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Gary Arndt

I sold my home in 2007 to travel around the world for a year. That year has turned into a decade as I never really stopped. Early in my travels, I discovered world heritage sites and I started going out of my way to visit them. The first few didn't require any extra effort, but when I made a special trip to the island of Rennell in the Solomon Islands, I knew I was hooked. 

During my travels, I taught myself photography and have been named Travel Photographer of the Year three times in North America. 

I have been to over 350 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. I photograph and document each site I visit and post about it on my website. 

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Recent Reviews Gary Arndt


Battir 19-Mar-18

Battir by Gary Arndt

The village of Battir is not far from Jerusalem and is right on the Israel/Palestine border. In fact, there are Israeli train tracks which go right past the terraces at the bottom of the hill.

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Bethlehem 19-Mar-18

Bethlehem by Gary Arndt

Traveling to Bethlehem from Jerusalem is not difficult if you are not an Israeli. There are some restrictions when going into the Palestinian Territories, and your van might get searched crossing the border, but dozens of buses and tour groups do this every day and it is quite normal. There are currently no safety issues going to Bethlehem.

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Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin 14-Mar-18

Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin by Gary Arndt

There are several parts of Bet Guvrin which I found fascinating. First, it is one of the only places in Israel where the public can participate in an archaeological dig. There are numerous caverns which were dug under the houses of people in the area which were later used for garbage. Because the artifacts in the garbage were mixed, there are no formal strata that need to be preserved, so they are willing the let the public help out in digging.

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Bahá’i Holy Places 12-Mar-18

Bahá’i Holy Places by Gary Arndt

I have been here twice now, and both times I've had limited access to the gardens in Haifa. Really just bad luck. 

The gardens are beautiful and are one of the top attractions for tourists visiting Haifa. At the top of the gardens, you get a great view of the entire city and the harbor. 

The view from the bottom of the gardens at night is spectacular and it is a great place to eat in the evening as well. 

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Incense Route of the Negev 12-Mar-18

Incense Route of the Negev by Gary Arndt

The ruins which currently exist at these sites mostly date back to the crusader era, even though the cities themselves are much older. That is why you will see Christian iconography and other symbols. The towns were part of a network of trading sites which extended from Oman, through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Israel. The Natebean city of Petra was also part of the same trading network.

I visited Avdat and Shivta National Parks, which are pretty easy to reach by car. You could visit all of the sites by car in a day trip from Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv. 

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Name: Gary Arndt

Country: USA

Visited WHS: 376

Most Impressive: Nahanni National Park

Proposal New WHS: Denali National Park

Website: https://Everything-Everywhere.com

Update 2018-08-08 10:38:11

  1. Ancient Thebes : 5.0
  2. Angkor : 5.0
  3. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks : 5.0
  4. Florence : 5.0
  5. Galapagos Islands : 5.0
  6. Glacier parks : 5.0
  7. Grand Canyon : 5.0
  8. Great Barrier Reef : 5.0
  9. Gunung Mulu : 5.0
  10. Hawaii Volcanoes : 5.0
  11. Iguazu National Park : 5.0
  12. Istanbul : 5.0
  13. Kakadu National Park : 5.0
  14. Lord Howe Island : 5.0
  15. Nahanni National Park : 5.0
  16. Namib Sand Sea : 5.0
  17. Nan Madol : 5.0
  18. Petra : 5.0
  19. Pyramids (Memphis) : 5.0
  20. Rapa Nui : 5.0
  21. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras : 5.0
  22. Rock Islands : 5.0
  23. Rome : 5.0
  24. Vatican City : 5.0
  25. Victoria Falls : 5.0
  26. Yellowstone : 5.0
  27. Yosemite National Park : 5.0
  28. Carlsbad Caverns : 4.5
  29. Lalibela : 4.5
  30. Yakushima : 4.5
  31. Aksum : 4.0
  32. Belize Barrier Reef : 4.0
  33. Chaco Culture : 4.0
  34. Copan : 4.0
  35. East Rennell : 4.0
  36. Grimeton Radio Station : 4.0
  37. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump : 4.0
  38. Island of Gorée : 4.0
  39. L'Anse aux Meadows : 4.0
  40. Los Glaciares : 4.0
  41. Mesa Verde : 4.0
  42. National History Park : 4.0
  43. Olympic National Park : 4.0
  44. Purnululu National Park : 4.0
  45. Quito : 4.0
  46. Rjukan / Notodden : 4.0
  47. SGang Gwaay : 4.0
  48. Shark Bay : 4.0
  49. Te Wahipounamu : 4.0
  50. Wood Buffalo National Park : 4.0
  51. Fraser Island : 3.5
  52. Great Smoky Mountains : 3.5
  53. Gros Morne National Park : 3.5
  54. Gulf of California : 3.5
  55. Gusuku of Ryukyu : 3.5
  56. Maloti Drakensberg : 3.5
  57. Mammoth Cave : 3.5
  58. Mistaken Point : 3.5
  59. Ningaloo Coast : 3.5
  60. Taos Pueblo : 3.5
  61. Tongariro National Park : 3.5
  62. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park : 3.5
  63. iSimangaliso Wetland Park : 3.5
  64. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites : 3.0
  65. Brimstone Hill Fortress : 3.0
  66. Dinosaur Provincial Park : 3.0
  67. Forts and Castles Gold Coast : 3.0
  68. Fossil Hominid Sites : 3.0
  69. Gondwana Rainforests : 3.0
  70. Grand Pré : 3.0
  71. Guanacaste : 3.0
  72. Mapungubwe : 3.0
  73. Monticello : 3.0
  74. Mount Carmel Caves : 3.0
  75. Necropolis of Bet She'arim : 3.0
  76. Old Town Lunenburg : 3.0
  77. Poverty Point : 3.0
  78. Preah Vihear Temple : 3.0
  79. Quirigua : 3.0
  80. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station : 3.0
  81. Saint Catherine Area : 3.0
  82. Santo Domingo : 3.0
  83. Tasmanian Wilderness : 3.0
  84. Twyfelfontein : 3.0
  85. Valletta : 3.0
  86. Vigan : 3.0
  87. Willandra Lakes : 3.0
  88. Willemstad : 3.0
  89. Bridgetown : 2.5
  90. Melaka and George Town : 2.5
  91. Morne Trois Pitons : 2.5
  92. Pitons Management Area : 2.5
  93. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River : 2.5
  94. St. George, Bermuda : 2.5
  95. Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves : 2.5
  96. Bahá’i Holy Places : 2.0
  97. Ban Chiang : 2.0
  98. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" : 2.0
  99. Beemster Polder : 2.0
  100. Defence Line of Amsterdam : 2.0
  101. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba : 2.0
  102. Joggins Fossil Cliffs : 2.0
  103. Joya de Ceren : 2.0
  104. Miguasha Park : 2.0
  105. Qal'at al-Bahrain : 2.0
  106. Quebrada de Humahuaca : 2.0
  107. Tlacotalpan : 2.0
  108. Battir : 1.0
  109. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates : 1.0
  110. Royal Exhibition Building : 1.0
  111. Sangiran Early Man Site : 1.0
  112. Stari Grad Plain : 1.0
  113. Vredefort Dome : 1.0
  114. White City of Tel-Aviv : 1.0
  115. Aachen Cathedral
  116. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  117. Abbey of St Gall
  118. Acropolis
  119. Agra Fort
  120. Amiens Cathedral
  121. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  122. Ancient Kyoto
  123. Ancient Nara
  124. Antigua Guatemala
  125. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  126. Auschwitz Birkenau
  127. Australian Convict Sites
  128. Ayutthaya
  129. Bahla Fort
  130. Bali Subak system
  131. Bamberg
  132. Baroque Churches
  133. Bauhaus Sites
  134. Belfries
  135. Bellinzone
  136. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  137. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  138. Bethlehem
  139. Biblical Tells
  140. Birka and Hovgarden
  141. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  142. Blenheim Palace
  143. Borobudur
  144. Botanical Garden, Padua
  145. Bourges Cathedral
  146. Boyana Church
  147. Brugge
  148. Brú na Bóinne
  149. Budapest
  150. Cahokia Mounds
  151. Canterbury
  152. Cape Floral Region
  153. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  154. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  155. Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
  156. Cesky Krumlov
  157. Champagne
  158. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  159. Chichen-Itza
  160. Choirokoitia
  161. City of Bath
  162. City of Luxembourg
  163. Classical Weimar
  164. Cologne Cathedral
  165. Cordoba
  166. Corfu
  167. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  168. Corvey
  169. Costiera Amalfitana
  170. Cracow
  171. Curonian Spit
  172. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  173. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  174. Drottningholm
  175. Dubrovnik
  176. Durmitor National Park
  177. Edinburgh
  178. Engelsberg Ironworks
  179. Everglades
  180. Fagus Factory
  181. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  182. Fatehpur Sikri
  183. Ferrara
  184. Flemish Béguinages
  185. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  186. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  187. Garajonay
  188. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  189. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  190. Genbaku Dome
  191. Giant's Causeway
  192. Granada
  193. Grand Place, Brussels
  194. Greater Blue Mountains
  195. Gwynedd Castles
  196. Gyeongju
  197. Ha Long Bay
  198. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  199. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  200. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  201. Himeji-jo
  202. Historic Cairo
  203. Hoi An
  204. Holasovice
  205. Holy Trinity Column
  206. Horyu-ji Area
  207. Humayun's Tomb
  208. Hué
  209. Hwaseong Fortress
  210. Iguacu
  211. Incense Route of the Negev
  212. Independence Hall
  213. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  214. Itsukushima Shrine
  215. Jongmyo Shrine
  216. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  217. Kernavë
  218. Kew Gardens
  219. Kinabalu Park
  220. Kinderdijk
  221. Kotor
  222. Kutna Hora
  223. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  224. La Fortaleza
  225. La Lonja de la Seda
  226. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  227. Le Havre
  228. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  229. Litomysl Castle
  230. Liverpool
  231. Luang Prabang
  232. Luther Memorials
  233. Lübeck
  234. Macao
  235. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  236. Major Town Houses
  237. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  238. Margravial Opera House
  239. Maritime Greenwich
  240. Masada
  241. Maulbronn Monastery
  242. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  243. Medina of Marrakesh
  244. Medina of Tétouan
  245. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  246. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  247. Messel Pit
  248. Meteora
  249. Mir Castle
  250. Modena
  251. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  252. Mont-Saint-Michel
  253. Monte San Giorgio
  254. Mostar
  255. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  256. Muskauer Park
  257. My Son
  258. Naples
  259. Nesvizh
  260. New Lanark
  261. Nikko
  262. Nubian Monuments
  263. Ohrid Region
  264. Old City of Acre
  265. Old City of Berne
  266. Old City of Jerusalem
  267. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  268. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  269. Palmeral of Elche
  270. Paphos
  271. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  272. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  273. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  274. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  275. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  276. Plitvice Lakes
  277. Poblet Monastery
  278. Pompei
  279. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  280. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  281. Potsdam
  282. Prague
  283. Prambanan
  284. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  285. Primeval Beech Forests
  286. Qhapaq Ñan
  287. Quedlinburg
  288. Quseir Amra
  289. Qutb Minar
  290. Québec
  291. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  292. Ravenna
  293. Red Fort
  294. Redwood
  295. Regensburg
  296. Reichenau
  297. Reims
  298. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  299. Rhaetian Railway
  300. Rideau Canal
  301. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  302. Riga
  303. Robben Island
  304. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  305. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  306. Royal Palace at Caserta
  307. San Antonio Missions
  308. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  309. San Gimignano
  310. San Marino and Mount Titano
  311. Sceilg Mhichíl
  312. Schokland
  313. Schönbrunn
  314. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  315. Seville
  316. Sian Ka'an
  317. Siena
  318. Sighisoara
  319. Silk Roads
  320. Skogskyrkogarden
  321. Speyer Cathedral
  322. Split
  323. St. Petersburg
  324. Statue of Liberty
  325. Stećci
  326. Stoclet House
  327. Stonehenge
  328. Stralsund and Wismar
  329. Struve Geodetic Arc
  330. Sukhothai
  331. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  332. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  333. Sydney Opera House
  334. Taj Mahal
  335. Tallinn
  336. Tarraco
  337. Teide National Park
  338. Telc
  339. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  340. Thingvellir
  341. Tikal National Park
  342. Tower of London
  343. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  344. Trebic
  345. Trier
  346. Trogir
  347. Tugendhat Villa
  348. Uluru
  349. Um er-Rasas
  350. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  351. Vall de Boi
  352. Van Nellefabriek
  353. Venetian Works of Defence
  354. Venice and its Lagoon
  355. Verona
  356. Versailles
  357. Vicenza
  358. Vienna
  359. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  360. Villa d'Este
  361. Villages with Fortified Churches
  362. Vilnius
  363. Vizcaya Bridge
  364. Völklingen Ironworks
  365. Wadden Sea
  366. Wadi Rum
  367. Warsaw
  368. Wartburg Castle
  369. Westminster
  370. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  371. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  372. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  373. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  374. Würzburg Residence
  375. Zollverein
  376. Úbeda and Baeza