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My name is Stephanie Craig, and I am a history and travel blogger. I write about history and travel at History Fangirl.

I love UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I started seeking them out specifically in January, 2016.

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Petra 11-Sep-17

Petra by History Fangirl

I visited Pera at the end of March, and spent a day and a half exploring the site.

Some tips:

-wear closed toed shoes! So many little pebbles got in my shoes.

-it's much larger than it seems from the outside. Give yourself all day.

-Petra at night isn't super exciting, but it is beautiful

-Bring water!

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Mycenae and Tiryns 10-Sep-17

Mycenae and Tiryns by History Fangirl

I visited Mycenae in October of 2016. I went on a day tour from Athens that went to Epidaurus in the morning and Mycenae in the afternoon. I don't think this was enough time for the site, as I had to skip the museum and didn't get to see Tiryns. I would recommend giving Mycenae and Tiryns a full day if you have the time.

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San Antonio Missions 27-Aug-17

San Antonio Missions by History Fangirl

Technically this was the first UNESCO site I ever visited, on a road trip when I was 8. However, I barely remember it, and it wasn't inscribed until 2015, so I was happy to get the chance to revisit last week and also see the rest of the missions.

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Rome 15-Aug-17

Rome by History Fangirl

I've been to the parts of Rome that comprise this UNESCO site twice-back in 2011 and in 2014. There's nothing quite like sitting in a taxi, heading into Rome for the first time, and rounding the corner to see the ruins of the Forum.

Today the remains are mostly a jumble of what was rescued from archeological digs. Many of the main sites were covered in 20-30 feet of dirt and debris until the 19th century.

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Gamzigrad-Romuliana 26-Jul-17

Gamzigrad-Romuliana by History Fangirl

I went to Gamzigrad-Romuliana on Thursday of last week (late July). I don't know if I would recommend Serbia in high summer, as it was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit most days. But the site itself was beautiful.

I was staying in Belgrade, and hired a driver to take me to the site instead of staying locally for the day.

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Name: History Fangirl

Country: United States

Visited WHS: 131

Most Impressive: Amalfi Coast

Proposal New WHS: Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion

Update 2018-10-03 06:50:18

  1. Oporto : 5.0
  2. Monastery of Geghard : 4.0
  3. Acropolis
  4. Alto Douro
  5. Amphitheater of El Jem
  6. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  7. Angkor
  8. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  9. Auschwitz Birkenau
  10. Ayutthaya
  11. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  12. Belize Barrier Reef
  13. Berat and Gjirokastra
  14. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  15. Bethlehem
  16. Bordeaux
  17. Boyana Church
  18. Brú na Bóinne
  19. Budapest
  20. Butrint
  21. Cahokia Mounds
  22. Chichen-Itza
  23. Choirokoitia
  24. Churches of Moldavia
  25. Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
  26. Colonia del Sacramento
  27. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  28. Costiera Amalfitana
  29. Cracow
  30. Dougga/Thugga
  31. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  32. Elvas
  33. Epidaurus
  34. Everglades
  35. Evora
  36. Gamzigrad-Romuliana
  37. Gelati Monastery
  38. Giant's Causeway
  39. Gobustan Rock Art
  40. Grand Place, Brussels
  41. Guimarães
  42. Ha Long Bay
  43. Haghpat and Sanahin
  44. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  45. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  46. Heritage of Mercury
  47. Ichkeul National Park
  48. Independence Hall
  49. Istanbul
  50. Kairouan
  51. Kerkuane
  52. Kiev
  53. Kotor
  54. La Fortaleza
  55. La Lonja de la Seda
  56. Luang Prabang
  57. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  58. Medina of Sousse
  59. Medina of Tunis
  60. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  61. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  62. Melaka and George Town
  63. Meteora
  64. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  65. Monastery of Alcobaça
  66. Monastery of Batalha
  67. Monastery of Horezu
  68. Monticello
  69. Mostar
  70. Mtskheta
  71. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  72. Mycenae and Tiryns
  73. Nessebar
  74. Ohrid Region
  75. Old City of Jerusalem
  76. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  77. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  78. Paphos
  79. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  80. Petra
  81. Pirin National Park
  82. Pompei
  83. Potsdam
  84. Preah Vihear Temple
  85. Quito
  86. Quseir Amra
  87. Rhodes
  88. Rila Monastery
  89. Rio de Janeiro
  90. Rome
  91. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  92. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  93. Saint-Emilion
  94. Salzburg
  95. Sambor Prei Kuk
  96. San Antonio Missions
  97. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  98. Santiago de Compostela
  99. Schönbrunn
  100. Sighisoara
  101. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  102. Sintra
  103. Site of Carthage
  104. Skocjan Caves
  105. Stari Ras and Sopocani
  106. Statue of Liberty
  107. Stećci
  108. Stonehenge
  109. Struve Geodetic Arc
  110. Studenica Monastery
  111. Sukhothai
  112. Tamgaly
  113. Taos Pueblo
  114. Thang Long
  115. Thingvellir
  116. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  117. Tower of London
  118. Trang An
  119. Um er-Rasas
  120. University of Coimbra
  121. Valletta
  122. Vatican City
  123. Venice and its Lagoon
  124. Versailles
  125. Vienna
  126. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  127. Wadi Rum
  128. Walled City of Baku
  129. Westminster
  130. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  131. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  1. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  2. Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan (T)
  3. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  4. Baptism Site “Eshria’a” (Al-Maghtas) (T)
  5. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  6. Central Balkan National Park (T)
  7. Central Park (T)
  8. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  9. Civil Rights Movement Sites (T)
  10. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  11. Ellis Island (T)
  12. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  13. Hala Sultan Tekke and the Larnaka Salt Lake Complex (T)
  14. Historic Center of the Port City of Odessa (T)
  15. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  16. Jerusalem (T)
  17. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  18. Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral with Related Monastic Buildings, St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (T)
  19. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  20. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  21. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  22. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  23. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region (T)
  24. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  25. Ordubad historical and architectural reserve (T)
  26. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  27. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Routes in Portugal (T)
  28. Sheki, the Khan's Palace (T)
  29. Surakhany, Atashgyakh (Fire - worshippers, temple - museum at Surakhany) (T)
  30. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  31. The Burren (T)
  32. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  33. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  34. The mausoleum of Nakhinchevan (T)
  35. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  36. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  37. Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (T)
  38. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  39. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  40. Western Stone Forts (T)