106. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  107. Horyu-ji Area
  108. Himeji-jo
  109. Angkor
  110. Baroque Churches
  111. Ancient Kyoto
  112. City of Luxembourg
  113. Potala Palace
  114. Sintra
  115. Kutna Hora
  116. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  117. Haeinsa Temple
  118. Jongmyo Shrine
  119. Santa Cruz de Mompox
  120. Oporto
  121. Pannonhalma
  122. Genbaku Dome
  123. Itsukushima Shrine
  124. Haghpat and Sanahin
  125. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  126. Maritime Greenwich
  127. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  128. Trogir
  129. Old Town of Lijiang
  130. Ping Yao
  131. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  132. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  133. Hwaseong Fortress
  134. Tallinn
  135. Versailles
  136. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  137. Flemish Béguinages
  138. Grand Place, Brussels
  139. Pyramids (Memphis)
  140. Ancient Thebes
  141. Ancient Nara
  142. Tarraco
  143. Nubian Monuments
  144. Summer Palace
  145. Temple of Heaven
  146. Historic Cairo
  147. Greater Blue Mountains
  148. Mountain Railways of India
  149. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  150. Mostar
  151. Dubrovnik
  152. Monastery of Geghard
  153. Split
  154. Gyeongju
  155. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  156. Plitvice Lakes
  157. Brugge