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Plantin-Moretus Museum

Jay T USA - 07-Apr-19

Plantin-Moretus Museum

The United States celebrates National Library Week each April, but libraries in the US and around the world would be in poor shape were it not for publishing houses and the printed word; hence, the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, finds its place on the World Heritage Site list. I had high expectations for the museum when I visited last August, and the audio tour I took easily met those expectations. The Plantin-Moretus Museum showcases a 16th century publishing house run as a family business

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Lake Baikal

Jay T USA - 24-Feb-19

Lake Baikal

I was told when visiting Lake Baikal that to dip your hand or foot into the lake would add five years to your life, to step in with both feet would add ten years, and to fully swim would add 25 years. I may have been young and callow, but I wasn't rash enough to actually swim in those frigid waters; I limited myself to walking in up to my knees, and even then I thought I might actually have lost years from my life rather than adding them on! Lake Baikal has a great history, from a legend explaining how the lake and the Angara River flowing from it were formed, to more modern tales of the struggles to complete a rail line around the lake

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Gros Morne National Park

Jay T USA - 17-Feb-19

Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park was the first World Heritage Site I intentionally set out to visit, and the start of my quest to visit World Heritage Sites during my travels. I learned about the park when researching a trip to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia with my father in the summer of 2006, and upon realizing that, like L'anse aux Meadows, Gros Morne was a World Heritage Site, I made a point to add it into the itinerary. I was not disappointed. Gros Morne is a place of beauty, on the rumpled west coast of Newfoundland. We stayed in Rocky Harbor for two nights, and took short trips out to look for moose and other wildlife, as well as to visit the coastal lighthouse at Lobster Cove Head

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

Recently Visited WHS

Update 29.03.19
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. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  2. Lake Baikal
  3. Gros Morne National Park
  4. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  5. Brugge
  6. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  7. Thingvellir
  8. Huascaran National Park
  9. Poverty Point
  10. Pitons Management Area
  11. Mesa Verde
  12. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  13. Grand Place, Brussels
  14. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  15. Belfries
  16. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  17. Split
  18. Quito
  19. Greater Blue Mountains
  20. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  21. Vicenza
  22. Skocjan Caves
  23. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  24. La Fortaleza
  25. Grand Pré
  26. Botanical Garden, Padua
  27. White City of Tel-Aviv
  28. Tombs of Buganda Kings
  29. San Antonio Missions
  30. Olympia
  31. Kotor
  32. Great Smoky Mountains
  33. Colonia del Sacramento
  34. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  35. Venetian Works of Defence
  36. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  37. Petra
  38. Kinderdijk
  39. Galapagos Islands
  40. Budapest
  41. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  42. Sangay National Park
  43. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  44. Kremlin and Red Square
  45. Great Barrier Reef
  46. Brú na Bóinne
  47. Westminster
  48. Sintra
  49. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  50. Kew Gardens
  51. Göreme NP
  52. Blenheim Palace
  53. Wadi Rum
  54. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  55. Old City of Jerusalem
  56. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  57. Giant's Causeway
  58. Biblical Tells
  59. Vienna
  60. Schönbrunn
  61. Morne Trois Pitons
  62. Ironbridge Gorge
  63. Fortifications of Vauban
  64. Belem
  65. Versailles
  66. Siena
  67. Old Town Lunenburg
  68. L'Anse aux Meadows
  69. Forth Bridge
  70. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  71. Venice and its Lagoon
  72. San Marino and Mount Titano
  73. Nubian Monuments
  74. Independence Hall
  75. Florence
  76. Ayutthaya
  77. Vatican City
  78. Salzburg
  79. Novodevichy Convent
  80. Iguazu National Park
  81. Evora
  82. Ancient Thebes
  83. Um er-Rasas
  84. Rome
  85. New Lanark
  86. Iguacu
  87. Everglades
  88. Australian Convict Sites
  89. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  90. Royal Exhibition Building
  91. Nikko
  92. Istanbul
  93. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  94. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  95. Uluru
  96. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  97. Naples
  98. Ibiza
  99. Edinburgh
  100. Al Ain
  101. Turaif Quarter
  102. Rideau Canal
  103. Ephesus
  104. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  105. Historic Cairo
  106. Acropolis
  107. Tower of London
  108. Quseir Amra
  109. Mont-Saint-Michel
  110. Hawaii Volcanoes
  111. Costiera Amalfitana
  112. Yosemite National Park
  113. Tongariro National Park
  114. Québec
  115. Monticello
  116. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  117. 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. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  8. Caesarea (T)
  9. California Current Conservation Complex (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. Ellis Island (T)
  18. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  19. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (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. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  25. Khor Dubai (T)
  26. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  27. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  28. Mount Vernon (T)
  29. Napier Art Deco historic precinct (T)
  30. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  31. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  32. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  33. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (T)
  34. Rade de Marseille (T)
  35. Route of Magellan. First around the World (T)
  36. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  37. Seoul City Wall (T)
  38. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  39. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  40. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  41. Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve (T)
  42. St. George Fortified System (T)
  43. St. George Historic District (T)
  44. The Burren (T)
  45. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  46. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  47. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  48. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  49. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  50. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan (T)
  51. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  52. 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