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Okinoshima Island 23-Dec-17

Okinoshima Island by AC

I visited 3 out of the 8 inscribed components of this site on a day trip in early December, namely Hetsu-miya on Kyushu, and Nakatsu-miya and Okitsu-miya Yohaisho both on Oshima. I of course could not visit the main attraction of this site and its attendant islands. As for the tombs I found them to be a hassle to reach and so skipped those.

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Koguryo Tombs 28-Apr-16

I got to see the tomb of King Tongmyoung as well as part of my tour. The local guide at the tomb itself, and of course everyone needs to have a local guide at every place visited, was a lady highly knowledgeable in Koguryo history. I did enjoy listening to her. However, as expected, the history told to me was tinged with political undertones. After I had mentioned the name of Tongmyoung's son, which of course I had learnt from a South Korean epic drama serial on the king, the local guide surmised that I must have learnt about the name from sources based on the Samguk Sagi. The DPRK knows the son by a slightly different name.

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Kaesong 28-Apr-16

We were taken on a whirlwind tour of Kaesong city. Within less than two hours we got to see the Sonjuk Bridge, the Namdaemum, the Koryo Museum and the tomb of King Wang Gon. Most visitors I think get to see the museum. The bridge was thrown in because we had lunch at the nearby restaurant (which I discovered to my surprise was within the core zone) and some of us asked to see it. That particular tomb was chosen instead Kongmin's, I cannot help but suspect, because Wang Gon was the founder of the Koryo and credited with unifying the Korean nation. And we drove by the Namdaemun twice, when entering and leaving the city.

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Phimai, its Cultural Route and the Associated Temples of Phanomroong and Muangtam (T) 28-Dec-15

The three temples in this nomination I must say are quite special and definitely worth visiting if in the area. However, and I feel quite sorry to have to say this, I kept comparing them to the monuments in Angkor when I was there. The three temples, if located in Angkor, would have been some of the most prominent and visited ones in the area. But if they were to be compared to the best of the monuments in Angkor they would sadly look quite ordinary.

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Phuphrabat Historical Park (T) 28-Dec-15

I understand that there are two parts to this nomination. I however only visited the main part where all the strange rock formations are located.

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  1. Aapravasi Ghat
  2. Agra Fort
  3. Alcala de Henares
  4. Ambohimanga
  5. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  6. Ancient Kyoto
  7. Ancient Nara
  8. Angkor
  9. Arequipa
  10. Auschwitz Birkenau
  11. Australian Convict Sites
  12. Avila
  13. Ayutthaya
  14. Bali Subak system
  15. Ban Chiang
  16. Belem
  17. Belfries
  18. Bethlehem
  19. Biblical Tells
  20. Birka and Hovgarden
  21. Bisotun
  22. Borobudur
  23. Botanical Garden, Padua
  24. Brugge
  25. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  26. Canterbury
  27. Cape Floral Region
  28. Caral-Supe
  29. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  30. Cesky Krumlov
  31. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  32. Cienfuegos
  33. City of Bath
  34. City of Luxembourg
  35. Colonia del Sacramento
  36. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  37. Cracow
  38. Curonian Spit
  39. Cuzco
  40. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  41. Drottningholm
  42. Dubrovnik
  43. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  44. Edinburgh
  45. El Escurial
  46. Elvas
  47. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  48. Evora
  49. Fatehpur Sikri
  50. Ferrara
  51. Flemish Béguinages
  52. Florence
  53. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  54. Fujisan
  55. Gelati Monastery
  56. Genbaku Dome
  57. Gobustan Rock Art
  58. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  59. Golestan Palace
  60. Grand Canal
  61. Grand Place, Brussels
  62. Great Wall
  63. Greater Blue Mountains
  64. Guimarães
  65. Gusuku of Ryukyu
  66. Gyeongju
  67. Ha Long Bay
  68. Haeinsa Temple
  69. Haghpat and Sanahin
  70. Hahoe and Yangdong
  71. Heritage of Mercury
  72. Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
  73. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  74. Himeji-jo
  75. Hiraizumi
  76. Holasovice
  77. Horyu-ji Area
  78. Humayun's Tomb
  79. Hwaseong Fortress
  80. Imperial Palace
  81. Imperial Tombs
  82. Itsukushima Shrine
  83. Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
  84. Jantar Mantar
  85. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  86. Jongmyo Shrine
  87. Kaesong
  88. Kaiping Diaolou
  89. Kandy
  90. Kernavë
  91. Kew Gardens
  92. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  93. Kii Mountain Range
  94. Koguryo Tombs
  95. Kronborg Castle
  96. Kutna Hora
  97. Lake District
  98. Le Morne
  99. Lima
  100. Luang Prabang
  101. Macao
  102. Machu Picchu
  103. Major Town Houses
  104. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  105. Maritime Greenwich
  106. Masjed-e Jâme'
  107. Matera
  108. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  109. Melaka and George Town
  110. Monastery of Alcobaça
  111. Monastery of Batalha
  112. Monastery of Geghard
  113. Mtskheta
  114. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  115. Namib Sand Sea
  116. Naples
  117. Nasca Lines
  118. Nikko
  119. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  120. Okinoshima Island
  121. Old City of Acre
  122. Old City of Jerusalem
  123. Old Havana
  124. Old Rauma
  125. Old Town of Galle
  126. Oporto
  127. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  128. Pasargadae
  129. Persepolis
  130. Persian Garden
  131. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  132. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  133. Plitvice Lakes
  134. Pompei
  135. Potsdam
  136. Prague
  137. Prambanan
  138. Preah Vihear Temple
  139. Pyu Ancient Cities
  140. Qutb Minar
  141. Québec
  142. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  143. Rapa Nui
  144. Ravenna
  145. Red Fort
  146. Rideau Canal
  147. Riga
  148. Robben Island
  149. Rome
  150. Roskilde Cathedral
  151. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  152. Royal Exhibition Building
  153. Royal Joseon Tombs
  154. Salamanca
  155. San Marino and Mount Titano
  156. Schönbrunn
  157. Segovia
  158. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  159. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  160. Sigiriya
  161. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  162. Sintra
  163. Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  164. Skocjan Caves
  165. Skogskyrkogarden
  166. Soltaniyeh
  167. Split
  168. Stari Grad Plain
  169. Stoclet House
  170. Stonehenge
  171. Struve Geodetic Arc
  172. Sukhothai
  173. Summer Palace
  174. Sydney Opera House
  175. Taj Mahal
  176. Takht-e Soleyman
  177. Tallinn
  178. Te Wahipounamu
  179. Telc
  180. Temple of Heaven
  181. Thang Long
  182. The trulli of Alberobello
  183. Toledo
  184. Tomioka Silk Mill
  185. Tower of London
  186. Trier
  187. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  188. Trogir
  189. Tsingy de Bemaraha
  190. Twyfelfontein
  191. University of Coimbra
  192. Upper Svaneti
  193. Urbino
  194. Valparaiso
  195. Vatican City
  196. Venetian Works of Defence
  197. Venice and its Lagoon
  198. Verona
  199. Versailles
  200. Vicenza
  201. Vienna
  202. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  203. Villa d'Este
  204. Vilnius
  205. Viñales Valley
  206. Walled City of Baku
  207. Westminster
  208. White City of Tel-Aviv
  209. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  210. Yazd
  1. Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (T)
  2. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  3. Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties (T)
  4. Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments (T)
  5. Black River Gorges National Park (T)
  6. David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage (T)
  7. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  8. Etosha Pan (T)
  9. FRIM Selangor Forest Park (T)
  10. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  11. Hegmataneh (T)
  12. Historic Monument of Kangavar (T)
  13. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  14. Inle Lake (T)
  15. Jaipur city, Rajasthan India (T)
  16. Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan (T)
  17. Jerusalem (T)
  18. La Haute Ville d’Antananarivo (T)
  19. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  20. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  21. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  22. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  23. Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters (T)
  24. Myauk-U Archaeological Area and Monuments (T)
  25. Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab (T)
  26. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  27. Persepolis and other relevant buildings (T)
  28. Phimai, its Cultural Route and the Associated Temples of Phanomroong and Muangtam (T)
  29. Phuphrabat Historical Park (T)
  30. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  31. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  32. Seowon, Confucian Academies of Korea (T)
  33. Sheki, the Khan's Palace (T)
  34. Sites Megalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang (T)
  35. Taq-e Bostan (T)
  36. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  37. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  38. That Luang de Vientiane (T)
  39. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  40. The Historical Village of Abyaneh (T)
  41. The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley (T)
  42. Uplistsikhe Cave Town (T)
  43. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)
  44. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)
  1. Amritsar
  2. Bagan
  3. Chhatris (cenotaphs) of Orchha
  4. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  5. Dzongs of Bhutan
  6. Ephesus
  7. Jericho
  8. Lake Titicaca
  9. Minoan palaces of Crete
  10. Okavango Delta
  11. Plain of Jars / Sites Mégalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang
  12. Shwedagon Pagoda
  13. Silk Roads
  14. Sistema Vial Andino/Qhapaq Ñan
  15. Tana Toraja Cultural Landscape
  16. The Grand Canal
  17. Torres del Paine National Park
  18. Towers of Silence
  19. Ur
  20. Varanasi
  1. Surtsey
  2. Hawaii Volcanoes
  3. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  4. Brasilia
  5. Cordoba
  6. The trulli of Alberobello
  7. City of Bath
  8. Stone Town of Zanzibar
  9. Matera
  10. Old City of Jerusalem
  11. Rome
  12. Istanbul
  13. Venice and its Lagoon
  14. Kunta Kinteh Island
  15. Semmering Railway
  16. Grand Canal
  17. Qhapaq Ñan
  18. Silk Roads
  19. Fatehpur Sikri
  20. Ellora Caves
  21. Angkor
  22. Petroglyphs of the Mongolian Altai
  23. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  24. Iguazu National Park
  25. The Sundarbans
  26. Okavango Delta
  27. Lake Baikal
  28. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  29. Kenya Lake System
  30. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  31. Major Town Houses
  32. Biblical Tells
  33. Nasca Lines
  34. Stonehenge
  35. Caral-Supe
  36. Teotihuacan
  37. Mesa Verde
  38. City of Luxembourg
  39. Riga
  40. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  41. Florence
  42. Site of Carthage
  43. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  44. Chengjiang Fossil Site
  45. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  46. Fasil Ghebbi
  47. Golestan Palace
  48. Versailles
  49. Imperial Palace
  50. Rapa Nui
  51. Bisotun
  52. Petra
  53. Persepolis
  54. Western Ghats
  55. Machu Picchu
  56. Kilimanjaro National Park
  57. Sagarmatha National Park
  58. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  59. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  60. Hwaseong Fortress
  61. Kaiping Diaolou
  62. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  63. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  64. Fortifications of Vauban
  65. Great Wall
  66. Himeji-jo
  67. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  68. Agra Fort
  69. Genbaku Dome
  70. Auschwitz Birkenau
  71. Arab-Norman Palermo
  72. Upper Svaneti
  73. Budapest
  74. Cracow
  75. Dubrovnik
  76. Oporto
  77. Hoi An
  78. Maritime Greenwich
  79. Great Barrier Reef
  80. West Norwegian Fjords
  81. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  82. Cuzco
  83. Tsingy de Bemaraha
  84. Ha Long Bay
  85. South China Karst
  86. Masjed-e Jâme'
  87. Soltaniyeh
  88. Selimiye Mosque
  89. Ogasawara Islands
  90. Jongmyo Shrine
  91. Tsodilo
  92. Huangshan
  93. Wudang Mountains
  94. Itsukushima Shrine
  95. Mahabalipuram
  96. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  97. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  98. Los Glaciares
  99. Ilulissat Icefjord
  100. Primeval Beech Forests
  101. Yakushima
  102. Ujung Kulon National Park
  103. Tasmanian Wilderness
  104. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  105. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  106. Redwood
  107. Kinabalu Park
  108. Cape Floral Region
  109. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  110. Wrangel Island
  111. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  112. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  113. Ngorongoro
  114. Yellowstone
  115. Galapagos Islands
  116. Aldabra Atoll
  117. Komodo National Park
  118. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  119. Yin Xu
  120. Ancient Kyoto
  121. Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  122. Ironbridge Gorge
  123. Grand Canyon
  124. Nubian Monuments
  125. University of Coimbra
  126. Bauhaus Sites
  127. Dengfeng
  128. Jantar Mantar
  129. Cerrado Protected Areas
  130. Lorentz National Park
  131. Virunga National Park
  132. Namib Sand Sea
  133. Fujisan
  134. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  135. Orkhon Valley
  136. Chief Roi Mata's Domain
  137. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  138. Kew Gardens
  139. Uluru
  140. Bali Subak system
  141. Persian Garden
  142. Wadi Rum
  143. Sintra
  144. West Lake
  145. Thingvellir
  146. Lima
  147. Arequipa
  148. Vigan
  149. Potosi
  150. Québec
  151. Melaka and George Town
  152. Ouro Preto
  153. Meroe
  154. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  155. Cliff of Bandiagara
  156. Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
  157. Shushtar
  158. Kremlin and Red Square
  159. Wooden Churches of Maramures
  160. Chartres Cathedral
  161. Churches and Convents of Goa
  162. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  163. Vatican City
  164. Meteora
  165. Ravenna
  166. Lalibela
  167. Blue and John Crow Mountains
  168. Göreme NP
  169. Imperial Tombs
  170. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  171. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius
  172. Etruscan Necropolises
  173. Taj Mahal
  174. Pyramids (Memphis)
  175. Haeinsa Temple
  176. Kii Mountain Range
  177. Lumbini
  178. Mogao Caves
  179. Borobudur
  180. Potala Palace
  181. Sigiriya
  182. Itchan Kala
  183. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  184. Luang Prabang
  185. Fujian Tulou
  186. Ping Yao
  187. Erbil Citadel
  188. Pearling
  189. Damascus
  190. Pont du Gard
  191. Pompei
  192. Acropolis
  193. Mycenae and Tiryns
  194. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  195. Hani Rice Terraces
  196. Tequila
  197. Kuk
  198. Viñales Valley
  199. Timbuktu
  200. Aksum