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I am originally from a town of about 300 people in Northern Wisconsin. While my WHS count is not particularly high, I have been blessed to be able to travel frequently. For my wife and I, Los Angeles is our home of 10 years. Still waiting on that 1st world heritage site in LA! I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in History, and a Master's degree in Teaching (Social Studies). I have a particular interest in Korea, and have spent considerable time exploring the country.

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NEXT TRIPS: 2018-2019

- Washington D.C. (Spring 2019)
- Wisconsin (Summer 2019)
- Iceland (Fall 2019)

ROAD TRIPS: 2018-2019

- New Orleans (Poverty Point)
- Northern Mexico (Gulf of California/Paquimé)
- Rocky Mountains (Yellowstone, Glacier, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump)
- New Mexico (Carlsbad)

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Route of Magellan. First around the World (T) 08-Sep-18

Route of Magellan. First around the World (T) by Kyle Magnuson

A cultural route that connects Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Indonesia, Philippines, Portugal, and Spain? This is an ambitious undertaking only comparable to the Silk Road and Qhapaq Ñan world heritage sites.

Based on numerous tangible and intangible elements, its still unclear which sites would make up this world circumnavigating route. One wonders will there actually be large natural marine areas from Africa to South America included as components? 

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Monastery of Alcobaça 07-Sep-18

Monastery of Alcobaça by Kyle Magnuson

This was the first monastery we visited on our road trip to Coimbra. It certainly was not a disappointment as the day was ideal for these rural small town monasteries. The royal pantheon is noteworthy and the details on these tombs are really superb. These sarcophagi with their stories finely carved on their exteriors are memorable.

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Monastery of Batalha 06-Sep-18

Monastery of Batalha by Kyle Magnuson

For me this was the most exceptional Monastery in Portugal. The whole structure is photogenic, well-kept, and simply a lovely place to explore. The weather during my visit was perfect, it really does make a difference when visiting world heritage sites. 

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Sintra 01-Sep-18

Sintra by Kyle Magnuson

My trip to Sinta was blessed with triumphs and (unavoidable?) pitfalls. I planned early based on reviews in our community that a day trip was not enough. Moreover, staying one night and using a rental car allowed me to see a pleasant mix of what Sintra offers. Granted, there was plenty I did not see.

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Sites of Globalization (T) 29-Aug-18

Sites of Globalization  (T) by Kyle Magnuson

My time in the Algarve was centered around Lagos. Therefore, it was easy to explore some of the historic sites of the city that are connected with "Globalization". The city walls have an imposing gate that faces the harbor, yet the walls themselves are not well preserved and much of their authenticity has been lost. The expanding vacation city of Lagos, tourist infrastructure, and visitor services has certainly strained the historic heart of the city. Indeed, most people are not going to Lagos for its history, they are going to enjoy a slice of the Algavre coast.

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Name: Kyle Magnuson

Country: California - United States of America

Visited WHS: 70

Most Impressive: Machu Picchu (Peru), The Great Wall (China), Grand Canyon NP (USA), Yosemite NP (USA), Istanbul (Turkey)

Proposal New WHS: Ancestral Sites of the Dine (Navajo Nation), Camino Real: Santa Fe Route [Extension], Coso Rock Art District Cultural Landscape, Mojave and Colorado Deserts of California, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument [Extension], Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Sinagua Cultural Landscape

Update 2018-09-02 17:36:14

  1. Great Wall : 5.0
  2. Machu Picchu : 5.0
  3. El Pinacate : 4.5
  4. Grand Canyon : 4.5
  5. Imperial Palace : 4.5
  6. Istanbul : 4.5
  7. Mesa Verde : 4.5
  8. Redwood : 4.5
  9. Yosemite National Park : 4.5
  10. Chaco Culture : 4.0
  11. Edinburgh : 4.0
  12. Everglades : 4.0
  13. Jeju : 4.0
  14. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor : 4.0
  15. Mexico City and Xochimilco : 4.0
  16. Olympic National Park : 4.0
  17. Paris, Banks of the Seine : 4.0
  18. Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries : 4.0
  19. Segovia : 4.0
  20. Sintra : 4.0
  21. Statue of Liberty : 4.0
  22. Taos Pueblo : 4.0
  23. Teotihuacan : 4.0
  24. Toledo : 4.0
  25. University of Coimbra : 4.0
  26. Central University City Campus of the UNAM : 3.5
  27. Changdeokgung Palace Complex : 3.5
  28. Convent of Christ in Tomar : 3.5
  29. Cuzco : 3.5
  30. El Escurial : 3.5
  31. Gyeongju : 3.5
  32. Haeinsa Temple : 3.5
  33. Hahoe and Yangdong : 3.5
  34. Macao : 3.5
  35. Mammoth Cave : 3.5
  36. Monastery of Alcobaça : 3.5
  37. Monastery of Batalha : 3.5
  38. Mount Taishan : 3.5
  39. Namhansanseong : 3.5
  40. Qhapaq Ñan : 3.5
  41. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple : 3.5
  42. Silk Roads : 3.5
  43. South China Karst : 3.5
  44. Southern Öland : 3.5
  45. Summer Palace : 3.5
  46. Temple of Heaven : 3.5
  47. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius : 3.5
  48. Versailles : 3.5
  49. Works of Antoni Gaudí : 3.5
  50. Aranjuez : 3.0
  51. Baekje Historic Areas : 3.0
  52. Baroque Churches : 3.0
  53. Belem : 3.0
  54. Cahokia Mounds : 3.0
  55. Forth Bridge : 3.0
  56. Grand Canal : 3.0
  57. Hwaseong Fortress : 3.0
  58. Imperial Tombs : 3.0
  59. Independence Hall : 3.0
  60. Jongmyo Shrine : 3.0
  61. Kronborg Castle : 3.0
  62. Lima : 3.0
  63. Par force hunting landscape : 3.0
  64. Roskilde Cathedral : 3.0
  65. Royal Joseon Tombs : 3.0
  66. San Antonio Missions : 3.0
  67. Drottningholm : 2.5
  68. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen : 2.5
  69. Skogskyrkogarden : 2.5
  70. New Lanark : 2.0
  1. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  2. Ancient Mountain Fortresses in Central Korea (T)
  3. Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac (T)
  4. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  5. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  6. Central Park (T)
  7. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  8. City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (T)
  9. Daegokcheon Stream Petroglyphs (T)
  10. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  11. El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (T)
  12. Ellis Island (T)
  13. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  14. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  15. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  16. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  17. Lake Titicaca (T)
  18. Mt. Soraksan Nature Reserve (T)
  19. Naganeupseong, Town Fortress and Village (T)
  20. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  21. Nuruosmaniye Complex (T)
  22. Oeam Village (T)
  23. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  24. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  25. Rade de Marseille (T)
  26. Route of Magellan. First around the World (T)
  27. Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada) (T)
  28. Seoul City Wall (T)
  29. Seowon, Confucian Academies of Korea (T)
  30. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  31. Sites of fossilized dinosaurs throughout the Southern seacoast (T)
  32. Sites of Globalization (T)
  33. Southwest Coast (T)
  34. Southwestern Coast Tidal Flats (T)
  35. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  36. The Goryeong Jisandong Daegaya Tumuli (T)
  37. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  38. The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin (T)
  39. The Rise of Systematic Biology (T)
  40. Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea (T)
  41. Upo Wetland (T)
  42. White Sands National Monument (T)
  1. Route of Magellan. First around the World (T)
  2. Sites of Globalization (T)
  3. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  4. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  5. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  6. Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada) (T)
  7. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  8. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  9. Southwest Coast (T)
  10. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  11. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  12. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  13. The Rise of Systematic Biology (T)
  14. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  15. Ellis Island (T)
  16. Central Park (T)
  17. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  18. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  19. Nuruosmaniye Complex (T)
  20. The Goryeong Jisandong Daegaya Tumuli (T)
  21. Daegokcheon Stream Petroglyphs (T)
  22. Seowon, Confucian Academies of Korea (T)
  23. Seoul City Wall (T)
  24. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  25. White Sands National Monument (T)
  26. Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea (T)
  27. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  28. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  29. Oeam Village (T)
  30. El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (T)
  31. Upo Wetland (T)
  32. Southwestern Coast Tidal Flats (T)
  33. Sites of fossilized dinosaurs throughout the Southern seacoast (T)
  34. Naganeupseong, Town Fortress and Village (T)
  35. Ancient Mountain Fortresses in Central Korea (T)
  36. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  37. Mt. Soraksan Nature Reserve (T)
  38. City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (T)
  39. Lake Titicaca (T)
  40. Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac (T)
  41. Rade de Marseille (T)
  1. Bagan
  2. Chicago School of Architecture
  3. Ciudad Perdida, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  4. Concordia
  5. Dilwara Temples at Mt Abu
  6. Dzongs of Bhutan
  7. El Nido Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area
  8. Kaieteur National Park, Iwokrama Forest and the Kanuku Mountains
  9. Klondike and the Gold Rush Trails
  10. Laas Gaal
  11. Lake Titicaca
  12. Major Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
  13. Nan Madol
  14. Okavango Delta
  15. Plain of Jars / Sites Mégalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang
  16. Silk Roads
  17. Sistema Vial Andino/Qhapaq Ñan
  18. Svalbard
  19. Torres del Paine National Park
  20. Ur
  1. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  2. Hawaii Volcanoes
  3. Teide National Park
  4. Ferrara
  5. Shibam
  6. Edinburgh
  7. Toledo
  8. Sana'a
  9. Old City of Jerusalem
  10. Rome
  11. Istanbul
  12. Venice and its Lagoon
  13. Qhapaq Ñan
  14. Silk Roads
  15. Ayutthaya
  16. Ellora Caves
  17. Moenjodaro
  18. Sukhothai
  19. Angkor
  20. Vézère Valley
  21. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  22. Altamira Cave
  23. Sundarbans National Park
  24. Iguazu National Park
  25. The Sundarbans
  26. Okavango Delta
  27. Victoria Falls
  28. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  29. Pantanal
  30. Kenya Lake System
  31. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  32. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  33. Neolithic Orkney
  34. Çatalhöyük
  35. Stonehenge
  36. Palenque
  37. Chichen-Itza
  38. Caral-Supe
  39. Tikal National Park
  40. Teotihuacan
  41. Chan Chan
  42. Mesa Verde
  43. SGang Gwaay
  44. Chaco Culture
  45. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  46. St. Petersburg
  47. Florence
  48. Site of Carthage
  49. Villa d'Este
  50. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  51. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  52. Fontainebleau
  53. Potsdam
  54. Golestan Palace
  55. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  56. Imperial Palace
  57. Rapa Nui
  58. Nemrut Dag
  59. Petra
  60. Persepolis
  61. Tchogha Zanbil
  62. Samarra
  63. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  64. Machu Picchu
  65. Kilimanjaro National Park
  66. Sagarmatha National Park
  67. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  68. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  69. Great Wall
  70. Crac des Chevaliers
  71. Gwynedd Castles
  72. Agra Fort
  73. Statue of Liberty
  74. Genbaku Dome
  75. Auschwitz Birkenau
  76. Kutna Hora
  77. Vienna
  78. Dubrovnik
  79. Siena
  80. Belize Barrier Reef
  81. Great Barrier Reef
  82. Rock Islands
  83. West Norwegian Fjords
  84. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  85. Skocjan Caves
  86. Ha Long Bay
  87. South China Karst
  88. Selimiye Mosque
  89. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  90. Sub-Antarctic Islands
  91. Temple of Heaven
  92. Sun Temple, Konarak
  93. Prambanan
  94. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  95. Chola Temples
  96. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  97. Los Glaciares
  98. Te Wahipounamu
  99. Ilulissat Icefjord
  100. Yosemite National Park
  101. Glacier parks
  102. Rio Abiseo National Park
  103. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  104. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  105. Redwood
  106. Cape Floral Region
  107. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  108. Serengeti
  109. Ngorongoro
  110. Yellowstone
  111. Galapagos Islands
  112. Aldabra Atoll
  113. Komodo National Park
  114. Gulf of California
  115. Koguryo Kingdom
  116. Ancient Kyoto
  117. Fagus Factory
  118. China Danxia
  119. Grand Canyon
  120. Nubian Monuments
  121. Ancient Thebes
  122. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  123. Jantar Mantar
  124. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  125. Olympic National Park
  126. Cerrado Protected Areas
  127. Lorentz National Park
  128. Virunga National Park
  129. Namib Sand Sea
  130. El Pinacate
  131. St. Kilda
  132. Pergamon
  133. Medici Villas and Gardens
  134. Uluru
  135. Bali Subak system
  136. Persian Garden
  137. Wadi Rum
  138. West Lake
  139. Thingvellir
  140. Guanajuato
  141. Québec
  142. Puebla
  143. Meroe
  144. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  145. Cliff of Bandiagara
  146. Shushtar
  147. Kremlin and Red Square
  148. Sceilg Mhichíl
  149. Mount Athos
  150. Westminster
  151. Mont-Saint-Michel
  152. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  153. Vatican City
  154. Meteora
  155. Lalibela
  156. Aachen Cathedral
  157. Mystras
  158. Göreme NP
  159. Royal Joseon Tombs
  160. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
  161. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  162. Etruscan Necropolises
  163. Taj Mahal
  164. Pyramids (Memphis)
  165. Yungang Grottoes
  166. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  167. Taxila
  168. Longmen Grottoes
  169. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  170. Mogao Caves
  171. Mahabodhi Temple Complex
  172. Borobudur
  173. Potala Palace
  174. Sigiriya
  175. Dazu Rock Carvings
  176. Ajanta Caves
  177. Xidi and Hongcun
  178. Hué
  179. Kathmandu Valley
  180. Ping Yao
  181. Samarkand
  182. Medina of Marrakesh
  183. Damascus
  184. Aleppo
  185. Leptis Magna
  186. Pompei
  187. Villa Romana del Casale
  188. Cyrene
  189. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  190. Acropolis
  191. Mycenae and Tiryns
  192. Olympia
  193. Hani Rice Terraces
  194. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  195. Timbuktu
  196. Ghadames
  197. Djenné
  198. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  199. Aksum
  200. Jeju