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Olympic National Park

Jay T USA - 21-May-20

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park has everything I love in a national park: mountains, lakes, great trails, and wildlife. It even borders the coast, with amazing scenery where the Pacific Ocean laps against rocky shorelines and coniferous-covered bluffs. The park is home to one of the best places to see a temperate rainforest in the United States, with moss covering tree trunks and stumps, and ferns lining the forest floor. But the beauty comes with a price; this area receives a lot of rain, and visitors may find their views limited by mist and fog.

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Machu Picchu

Jay T USA - 13-May-20

Machu Picchu

There's a good reason Machu Picchu remains one of the highest rated World Heritage Sites -- this Inca city is spectacularly and photogenically set atop a mountain ridge in the Andes northwest of Cusco. Machu Picchu symbolizes adventure and discovery of the unknown, and it has become a mecca for intrepid travelers from around the world.

I arrived at Machu Picchu in the fall of 2018 at the end of a four day hike along the Inca Trail. Not only is hiking the Inca Trail a great introduction to the network of Inca fortresses and settlements remaining in the Andes, but it also makes Machu Picchu that much more memorable when first viewed from the Temple of the Sun at the end of a trek. And what a sight it is from the temple -- the emerald lawns, the terraced buildings, and the backdrop of Huayna Picchu's peak are absolutely stunning. If your afternoon is clear and sunny like ours was, this is where you can find some iconic views of Machu Picchu

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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

Jay T USA - 06-May-20

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is definitely worth the planning it requires to visit this underground tomb complex. Hypogeum literally means underground, and this site lay dormant and forgotten below the surface in Malta for almost 4,500 years, when it was rediscovered by construction workers in 1902. The complex became a site of great interest to archaeologists studying neolithic cultures in Malta, and within a few years it was also opened to visitors. The humidity and lighting they used caused damage to the hypogeum over time, so between 1991 and 2017 the site was closed twice in order to install systems to regulate the temperature and humidity of the underground complex

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Etruscan Necropolises

Jay T USA - 29-Apr-20

Etruscan Necropolises

The Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia were one of the more challenging World Heritage Sites for me to visit because of the irregular bus schedule serving Cerveteri and the limited time I had before I had to catch a train in the afternoon. In the end, I was able to navigate the bus from Ladispoli to Cerveteri, and the walk to the necropolises, but I had to arrange for a taxi to pick me up to return me to Ladispoli in time to catch my train. Also, I learned that technically one is not allowed to walk up the road from the center of Cerveteri to the Banditaccia Necropolis, although no one stopped me.

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Carlsbad Caverns

Jay T USA - 15-Apr-20

Carlsbad Caverns

Deep in southern New Mexico, not far from the Texan border, a subterranean paradise extends for miles under the desert landscape. The United States established a park to protect the spectacular Carlsbad Caverns, as well as other nearby caves, including the famed Lechuguilla Cave, in 1930. Sixty-five years later these fantastic caverns were insribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for their natural beauty and the abundant and accessible mineral deposits known as speleothems which have given researchers insights into long-standing geologic processes.

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

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Update 07.03.20
Rating Stats
Iguacu 5
Petra 5
Rome 5
Uluru 5
Acropolis 4.5
Nikko 4.5
Pompei 4.5
Toledo 4.5
Valletta 4.5
Wadi Rum 4.5
Brugge 4
Quito 4
Siena 4
Sintra 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
Lima 2.5
Evora 2
  1. Olympic National Park
  2. Machu Picchu
  3. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  4. Etruscan Necropolises
  5. Carlsbad Caverns
  6. Bamberg
  7. Würzburg Residence
  8. Valletta
  9. St. Petersburg
  10. Roman Walls of Lugo
  11. Popocatepetl monasteries
  12. Mount Etna
  13. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  14. Gulf of Porto
  15. El Escurial
  16. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  17. Aranjuez
  18. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  19. Toledo
  20. Santiago de Compostela
  21. Potsdam
  22. Neolithic Orkney
  23. Lima
  24. Gwynedd Castles
  25. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  26. Burgos Cathedral
  27. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
  28. Vizcaya Bridge
  29. Statue of Liberty
  30. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  31. Pompei
  32. Las Medulas
  33. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  34. Flemish Béguinages
  35. Camino Real
  36. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  37. Speyer Cathedral
  38. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  39. Lake Baikal
  40. Gros Morne National Park
  41. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  42. Brugge
  43. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  44. Thingvellir
  45. Huascaran National Park
  46. Poverty Point
  47. Pitons Management Area
  48. Mesa Verde
  49. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  50. Grand Place, Brussels
  51. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  52. Belfries
  53. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  54. Split
  55. Quito
  56. Greater Blue Mountains
  57. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  58. Vicenza
  59. Skocjan Caves
  60. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  61. La Fortaleza
  62. Grand Pré
  63. Botanical Garden, Padua
  64. White City of Tel-Aviv
  65. Tombs of Buganda Kings
  66. San Antonio Missions
  67. Olympia
  68. Kotor
  69. Great Smoky Mountains
  70. Colonia del Sacramento
  71. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  72. Venetian Works of Defence
  73. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  74. Petra
  75. Kinderdijk
  76. Galapagos Islands
  77. Budapest
  78. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  79. Sangay National Park
  80. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  81. Kremlin and Red Square
  82. Great Barrier Reef
  83. Brú na Bóinne
  84. Westminster
  85. Sintra
  86. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  87. Kew Gardens
  88. Göreme NP
  89. Blenheim Palace
  90. Wadi Rum
  91. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  92. Old City of Jerusalem
  93. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  94. Giant's Causeway
  95. Biblical Tells
  96. Vienna
  97. Schönbrunn
  98. Morne Trois Pitons
  99. Ironbridge Gorge
  100. Fortifications of Vauban
  101. Belem
  102. Versailles
  103. Siena
  104. Old Town Lunenburg
  105. L'Anse aux Meadows
  106. Forth Bridge
  107. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  108. Venice and its Lagoon
  109. San Marino and Mount Titano
  110. Nubian Monuments
  111. Independence Hall
  112. Florence
  113. Ayutthaya
  114. Vatican City
  115. Salzburg
  116. Novodevichy Convent
  117. Iguazu National Park
  118. Evora
  119. Ancient Thebes
  120. Um er-Rasas
  121. Rome
  122. New Lanark
  123. Iguacu
  124. Everglades
  125. Australian Convict Sites
  126. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  127. Royal Exhibition Building
  128. Nikko
  129. Istanbul
  130. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  131. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  132. Uluru
  133. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  134. Naples
  135. Ibiza
  136. Edinburgh
  137. Al Ain
  138. Turaif Quarter
  139. Rideau Canal
  140. Ephesus
  141. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  142. Historic Cairo
  143. Acropolis
  144. Tower of London
  145. Quseir Amra
  146. Mont-Saint-Michel
  147. Hawaii Volcanoes
  148. Costiera Amalfitana
  149. Yosemite National Park
  150. Tongariro National Park
  151. Québec
  152. Monticello
  153. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  154. Defence Line of Amsterdam
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  2. Arbel (arbel, nebe shueb, horns of hittim) (T)
  3. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  4. Bet She'an (T)
  5. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  6. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (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. Flow Country (T)
  18. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  19. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  20. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  21. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  22. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  23. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  24. Insular area and bay of Colonia del Sacramento (T)
  25. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  26. Khor Dubai (T)
  27. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  28. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  29. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  30. Minoan Palatial Centres (Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros, Kydonia) (T)
  31. Mount Vernon (T)
  32. Napier Art Deco historic precinct (T)
  33. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  34. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  35. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  36. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (T)
  37. Rade de Marseille (T)
  38. Route of Magellan. First around the World (T)
  39. Salt Mines of Maras (T)
  40. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  41. Seoul City Wall (T)
  42. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  43. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  44. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  45. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  46. Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve (T)
  47. St. George Fortified System (T)
  48. St. George Historic District (T)
  49. The Burren (T)
  50. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  51. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  52. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  53. The Ribeira Sacra, Lugo and Orense (T)
  54. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  55. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  56. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  57. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan (T)
  58. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  59. Waitangi Treaty Grounds historic precinct (T)
  60. White Sands National Monument (T)

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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