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Michael Turtle

I'm a travel journalist and blogger who started counting World Heritage Sites in 2011. Often I try to visit the sites as part of other trips - although sometimes I will go to a country just with the mission to see as many as possible.

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Cesky Krumlov 11-Aug-18

Cesky Krumlov by Michael Turtle

I know everyone uses the term 'fairy tale' to describe Cesky Krumlov - but it really is apt! It's such a beautiful place and looking down from the viewpoints and walking through the streets is so charming. I really enjoyed my visit here.

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Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands 10-Aug-18

Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands by Michael Turtle

There is some so beautiful about this site - but it obviously suffers from the problem of too much tourism. There is very little authenticity left in the economy of the villages, which now rely almost exclusively on visitors.

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Pompei 26-Jul-18

Pompei by Michael Turtle

I don't think anything can quite prepare you for visiting Pompeii. The site is so large that it's overwhelming at first and it's hard to know where to go and what to see. After a couple of hours of exploring, it all starts to make a bit more sense and you get a sense of how the the urban design is laid out.

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Petra 20-Jun-18

Petra by Michael Turtle

It probably goes without saying that Petra is an incredible site - one of the best in the world. I had high expectations before arriving and my visit exceeded them!

I spent about 10 hours at the site over just one day. I arrived with a tour group at about 6am and we toured around the main sights together until about 11am. Then I had another five hours on my own.

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Sintra 21-Apr-18

Sintra by Michael Turtle

I decided to do a one day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. I think this is the minimum amount of time you should spend there. In retrospect, I wish I had done two days there - either staying overnight in Sintra town or catching the train back again from Lisbon.

It's a beautiful landscape with so much to see. I found it fascinating to see the evolution of the site from the period of the Moors, through the Medieval years, up to the Romantic 19th century and even into the way Sintra is used today.

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Name: Michael Turtle

Country: Australia

Visited WHS: 280

Most Impressive: Iguazu

Proposal New WHS: Bagan, Myanmar

Update 2018-08-19 02:18:02

  1. Cesky Krumlov : 5.0
  2. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands : 5.0
  3. Aachen Cathedral
  4. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  5. Acropolis
  6. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  7. Ancient Kyoto
  8. Ancient Nara
  9. Ancient Thebes
  10. Angkor
  11. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  12. Anuradhapura
  13. Aranjuez
  14. Arequipa
  15. Assisi
  16. Auschwitz Birkenau
  17. Australian Convict Sites
  18. Ayutthaya
  19. Bamberg
  20. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  21. Baroque Churches
  22. Bauhaus Sites
  23. Beemster Polder
  24. Belem
  25. Belfries
  26. Belize Barrier Reef
  27. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  28. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  29. Blenheim Palace
  30. Bordeaux
  31. Borobudur
  32. Botanical Garden, Padua
  33. Brugge
  34. Bryggen
  35. Brú na Bóinne
  36. Budapest
  37. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  38. Canterbury
  39. Cape Floral Region
  40. Caral-Supe
  41. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  42. Centennial Hall
  43. Central Highlands
  44. Chan Chan
  45. Chavin
  46. Chitwan National Park
  47. Choirokoitia
  48. Churches of Chiloé
  49. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  50. Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
  51. City of Bath
  52. City of Luxembourg
  53. Classical Weimar
  54. Cologne Cathedral
  55. Colonia del Sacramento
  56. Corvey
  57. Costiera Amalfitana
  58. Cracow
  59. Crespi d'Adda
  60. Cueva de las Manos
  61. Cuzco
  62. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  63. Drottningholm
  64. Dubrovnik
  65. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  66. Durmitor National Park
  67. Epidaurus
  68. Etruscan Necropolises
  69. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  70. Fagus Factory
  71. Ferrara
  72. Flemish Béguinages
  73. Florence
  74. Fraser Island
  75. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  76. Gamzigrad-Romuliana
  77. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  78. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  79. Genbaku Dome
  80. Genoa
  81. Giant's Causeway
  82. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  83. Gondwana Rainforests
  84. Gorham's Cave Complex
  85. Grand Place, Brussels
  86. Graz
  87. Great Barrier Reef
  88. Great Wall
  89. Greater Blue Mountains
  90. Ha Long Bay
  91. Hawaii Volcanoes
  92. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  93. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  94. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  95. Historic Cairo
  96. Hoi An
  97. Holasovice
  98. Holy Trinity Column
  99. Horyu-ji Area
  100. Huascaran National Park
  101. Hué
  102. Iguacu
  103. Iguazu National Park
  104. Imperial Palace
  105. Independence Hall
  106. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  107. Ischigualasto / Talampaya
  108. Istanbul
  109. Itsukushima Shrine
  110. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  111. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  112. Kandy
  113. Kathmandu Valley
  114. Kernavë
  115. Kew Gardens
  116. Kii Mountain Range
  117. Kinderdijk
  118. Komodo National Park
  119. Kotor
  120. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  121. Kutna Hora
  122. La Lonja de la Seda
  123. Laurisilva of Madeira
  124. Le Havre
  125. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  126. Lima
  127. Litomysl Castle
  128. Lord Howe Island
  129. Los Glaciares
  130. Luang Prabang
  131. Lumbini
  132. Luther Memorials
  133. Lübeck
  134. Machu Picchu
  135. Major Town Houses
  136. Margravial Opera House
  137. Maulbronn Monastery
  138. Mazagan
  139. Medici Villas and Gardens
  140. Medina of Essaouira
  141. Medina of Fez
  142. Medina of Marrakesh
  143. Medina of Tétouan
  144. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  145. Meknes
  146. Melaka and George Town
  147. Messel Pit
  148. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  149. Mir Castle
  150. Modena
  151. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  152. Monticello
  153. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  154. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  155. Muskauer Park
  156. My Son
  157. Mycenae and Tiryns
  158. Naples
  159. Nasca Lines
  160. Nesvizh
  161. Nikko
  162. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  163. Old Town of Galle
  164. Olympia
  165. Oporto
  166. Paphos
  167. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  168. Peninsula Valdes
  169. Petra
  170. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  171. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  172. Pienza
  173. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  174. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  175. Ping Yao
  176. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  177. Polonnaruva
  178. Pompei
  179. Pont du Gard
  180. Potsdam
  181. Prague
  182. Prambanan
  183. Preah Vihear Temple
  184. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  185. Primeval Beech Forests
  186. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  187. Pyramids (Memphis)
  188. Pyu Ancient Cities
  189. Qhapaq Ñan
  190. Quedlinburg
  191. Quseir Amra
  192. Québec
  193. Rabat
  194. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  195. Ravenna
  196. Regensburg
  197. Reichenau
  198. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  199. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  200. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  201. Riga
  202. Rio de Janeiro
  203. Robben Island
  204. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  205. Rome
  206. Royal Exhibition Building
  207. Royal Palace at Caserta
  208. Saint-Emilion
  209. Salzburg
  210. San Gimignano
  211. San Marino and Mount Titano
  212. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  213. Schokland
  214. Seville
  215. Sewell Mining Town
  216. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  217. Siena
  218. Sigiriya
  219. Silk Roads
  220. Sintra
  221. Skogskyrkogarden
  222. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  223. Speyer Cathedral
  224. Stari Ras and Sopocani
  225. Statue of Liberty
  226. Stoclet House
  227. Stonehenge
  228. Stralsund and Wismar
  229. Studenica Monastery
  230. Sulaiman-Too
  231. Sydney Opera House
  232. Tallinn
  233. Tarraco
  234. Te Wahipounamu
  235. Telc
  236. Temple of Heaven
  237. Thang Long
  238. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  239. The Four Lifts
  240. The trulli of Alberobello
  241. Toledo
  242. Tomioka Silk Mill
  243. Tower of London
  244. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  245. Trang An
  246. Trebic
  247. Trier
  248. Tugendhat Villa
  249. Uluru
  250. Um er-Rasas
  251. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  252. Val d'Orcia
  253. Valletta
  254. Valparaiso
  255. Van Nellefabriek
  256. Vatican City
  257. Venetian Works of Defence
  258. Venice and its Lagoon
  259. Verona
  260. Versailles
  261. Vicenza
  262. Vienna
  263. Vigan
  264. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  265. Villa d'Este
  266. Vilnius
  267. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  268. Volubilis
  269. Völklingen Ironworks
  270. Wadden Sea
  271. Wadi Rum
  272. Warsaw
  273. Wartburg Castle
  274. Western Tien-Shan
  275. Westminster
  276. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  277. Würzburg Residence
  278. Xanthos-Letoon
  279. Yosemite National Park
  280. Zollverein
  1. Cesky Krumlov
  2. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  3. Pompei
  4. Petra
  5. Sintra
  6. Pont du Gard
  7. Rome
  8. Preah Vihear Temple
  9. Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
  10. Ha Long Bay
  11. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  12. Salzburg
  13. Nikko
  14. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  15. Ancient Nara
  16. Ancient Kyoto
  17. Los Glaciares
  18. Cueva de las Manos
  19. Peninsula Valdes
  20. Gondwana Rainforests
  21. Greater Blue Mountains
  22. Uluru
  23. Xanthos-Letoon
  24. Istanbul
  25. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  26. Kotor
  27. Durmitor National Park
  28. Tower of London
  29. Westminster
  30. Blenheim Palace
  31. Brugge
  32. Major Town Houses
  33. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  34. Grand Place, Brussels
  35. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  36. The Four Lifts
  37. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  38. Stoclet House
  39. Churches of Chiloé
  40. Sewell Mining Town
  41. Valparaiso
  42. Ischigualasto / Talampaya
  43. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  44. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  45. Iguacu
  46. Iguazu National Park
  47. Rio de Janeiro
  48. Colonia del Sacramento
  49. Temple of Heaven
  50. Great Wall
  51. Yosemite National Park
  52. My Son
  53. Hoi An
  54. Royal Exhibition Building
  55. Hué
  56. Flemish Béguinages
  57. Arequipa
  58. Qhapaq Ñan
  59. Lima
  60. Regensburg
  61. Maulbronn Monastery
  62. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  63. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  64. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  65. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  66. Wadden Sea
  67. Stralsund and Wismar
  68. Bauhaus Sites
  69. Fagus Factory
  70. Primeval Beech Forests
  71. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  72. Messel Pit
  73. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  74. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  75. Medina of Essaouira
  76. Medina of Marrakesh
  77. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  78. Bryggen
  79. Te Wahipounamu
  80. Baroque Churches
  81. Sigiriya
  82. Anuradhapura
  83. Polonnaruva
  84. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  85. Central Highlands
  86. Kandy
  87. Old Town of Galle
  88. Wartburg Castle
  89. Speyer Cathedral
  90. Muskauer Park
  91. Völklingen Ironworks
  92. Classical Weimar
  93. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  94. Potsdam
  95. Zollverein
  96. Bamberg
  97. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  98. Lübeck
  99. Corvey
  100. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  101. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  102. Luther Memorials
  103. Würzburg Residence
  104. Quedlinburg
  105. Cologne Cathedral
  106. Medina of Fez
  107. Mazagan
  108. Meknes
  109. Volubilis
  110. Rabat
  111. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  112. Aachen Cathedral
  113. Le Havre
  114. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  115. Schokland
  116. Thang Long
  117. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  118. Brú na Bóinne
  119. Robben Island
  120. Tallinn
  121. Angkor
  122. Trang An