Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero Profile

Cultural heritage worker and tourism consultant from the Philippines. Born in Paoay, which has its own UNESCO World Heritage Site (Paoay church).

Writes for BusinessMirror and Asia Times.

Email: bjeg2000@gmail.com

IG: theberntraveler

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Phuphrabat Historical Park (T)

Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero The Philippines - 26-Mar-22

Phuphrabat Historical Park (T)

Phu Phra Bat (PPB) is an exemplary multi-layered cultural landscape set on a plateau rising up to 150 meters above the floor plain, and would make a great addition to the World Heritage list. What looks like well-formed dolmens at first sight are in fact magnificent works of nature through weathering. While it is in Udon Thani ---and together with Ban Chiang they form a good argument for the claim that the province sheltered the earliest civilization in Thailand--- we figured that it was easier to visit PPB from Nong Khai. Our accommodation, the Rim Riverside Guesthouse, offered to take us there for 1,000Bt, which was a very good deal. The owner, an avid cyclist, even said it is possible to get to PPB on a bike and that he had already done it a couple of times

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Kaeng Krachan Forest

Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero The Philippines - 19-Mar-22

Kaeng Krachan Forest

As the previous two reviews focused on Kaeng Krachan NP, I'm sharing here my experience in visiting Kui Buri NP last March 10, 2022. 

My friend and I stayed in Prachuap Khiri Khan (PKK) for a few days and thought of ticking off Kui Buri from there. Not only is PKK closer to the NP than from Hua Hin, I also felt that PKK offered more both in natural and cultural sceneries. We gathered that the only way to conveniently get to either the park's HQ or the Wildlife Viewing Area was by renting a taxi for 2000 Baht (half day). Unfortunately, the local tourism office-recommended travel agency that used to offer tours no longer exists because of the pandemic. As Kui Buri is only 55 kms away, we thought that we could do it on a rented motorbike, which we eventually did

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Shushtar

Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero The Philippines - 10-Mar-21

Shushtar

After the rather lifeless sites of Susa and Tchogah Zanbil which we explored under the scorching summer heat of 2017, Shushtar's watermills and waterfalls delivered a most refreshing sight. No other visitors while we were there, so we enjoyed it very much. Water pressure was not at its best, but it was still okay. The presence of some waterfowls was also a delight especially for bird lovers like us. Two adjacent components of this WHS are the Gargar canal and Gargar bridge-dam. A section of the Karun river -- believed to be one of the four rivers of the Garden of Eden -- is part of the inscribed area and it is lined by the Band-e Mizan (in photo), Farangi tower, and Salasel castle

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The Old Town of Jakarta (T)

Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero The Philippines - 07-Mar-21

The Old Town of Jakarta  (T)

For the simple reason that Macao and Melaka were able to get into the list seemingly smoothly (and it's really a mystery how they got in, especially if we apply to them the same standards we are using now in judging this tentative site), I see no reason in principle why Batavia needs to be left out. More importantly, Batavia was far more pivotal than the two during the age of trade, playing a most key role in the growth of the Dutch empire as a global superpower -- that's a fact that the East and West can easily agree on. It's history is monumental

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Prehistoric Pile Dwellings

Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero The Philippines - 05-Jan-21

Prehistoric Pile Dwellings

The day we visited Augsburg and Roseninsel might be the least impressive leg of my World Heritage Site hunting in Europe in 2019. Augsburg kept me wondering how the monuments ever made it to the list, and Roseninsel further left me inconclusive: Did I see the site properly? I am not sure if I managed to see some remains or not, but I was hoping and I wanted to believe that I somehow managed to sight even just a piece of it from the easternmost side of the island. The ferryman never failed to mention it and the signage around even mark the areas where the remains are supposed to lie (demarcated by the floaters in the vicinity)

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Profile Data

Name
Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero
Country
The Philippines
Most Impressive
Hampi, Venice, Bauhaus, Namib Sand Sea, Angkor, Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Proposal
Galleon Trade Route, San Sebastian Basilica Minore - Manila, Old Bangkok, South African Mission Stations

Recently Visited WHS

Update 19.08.22
Rating Stats
Angkor 5
Hampi 5
Sanchi 5
Borobudur 4.5
Gyeongju 4.5
Hoi An 4
Prague 4
Agra Fort 3.5
Ahmadabad 3.5
Hué 3.5
Masada 3.5
My Son 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Prambanan 3.5
Sukhothai 3.5
Vigan 3.5
Yazd 3.5
Kandy 3
Macao 3
Susa 3
Bisotun 2.5
  1. Aire du Dragonnier Ajgal (T)
  2. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  3. Ancient Buddhist Site of Sarnath (T)
  4. Apo Reef Natural Park (T)
  5. Arasbaran Protected Area (T)
  6. Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Extension) (T)
  7. Benguela Current Marine Ecosystem Sites (T)
  8. Brandberg National Monument Area (T)
  9. Caesarea (T)
  10. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  11. Chocolate Hills Natural Monument (T)
  12. City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (T)
  13. Coron Island Natural Biotic Area (T)
  14. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  15. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  16. El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (T)
  17. Etosha Pan (T)
  18. Evolution of Temple Architecture - Aihole-Badami- Pattadakal (T)
  19. Fishriver Canyon (T)
  20. Former M-13 prison/ Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (former S-21)/ Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre (former Execution Site of S-21) (T)
  21. Gaya Tumuli (T)
  22. Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago (T)
  23. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  24. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  25. Iconic Riverfront of the Historic City of Varanasi (T)
  26. Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India (T)
  27. Industrial Heritage of textile in the central Plateau of Iran (T)
  28. Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan (T)
  29. Jerusalem (T)
  30. Kaboud Mosque (T)
  31. Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure (T)
  32. Khorramabad Valley (T)
  33. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  34. Long-lived trees of Iran (T)
  35. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  36. Mattanchery Palace (T)
  37. Mayon Volcano Natural Park (T)
  38. Monastery of St. Amenaprkich (New Julfa Vank) (T)
  39. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  40. Mountain Railways of India (Extension) (T)
  41. Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park (T)
  42. Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab (T)
  43. Neolithic Shell Midden Sites in Lal-lo and Gattaran Municipalities (T)
  44. Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (T)
  45. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  46. Paleolithic Archaelogical Sites in Cagayan Valley (T)
  47. Parc naturel de Talassemtane (T)
  48. Persepolis and other relevant buildings (T)
  49. Persian Caravanserai (T)
  50. Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines (T)
  51. Phuphrabat Historical Park (T)
  52. Semarang Old Town (T)
  53. Seoul City Wall (T)
  54. Serial Nomination of Maratha Military Architecture in Maharashtra (T)
  55. Serial Nomination of Tehrans Modern Architectural Heritage (T)
  56. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  57. Shush (T)
  58. Silk Road Sites in India (T)
  59. Silk Route (Also as Silk Road) (T)
  60. Sites of Saytagrah (T)
  61. Succulent Karoo Protected Areas (Namibia) (T)
  62. Tape Sialk (T)
  63. Taq-e Bostan (T)
  64. The Andaman Sea Nature Reserves of Thailand (T)
  65. The Archeological complex of Banteay Chhmar (T)
  66. The Collection of Historical Bridges (T)
  67. The Historical City of Maybod (T)
  68. The Historical Village of Abyaneh (T)
  69. The Historical-Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan (T)
  70. The Old Town of Jakarta (T)
  71. The Persian House in Central plateau of Iran (T)
  72. The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province (T)
  73. University of Tehran (T)
  74. Welwitschia Plains (T)