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Malleco Viaduct (T)

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 14-May-20

Malleco Viaduct (T)

Site visited in November, 2006. Easy stop if you drive a car on Panamericana. It is located around 600 km south of Santiago de Chile, near the town of Collipulli. You cannot miss the object as it is located just near the highway (and well-marked, there are brown signs on Ruta 5, just search for Monumento Nacional Viaducto Malleco). Malleco Viaduct or Puente Malleco is an engineering monument from the end of XIX century.

At first glance it looks as typical work of Gustave Eiffel but it was designed by local Victorino Aurelio Lastarria in 1887 although Eiffel [...]

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Ciudad Bolivar in the narrowness of the Orinoco River (T)

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 11-May-20

Ciudad Bolivar in the narrowness of the Orinoco River (T)

Site visited in March, 2011. Ciudad Bolivar is a perfect place to start exploration of Canaima National Park (at least the western part around Canaima village and Auyan-Tepui). From Ciudad Bolivar local airport there are flight to Canaima (small planes with 6 seats). But the town has also its own attraction – old town (Casco Historico), pretty nice set of colonial houses, old churches, cobblestone streets, everything located on a hill overlooking Orinoco river.

It is not as spectacular as Cartagena or equally charming as Mompox but it is quite similar to Coro (in terms of architecture style) and much bigger. The layout of old town had to be adjusted to natural conditions (hills) while Coro was located on a flat place.

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Silk Road (T)

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 26-Apr-20

Silk Road (T)

Visited in July, 2017. Due to some unexpected turbulences I managed to see only one component of Kazachstan Silk Road sites – Ancient settlement of Turkestan (Yassy). Easy to combine with visiting Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. While entering the complex of the Mausoleum you will find a big plate with a map of the site and surrounding area. It shows all the attractions including the main complex, other mausoleums, mosques, baths. Number 14 on a map are ruins of former city – Kultobe, from III – XIV centuries AD. There are no others signs of the place, so try to locate the ruins. They are located around 500 meters from the mausoleum (after the underground mosque).

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Poykent (T)

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 24-Apr-20

Poykent (T)

Site visited in April, 2010. It is still on the Tentative list as a separate site but also as a group of monuments to be included as Uzbekistan part of Silk Road. Maybe it is a good idea although it will contain a lot of monuments from different period of times. Paykent is Sogdian trading place of Silk Road where the paths from Europe (Black Sea through Khorezm) to Fergana Valley and China (Kashgar) as well as to the south: Iran (Khorasan) and India were met. Developed in early medieval period (VI-X centuries), repeatedly conquered, destroyed and rebuilt finally abandoned in XVI century

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Ancient Termiz (T)

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 22-Apr-20

Ancient Termiz (T)

Site visited in April, 2010. Public transport - marszrutka, shared taxi, taken from Samarkanda.


Area rich of historical monuments but traces are scattered in many different places all around the city and in the outskirts. Termez was inhabited from prehistorical times with its heydays during Buddhist era 1-3 century AD. All that ends with the invasion of Genghis Khan troops in 1220, that razed the whole city. Buddhist structures together with other ruins and later rebuilds are the parts of ancient Termez today. More recently Termez was a witness of withdrawal of Russian troops from Afganistan (1989).

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Rome, Machu Picchu, Canaima, Los Glaciares, Ha Long Bay
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Defensive network along Danube river in Serbia (Bac, Golubac, Smederevo, Petrovaradin), Toro Muerto - Peru, Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia), Pierrefonds castle (France), Svalbard archipelago (Norway), Tetovo - former Turkish monuments (painted mosque, Arabati Baba Tekke, Isa Beg hammam), Debre Damo monastery (Ethiopia)

Recently Visited WHS

Update 11.05.20
Rating Stats
Cracow 5
L'viv 5
Torun 5
Warsaw 5
Zamosc 5
Djoudj 4
Le Havre 1.5
  1. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  2. Aksu-Zhabagly state natural reserve (T)
  3. Alanya (T)
  4. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  5. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  6. Ancient Termiz (T)
  7. Archaeo-astronomical Site Kokino (T)
  8. Archaeological Complex of Toro Muerto (T)
  9. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  10. Augustow Canal (T)
  11. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  12. Bahoutdin Architectural Complex (T)
  13. Baquedano Street (T)
  14. Barbar Temple (T)
  15. Black River Gorges National Park (T)
  16. Brazilian Fortresses Ensemble (T)
  17. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  18. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  19. Caricin Grad - Iustiniana Prima, archaeological site (T)
  20. Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior with the Medieval Rampart City Wall of Pereslavl-Zalessky (1152-1157) (T)
  21. Central Park (T)
  22. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  23. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  24. Chor-Bakr (T)
  25. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  26. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  27. Ciudad Bolivar in the narrowness of the Orinoco River (T)
  28. Cour royale de Tiébélé (T)
  29. Cultural Landscape of Canyon in Kamenets-Podilsk (T)
  30. David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage (T)
  31. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  32. Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (T)
  33. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  34. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  35. Eglises byzantines et post-byzantines de Curtea de Arges (T)
  36. Eglises romanes d'Andorre (T)
  37. El Fayoum (T)
  38. Ellis Island (T)
  39. Fortified Manasija Monastery (T)
  40. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  41. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  42. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  43. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  44. Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System form Peru (RNSIIPG) (T)
  45. Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago (T)
  46. Hacienda Chuao (Chuao Plantation) (T)
  47. Hamad Town Tumuli Moundfield (T)
  48. Historic Center of Qoqon (T)
  49. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  50. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  51. Íznik (T)
  52. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  53. Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure (T)
  54. Krasnoyarsk Stolby (T)
  55. L'Aeropostale (T)
  56. La Moneda Palace (T)
  57. Lake Titicaca (T)
  58. Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)
  59. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  60. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  61. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)
  62. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  63. Maaloula (T)
  64. Malleco Viaduct (T)
  65. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  66. Manama, City of Trade, Multiculturalism and Religious Coexistence (T)
  67. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  68. Minoan Palatial Centres (Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros, Kydonia) (T)
  69. Modernist Centre of Gdynia — the example of building an integrated community (T)
  70. Naganeupseong, Town Fortress and Village (T)
  71. Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab (T)
  72. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  73. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  74. Oasis of Fayoum, hydraulic remains and ancient cultural landscapes (T)
  75. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  76. Paper Mill in Duszniki-Zdrój (T)
  77. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  78. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  79. Poykent (T)
  80. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  81. Rostov Kremlin (T)
  82. Saar Heritage Park (T)
  83. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  84. Semarang Old Town (T)
  85. Seoul City Wall (T)
  86. Silk Road (T)
  87. Silk Roads Sites in Kyrgyzstan (T)
  88. Silk Roads Sites in Tajikistan (T)
  89. Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan (T)
  90. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  91. Sites along the Uttarapath, Badshahi Sadak, Sadak-e-Azam, Grand Trunk Road (T)
  92. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  93. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  94. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  95. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  96. Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (T)
  97. Smederevo Fortress (T)
  98. SS. Boris and Gleb (Kalozha) Church in the city of Hrodna (T)
  99. Susha historical and architectural reserve (T)
  100. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  101. Sya, centre historique de Bobo-Dioulasso (T)
  102. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  103. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  104. Tenzug - Tallensi settlements (T)
  105. The archaeological site of the city of Dvin (T)
  106. The Augustow Canal (Kanal Augustowski) (T)
  107. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  108. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  109. The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (Ruta Colonial Transístmica de Panamá) (T)
  110. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  111. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  112. The Historical City of Maybod (T)
  113. The monasteries of Tatev and Tatevi Anapat and the adjacent areas of the Vorotan Valley (T)
  114. The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley (T)
  115. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj (T)
  116. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T)
  117. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  118. The rural settlement of Fikardou (T)
  119. The Theatre and Aqueducts of the Ancient City of Aspendos (T)
  120. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  121. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  122. Uplistsikhe Cave Town (T)
  123. Vardzia-Khertvisi (T)
  124. Vjetrenica cave (T)

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Bagan
  3. Chernobyl
  4. Ephesus
  5. Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge
  6. Kolyma Highway (the Road of Bones)
  7. Lake Titicaca
  8. Major Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
  9. Minoan palaces of Crete
  10. Neuschwanstein Castle
  11. Pharaonic Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu
  12. Plain of Jars / Sites Mégalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang
  13. Sites Mégalithiques de Carnac
  14. Svalbard
  15. Synagogue of Subotica

Top 200 WHS

  1. Hawaii Volcanoes
  2. Evora
  3. L'viv
  4. Berat and Gjirokastra
  5. Prague
  6. Sana'a
  7. Old City of Jerusalem
  8. Rome
  9. Istanbul
  10. Venice and its Lagoon
  11. Qhapaq Ñan
  12. My Son
  13. Elephanta Caves
  14. Polonnaruva
  15. Anuradhapura
  16. Fatehpur Sikri
  17. Ellora Caves
  18. Moenjodaro
  19. Angkor
  20. Danube Delta
  21. Everglades
  22. Iguacu
  23. Plitvice Lakes
  24. Iguazu National Park
  25. Okavango Delta
  26. Lake Baikal
  27. Victoria Falls
  28. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  29. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  30. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  31. Nasca Lines
  32. Stonehenge
  33. Chavin
  34. Copan
  35. Tierradentro
  36. Uxmal
  37. Palenque
  38. Tiwanaku
  39. Chichen-Itza
  40. Caral-Supe
  41. Tikal National Park
  42. Teotihuacan
  43. San Agustín
  44. Zamosc
  45. Riga
  46. St. Petersburg
  47. Florence
  48. Site of Carthage
  49. Mountain Resort, Chengde
  50. Ischigualasto / Talampaya
  51. Summer Palace
  52. El Escurial
  53. Versailles
  54. Imperial Palace
  55. Rapa Nui
  56. Palmyra
  57. Petra
  58. Persepolis
  59. Simien National Park
  60. Huascaran National Park
  61. Canaima National Park
  62. Machu Picchu
  63. Kilimanjaro National Park
  64. Sagarmatha National Park
  65. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  66. Tower of London
  67. Malbork Castle
  68. Great Wall
  69. Crac des Chevaliers
  70. Agra Fort
  71. Statue of Liberty
  72. Auschwitz Birkenau
  73. Vilnius
  74. Sighisoara
  75. Quedlinburg
  76. Torun
  77. Telc
  78. Tallinn
  79. Cesky Krumlov
  80. Brugge
  81. Cracow
  82. Dubrovnik
  83. Peninsula Valdes
  84. Great Barrier Reef
  85. Cuzco
  86. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  87. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  88. Skocjan Caves
  89. Ha Long Bay
  90. Gunung Mulu
  91. Temple of Heaven
  92. Prambanan
  93. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  94. Los Glaciares
  95. Yosemite National Park
  96. Manu National Park
  97. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  98. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  99. Yellowstone
  100. Galapagos Islands
  101. Aldabra Atoll
  102. Komodo National Park
  103. Völklingen Ironworks
  104. Grand Canyon
  105. Nubian Monuments
  106. Ancient Thebes
  107. Tassili n'Ajjer
  108. Rio de Janeiro
  109. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  110. Loire Valley
  111. Uluru
  112. Wadi Rum
  113. Sintra
  114. Sucre
  115. Lima
  116. Old Havana
  117. Arequipa
  118. Diamantina
  119. Cartagena
  120. Potosi
  121. Ouro Preto
  122. Meroe
  123. Kremlin and Red Square
  124. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  125. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  126. Haghpat and Sanahin
  127. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  128. Monastery of Batalha
  129. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  130. Abbey of St Gall
  131. Reims
  132. Amiens Cathedral
  133. Kyiv
  134. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  135. Churches of Moldavia
  136. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  137. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  138. Belem
  139. Chartres Cathedral
  140. Mtskheta
  141. Mount Athos
  142. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  143. Mont-Saint-Michel
  144. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  145. Vatican City
  146. Meteora
  147. Ravenna
  148. Kizhi Pogost
  149. Lalibela
  150. Thessalonika
  151. Göreme NP
  152. Imperial Tombs
  153. Taj Mahal
  154. Pyramids (Memphis)
  155. Borobudur
  156. Potala Palace
  157. Sigiriya
  158. Ajanta Caves
  159. Itchan Kala
  160. Old Town of Lijiang
  161. Hué
  162. Bukhara
  163. Samarkand
  164. Safranbolu
  165. Kairouan
  166. Medina of Marrakesh
  167. Damascus
  168. Historic Cairo
  169. Aleppo
  170. Bosra
  171. Dougga/Thugga
  172. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  173. Trier
  174. Amphitheater of El Jem
  175. Baalbek
  176. Pompei
  177. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  178. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  179. Acropolis
  180. Hani Rice Terraces
  181. Harar
  182. Koutammakou
  183. Aksum
  184. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  185. Pitons of Reunion