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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: 437

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 2018-10-01 15:27:57

  1. Cueva de las Manos : 4.5
  2. Dazu Rock Carvings : 4.5
  3. Sun Temple, Konarak : 4.5
  4. Shirakami-Sanchi : 4.0
  5. St. Kilda : 4.0
  6. Wadi Al-Hitan : 4.0
  7. Hattusha : 3.0
  8. Sundarbans National Park : 3.0
  9. Abu Mena : 2.5
  10. Ichkeul National Park : 2.0
  11. Caves and Ice Age Art : 1.5
  12. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings : 0.5
  13. Aachen Cathedral
  14. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  15. Abbey of St Gall
  16. Acropolis
  17. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  18. Agra Fort
  19. Albi
  20. Alcala de Henares
  21. Altamira Cave
  22. Alto Douro
  23. Amiens Cathedral
  24. Amphitheater of El Jem
  25. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  26. Ancient Kyoto
  27. Ancient Nara
  28. Ancient Thebes
  29. Angkor
  30. Aquileia
  31. Aranjuez
  32. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  33. Assisi
  34. Asturian Monuments
  35. Atapuerca
  36. Auschwitz Birkenau
  37. Australian Convict Sites
  38. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  39. Avignon
  40. Avila
  41. Ayutthaya
  42. Baekje Historic Areas
  43. Bahá’i Holy Places
  44. Bamberg
  45. Banska Stiavnica
  46. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  47. Bardejov Town
  48. Bauhaus Sites
  49. Beemster Polder
  50. Belem
  51. Belfries
  52. Bellinzone
  53. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  54. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  55. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  56. Bethlehem
  57. Biblical Tells
  58. Birka and Hovgarden
  59. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  60. Blenheim Palace
  61. Botanical Garden, Padua
  62. Bourges Cathedral
  63. Boyana Church
  64. Brugge
  65. Bryggen
  66. Brú na Bóinne
  67. Budapest
  68. Burgos Cathedral
  69. Burgundy
  70. Butrint
  71. Cahokia Mounds
  72. Camino Real
  73. Canal du Midi
  74. Canterbury
  75. Castel del Monte
  76. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  77. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  78. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  79. Cesky Krumlov
  80. Champagne
  81. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  82. Chartres Cathedral
  83. Chengjiang Fossil Site
  84. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  85. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  86. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  87. City of Bath
  88. City of Luxembourg
  89. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  90. Classical Weimar
  91. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  92. Cologne Cathedral
  93. Colonia del Sacramento
  94. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  95. Cordoba
  96. Corfu
  97. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  98. Corvey
  99. Costiera Amalfitana
  100. Cracow
  101. Crespi d'Adda
  102. Curonian Spit
  103. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  104. Dengfeng
  105. Derwent Valley Mills
  106. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  107. Dougga/Thugga
  108. Drottningholm
  109. Dubrovnik
  110. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  111. Edinburgh
  112. El Escurial
  113. Elephanta Caves
  114. Epidaurus
  115. Etruscan Necropolises
  116. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  117. Everglades
  118. Fagus Factory
  119. Fatehpur Sikri
  120. Ferrara
  121. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  122. Flemish Béguinages
  123. Florence
  124. Forth Bridge
  125. Fortifications of Vauban
  126. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  127. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  128. Fraser Island
  129. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  130. Gammelstad
  131. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  132. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  133. Genbaku Dome
  134. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  135. Gondwana Rainforests
  136. Granada
  137. Grand Canal
  138. Grand Place, Brussels
  139. Great Barrier Reef
  140. Great Smoky Mountains
  141. Great Wall
  142. Greater Blue Mountains
  143. Guanajuato
  144. Guimarães
  145. Gwynedd Castles
  146. Gyeongju
  147. Göreme NP
  148. Haeinsa Temple
  149. Hahoe and Yangdong
  150. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  151. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  152. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  153. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  154. Himeji-jo
  155. Hiraizumi
  156. Historic Cairo
  157. Holasovice
  158. Holy Trinity Column
  159. Horyu-ji Area
  160. Hospicio Cabañas
  161. Huanglong
  162. Huangshan
  163. Humayun's Tomb
  164. Hwaseong Fortress
  165. Iguacu
  166. Iguazu National Park
  167. Imperial Palace
  168. Imperial Tombs
  169. Incense Route of the Negev
  170. Independence Hall
  171. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  172. Ironbridge Gorge
  173. Istanbul
  174. Itsukushima Shrine
  175. Jantar Mantar
  176. Jeju
  177. Jelling
  178. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  179. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  180. Jongmyo Shrine
  181. Kairouan
  182. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  183. Keoladeo National Park
  184. Kerkuane
  185. Kernavë
  186. Kew Gardens
  187. Kiev
  188. Kii Mountain Range
  189. Kinderdijk
  190. Kotor
  191. Kremlin and Red Square
  192. Kronborg Castle
  193. Kutna Hora
  194. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  195. Lake District
  196. Laponian Area
  197. Las Medulas
  198. Laurisilva of Madeira
  199. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  200. Le Havre
  201. Litomysl Castle
  202. Liverpool
  203. Loire Valley
  204. Longmen Grottoes
  205. Longobards in Italy
  206. Los Glaciares
  207. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  208. Luther Memorials
  209. Lyon
  210. Lübeck
  211. Macao
  212. Madara Rider
  213. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  214. Major Town Houses
  215. Malbork Castle
  216. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  217. Margravial Opera House
  218. Maritime Greenwich
  219. Masada
  220. Matera
  221. Maulbronn Monastery
  222. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  223. Medici Villas and Gardens
  224. Medina of Sousse
  225. Medina of Tunis
  226. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  227. Messel Pit
  228. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  229. Mir Castle
  230. Modena
  231. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  232. Monastery of Alcobaça
  233. Monastery of Batalha
  234. Mont-Saint-Michel
  235. Monte San Giorgio
  236. Mostar
  237. Mount Carmel Caves
  238. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  239. Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
  240. Mount Taishan
  241. Mount Wutai
  242. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  243. Mycenae and Tiryns
  244. Mystras
  245. Nancy
  246. Naples
  247. Naumburg Cathedral
  248. Neolithic Orkney
  249. Nessebar
  250. Nesvizh
  251. New Lanark
  252. Nikko
  253. Nubian Monuments
  254. Old City of Acre
  255. Old City of Berne
  256. Old City of Jerusalem
  257. Old Rauma
  258. Old Town of Lijiang
  259. Olympia
  260. Olympic National Park
  261. Oporto
  262. Orange
  263. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  264. Paphos
  265. Par force hunting landscape
  266. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  267. Peninsula Valdes
  268. Petra
  269. Petäjävesi Old Church
  270. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  271. Pienza
  272. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  273. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  274. Ping Yao
  275. Pirin National Park
  276. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  277. Plitvice Lakes
  278. Poblet Monastery
  279. Pompei
  280. Pont du Gard
  281. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  282. Potsdam
  283. Prague
  284. Primeval Beech Forests
  285. Provins
  286. Puebla
  287. Pyramids (Memphis)
  288. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  289. Quedlinburg
  290. Querétaro
  291. Quseir Amra
  292. Qutb Minar
  293. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  294. Ravenna
  295. Red Fort
  296. Redwood
  297. Regensburg
  298. Reichenau
  299. Reims
  300. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  301. Riga
  302. Rila Monastery
  303. Rock Art of Alta
  304. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  305. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  306. Roman Walls of Lugo
  307. Rome
  308. Roskilde Cathedral
  309. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  310. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  311. Royal Exhibition Building
  312. Royal Joseon Tombs
  313. Royal Palace at Caserta
  314. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  315. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  316. Saint Catherine Area
  317. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  318. Salamanca
  319. Saltaire
  320. Salzburg
  321. Sammallahdenmäki
  322. San Antonio Missions
  323. San Gimignano
  324. San Marino and Mount Titano
  325. San Miguel de Allende
  326. Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries
  327. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  328. Santiago de Compostela
  329. Sceilg Mhichíl
  330. Schokland
  331. Schönbrunn
  332. Segovia
  333. Selimiye Mosque
  334. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  335. Seville
  336. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  337. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  338. Siena
  339. Silk Roads
  340. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  341. Sintra
  342. Site of Carthage
  343. Skocjan Caves
  344. Skogskyrkogarden
  345. South China Karst
  346. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  347. Speyer Cathedral
  348. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  349. Split
  350. Srebarna Nature Reserve
  351. St. Petersburg
  352. Stari Grad Plain
  353. Statue of Liberty
  354. Stonehenge
  355. Stralsund and Wismar
  356. Strasbourg
  357. Struve Geodetic Arc
  358. Studley Royal Park
  359. Summer Palace
  360. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  361. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  362. Sydney Opera House
  363. Taj Mahal
  364. Tallinn
  365. Tarraco
  366. Tasmanian Wilderness
  367. Telc
  368. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  369. Temple of Heaven
  370. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius
  371. Teotihuacan
  372. Tequila
  373. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  374. The trulli of Alberobello
  375. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  376. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  377. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  378. Toledo
  379. Torun
  380. Tower of Hercules
  381. Tower of London
  382. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  383. Trebic
  384. Trier
  385. Trogir
  386. Troy
  387. Tugendhat Villa
  388. Uluru
  389. University of Coimbra
  390. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  391. Urbino
  392. Urnes Stave Church
  393. Val d'Orcia
  394. Vall de Boi
  395. Valletta
  396. Vatican City
  397. Venetian Works of Defence
  398. Venice and its Lagoon
  399. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  400. Verona
  401. Versailles
  402. Vicenza
  403. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai
  404. Vienna
  405. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  406. Villa d'Este
  407. Vilnius
  408. Vizcaya Bridge
  409. Vlkolinec
  410. Vézelay
  411. Völklingen Ironworks
  412. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  413. Wadi Rum
  414. Warsaw
  415. Wartburg Castle
  416. West Lake
  417. West Norwegian Fjords
  418. Westminster
  419. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  420. White City of Tel-Aviv
  421. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  422. Willandra Lakes
  423. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  424. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  425. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  426. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  427. Wudang Mountains
  428. Wulingyuan
  429. Würzburg Residence
  430. Xidi and Hongcun
  431. Yin Xu
  432. Yungang Grottoes
  433. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  434. Zacatecas
  435. Zamosc
  436. Zollverein
  437. 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