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Dinosaur Provincial Park

Jay T USA - 03-Feb-19

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Of the Canadian fossil sites I have visited, I enjoyed Dinosaur Provincial Park the most. A great part of this is due to the size of the fossils on display in the on-site museum, to include tyrannosaurs, hadrosaurs, and ankylosaurs, all unearthed in the surrounding fluvial landscape. I spent an August day with dinosaurs last summer, starting off in the museum, and then exploring the nature trails in the surrounding badlands to see exhibits detailing former archaeological sites. I love the Badlands of South Dakota, and it was impressive to see a similar landscape inscribed as a World Heritage Site, even if primarily for the fossils found there (and I still find the US Badlands as separately unique for their own prairie and Native American heritage)

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Brugge

Jay T USA - 20-Jan-19

Brugge

Brugge is a beautiful city, and one of the highlights of my visit to Belgium in August 2018. The first evening I spent in Brugge, I enjoyed traditional moules-frites with friends at a cafe on the market square, admiring the Gothic architecture with the doubly-inscribed belfry towering overhead. Over the course of two days, we spent memorable hours wandering the city, admiring canals, churches, chocolate shops, and the walls and windmills surrounding the city. We also climbed the belfry for overhead views of the winding streets and waterways. Back at ground level, the beguinage delivered a quiet respite from tourist crowds, and I loved its location on the water

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White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

Jay T USA - 13-Jan-19

White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

For a brief epoch in Russia's long history, Vladimir and Suzdal were the heart of Russian culture and rule, and the White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal remain as symbols of this stage in Russian history. Both cities lie approximately three hours east-northeast of Moscow, though I have only seen the city of Vladimir, and that many years ago. Vladimir was the capital city of Russia in the 12th and 13th centuries, before the Mongol invasion shifted power to Moscow. On a bluff overlooking the Klyazma River Vladimir's Assumption Cathedral, also known as the Dormition Cathedral, was constructed in the 12th century to serve as a mother church for Russia

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Thingvellir

Jay T USA - 30-Dec-18

Thingvellir

Thingvellir National Park has to be one of the most geologically fascinating sites I have visited, sitting atop the rift between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plates. It isn't the geology on its own which got this park inscribed as a World Heritage Site, though it provides a stunning backdrop, particularly in winter as the black basalt cliffs stand in stark contrast to the snowy plains. But the geology is what made this an ideal site for the founding of the Althing, the oldest parliament in the world, which met at Thingvellir annually. At the base of the cliff formed by the edge of the North American plate is a rock outcropping the Icelandic people call the Lögberg, or Law Rock, which is now marked by an Icelandic flag

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Huascaran National Park

Jay T USA - 23-Dec-18

Huascaran National Park

Peru may be known for its cultural World Heritage Sites, but the first site I chose to see upon arriving in country this past October was a natural site: Huascarán National Park. Within hours of landing in Lima, I was on a bus to the lovely small mountain town of Huaraz, and the next day I took the same type of tour as Els to the Lagunas Llanganucos. The mountain scenery was spectacular, and I had an early preview of the park's snow-covered peaks from the breakfast lounge on the top floor of my hotel. Up close on the tour, the mountains were just as impressive, and greener than I expected on the approach to the lakes. Only the lower lake was accessible for the tour, but we had one and a half hours to explore

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USA
Most Impressive
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Proposal
Badlands National Park: A North American Prairie

Recently Visited WHS

Update 20.10.18
Rating Stats
Iguacu 5
Petra 5
Rome 5
Uluru 5
Acropolis 4.5
Nikko 4.5
Wadi Rum 4.5
Brugge 4
Quito 4
Siena 4
Vienna 4
Ibiza 3.5
Olympia 3.5
Split 3.5
Vicenza 3.5
Al Ain 3
Belem 3
Naples 3
Kotor 2.5
Evora 2
  1. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  2. Brugge
  3. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  4. Thingvellir
  5. Huascaran National Park
  6. Poverty Point
  7. Pitons Management Area
  8. Mesa Verde
  9. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  10. Grand Place, Brussels
  11. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  12. Belfries
  13. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  14. Split
  15. Quito
  16. Greater Blue Mountains
  17. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  18. Vicenza
  19. Skocjan Caves
  20. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  21. La Fortaleza
  22. Grand Pré
  23. Botanical Garden, Padua
  24. White City of Tel-Aviv
  25. Tombs of Buganda Kings
  26. San Antonio Missions
  27. Olympia
  28. Kotor
  29. Great Smoky Mountains
  30. Colonia del Sacramento
  31. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  32. Venetian Works of Defence
  33. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  34. Petra
  35. Kinderdijk
  36. Galapagos Islands
  37. Budapest
  38. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  39. Sangay National Park
  40. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  41. Kremlin and Red Square
  42. Great Barrier Reef
  43. Brú na Bóinne
  44. Westminster
  45. Sintra
  46. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  47. Kew Gardens
  48. Göreme NP
  49. Blenheim Palace
  50. Wadi Rum
  51. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  52. Old City of Jerusalem
  53. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  54. Giant's Causeway
  55. Biblical Tells
  56. Vienna
  57. Schönbrunn
  58. Morne Trois Pitons
  59. Ironbridge Gorge
  60. Fortifications of Vauban
  61. Belem
  62. Versailles
  63. Siena
  64. Old Town Lunenburg
  65. L'Anse aux Meadows
  66. Forth Bridge
  67. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  68. Venice and its Lagoon
  69. San Marino and Mount Titano
  70. Nubian Monuments
  71. Independence Hall
  72. Florence
  73. Ayutthaya
  74. Vatican City
  75. Salzburg
  76. Novodevichy Convent
  77. Iguazu National Park
  78. Evora
  79. Ancient Thebes
  80. Um er-Rasas
  81. Rome
  82. New Lanark
  83. Iguacu
  84. Everglades
  85. Australian Convict Sites
  86. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  87. Royal Exhibition Building
  88. Nikko
  89. Istanbul
  90. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  91. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  92. Uluru
  93. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  94. Naples
  95. Ibiza
  96. Edinburgh
  97. Al Ain
  98. Turaif Quarter
  99. Rideau Canal
  100. Ephesus
  101. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  102. Historic Cairo
  103. Acropolis
  104. Tower of London
  105. Quseir Amra
  106. Mont-Saint-Michel
  107. Hawaii Volcanoes
  108. Costiera Amalfitana
  109. Yosemite National Park
  110. Tongariro National Park
  111. Québec
  112. Monticello
  113. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  114. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  1. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  2. Arbel (arbel, nebe shueb, horns of hittim) (T)
  3. Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac (T)
  4. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  5. Bet She'an (T)
  6. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  7. Caesarea (T)
  8. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  9. Central Park (T)
  10. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  11. Dahshour archaeological area (T)
  12. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  13. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  14. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  15. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  16. Ellis Island (T)
  17. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  18. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  19. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  20. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  21. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  22. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  23. Khor Dubai (T)
  24. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  25. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  26. Mount Vernon (T)
  27. Napier Art Deco historic precinct (T)
  28. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  29. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  30. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  31. Rade de Marseille (T)
  32. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  33. Seoul City Wall (T)
  34. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  35. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  36. Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve (T)
  37. St. George Fortified System (T)
  38. St. George Historic District (T)
  39. Teylers (T)
  40. The Burren (T)
  41. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  42. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  43. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  44. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  45. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan (T)
  46. Waitangi Treaty Grounds historic precinct (T)

Reviewed TWHS

Top 200 WHS

  1. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  2. Koutammakou
  3. Timbuktu
  4. Alto Douro
  5. Olympia
  6. Acropolis
  7. Ephesus
  8. Pompei
  9. Baalbek
  10. Leptis Magna
  11. Syracuse
  12. Aleppo
  13. Medina of Marrakesh
  14. Medina of Fez
  15. Samarkand
  16. Hué
  17. Potala Palace
  18. Borobudur
  19. Bamiyan Valley
  20. Taj Mahal
  21. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  22. Aachen Cathedral
  23. Lalibela
  24. Meteora
  25. Vatican City
  26. Saint Catherine Area
  27. Mont-Saint-Michel
  28. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  29. Qadisha Valley
  30. Chartres Cathedral
  31. Luther Memorials
  32. Abbey of St Gall
  33. Westminster
  34. Sydney Opera House
  35. Kremlin and Red Square
  36. Kinderdijk
  37. Cliff of Bandiagara
  38. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  39. Meroe
  40. Ouro Preto
  41. Québec
  42. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  43. Santo Domingo
  44. Old Havana
  45. Coffee Cultural Landscape
  46. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  47. Tequila
  48. Costiera Amalfitana
  49. Loire Valley
  50. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  51. Rio de Janeiro
  52. Grand Pré
  53. Air and Téneré
  54. El Pinacate
  55. Wadi Rum
  56. Namib Sand Sea
  57. Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
  58. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  59. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  60. Pyramids (Memphis)
  61. Nubian Monuments
  62. Göreme NP
  63. Grand Canyon
  64. Uluru
  65. Ironbridge Gorge
  66. Ancient Kyoto
  67. Gyeongju
  68. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  69. Virunga National Park
  70. Galapagos Islands
  71. Banc d'Arguin
  72. Ngorongoro
  73. Serengeti
  74. Keoladeo National Park
  75. Cape Floral Region
  76. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  77. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  78. Dja Faunal Reserve
  79. Glacier parks
  80. Yosemite National Park
  81. Los Glaciares
  82. Laponian Area
  83. Gros Morne National Park
  84. Chola Temples
  85. Fujisan
  86. Sub-Antarctic Islands
  87. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  88. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  89. South China Karst
  90. Gunung Mulu
  91. Ha Long Bay
  92. Skocjan Caves
  93. Carlsbad Caverns
  94. Cuzco
  95. West Norwegian Fjords
  96. Gulf of California
  97. Te Wahipounamu
  98. Great Barrier Reef
  99. Socotra Archipelago
  100. Brazilian Atlantic Islands
  101. Maritime Greenwich
  102. Valparaiso
  103. Granada
  104. Cracow
  105. Brugge
  106. Seville
  107. Strasbourg
  108. Auschwitz Birkenau
  109. Genbaku Dome
  110. Statue of Liberty
  111. Bikini Atoll
  112. Independence Hall
  113. Gwynedd Castles
  114. Himeji-jo
  115. Great Wall
  116. Masada
  117. Forts and Castles Gold Coast
  118. Red Fort
  119. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  120. Potosi
  121. Guanajuato
  122. Sewell Mining Town
  123. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  124. Sagarmatha National Park
  125. Kilimanjaro National Park
  126. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  127. Western Ghats
  128. Huascaran National Park
  129. Samarra
  130. Persepolis
  131. Petra
  132. Al Ain
  133. Rapa Nui
  134. Imperial Palace
  135. Versailles
  136. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  137. Wartburg Castle
  138. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  139. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  140. Potsdam
  141. Site of Carthage
  142. Tyre
  143. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  144. Florence
  145. St. Petersburg
  146. Dubrovnik
  147. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  148. Budapest
  149. Vienna
  150. Valletta
  151. SGang Gwaay
  152. Mesa Verde
  153. Machu Picchu
  154. Chan Chan
  155. Teotihuacan
  156. Tikal National Park
  157. Chichen-Itza
  158. Cahokia Mounds
  159. Stonehenge
  160. Nasca Lines
  161. Tasmanian Wilderness
  162. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  163. Kenya Lake System
  164. Pantanal
  165. Victoria Falls
  166. Lake Baikal
  167. Okavango Delta
  168. Iguazu National Park
  169. Plitvice Lakes
  170. Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
  171. Everglades
  172. Angkor
  173. Ayutthaya
  174. Silk Roads
  175. Qhapaq Ñan
  176. Island of Gorée
  177. Venice and its Lagoon
  178. Istanbul
  179. Rome
  180. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  181. Damascus
  182. Old City of Jerusalem
  183. Prague
  184. Stone Town of Zanzibar
  185. Edinburgh
  186. Salzburg
  187. Old City of Acre
  188. Walled City of Baku
  189. Cordoba
  190. Shibam
  191. Brasilia
  192. Thingvellir
  193. L'Anse aux Meadows
  194. Isole Eolie
  195. Hawaii Volcanoes
  196. Yellowstone
  197. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  198. Giant's Causeway
  199. Tongariro National Park
  200. Pitons Management Area