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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: 283

Most Impressive: Iguazu

Proposal New WHS: Bagan, Myanmar

Update 2018-10-05 03:08:20

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