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Pompei

Jay T USA - 12-Jun-19

Pompei

Pompei is an awesome site to visit if you want to see a relatively well-preserved Roman city from the 1st century AD. That said, a visit can also be sobering, as you may also run into casts of the victims of the eruption of neighboring Vesuvius in 79 A.D. I visited Pompei as part of a tour from Naples in the spring of 2013, and had a few hours to wander the ruins. There were finely paved streets still intact, and an amphitheater for culture. On one street you can find ovens from a kitchen on display, while on another you can find surviving artwork on the walls of a brothel. Private residences and temples and bathhouses lie partially in ruins, but enough remains to get a good feeling of what life must have been like in this city

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Las Medulas

Jay T USA - 05-Jun-19

Las Medulas

"There's gold in them thar hills", and that's exactly what brought Rome to Las Médulas in northwest Spain. The UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription is what brought me to Las Médulas some 19 centuries later, and I'm glad I made the visit, since it helped provide context to the Roman presence still visible in ruins throughout neighboring Galicia. Las Médulas was one of the most important sources of gold for the Roman empire, which used the gold in coins and jewelry. Unfortunately, the extraction came at a price to the landscape, as eroded red rocks are now ruggedly visible against the abundant vegetation in the valley below

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Jay T USA - 15-May-19

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a strong contender for the oddest named World Heritage Site I've visited, though its name makes sense after learning its history. On a cliff in western Alberta, this site was historically used by the Blackfoot Nation, who lived a nomadic life on North America's Great Plains, to secure food, clothing, and tools for their people by driving buffalo en masse over the cliff's edge to fall to their death. In today's world, buffalo jumps seem rather cruel, but the Blackfoot (like most other Indians) used every part of the buffalo that died. I visited Head-Smashed-In at the end of June 2018, and as I walked up to the visitor center, I took note of the prairie grasses below the cliff's edge where many buffalo must have met their unfortunate end

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Flemish Béguinages

Jay T USA - 08-May-19

Flemish Béguinages

One of the things I love about World Heritage Sites is how they can expose you to places, or in the case of the Flemish Béguinages, concepts, that I had not known before. History tends to be rather male-focused, and while I was aware women often had limited options in life in medieval times (with marriage or religious orders being some of the more common choices), I had never learned about the béguinages in northern Europe. These religious societies offered single women an option to live together in a community while retaining independence to come and go at will. When I visited the city of Bruges last August, I made sure to stop by the Begijnhof, tucked away in a quiet corner of the city

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Camino Real

Jay T USA - 01-May-19

Camino Real

I first traveled Mexico's Royal Road, the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, in 1998 as part of a church mission trip which took me from El Paso by road to Durango. It's a shame I wasn't particularly aware of the significance of the route at the time, and I didn't pay much attention to the historic center of Durango. I corrected this oversight on a visit to Mexico City almost 20 years later in January 2017. I wasn't content to count the Zócalo as the only representation of this World Heritage Site, which includes 60 different sites related to the historic road, so I took a day trip out to Tepotzotlán, a small, charming city just north of the capital

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

Recently Visited WHS

Update 31.05.19
Rating Stats
Iguacu 5
Petra 5
Rome 5
Uluru 5
Acropolis 4.5
Nikko 4.5
Pompei 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. Pompei
  2. Las Medulas
  3. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  4. Flemish Béguinages
  5. Camino Real
  6. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  7. Speyer Cathedral
  8. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  9. Lake Baikal
  10. Gros Morne National Park
  11. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  12. Brugge
  13. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  14. Thingvellir
  15. Huascaran National Park
  16. Poverty Point
  17. Pitons Management Area
  18. Mesa Verde
  19. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  20. Grand Place, Brussels
  21. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  22. Belfries
  23. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  24. Split
  25. Quito
  26. Greater Blue Mountains
  27. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  28. Vicenza
  29. Skocjan Caves
  30. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  31. La Fortaleza
  32. Grand Pré
  33. Botanical Garden, Padua
  34. White City of Tel-Aviv
  35. Tombs of Buganda Kings
  36. San Antonio Missions
  37. Olympia
  38. Kotor
  39. Great Smoky Mountains
  40. Colonia del Sacramento
  41. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  42. Venetian Works of Defence
  43. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  44. Petra
  45. Kinderdijk
  46. Galapagos Islands
  47. Budapest
  48. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  49. Sangay National Park
  50. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  51. Kremlin and Red Square
  52. Great Barrier Reef
  53. Brú na Bóinne
  54. Westminster
  55. Sintra
  56. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  57. Kew Gardens
  58. Göreme NP
  59. Blenheim Palace
  60. Wadi Rum
  61. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  62. Old City of Jerusalem
  63. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  64. Giant's Causeway
  65. Biblical Tells
  66. Vienna
  67. Schönbrunn
  68. Morne Trois Pitons
  69. Ironbridge Gorge
  70. Fortifications of Vauban
  71. Belem
  72. Versailles
  73. Siena
  74. Old Town Lunenburg
  75. L'Anse aux Meadows
  76. Forth Bridge
  77. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  78. Venice and its Lagoon
  79. San Marino and Mount Titano
  80. Nubian Monuments
  81. Independence Hall
  82. Florence
  83. Ayutthaya
  84. Vatican City
  85. Salzburg
  86. Novodevichy Convent
  87. Iguazu National Park
  88. Evora
  89. Ancient Thebes
  90. Um er-Rasas
  91. Rome
  92. New Lanark
  93. Iguacu
  94. Everglades
  95. Australian Convict Sites
  96. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  97. Royal Exhibition Building
  98. Nikko
  99. Istanbul
  100. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  101. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  102. Uluru
  103. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  104. Naples
  105. Ibiza
  106. Edinburgh
  107. Al Ain
  108. Turaif Quarter
  109. Rideau Canal
  110. Ephesus
  111. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  112. Historic Cairo
  113. Acropolis
  114. Tower of London
  115. Quseir Amra
  116. Mont-Saint-Michel
  117. Hawaii Volcanoes
  118. Costiera Amalfitana
  119. Yosemite National Park
  120. Tongariro National Park
  121. Québec
  122. Monticello
  123. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  124. 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. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  40. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  41. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  42. Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve (T)
  43. St. George Fortified System (T)
  44. St. George Historic District (T)
  45. The Burren (T)
  46. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  47. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  48. The Ribeira Sacra, Lugo and Orense (T)
  49. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  50. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  51. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  52. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan (T)
  53. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  54. 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