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Profile Gary Arndt

I am currently traveling around the world visiting World Heritage sites. I have been to over 300 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world.

Gary Arndt's Visited Sites

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Recent Reviews by Gary Arndt


Genbaku Dome Gary Arndt

I visited this site in 2007.

This is one of the more somber world heritage sites you can visit, along with Auschwitz.

In addition to the park, I would also suggest visiting the museum which tells the history of the dropping of the atomic bomb and its aftermath in the city of Hiroshima.

While in Hiroshima, it is easy to visit the nearby Itsukushima Shrine.

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I visited Yakushima in 2007.

Yakushima is my favorite world heritage site in Japan, hands down.

When I visited, I was the only non-Japanese person I saw on the island. Being located south of Kagoshima, the southernmost city on Japan's four main islands, it isn't on the radar for most tourists visiting Japan.

Yakushima was the inspiration for the animated film Princess Mononoke.

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Gusuku of Ryukyu Gary Arndt

I visited in 2007.

Okinawa has traditionally been culturally and linguistically separate from Japan. It wasn't until the late 19th-century that Okinawa became part of the Japanese Empire.

That history is reflected in the structures of this world heritage site. The nine sites which are included in this property all harken back to before it was absorbed into Japan.

I've often said that the Ryukyu Islands are Japan's Hawaii.

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Baroque Churches Gary Arndt

I visited the Church of Church of San Agustin in 2007 and in 2016.

The Baroque Churches of the Philippines are a collection of 4 churches scattered throughout the country.

By far the most popular and visited church is San Agustin in the Intramuros section of Manila. It is the only church to have survived the bombing by the Japanese in WWII in the Intramuros.

In addition to being a functioning church, it is also home to a museum documenting the city, and the church in the Philippines.

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Vigan Gary Arndt

I visited Vigan in 2007.

Vigan is a Spanish colonial city located the north of the island of Luzon.

If you want to understand the link between the Philippines and Latin America, I'd suggest visiting Vigan. If it weren't for the people, you might think that you were in Mexico or another former Spanish colony in the Americas.

Automobiles are not allowed in the old part of town, so the historical parts are pedestrian only.

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Name: Gary Arndt

Country: USA

Visited WHS: 327

Most Impressive: Skellig Michael

Proposal New WHS: Nan Modal, Federated States of Micronesia

Lists

  1. Galapagos Islands
  2. Durmitor National Park
  3. Major Town Houses
  4. Cape Floral Region
  5. Kinabalu Park
  6. Gunung Mulu
  7. Villa d'Este
  8. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  9. Vienna
  10. Masada
  11. Old City of Acre
  12. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  13. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  14. Stralsund and Wismar
  15. Kew Gardens
  16. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  17. Um er-Rasas
  18. Purnululu National Park
  19. White City of Tel-Aviv
  20. Mapungubwe
  21. Incense Route of the Negev
  22. Biblical Tells
  23. Macao
  24. Muskauer Park
  25. Royal Exhibition Building
  26. Primeval Beech Forests
  27. Grimeton Radio Station
  28. Liverpool
  29. Regensburg
  30. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  31. Pitons Management Area
  32. Vredefort Dome
  33. Le Havre
  34. Gulf of California
  35. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  36. Qal'at al-Bahrain
  37. Bali Subak system
  38. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  39. Vizcaya Bridge
  40. Bahá’i Holy Places
  41. Rideau Canal
  42. Melaka and George Town
  43. Preah Vihear Temple
  44. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  45. Stari Grad Plain
  46. San Marino and Mount Titano
  47. Kotor
  48. Twyfelfontein
  49. Teide National Park
  50. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  51. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  52. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  53. Copan
  54. Stoclet House
  55. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  56. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  57. Australian Convict Sites
  58. Valletta
  59. Wadden Sea
  60. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  61. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  62. Redwood
  63. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  64. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  65. Fagus Factory
  66. Ningaloo Coast
  67. Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
  68. Bridgetown
  69. Wadi Rum
  70. Margravial Opera House
  71. Rock Islands
  72. Mount Carmel Caves
  73. Grand Pré
  74. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
  75. Namib Sand Sea
  76. Bethlehem
  77. Poverty Point
  78. Van Nellefabriek
  79. Silk Roads
  80. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  81. San Antonio Missions
  82. Kakadu National Park
  83. Necropolis of Bet She'arim
  84. Old City of Jerusalem
  85. Quirigua
  86. Battir
  87. Mistaken Point
  88. Aksum
  89. Mammoth Cave
  90. Nan Madol
  91. Olympic National Park
  92. Great Barrier Reef
  93. SGang Gwaay
  94. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  95. Sydney Opera House
  96. Willandra Lakes
  97. Speyer Cathedral
  98. Würzburg Residence
  99. Florence
  100. Lalibela
  101. National History Park
  102. Tasmanian Wilderness
  103. Lord Howe Island
  104. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  105. Cahokia Mounds
  106. Quito
  107. Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves
  108. Red Fort
  109. Humayun's Tomb
  110. Qutb Minar
  111. Nahanni National Park
  112. Agra Fort
  113. Taj Mahal
  114. Fatehpur Sikri
  115. Wood Buffalo National Park
  116. Great Smoky Mountains
  117. Island of Gorée
  118. La Fortaleza
  119. Old City of Berne
  120. Mesa Verde
  121. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  122. Lübeck
  123. Yellowstone
  124. Vatican City
  125. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  126. Cracow
  127. Cologne Cathedral
  128. Aachen Cathedral
  129. Warsaw
  130. Québec
  131. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  132. Statue of Liberty
  133. Yosemite National Park
  134. Auschwitz Birkenau
  135. Cordoba
  136. Granada
  137. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  138. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  139. Petra
  140. Quseir Amra
  141. Medina of Marrakesh
  142. Forts and Castles Gold Coast
  143. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  144. Chaco Culture
  145. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  146. Istanbul
  147. Trier
  148. Gondwana Rainforests
  149. Giant's Causeway
  150. Stonehenge
  151. Gwynedd Castles
  152. Garajonay
  153. Seville
  154. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  155. Venice and its Lagoon
  156. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  157. L'Anse aux Meadows
  158. Budapest
  159. Acropolis
  160. Hawaii Volcanoes
  161. Sian Ka'an
  162. Gros Morne National Park
  163. Boyana Church
  164. Tongariro National Park
  165. Blenheim Palace
  166. Westminster
  167. City of Bath
  168. New Lanark
  169. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  170. Bahla Fort
  171. Monticello
  172. Uluru
  173. Meteora
  174. Luang Prabang
  175. Chichen-Itza
  176. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  177. Tower of London
  178. Taos Pueblo
  179. Canterbury
  180. Vigan
  181. Victoria Falls
  182. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  183. Poblet Monastery
  184. Úbeda and Baeza
  185. Santo Domingo
  186. Potsdam
  187. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  188. Quedlinburg
  189. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  190. Maulbronn Monastery
  191. Royal Palace at Caserta
  192. San Gimignano
  193. Te Wahipounamu
  194. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  195. Sukhothai
  196. Ban Chiang
  197. Ayutthaya
  198. Shark Bay
  199. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  200. Borobudur
  201. Sangiran Early Man Site
  202. Villages with Fortified Churches
  203. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  204. Prague
  205. Cesky Krumlov
  206. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  207. Bamberg
  208. Fraser Island
  209. Bourges Cathedral
  210. Tikal National Park
  211. Prambanan
  212. Antigua Guatemala
  213. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  214. Brú na Bóinne
  215. Horyu-ji Area
  216. Himeji-jo
  217. Yakushima
  218. Angkor
  219. Ha Long Bay
  220. Joya de Ceren
  221. Baroque Churches
  222. Hué
  223. Miguasha Park
  224. Völklingen Ironworks
  225. Ancient Kyoto
  226. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  227. City of Luxembourg
  228. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  229. Vicenza
  230. Rapa Nui
  231. Siena
  232. Glacier parks
  233. Messel Pit
  234. Carlsbad Caverns
  235. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  236. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  237. Naples
  238. Edinburgh
  239. Bauhaus Sites
  240. Ferrara
  241. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  242. Jongmyo Shrine
  243. Schokland
  244. Old Town Lunenburg
  245. Grand Canyon
  246. Sceilg Mhichíl
  247. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  248. Everglades
  249. Belize Barrier Reef
  250. Genbaku Dome
  251. Itsukushima Shrine
  252. Independence Hall
  253. La Lonja de la Seda
  254. Luther Memorials
  255. Schönbrunn
  256. Ravenna
  257. Paphos
  258. Maritime Greenwich
  259. Verona
  260. Mont-Saint-Michel
  261. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  262. Trogir
  263. Morne Trois Pitons
  264. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  265. Hwaseong Fortress
  266. Kinderdijk
  267. Willemstad
  268. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  269. Botanical Garden, Padua
  270. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  271. Modena
  272. Pompei
  273. Versailles
  274. Costiera Amalfitana
  275. Medina of Tétouan
  276. Classical Weimar
  277. Choirokoitia
  278. East Rennell
  279. Flemish Béguinages
  280. Grand Place, Brussels
  281. Pyramids (Memphis)
  282. Holasovice
  283. Tlacotalpan
  284. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  285. Ancient Thebes
  286. Ancient Nara
  287. Tarraco
  288. Nubian Monuments
  289. Historic Cairo
  290. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  291. Wartburg Castle
  292. Beemster Polder
  293. Sighisoara
  294. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  295. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  296. Rome
  297. Brimstone Hill Fortress
  298. Nikko
  299. iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  300. Fossil Hominid Sites
  301. Robben Island
  302. Greater Blue Mountains
  303. Guanacaste
  304. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  305. Palmeral of Elche
  306. Belfries
  307. Mostar
  308. Hoi An
  309. My Son
  310. Dubrovnik
  311. Saint Catherine Area
  312. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  313. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  314. Split
  315. Gusuku of Ryukyu
  316. Reichenau
  317. Zollverein
  318. Gyeongju
  319. Corfu
  320. Plitvice Lakes
  321. St. George, Bermuda
  322. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  323. Maloti Drakensberg
  324. Vall de Boi
  325. Ohrid Region
  326. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  327. Brugge