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Petteri Profile

I've been interested in UNESCO World Heritage sites from 2006 onwards. My work contains lots of travel, but I also spend most of holidays traveling somewhere. While I do not select my destinations based on world heritage considerations, I try to visit new world heritage sites whenever possible.

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Primeval Beech Forests 07-Jul-15

The "easiest" way to see the inscribed area within Vihorlat is to hike up to Sninsky kamen, which is just within the core area, and which offers panoramic views of the overall protected area within Vihorlat. The hike up to Sninsky Kamen starts from Morske Oko, which in turn can be reached by driving to the end of the road from Remetske Hamre (around 20km from Michalovce). Morske Oko seems to be a somewhat popular tourist location (at least for locals) as the site features a car park, signposted trail markers, and there also were several people strolling around the lake. The trail up to Sninsky Kamen, on the other hand, is less popular even if being relatively easy (with the exception of some missing trail markers). In fact, the main challenge is to reach Vihorlat in the first place as the park is located closer to Ukrainian border (only Ukrainian mobile network provider was occasionally within range inside the park) than any major Slovakian city.

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Name: Petteri

Country: Finland

Visited WHS: 435

Most Impressive: too long to list, pretty much every natural site (but especially Iguacu and Los Glaciares), some of the more remote sites where getting there is part of the fun (e.g., Wadi Al-Hitan or Australian Mammal Fossil Sites) and finally some of the more impressive monuments in the world (e.g., Mezquita, Petra, Alhambra and Angkor)

Proposal New WHS: Castles of Ludwig II in Bavaria
Works of Salvador Dali (e.g., museum in Figueres)
Torres del Paine National Park,
Beagle Channel Marine Life Areas,
Seoraksan National Park (South Korea)

Update 2018-08-12 17:57:24

  1. Sun Temple, Konarak : 4.5
  2. Wadi Al-Hitan : 4.0
  3. Sundarbans National Park : 3.0
  4. Abu Mena : 2.5
  5. Ichkeul National Park : 2.0
  6. Caves and Ice Age Art : 1.5
  7. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings : 0.5
  8. Aachen Cathedral
  9. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  10. Abbey of St Gall
  11. Acropolis
  12. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  13. Agra Fort
  14. Albi
  15. Alcala de Henares
  16. Altamira Cave
  17. Alto Douro
  18. Amiens Cathedral
  19. Amphitheater of El Jem
  20. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  21. Ancient Kyoto
  22. Ancient Nara
  23. Ancient Thebes
  24. Angkor
  25. Aquileia
  26. Aranjuez
  27. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  28. Assisi
  29. Asturian Monuments
  30. Atapuerca
  31. Auschwitz Birkenau
  32. Australian Convict Sites
  33. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  34. Avignon
  35. Avila
  36. Ayutthaya
  37. Baekje Historic Areas
  38. Bahá’i Holy Places
  39. Bamberg
  40. Banska Stiavnica
  41. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  42. Bardejov Town
  43. Bauhaus Sites
  44. Beemster Polder
  45. Belem
  46. Belfries
  47. Bellinzone
  48. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  49. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  50. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  51. Bethlehem
  52. Biblical Tells
  53. Birka and Hovgarden
  54. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  55. Blenheim Palace
  56. Botanical Garden, Padua
  57. Bourges Cathedral
  58. Boyana Church
  59. Brugge
  60. Bryggen
  61. Brú na Bóinne
  62. Budapest
  63. Burgos Cathedral
  64. Burgundy
  65. Butrint
  66. Cahokia Mounds
  67. Camino Real
  68. Canal du Midi
  69. Canterbury
  70. Castel del Monte
  71. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  72. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  73. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  74. Cesky Krumlov
  75. Champagne
  76. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  77. Chartres Cathedral
  78. Chengjiang Fossil Site
  79. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  80. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  81. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  82. City of Bath
  83. City of Luxembourg
  84. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  85. Classical Weimar
  86. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  87. Cologne Cathedral
  88. Colonia del Sacramento
  89. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  90. Cordoba
  91. Corfu
  92. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  93. Corvey
  94. Costiera Amalfitana
  95. Cracow
  96. Crespi d'Adda
  97. Cueva de las Manos
  98. Curonian Spit
  99. Dazu Rock Carvings
  100. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  101. Dengfeng
  102. Derwent Valley Mills
  103. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  104. Dougga/Thugga
  105. Drottningholm
  106. Dubrovnik
  107. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  108. Edinburgh
  109. El Escurial
  110. Elephanta Caves
  111. Epidaurus
  112. Etruscan Necropolises
  113. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  114. Everglades
  115. Fagus Factory
  116. Fatehpur Sikri
  117. Ferrara
  118. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  119. Flemish Béguinages
  120. Florence
  121. Forth Bridge
  122. Fortifications of Vauban
  123. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  124. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  125. Fraser Island
  126. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  127. Gammelstad
  128. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  129. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  130. Genbaku Dome
  131. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  132. Gondwana Rainforests
  133. Granada
  134. Grand Canal
  135. Grand Place, Brussels
  136. Great Barrier Reef
  137. Great Smoky Mountains
  138. Great Wall
  139. Greater Blue Mountains
  140. Guanajuato
  141. Guimarães
  142. Gwynedd Castles
  143. Gyeongju
  144. Göreme NP
  145. Haeinsa Temple
  146. Hahoe and Yangdong
  147. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  148. Hattusha
  149. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  150. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  151. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  152. Himeji-jo
  153. Hiraizumi
  154. Historic Cairo
  155. Holasovice
  156. Holy Trinity Column
  157. Horyu-ji Area
  158. Hospicio Cabañas
  159. Huanglong
  160. Huangshan
  161. Humayun's Tomb
  162. Hwaseong Fortress
  163. Iguacu
  164. Iguazu National Park
  165. Imperial Palace
  166. Imperial Tombs
  167. Incense Route of the Negev
  168. Independence Hall
  169. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  170. Ironbridge Gorge
  171. Istanbul
  172. Itsukushima Shrine
  173. Jantar Mantar
  174. Jeju
  175. Jelling
  176. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  177. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  178. Jongmyo Shrine
  179. Kairouan
  180. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  181. Keoladeo National Park
  182. Kerkuane
  183. Kernavë
  184. Kew Gardens
  185. Kiev
  186. Kii Mountain Range
  187. Kinderdijk
  188. Kotor
  189. Kremlin and Red Square
  190. Kronborg Castle
  191. Kutna Hora
  192. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  193. Lake District
  194. Laponian Area
  195. Las Medulas
  196. Laurisilva of Madeira
  197. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  198. Le Havre
  199. Litomysl Castle
  200. Liverpool
  201. Loire Valley
  202. Longmen Grottoes
  203. Longobards in Italy
  204. Los Glaciares
  205. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  206. Luther Memorials
  207. Lyon
  208. Lübeck
  209. Macao
  210. Madara Rider
  211. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  212. Major Town Houses
  213. Malbork Castle
  214. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  215. Margravial Opera House
  216. Maritime Greenwich
  217. Masada
  218. Matera
  219. Maulbronn Monastery
  220. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  221. Medici Villas and Gardens
  222. Medina of Sousse
  223. Medina of Tunis
  224. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  225. Messel Pit
  226. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  227. Mir Castle
  228. Modena
  229. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  230. Monastery of Alcobaça
  231. Monastery of Batalha
  232. Mont-Saint-Michel
  233. Monte San Giorgio
  234. Mostar
  235. Mount Carmel Caves
  236. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  237. Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
  238. Mount Taishan
  239. Mount Wutai
  240. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  241. Mycenae and Tiryns
  242. Mystras
  243. Nancy
  244. Naples
  245. Naumburg Cathedral
  246. Nessebar
  247. Nesvizh
  248. New Lanark
  249. Nikko
  250. Nubian Monuments
  251. Old City of Acre
  252. Old City of Berne
  253. Old City of Jerusalem
  254. Old Rauma
  255. Old Town of Lijiang
  256. Olympia
  257. Olympic National Park
  258. Oporto
  259. Orange
  260. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  261. Paphos
  262. Par force hunting landscape
  263. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  264. Peninsula Valdes
  265. Petra
  266. Petäjävesi Old Church
  267. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  268. Pienza
  269. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  270. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  271. Ping Yao
  272. Pirin National Park
  273. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  274. Plitvice Lakes
  275. Poblet Monastery
  276. Pompei
  277. Pont du Gard
  278. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  279. Potsdam
  280. Prague
  281. Primeval Beech Forests
  282. Provins
  283. Puebla
  284. Pyramids (Memphis)
  285. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  286. Quedlinburg
  287. Querétaro
  288. Quseir Amra
  289. Qutb Minar
  290. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  291. Ravenna
  292. Red Fort
  293. Redwood
  294. Regensburg
  295. Reichenau
  296. Reims
  297. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  298. Riga
  299. Rila Monastery
  300. Rock Art of Alta
  301. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  302. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  303. Roman Walls of Lugo
  304. Rome
  305. Roskilde Cathedral
  306. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  307. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  308. Royal Exhibition Building
  309. Royal Joseon Tombs
  310. Royal Palace at Caserta
  311. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  312. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  313. Saint Catherine Area
  314. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  315. Salamanca
  316. Saltaire
  317. Salzburg
  318. Sammallahdenmäki
  319. San Antonio Missions
  320. San Gimignano
  321. San Marino and Mount Titano
  322. San Miguel de Allende
  323. Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries
  324. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  325. Santiago de Compostela
  326. Sceilg Mhichíl
  327. Schokland
  328. Schönbrunn
  329. Segovia
  330. Selimiye Mosque
  331. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  332. Seville
  333. Shirakami-Sanchi
  334. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  335. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  336. Siena
  337. Silk Roads
  338. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  339. Sintra
  340. Site of Carthage
  341. Skocjan Caves
  342. Skogskyrkogarden
  343. South China Karst
  344. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  345. Speyer Cathedral
  346. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  347. Split
  348. Srebarna Nature Reserve
  349. St. Petersburg
  350. Stari Grad Plain
  351. Statue of Liberty
  352. Stonehenge
  353. Stralsund and Wismar
  354. Strasbourg
  355. Struve Geodetic Arc
  356. Studley Royal Park
  357. Summer Palace
  358. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  359. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  360. Sydney Opera House
  361. Taj Mahal
  362. Tallinn
  363. Tarraco
  364. Tasmanian Wilderness
  365. Telc
  366. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  367. Temple of Heaven
  368. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius
  369. Teotihuacan
  370. Tequila
  371. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  372. The trulli of Alberobello
  373. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  374. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  375. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  376. Toledo
  377. Torun
  378. Tower of Hercules
  379. Tower of London
  380. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  381. Trebic
  382. Trier
  383. Trogir
  384. Troy
  385. Tugendhat Villa
  386. Uluru
  387. University of Coimbra
  388. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  389. Urbino
  390. Urnes Stave Church
  391. Val d'Orcia
  392. Vall de Boi
  393. Valletta
  394. Vatican City
  395. Venetian Works of Defence
  396. Venice and its Lagoon
  397. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  398. Verona
  399. Versailles
  400. Vicenza
  401. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai
  402. Vienna
  403. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  404. Villa d'Este
  405. Vilnius
  406. Vizcaya Bridge
  407. Vlkolinec
  408. Vézelay
  409. Völklingen Ironworks
  410. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  411. Wadi Rum
  412. Warsaw
  413. Wartburg Castle
  414. West Lake
  415. West Norwegian Fjords
  416. Westminster
  417. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  418. White City of Tel-Aviv
  419. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  420. Willandra Lakes
  421. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  422. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  423. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  424. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  425. Wudang Mountains
  426. Wulingyuan
  427. Würzburg Residence
  428. Xidi and Hongcun
  429. Yin Xu
  430. Yungang Grottoes
  431. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  432. Zacatecas
  433. Zamosc
  434. Zollverein
  435. Úbeda and Baeza
  1. Amritsar
  2. Bagan
  3. Cenotes of the Yucatan
  4. Communist heritage of Volgograd
  5. Copper Canyon
  6. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  7. Dilwara Temples at Mt Abu
  8. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry
  9. Lake Titicaca
  10. Major Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
  11. Mecca, Kaaba
  12. Naica Cave: Cave of the Crystals
  13. Neuschwanstein Castle
  14. Okavango Delta
  15. Pharaonic Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu
  16. Scrovegni's Chapel
  17. Shwedagon Pagoda
  18. Silk Roads
  19. Svalbard
  20. Torres del Paine National Park