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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: 284

Most Impressive: Iguazu

Proposal New WHS: Bagan, Myanmar

Update 2018-11-14 19:27:14

  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. Fujisan
  77. Gamzigrad-Romuliana
  78. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  79. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  80. Genbaku Dome
  81. Genoa
  82. Giant's Causeway
  83. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  84. Gondwana Rainforests
  85. Gorham's Cave Complex
  86. Grand Place, Brussels
  87. Graz
  88. Great Barrier Reef
  89. Great Wall
  90. Greater Blue Mountains
  91. Gwynedd Castles
  92. Ha Long Bay
  93. Hawaii Volcanoes
  94. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  95. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  96. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  97. Historic Cairo
  98. Hoi An
  99. Holasovice
  100. Holy Trinity Column
  101. Horyu-ji Area
  102. Huascaran National Park
  103. Hué
  104. Iguacu
  105. Iguazu National Park
  106. Imperial Palace
  107. Independence Hall
  108. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  109. Ischigualasto / Talampaya
  110. Istanbul
  111. Itsukushima Shrine
  112. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  113. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  114. Kandy
  115. Kathmandu Valley
  116. Kernavë
  117. Kew Gardens
  118. Kii Mountain Range
  119. Kinderdijk
  120. Komodo National Park
  121. Kotor
  122. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  123. Kutna Hora
  124. La Lonja de la Seda
  125. Laurisilva of Madeira
  126. Le Havre
  127. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  128. Lima
  129. Litomysl Castle
  130. Lord Howe Island
  131. Los Glaciares
  132. Luang Prabang
  133. Lumbini
  134. Luther Memorials
  135. Lübeck
  136. Machu Picchu
  137. Major Town Houses
  138. Margravial Opera House
  139. Maulbronn Monastery
  140. Mazagan
  141. Medici Villas and Gardens
  142. Medina of Essaouira
  143. Medina of Fez
  144. Medina of Marrakesh
  145. Medina of Tétouan
  146. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  147. Meknes
  148. Melaka and George Town
  149. Messel Pit
  150. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  151. Mir Castle
  152. Modena
  153. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  154. Monticello
  155. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  156. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  157. Muskauer Park
  158. My Son
  159. Mycenae and Tiryns
  160. Namib Sand Sea
  161. Naples
  162. Nasca Lines
  163. Nesvizh
  164. Nikko
  165. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  166. Old Town of Galle
  167. Olympia
  168. Oporto
  169. Paphos
  170. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  171. Peninsula Valdes
  172. Petra
  173. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  174. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  175. Pienza
  176. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  177. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  178. Ping Yao
  179. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  180. Polonnaruva
  181. Pompei
  182. Pont du Gard
  183. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  184. Potsdam
  185. Prague
  186. Prambanan
  187. Preah Vihear Temple
  188. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  189. Primeval Beech Forests
  190. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  191. Pyramids (Memphis)
  192. Pyu Ancient Cities
  193. Qhapaq Ñan
  194. Quedlinburg
  195. Quseir Amra
  196. Québec
  197. Rabat
  198. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  199. Ravenna
  200. Regensburg
  201. Reichenau
  202. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  203. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  204. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  205. Riga
  206. Rio de Janeiro
  207. Robben Island
  208. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  209. Rome
  210. Royal Exhibition Building
  211. Royal Palace at Caserta
  212. Saint-Emilion
  213. Salzburg
  214. San Gimignano
  215. San Marino and Mount Titano
  216. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  217. Schokland
  218. Seville
  219. Sewell Mining Town
  220. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  221. Siena
  222. Sigiriya
  223. Silk Roads
  224. Sintra
  225. Skogskyrkogarden
  226. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  227. Speyer Cathedral
  228. Stari Ras and Sopocani
  229. Statue of Liberty
  230. Stoclet House
  231. Stonehenge
  232. Stralsund and Wismar
  233. Studenica Monastery
  234. Sulaiman-Too
  235. Sydney Opera House
  236. Tallinn
  237. Tarraco
  238. Te Wahipounamu
  239. Telc
  240. Temple of Heaven
  241. Thang Long
  242. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  243. The Four Lifts
  244. The trulli of Alberobello
  245. Toledo
  246. Tomioka Silk Mill
  247. Tower of London
  248. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  249. Trang An
  250. Trebic
  251. Trier
  252. Tugendhat Villa
  253. Uluru
  254. Um er-Rasas
  255. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  256. Val d'Orcia
  257. Valletta
  258. Valparaiso
  259. Van Nellefabriek
  260. Vatican City
  261. Venetian Works of Defence
  262. Venice and its Lagoon
  263. Verona
  264. Versailles
  265. Vicenza
  266. Vienna
  267. Vigan
  268. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  269. Villa d'Este
  270. Vilnius
  271. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  272. Volubilis
  273. Völklingen Ironworks
  274. Wadden Sea
  275. Wadi Rum
  276. Warsaw
  277. Wartburg Castle
  278. Western Tien-Shan
  279. Westminster
  280. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  281. Würzburg Residence
  282. Xanthos-Letoon
  283. Yosemite National Park
  284. 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