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Cahokia Mounds

Jay T USA - 27-Dec-20

Cahokia Mounds

It's rather striking to compare and contrast the first two US World Heritage Sites dedicated to pre-Columbian North American civilizations. Mesa Verde, in the American Southwest, retains impressive adobe structures built into cliffsides, where Pueblo civilizations would live while farming on the fields above. Cahokia Mounds, on the other hand, retains only earthen mounds left behind from what was once the most advanced civilization north of Mexico. Mesa Verde was built in brick and stone, while structures at Cahokia Mounds were made of wood, which did not last through the centuries. Mesa Verde had the advantage of protection from the US federal government as early as the late 19th century

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Yellowstone

Jay T USA - 28-Oct-20

Yellowstone

In 1806 when the Lewis and Clark expedition returned through what is now the state of Montana, one of its members broke off early to continue exploring, and encountered what he described as a hellscape, a place of "fire and brimstone" that is now known as Yellowstone National Park. His descriptions inspired more expeditions to survey this land of geothermal activity, where mud boiled, hot water erupted in geysers, and travertine terraces grew on hillsides. In turn, explorers and early environmentalists campaigned to the US government to purchase the land around Yellowstone, creating a national park for the "benefit and enjoyment of the people". In 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park in the United States, and arguably, the world

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Valparaiso

Jay T USA - 05-Aug-20

Valparaiso

The Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso has seen better days, and now seems just an echo reminding visitors of its heady history as an important stop for seafarers en route to and from Cape Horn. The early 20th century was cruel to the city. First, in 1906, a massive earthquake destroyed large parts of the city (it was a cruel year for cities on the Ring of Fire in the Americas; San Francisco, California, had been destroyed four months earlier). Valparaiso rebounded and rebuilt, ready to welcome back visitors, only to be bypassed in trade by the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. After visiting Valparaiso, I can't help but picture it as a suitable setting for Charles Dicken's Miss Havisham.

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Stoclet House

Jay T USA - 22-Jul-20

Stoclet House

I'm rather torn on Stoclet House in Brussels, Belgium. As far as visiting experience goes, I would give it a .5 for its lack of accessibility. But should World Heritage Sites be judged solely by accessibility? Another World Heritage Site in Brussels, the Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta only has the interior of one of its four sites regularly available to visitors, while natural sites, such as Surtsey or the Rio Abiseo National Park, also prohibit tourism. There are even World Heritage Sites that prohibit access based on gender, such as Mount Athos and Okinoshima Island. Some sites that limit tourism compensate with museums or replicas, such as the case of the Decorated Cave of Pont d'Arc

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Rhodes

Jay T USA - 15-Jul-20

Rhodes

It's the height of summer, and Coronavirus is severely limiting my travel options, so I figured I might as well skip to a review of a site I visited last fall that many in Europe will have the opportunity to see at the 2020 World Heritage Meetup in September: The Medieval City of Rhodes.

Before my visit, I was aware of a couple facets of Rhodian history. First, this was the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the World -- the Colossus of Rhodes

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

Recently Visited WHS

Update 10.02.21
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
Rhodes 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. Cahokia Mounds
  2. Yellowstone
  3. Valparaiso
  4. Stoclet House
  5. Rhodes
  6. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  7. Villa d'Este
  8. Tower of Hercules
  9. Segovia
  10. Rapa Nui
  11. Olympic National Park
  12. Machu Picchu
  13. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  14. Etruscan Necropolises
  15. Carlsbad Caverns
  16. Bamberg
  17. Würzburg Residence
  18. Valletta
  19. St. Petersburg
  20. Roman Walls of Lugo
  21. Popocatepetl monasteries
  22. Mount Etna
  23. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  24. Gulf of Porto
  25. El Escurial
  26. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  27. Aranjuez
  28. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  29. Toledo
  30. Santiago de Compostela
  31. Potsdam
  32. Neolithic Orkney
  33. Lima
  34. Gwynedd Castles
  35. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  36. Burgos Cathedral
  37. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
  38. Vizcaya Bridge
  39. Statue of Liberty
  40. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  41. Pompei
  42. Las Medulas
  43. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  44. Flemish Béguinages
  45. Camino Real
  46. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  47. Speyer Cathedral
  48. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  49. Lake Baikal
  50. Gros Morne National Park
  51. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  52. Brugge
  53. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  54. Thingvellir
  55. Huascaran National Park
  56. Poverty Point
  57. Pitons Management Area
  58. Mesa Verde
  59. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  60. Grand Place, Brussels
  61. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  62. Belfries
  63. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  64. Split
  65. Quito
  66. Greater Blue Mountains
  67. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  68. Vicenza
  69. Skocjan Caves
  70. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  71. La Fortaleza
  72. Grand Pré
  73. Botanical Garden, Padua
  74. White City of Tel-Aviv
  75. Tombs of Buganda Kings
  76. San Antonio Missions
  77. Olympia
  78. Kotor
  79. Great Smoky Mountains
  80. Colonia del Sacramento
  81. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  82. Venetian Works of Defence
  83. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  84. Petra
  85. Kinderdijk
  86. Galapagos Islands
  87. Budapest
  88. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  89. Sangay National Park
  90. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  91. Kremlin and Red Square
  92. Great Barrier Reef
  93. Brú na Bóinne
  94. Westminster
  95. Sintra
  96. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  97. Kew Gardens
  98. Göreme NP
  99. Blenheim Palace
  100. Wadi Rum
  101. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  102. Old City of Jerusalem
  103. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  104. Giant's Causeway
  105. Biblical Tells
  106. Vienna
  107. Schönbrunn
  108. Morne Trois Pitons
  109. Ironbridge Gorge
  110. Fortifications of Vauban
  111. Belem
  112. Versailles
  113. Siena
  114. Old Town Lunenburg
  115. L'Anse aux Meadows
  116. Forth Bridge
  117. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  118. Venice and its Lagoon
  119. San Marino and Mount Titano
  120. Nubian Monuments
  121. Independence Hall
  122. Florence
  123. Ayutthaya
  124. Vatican City
  125. Salzburg
  126. Novodevichy Convent
  127. Iguazu National Park
  128. Evora
  129. Ancient Thebes
  130. Um er-Rasas
  131. Rome
  132. New Lanark
  133. Iguacu
  134. Everglades
  135. Australian Convict Sites
  136. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  137. Royal Exhibition Building
  138. Nikko
  139. Istanbul
  140. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  141. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  142. Uluru
  143. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  144. Naples
  145. Ibiza
  146. Edinburgh
  147. Al Ain
  148. Turaif Quarter
  149. Rideau Canal
  150. Ephesus
  151. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  152. Historic Cairo
  153. Acropolis
  154. Tower of London
  155. Quseir Amra
  156. Mont-Saint-Michel
  157. Hawaii Volcanoes
  158. Costiera Amalfitana
  159. Yosemite National Park
  160. Tongariro National Park
  161. Québec
  162. Monticello
  163. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  164. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  1. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  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. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  10. Central Park (T)
  11. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  12. Dahshour archaeological area (T)
  13. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  14. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  15. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  16. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  17. Egyptian Museum in Cairo (T)
  18. Ellis Island (T)
  19. Flow Country (T)
  20. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  21. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  22. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  23. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  24. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  25. Insular area and bay of Colonia del Sacramento (T)
  26. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  27. Khor Dubai (T)
  28. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  29. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  30. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  31. Minoan Palatial Centres (T)
  32. Mount Vernon (T)
  33. Napier Art Deco historic precinct (T)
  34. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  35. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  36. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  37. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (T)
  38. Rade de Marseille (T)
  39. Route of Magellan (T)
  40. Salt Mines of Maras (T)
  41. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  42. Seoul City Wall (T)
  43. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  44. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  45. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  46. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  47. Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve (T)
  48. St. George Fortified System (T)
  49. St. George Historic District (T)
  50. The Burren (T)
  51. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  52. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  53. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  54. The Ribeira Sacra, Lugo and Orense (T)
  55. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  56. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  57. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  58. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan (T)
  59. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  60. Waitangi Treaty Grounds (T)
  61. White Sands National Monument (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